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Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household.


Yahoo reveals new hack, this time a billion-plus users

Yahoo said Wednesday personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 -- twice as big as another breach disclosed just three months ago.


This is 'year zero' of VR revolution, say filmmakers

The first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month.


Amazon testing cashier-free retail store

Amazon on Monday unveiled a new kind of retail store, with no cashiers.


Apple founder street name shakes Paris suburb to the core

He changed technology and how the world communicates. Now, five years after he died, Apple founder Steve Jobs may be remembered in another way -- on a Paris street.


Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a "disaster" for innovation.


Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.


Facebook in crosshairs as fake news battle heats up

Hillary Clinton was about to be indicted, Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump: the battle over fake news is heating up after a White House campaign in which the misinformation industry may have swung the outcome of the vote.


Facebook authorizes $6bn share buyback

Facebook's board of directors on Friday authorized spending as much as $6 billion to buy back shares in the leading social network.


Young Belgian cyber-patrollers trained to fight online hate

Belgium is training young people as cyber-patrollers in a government-backed campaign aimed at combating hate speech as Europe sees a surge in online abuse.


 

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