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Google and Facebook under pressure to ban children's ads

image copyrightGetty Images image captionChildren should not feel under marketing pressure, say the signatories Tech firms have been urged to stop advertising to under-18s in an open letter signed by MPs, academics and children’s-rights advocates. Behavioural advertising not only undermines privacy but puts “susceptible” youngsters under unfair marketing pressure, the …

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Tech Tent: ARM, TikTok and the battle for tech supremacy

By Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology correspondent image copyrightGetty Images One has been described as the Switzerland of the chip industry, the other is the hottest new social media phenomenon of recent years. But both ARM and TikTok are finding themselves buffeted by the crosswinds of the trade war between the United States …

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PS5 vs Xbox Series X: How do they compare?

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on. Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X comparison If we had a console war klaxon, now would be the time to sound it! Sony has just revealed more details about the PS5, so how …

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Cyber threat to disrupt start of university term

Image copyright Getty Images Universities and colleges are being warned by the UK’s cyber-security agency that rising numbers of cyber-attacks are threatening to disrupt the start of term. The National Cyber Security Centre has issued an alert after a recent spike in attacks on educational institutions. These have been “ransomware” …

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Uber's self-driving operator charged over fatal crash

image copyrightReuters image captionThe self-driving Volvo hit a pedestrian at 39mph, despite the presence of a safety driver The back-up driver of an Uber self-driving car that killed a pedestrian has been charged with negligent homicide. Elaine Herzberg, aged 49, was hit by the car as she wheeled a bicycle …

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TikTok: Cambridgeshire police officers warned over 'offensive' videos

image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe officers posted videos to video-sharing social network TikTok Two police officers committed gross misconduct by posting “offensive and inappropriate” TikTok videos while in uniform, a misconduct panel has found. PCs Amy Taylor and April Cooper of Cambridgeshire Police posted clips of themselves “shouting offensive language” …

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Facebook staffer sends 'blood on my hands' memo

By Jane WakefieldTechnology reporter image copyrightGetty Images image captionMany elections in many countries were manipulated by bots, claims the ex-data scientist Fake accounts have been undermining elections around the world, an ex-Facebook employee has claimed. In a 6,600-word internal memo to fellow workers, data scientist Sophie Zhang said she made …

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