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WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

WeChat translates ‘black foreigner’ into racial slur

Image copyright Reuters Image caption WeChat is one of China’s most popular apps Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologised after its software used the N-word as an English translation for the Chinese for “black foreigner”. The company blamed its algorithms for producing the error. It was spotted by Ann James, a black American living in […]

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Web giants and large firms rely on cheap hard drives to store information in data centres The data-storing abilities of hard drives could soon swell to 40 terabytes (TB) and beyond, says Western Digital. Currently the largest hard disk drive (HDD) that stores data on spinning disks can hold about […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted Equifax has taken down a customer help web page amid concerns over malware linked to the site. The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance “out of an abundance of caution”. The problem did […]

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook was stepping up efforts to find and remove fake accounts, said Ms Sandberg Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given […]

Facebook bans rapper Lil B for ‘hate speech’ posts

Facebook bans rapper Lil B for ‘hate speech’ posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lil B is known for espousing greater tolerance and positivity between races US rapper Lil B, known for his outspoken views on social media, is facing a 30-day ban under Facebook’s hate speech policies. The musician has expressed anger over the suspension and fans have criticised the ban on […]

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Branson’s Virgin Group invests in Hyperloop One

Image copyright Virgin Image caption Hyperloop One claims its pod-based system is more “sustainable” than current transport options The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, […]

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data

Facebook ‘fully committed’ to sharing Russian ad data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook was stepping up efforts to find and remove fake accounts, said Ms Sandberg Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg. The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given […]