Sunday, August 18, 2019

Home Office role in ‘Woke’ Muslim social network revealed

The network on Facebook and Instagram helps combat online radicalisation, says Home Office. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49368872

Robotic Buddhist priest joins temple and other news

BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the week’s best technology stories. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49322215

Jimmy Kimmel show fined $395,000 over alert joke

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! mocked an emergency presidential alert issued to warn of major threats. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49365767

Eurofins Scientific: Cyber-attack leads to backlog of 20,000 forensic samples

Police warn of delays to investigations and court cases after the attack led to a backlog of 20,000 samples. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49361260

‘How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen’

Investing in digital currencies is fraught with danger, not just because the prices are so volatile. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49177705

Data regulator probes King’s Cross facial recognition tech

The UK's data protection watchdog probes how facial recognition is being used at King's Cross. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49357759

YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination

YouTube denies it discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49343823

Capital One accused ‘breached 30 other organisations’

US prosecutors claim other companies were hit by a software developer accused of stealing Capital One customer data. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49357758

How reliable is AI at telling us about ourselves?

An art project is looking at how machines might perceive the world compared to humans. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49322214

Tweeting from your fridge: The smart tech getting smarter

You don't need a phone or computer to get online as devices around the home get "smarter". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49343752