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Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

Facebook.gg: New video game streaming service to rival Twitch

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 […]

Google bans AI for weapon use

Google bans AI for weapon use

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 […]

Copyright law could put end to net memes

Copyright law could put end to net memes

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 […]

Fortnite player first to reach elusive game island

Fortnite player first to reach elusive game island

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 […]

Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

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. […]

Ship hack ‘risks chaos in English Channel’

Ship hack ‘risks chaos in English Channel’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The English Channel is the busiest shipping route in the world A commonly used ship-tracking technology can be hacked to spoof the size and location of boats in order to trigger other vessels’ collision alarms, a researcher has discovered. […]

Ransomware hits Atlanta police dashcam footage

Ransomware hits Atlanta police dashcam footage

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Atlanta City Council president Felicia Moore said the attack hit about one-third of its systems Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US. Most of the lost evidence […]

Amazon $1.2m gadget scam couple jailed

Amazon $1.2m gadget scam couple jailed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A couple in Indiana stole $1.2m from Amazon by repeatedly claiming they had received damaged goods A couple who admitted stealing more than $1.2m (£900,000) worth of goods from Amazon have been sentenced to nearly six years in jail. […]

Hacking ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins faces more malware charges

Hacking ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins faces more malware charges

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marcus Hutchins faces 10 charges in total but denies any wrongdoing A British cyber-security researcher credited with stopping the spread of the WannaCry virus faces four more charges related to separate malware he is alleged to have created. Marcus […]

Emirates looks to windowless planes

Emirates looks to windowless planes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Windows could vanish on passenger planes in the future Emirates Airline has unveiled a new first class suite on board its latest aircraft that features virtual windows. Instead of being able to see directly outside, passengers view images projected […]