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Ocado shares rocket on Kroger tech deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 60% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger.Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world's biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn).Under the terms of the deal, Kroger will also take a 5% stake in Ocado.The agreement is the latest in a series of
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China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Didi Chuxing app is the world's most popular ride-hailing service China's leading car-hailing firm is overhauling its service following the murder of one of its users.It is suspending its carpooling service at night, while it is considering making an audio recording of all journeys.The proposals were made 10 days after a 21-year-old air stewardess was killed after booking a ride via Didi
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Xbox Adaptive Controller a ‘first’ for disabled gamers

[ad_1] Details have been released of the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled gamers.Microsoft says the Adaptive Controller will give people easier access to the games they love. Currently players have to rely on the work of specialist charities to adapt traditional controllers to meet their needs. The news comes as the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK has released a report saying more needs to be done
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Pope warns nuns to use ‘sobriety’ on social media

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps "with sobriety and discretion".The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016. It says the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection. The document mentions "social communications" rather than specific apps, but Catholic newspaper the Tablet said that this referred to Facebook and Twitter among other
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Facebook privacy: MEPs to press Zuckerberg

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg's visit to Brussels will be less public than his testimony to Congress last month Facebook has confirmed its chief executive will meet leading members of the European Parliament to discuss privacy concerns in Brussels.The date of the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg has yet to be fixed but the president of the European Parliament said he hoped it would be next week.The
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NHS cyber-hero ‘discussed bank hack role’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hutchins has been detained in the US since his arrest last August The British cyber-security expert credited with thwarting a major ransomware attack is attempting to prevent a phone call transcript being used against him in the US courts.The document quotes Marcus Hutchins as saying that he wrote code for an unidentified third-party, who then used it to make bank-hacking software.Mr Hutchins
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Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

[ad_1] These smart internet-connected SoPhy socks could enable you to be treated by a doctor or physiotherapist anywhere in the world.They have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.The system visualises data for both patient and doctor to help with assessment and treatment.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick. [ad_2] Source link
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Embattled Kaspersky to open Swiss data centre ‘for transparency’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab has said it will relocate some of its operations from Moscow to Switzerland, after the US government and others accused it of spying on customers at the Russian state's demand.The company said it had chosen Switzerland for its "policy of neutrality" and data protection laws.Kaspersky makes anti-virus software with an estimated 400 million
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Twitter banishes ‘trolls’ to the shadows

[ad_1] Image caption Twitter trolls' tweets will tumble down timelines Twitter says it is taking action against "trolls" that "distort and detract from the public conversation", by making their tweets less visible.The social network has been trying to tackle abuse and harassment on its platform for several years.The company said it would now look at "behavioural signals" to "improve the health" of discussions on the platform."People contributing to the healthy
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Sharing of school pupils’ data put on hold

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The national pupil database compiles data from school censuses The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about UK schoolchildren, it has emerged.The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database's approval process.But a spokesman was unable to provide further detail.The action comes ahead of the introduction of tougher data privacy rules