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YouTube star Casey Neistat attacks video site's leaders

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Mr Neistat suggests YouTube’s community of creators acts as a defence against online competitors One of YouTube’s most influential vloggers has attacked the service’s leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators. Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some […]

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Snapchat to make original TV-style shows

Snapchat is taking its next step into Netflix’s territory by announcing plans to create original TV-style shows. Its parent company Snap Inc has teamed up with TV giant NBCUniversal to create a new digital content studio based in California. It will work with film and programme makers to produce original scripted video for the app. […]

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Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has acknowledged that it needs to be tougher against abuse Twitter is planning to impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery as part of a renewed effort to tackle abuse on its social network. The US company has also said it intends to […]

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Australia's Crown casino denies slot-machine 'tampering'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The allegations was made by casino staff members Australia’s largest casino has denied allegations it deliberately tampered with slot machines and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence. The claims, by three people who said they were ex-employees of Crown casino, were tabled in Australia’s parliament. Authorities will investigate […]

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Social media data shared by spy agencies

Image copyright PA Image caption GCHQ is due to offer its view to the court later this week UK spy agencies are collecting citizens’ social media and medical data, a court has heard. The details emerged in a case brought by Privacy International, looking at the legality of mass data collection. It said it was […]

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Adobe patches Flash bug used for planting spying tools

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kaspersky discovered a new Flash security vulnerability being used to distribute spying software Adobe has patched a new Flash security flaw that was being used by attackers to install spying tools on victims’ computers. The security bug was delivered using malicious Flash files embedded in Microsoft Word documents, sent […]

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'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm

Image copyright Qualcomm Image caption Qualcomm has showcased 1Gbps mobile internet speeds using a 5G chip Qualcomm has demonstrated mobile internet speeds of 1Gbps using a 5G smartphone chip. The chipset manufacturer claims this is the first working 5G data connection on a mobile device. The fifth generation of the mobile network does not yet […]