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'Fake' Amazon ambassadors baited on Twitter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A worker in an Amazon warehouse in Mexico City, Mexico Amazon workers praising their working conditions on social media are being accused of lying by other users. Twitter users are pointing to apparent inaccuracies and “robotic” or “scripted” language as evidence that employees are being …

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The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Fortnite World Cup took place in New York Gamers around the world are preparing for the Fortnite Champions Series, which starts on Saturday. It is the first competitive event since last month’s inaugural World Cup in New York, which had a record-breaking $30m …

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Uganda and Zambia rejects Huawei spying allegations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn the road with Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’ Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician’s WhatsApp chat group, …

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Data regulator probes King's Cross facial recognition tech

Image copyright Reuters The facial-recognition system at King’s Cross is to be investigated by the UK’s data-protection watchdog. Media exposure of live facial recognition at the site prompted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to look into how it was being used. The ICO will inspect the technology in place and …

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Biostar security software 'leaked a million fingerprints'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Biostar 2 is used by thousands of companies around the world More than a million fingerprints and other sensitive data have been exposed online by a biometric security firm, researchers say. Researchers working with cyber-security firm VPNMentor say they accessed data from a security …

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Facial recognition in King's Cross prompts call for new laws

Image copyright Getty Images There is growing pressure for more details about the use of facial recognition in London’s King’s Cross to be disclosed after a watchdog described the deployment as “alarming”. Developer Argent has confirmed it uses the technology to “ensure public safety” but did not reveal any details. …

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Hands-free phone ban for drivers 'should be considered'

Image copyright pierrephoto Image caption Hands-free mobile phones create ‘the same risks of collision’ as held devices Drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales, a group of MPs has suggested. Current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe, they warned. While …

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