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Google changes rules for buying election adverts

Image copyright PA Image caption Google will log who buys adverts and let people search an archive of election content Google is demanding that those placing political ads during the forthcoming US elections must prove they are US citizens or permanent residents. The demand is part of an update to ...

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Notable launches a service to automatically record and digitize data from doctor visits – TechCrunch

Notable, a new startup digitizing the checkup through automatic recording of doctor’s visits and updating of electronic health records, is launching its first product for the Apple Watch. Billing itself as a white-label solution for wearables, the company’s technology uses natural language processing and voice recognition technology to automatically record ...

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Subscription hell – TechCrunch

Another week, another paywall. This time, it’s Bloomberg, which announced that it would be adding a comprehensive paywall to its news service and television channel (except TicToc, its media partnership with Twitter). A paywall was hardly a surprise, but what was surprising was the price: the standard subscription is $35 ...

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Facebook privacy: Survey suggests continuing US loyalty

Image copyright Getty Images Most Facebook users in the US remain loyal, despite the recent data sharing scandal involving a political consultancy firm, a poll suggests. Facebook admitted last month that the data of 87 million users had been improperly shared with the UK-based firm, Cambridge Analytica. The Reuters/Ipsos survey ...

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Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett enjoys an ice cream during one of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meetings. Apple shares have hit an all-time high on news that legendary investor Warren Buffett now has a roughly 5% stake in the tech giant. Shares in Apple, already the world’s most ...

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Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FBI says drones are being used to disrupt hostage situations Criminals used drones to disrupt the monitoring of a hostage situation, says the FBI. A top FBI official told a drone conference in Denver that criminals deliberately flew several small drones to block ...

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Twitter users told to change passwords after internal leak

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Passwords that should have been scrambled were exposed on Twitter’s network Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were ...

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