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Artificial intelligence demands genuine journalism

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AI is coming to newsrooms, should we embrace it or resist it? Many large newsrooms and news agencies have, for some time, relegated sports, weather, stock exchange movements and corporate performance stories to computers. Machines can be more rigorous and comprehensive than some reporters. Software can import data from various ...

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Facebook loses a million European users in three months

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Total global user numbers continue to slowly rise, with more than 2.2bn people using the platform every month Facebook has lost a million daily and monthly active users in the last three months, the company’s latest financial results have revealed. The social network was the subject of a cyber attack ...

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UK fines Facebook £500,000 for failing to protect user data

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Decision by information commissioner comes after Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, after allowing third party developers to access user information without sufficient consent. The ICO announcement on Thursday upholds its initial decision in July. ...

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Have smartphones killed the art of conversation?

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So we’ve gone off voice calls yet spend hours glued to our phones. But it’s simply that the rules of conversation have been redrawn in the age of WhatsApp, Snapchat and emojis News of the un-newsy kind this week, fresh from an Ofcom study designed to confirm a belief in ...

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Google ‘working on censored search engine’ for China

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Chinese human rights groups criticise internet company for reportedly designing software that would leave out blacklisted content Google is working on a mobile search app that would block certain search terms and allow it to reenter China after exiting eight years ago due to censorship and hacking, according to US ...

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