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Labour conference: ‘Nationalise the internet’ call rejected

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angela Eagle: "Mark Zuckerberg doesn't get to choose' Labour MP Angela Eagle said there were "many ways of skinning a cat" after a Labour member called for the internet to be "nationalised".Jonathan Cooper said the tech giants had to be stopped from creating "echo chambers of hate".Ms Eagle agreed that...

Qualcomm claims Apple shared tech with Intel

Image copyright Reuters US chipmaker Qualcomm has accused Apple of sharing its technology with rival suppliers including Intel in a theft intended to improve the performance of non-Qualcomm chips.The complaint, made in a filing in a Californian court, marks the latest clash between the two firms.Apple has separately accused Qualcomm of abusing its market dominance in microchips.Its...

Tinder tests new feature for women in India

Image copyright Getty Images Tinder is testing a new feature in India that puts women in control of sending the first message to a match.The dating platform currently works by letting either party send a message once two people have "liked" each other by swiping right on their profile.Rival app Bumble, founded by Whitney Wolfe, who also...

Should gammon slur be banned on Twitter?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gammon is often used as an insult Twitter has asked its members to help shape new rules banning "dehumanising speech", in which people are compared to animals or objects.It said language that made people seem "less than human" had repercussions.The social network already has a hateful-conduct policy but has...

YouTube channel owner ‘arrested over child sex abuse’

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The channel Mr Rylett co-owns has millions of subscribers The owner of a YouTube channel aimed at girls was arrested in August on suspicion of child sexual abuse, US media is reporting.BuzzFeed claims to have obtained a warrant suggesting Ian Rylett was arrested during a video shoot with one of...

Facebook moderator sues over ‘beheading stress’

Image copyright Reuters A woman who monitored content on Facebook is suing the company, alleging it does not properly protect those who face mental trauma as a result of viewing distressing images.Moderators are "bombarded" with thousands of images depicting child sexual abuse, torture, bestiality and beheadings, the legal action alleges.It said the social network was "failing to...

Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger leaving Facebook-owned firm

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kevin Systrom (R) and Mike Krieger continued to run Instagram after it was acquired by Facebook in 2012 The co-founders of photo-sharing giant Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are both leaving the firm.Mr Systrom, chief executive, said they were departing to "explore our curiosity and creativity again".Instagram, purchased by...

Pokemon Go’s Weird New Pokemon Is Meltan; Here’s What We Know

Many Pokemon fans were confounded this past weekend when a strange, unidentified Pokemon began appearing in Pokemon Go immediately following the game's latest Community Day event. The monster could only be found in the wild for 30 minutes (though it has since been sporadically sighted in the game), and when captured, it would reveal itself to be a Ditto...

When Does Fortnite Season 6 Start? Epic Reveals Release Date

Season 6 of Fortnite is almost upon us. After much speculation--and a rather bizarre turn of events related to the mysterious purple cube that has been rolling around the island--Epic has finally confirmed when the new season of its massively popular battle royale game will begin, and it's very soon. The developer announced on Twitter that Season 6 will begin...

More New Red Dead Redemption 2 Screenshots Show Off Hunting And Horses

Rockstar revealed some new information about Red Dead Redemption 2 today, with a focus on the wide variety of wildlife to hunt and horses to ride. Telling isn't quite as effective as showing, though, so the studio was sure to release a new batch of screenshots as well. This set of screens shows off Arthur hunting and fishing, finding a...