Sunday, April 21, 2019

Facebook begins new EU political ads rules

The new rules, are part of attempts by the social network to clamp down on election abuse. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47747766

Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-47975564

YouTube lifts Swazi bare-breasted dancer restrictions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The famous reed dance is an annual cultural event held in Swaziland featuring bare-breasted womenYouTube has lifted restrictions from videos...

Post haste

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cartoon characters Postman Pat and Mr Plod represent a bygone era in deliveriesA growing number of start-ups are trying...

Social media data shared by spy agencies

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ is due to offer its view to the court later this weekUK spy agencies are collecting citizens' social media...

Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight

Its wingspan measures 117m - the length of an American football field. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47924204

Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree

Image copyright PA Image caption Éamon de Valera is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, Republic of Ireland or just Ireland?Where did Éamon de Valera...

Project Loon restores web in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Image copyright Alphabet Image caption The balloons carry telecommunications equipment that allows them to form an airborne networkMobile phone data services have been boosted in...

Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police

The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47919680

Uber lodges appeal over London ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the Uber app in LondonUber has filed an appeal against the decision...