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Smartphone use falls among young for first time

Image caption June King is in almost constant contact with her phone Are we seeing the start of peak phone? For the first time, young people in the UK aged between 16 to 24 are spending slightly less time on their smart devices, according to a report. Market researcher Kantar ...

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Facebook denies ‘listening’ to conversations

Image copyright Getty Images A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads. Rob Goldman, the tech giant’s vice-president of ads, was responding to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech ...

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Facebook to show who buys political ads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tech giants are under pressure to improve transparency of political ads Facebook has announced measures to make political advertising on the social media platform more transparent. Political advertisers will have to verify their identity and location and their posts will carry a disclosure saying “paid ...

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Apple debuts its first MacBook sleeve

Apple has been making gadgets for decades. And as one of the world’s favorite consumer electronics makers, the company has also made plenty of cases and sleeves to protect those gadgets, most notably for the iPhone and iPad. But Apple has never made its own laptop/MacBook sleeve, until today. While ...

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