Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

November 17, 2017 2:49 am0 comments
Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

Online talent management firm Fullscreen is closing the subscription video platform it set up last year to rival YouTube’s premium tier. The service promised to produce “higher quality” programmes featuring popular YouTube and social media stars. Fullscreen said it had attracted “hundreds of thousands” of paying customers but wanted to […]

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Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

November 16, 2017 3:12 pm0 comments
Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach

The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker’s computer. The allegations stem from a Wall Street Journal report in early October. Russian hackers had used Kaspersky software to identify classified files on the NSA contractor’s […]

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Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

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Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer. English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also had his badge removed. Twitter said the badge was being interpreted […]

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Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

November 15, 2017 3:33 pm0 comments
Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

Games publisher EA has faced further criticism over its latest Star Wars game, Battlefront II. Many players were unhappy about the credits that unlock key Star Wars characters. The number required has now been reduced but so has the number that can be earned through gameplay. The alternative is to […]

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UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system

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UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system

A new facial recognition app from British start-up Yoti could be trialled in two supermarkets, following a deal with self-service till maker NCR. It would enable shops to check the age of customers buying restricted products such as alcohol and knives, without human intervention. The free-to-consumer app works by pairing […]

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Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live with mask by Bkav

November 14, 2017 4:05 pm0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A Vietnamese cyber-security firm shows the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple’s new phone. BBC News – Technology

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