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10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

It was 10 years ago, on the bus on my way to work, that I first I saw a man using Grindr. I had heard friends describe a free iPhone app that could show you where the nearest gay guy was. And sat in front of me was an early adopter, tapping his way through a grid of...

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How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

It might not be the first place you imagine when you think about robots. But in the Renaissance splendour of the Vatican, thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, scientists, ethicists and theologians gather to discuss the future of robotics.The ideas go to the heart...

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Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

A self-driving shuttle service is to be deployed in New York City by the middle of the year. Boston start-up Optimus Ride will run vehicles on private roads at the Brooklyn Navy Yard site located on New York's East River. The shuttle will help workers get around the...

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Are bots gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition?

Questions have been asked about whether a government petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled has been swamped by bots. Bots are automated programmes which can carry out a command thousands of times.The BBC spoke to three cyber-security experts about how likely it...

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Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported.Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain...

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