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Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Some posts will now be hidden from under 18s while "miraculous" remedy posts will be banned.

New algorithms aim to stamp out abuse on Twitter

US researchers develop a tool that can detect abuse with "90% accuracy".

The debate over facial recognition technology

Some MPs have called for UK police and companies to stop using live facial recognition for public surveillance.

Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop'

Campaigners say the technology is inaccurate, intrusive and infringes on an individual's right to privacy.

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National (...)

BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children

The Own It app watches what children type and offers advice about how to stay healthy online.

Facebook to use Met Police videos to recognise shooters

The technology giant will provide body cameras to Metropolitan Police officers on firearms training.

'Racist' AI art warns against bad training data

An AI art exhibition is facing criticism for using racist and sexist tags to classify its users.

Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

The London airport will regularly scan passengers' faces at departure gates from 2022.

Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners

One owner, in Hampshire, says his device started to flicker 16 months after he had bought it.

HTC bets on former Orange executive to boost sales

Taiwan's mobile phone company moves away from its founders to appoint a former Orange executive.

UK's full-fibre broadband coverage rises to 8%, says Ofcom

Ofcom's report highlights how much work must be done to provide full fibre access to all by 2025.

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