Technology

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Google Pixel 6 phones launch with custom chips and aggressive pricing
Top new Androids have bigger cameras, Tensor processor and five years of support

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts
LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue
Privacy campaigners raise concerns after nine schools in North Ayrshire scan faces of pupils to take payments

Sally Weale Education correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Apple launches new AirPods and revamped MacBook Pro laptops
High-end MacBooks get big redesign with more ports, better screens and M1 Pro and Max chips

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

18, Oct, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’
Social network says it wants to ensure virtual world is built responsibly

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

18, Oct, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff
Warning that online giant’s move will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in shops

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Michael Savage

17, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Facebook’s policing of vitriol is even more lackluster outside the US, critics say
Digital activists around the world are urging Facebook to take seriously how its algorithm incites misinformation and ethnic violence

Aisha Gani in London

17, Oct, 2021 @9:05 AM

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‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok
Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be found

Kari Paul

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Apple fires employee Janneke Parrish, leader of #AppleToo movement
Parrish said she has been very vocal on the movement and that her firing ‘feels very much like retaliation’

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

16, Oct, 2021 @1:40 AM

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WhatsApp to bring in encryption for backup chats after privacy fears
Users can set encryption key for chats on Google Drive or iCloud to prevent authorities demanding access from provider

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @4:01 PM

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Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers
More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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