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MP Jess Phillips in web plea ‘after 600 rape threats’

[ad_1] Image copyright House of Commons Image caption Jess Phillips has called for people's real identities to be revealed to social media providers An MP who has been the victim of abuse by social media trolls has called for them to lose their anonymity online.Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Phillips said in one night she received 600 rape threats and was threatened with violence and aggression every day.She said she
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Tomorrow’s Cities: Dubai and China roll out urban robots

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Future of robots in San FranciscoIt is a terrifying vision of the future - a robot police officer with dark eyes and no discernible mouth that can identify criminals and collect evidence.The robocop, complete with police hat to give it that eerie uncanny valley feel, was shown off outside the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, last June.But since
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Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Facebook has launched its own video game streaming hub.Facebook.gg, which launched on Thursday, will compete directly with popular platforms like Twitch and Mixer. It's part of the social media site's continued efforts to become a destination for video content.The new service suggests streams based on who individual users follow, and highlights content chosen by Facebook.At the time of writing 3,400 play Player Unknown: Battlegrounds (PubG )
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Google bans AI for weapon use

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Google has promised not to use AI for weapons, following protests over its partnership with the US military.A decision to provide machine-learning tools to analyse drone footage caused some employees to resign.Google told employees last week it would not renew its contract with the US Department of Defense when it expires next year.It has now said it will not use AI for technology that causes
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Copyright law could put end to net memes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The measures proposed could force online platforms to censor all content, experts warn Memes, remixes and other user-generated content could disappear online if the EU's proposed rules on copyright become law, warn experts.Digital rights groups are campaigning against the Copyright Directive, which the European Parliament will vote on later this month.The legislation aims to protect rights-holders in the internet age.But critics say it
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Fortnite player first to reach elusive game island

[ad_1] Image copyright OrangeGuy Image caption Trial and error and a shopping trolley helped OrangeGuy unlock the achievement A Fortnite player in Croatia has completed one of the game's hardest achievements - getting back to its starting point.YouTuber OrangeGuy posted a video showing how he managed to reach "spawn island" where players gather before each round of the survival game starts.He reached the island using a massive bridge and one
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Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Travelling to Japan in June? If you've made a booking with Airbnb, you may have to find alternative accommodation.The online home-sharing giant has had to cancel thousands of reservations after Japan's government put in place a new law around home-sharing.The law regulates Airbnb's most popular destination market in the Asia Pacific region.Airbnb said changes to the guidance around its implementation meant reservations would now be
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The 360 degree phone camera ‘revolution’

[ad_1] BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including:The gadget that turns both cameras in your phone into super-wide 180 degree windows and the app that sows them together into 360 degree videosThe phone so powerful that it needs a cooling fan clipped onto itAnd the windowless cabin revealed by airline Emirates... in First Class.See more at Click's website and @BBCClick.