Google will make another big improvement to Android Q’s gesture navigation before release

Before Android 10 Q is released later this summer, Google is continuing to experiment with and improve its gesture-based navigation. Recently, the company moved so close to Apple’s iPhone X approach that it almost feels like a carbon copy. But to do that, Google had to rethink Android’s traditional back button. Instead of keeping an on-screen button, […]

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YouTube now says takedown of a ‘white hat’ hacking channel was a mistake

YouTube’s ‘instructional hacking’ ban threatens computer security teachers

YouTube now says take down of a ‘white hat’ hacking channel was a mistake Earlier this year, YouTube added hacking and phishing tutorials to its examples of banned video content — and that ban has been publicized thanks to an apparent crackdown on an ethical “white hat” hacking and computer security channel. Kody Kinzie is […]

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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp hit by photo glitch

Some Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users cannot upload photos, videos, and files. Facebook, which owns all three apps, said it was aware of the issue and was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram have billions of users. […]

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Vodafone switches on 5G network

Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven UK cities

Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services. The network is going live in seven UK cities, including Cardiff, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Making a success of the service could be crucial to the firm which has seen financial losses […]

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Facebook combats ‘miracle cures’ and other misleading health claims

If you spend more than a few moments on social media, you’ll probably come across an advertisement for a diet pill or an article that says something like “pharmacists hate him” that touts a miracle cure for something. Facebook is trying a new treatment for clickbait health news with its latest ranking changes. “We know that people don’t […]

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Internet wobble caused by Cloudflare glitch

Internet users faced problems accessing many websites for about an hour because of a problem with Cloudflare. The company provides internet security and other services meant to help online businesses operate smoothly. Many members of the public had reported seeing “502 errors” displayed in their browsers when they tried to visit its clients. The service […]

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TikTok is being investigated over children’s privacy again, report says

The UK is reportedly following suit after a successful US case against the social video app.  The UK is examining how social video app TikTok handles children’s data and whether it ensures child safety on its platform, a report says. The investigation follows TikTok paying up $5.7 million to settle US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it illegally collected […]

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US Border Patrol investigates ‘disturbing’ secret Facebook group

US officials are investigating a secret Facebook group where border patrol members allegedly posted racist and sexist jokes about migrants and others. The private group had about 9,500 members, including former and current border patrol agents, ProPublica reported. Some posts mocked migrant deaths, while others targeted Latino members of Congress, ProPublica said. The Border Patrol chief […]

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Android creator Andy Rubin allegedly concealed Google payments from wife

Former Google exec reportedly received a $90 million severance package after being accused of sexual harassment. Andy Rubin, a former Google executive and the inventor of the Android operating system, left the search giant after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a subordinate and then concealed secret payments related to his departure from his wife for several years, […]

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Mobile phone customers

Mobile users can now switch providers with one simple text

Mobile phone customers can now switch providers with a single free text under new rules which have come into effect. At the moment, customers have to phone their mobile provider when they want to switch to a new firm. They are then given a porting authorisation code (PAC) to give to a new provider if […]

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