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» Facebook loses in French nudity case
12/02/16 12:31 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.

» Uber offers £20m 'safe ride' settlement
12/02/16 12:20 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Uber wants to settle two lawsuits regarding safety regulation but the sum amounts to around $1 per person.

» Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender
12/02/16 09:55 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed When a group of computer science students decided to study the way that gender...

» Douglas Rushkoff: 'I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether'
12/02/16 09:15 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The media critic on the malfunctioning tech economy, digital detoxes and why Facebook is unhygenic Douglas Rushkoff emerged as a media commentator in 1994 with his first book, Cyberia . His debut examined “the early psychedelic, rave roo...

» 21 tips, tricks and shortcuts for making movies on your mobile
12/02/16 08:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Our resident mobile-auteur guides us through ten film-making apps, including iMovie, Hyperlapse and Kinemaster, revealing some of their cleverest features. 1. Ramp up the resolution... or not Continue reading...

» Video games and aggression: a complex relationship
12/02/16 08:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Our new study on the associations between playing shoot-em-ups at a young age and aggression in adolescence highlights a complex link, surprising no one that actually plays video games It was a headline in the Daily Mail that started it....

» Australian competition watchdog to investigate Apple over iPhone 'error 53'
12/02/16 07:52 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will demand Apple explain message that disables handset if it detects repairs by non-Apple technicians The competition watchdog says it will ask Apple to urgently explain an error message di...

» Nidar: India launches 'lightest gun' weighing 250g
12/02/16 07:49 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
Two years after India launched Nirbheek, a handgun pitched as the country's 'first gun for women', a state-run arms factory launches a similar gun which it says is lighter and cheaper.

» Amani al-Khatahtbeh: ‘It’s transformative to have Muslim women in the tech world’
12/02/16 07:30 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
The editor-in-chief of, the leading online magazine for Muslim women in the US, talks about prejudice and being inspired by Batman Amani al-Khatahtbeh started her website – which has one million unique reade...

» Marc Andreessen's 'colonialism' gaffe? A symptom of Silicon Valley bias
12/02/16 06:00 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Facebook board member Marc Andreessen’s offensive remarks about India on Twitter hint at an out-of-touch tech elite After an irate Facebook board member wrote that India is better off under colonialism, many in Silicon Valley’s large and...

» Top Uber executives on trial in France over 'illegal taxi' charges
12/02/16 00:35 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
French taxi drivers argue that Uber sidesteps taxes and endangers passengers, while the company claims it is the French system that is behind Two top Uber executives appeared Thursday in court in charges that could send them to prison, a...

» Fruit and veg goes digital in South America
11/02/16 21:42 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
The apps aiming to shake up grocery shopping in South America

» VIDEO: The robot that camouflages itself
11/02/16 21:37 from BBC News | Technology | UK Edition
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

» The Netflix black market: why your login details may not be safe
11/02/16 20:07 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Users of the video streaming site are falling for phishing emails and fake sites that lure them into giving up their passwords – only to have them sold online Hackers have long targeted credit card numbers, bank accounts and social media...

» Can Google say it pays close to the rate of UK corporation tax?
11/02/16 20:02 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Only by going back several years can the technology company say that the rate of tax it pays is anything like the rate of UK corporation tax It was with a straight face that Google’s global head of tax, Tom Hutchinson told MPs on parliam...

» Former Sainsbury's boss wades into tax row to criticise 'unfair' rates bills
11/02/16 19:52 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Justin King said traditional retailers paid huge bills for services, while online rivals paid little but received same benefits The former boss of Sainsbury’s has waded into the row over the tax paid by multi nationals such as Amazon and...

» Want a job at Google's new self-driving car company? They're hiring
11/02/16 19:41 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
New job postings reveal how the company plans to bring its autonomous cars to market, pointing to a large manufacturing operation Alphabet, the holding company for Google, is pushing forward with plans to spin-out its self-driving car pr...

» Facebook director appointed to digital economy advisory group
11/02/16 19:31 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Richard Allan, who also previously led Amazon’s UK business, will join several others on government committee despite ongoing tax row The government has appointed a Facebook director and the former head of Amazon UK to a new advisory com...

» Google boss claims he does not know his salary in Commons grilling
11/02/16 19:02 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Public accounts committee chair tells internet company’s European boss Matt Brittin people are ‘very angry’ over tax deal Google’s executives have been accused of being out of touch with reality after the company’s most senior UK-based e...

» MySpace: site that once could have bought Facebook acquired by Time Inc
11/02/16 18:55 from Guardian Unlimited Technology
Once the bastion of social networking, MySpace backed away from a ‘Space/Face’ merger in 2004. In the decade since, it has changed ownership three times MySpace, Facebook’s one-time rival, has a new home. The fallen tech star is now owne...

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