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Amazon duped millions into enrolling in Prime, US regulator says in lawsuit | Amazon | ... - 0 views

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    "In its complaint, the FTC said Amazon used "manipulative, coercive or deceptive user-interface designs known as 'dark patterns' to trick consumers into enrolling in automatically renewing Prime subscriptions". It said the option to purchase items on Amazon without subscribing to Prime was more difficult in many cases. It also said that consumers were sometimes presented with a button to complete their transactions - which did not clearly state it would also enroll them into Prime."
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12-year-old makes himself Australia's prime minister on Wikipedia - 0 views

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    "As anyone that is anyone knows, Wikipedia holds all truth. So in actual fact, Fenelon was Australia's 30th Prime Minister for two days. He stands alongside Australian meme-generator Tony Abbott, the first female leader Julia Gillard and the man who won't stop speaking Mandarin, Kevin Rudd. "
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Turkey blocks use of Twitter after prime minister attacks social media site | World new... - 0 views

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    "Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours after its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of local elections."
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Would a Google car sacrifice you for the sake of the many? - Medium - 0 views

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    "But what will robot cars be programmed to do when there's lots of them on the roads, and they're networked with one another? We know what we as individuals would like. My car should take as its Prime Directive: "Prevent my passengers from coming to harm." But when the cars are networked, their Prime Directive well might be: "Minimize the amount of harm to humans overall." "
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UK prime minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps like Snapchat - 0 views

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    "If reelected, British Prime Minister David Cameron would consider banning messaging apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp, if they don't make their data available to intelligence agencies, he said Monday."
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Singapore healthcare provider breached, personal records of 1.5m people - including the... - 0 views

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    "FROM THE BOING BOING SHOP   FOLLOW US Twitter / Facebook / RSS Singhealth, a Singaporean public health service, suffered the worst breach in Singaporean history, losing control of 1.5 million peoples' data; included in the breach was prescription data on 160,000 people, including Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong."
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Facebook deletes Norwegian PM's post as 'napalm girl' row escalates | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    In her intervention on Friday, the Norwegian prime minister wrote that the photograph, entitled The Terror of War and featuring the naked nine-year-old Kim Phúc running away from a napalm attack, had "shaped world history". Solberg added: "I appreciate the work Facebook and other media do to stop content and pictures showing abuse and violence ... But Facebook is wrong when they censor such images."
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Russian Olympic official to reporters: stop complaining about hotels or we'll release C... - 0 views

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    "Just a reminder for anyone thinking of travelling to Sochi after the Olympics for a spot of tourism: according to Russia's deputy prime-minister, the hotel bathrooms have surveillance cameras that watch you in the shower."
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5 Security Software Myths That Can Prove Dangerous - 0 views

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    "Excluding mobile operating systems for tablets and smartphones, Windows still owns about 90% of the global computing market, so it's no surprise it remains a prime target for malware. That doesn't mean other operating systems are perfectly safe, however, as they too can prove easy pickings."
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Non-fungible tokens are revolutionising the art world - and art theft | Techn... - 0 views

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    "Simon Stålenhag, the Swedish illustrator whose Tales from the Loop has become an Amazon Prime original, is one. On Wednesday, he found that one of his artworks had been turned into a "MarbleCard", a type of NFT that allows users to make and trade tokens representing web pages. "I guess we must do a daily google if we've been NFT:d from now on," he said. "Thanks Silicon Valley!""
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Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads seeking to obstruct voting in US election | Facebook... - 0 views

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    "A total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook's vice president Nick Clegg has said. In addition, warnings were posted on 150m examples of false information posted online, the former British deputy prime minister told French weekly Journal du Dimanche on Sunday."
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Debate rages as Facebook prepares to say whether Trump can return | Technology | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "The decision will be the most consequential yet made by Facebook's Oversight Board, a group of 20 members who range from humanitarian activists and religious experts to lawyers and a former prime minister. The board, which launched in late 2020, is meant to function as an independent arm of the social platform, making binding decisions on a selection of its thorniest content moderation issues."
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Indian move to regulate digital media raises censorship fears | India | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "India's government has ordered that all online news, social media and video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are to be subject to state regulation, raising fears of increased censorship of digital media. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which regulates and censors print newspapers, television, films and theatre, will also have jurisdiction, under the new order, over digital news and entertainment platforms in India."
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UK government 'hackathon' to search for ways to use AI to cut asylum backlog | Immigrat... - 0 views

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    "The Home Office plans to use artificial intelligence to reduce the asylum backlog, and is launching a three-day hackathon in the search for quicker ways to process the 138,052 undecided asylum cases. The government is convening academics, tech experts, civil servants and business people to form 15 multidisciplinary teams tasked with brainstorming solutions to the backlog. Teams will be invited to compete to find the most innovative solutions, and will present their ideas to a panel of judges. The winners are expected to meet the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, in Downing Street for a prize-giving ceremony."
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'I can't kill a wolf but will happily watch a Sim drown': murder and morality in video ... - 0 views

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    "Ican kill foxes but I can't kill wolves. Not in real life, obviously - in real life I send emails eight hours a day - but in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, where every animal is an arrow away from becoming a fortifying meal. Shoot a wolf and you'll be rewarded with a thick red slab of raw prime meat, but I can't do it, I just can't do it, even though they often attack me in packs. They look too much like dogs."
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Pakistan election: What jailed Imran Khan said in AI-generated video message | World Ne... - 0 views

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    "Jailed former prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday claimed victory in the Pakistan general elections 2024 through a pre-recorded audio-visual message created using artificial intelligence, hours after his political rival and ex-PM Nawaz Sharif claimed to have won the election."
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