WHO says fake coronavirus claims causing ‘infodemic’

Image caption Andrew Pattison from the WHO travelled to the US to speak with tech firms directly about misinformation on the coronavirus The World Health Organization is urging the tech

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MWC phone show cancellation a ‘nightmare’ for firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Preparations at the event included health and safety measures but many firms still withdrew The cancellation of technology conference Mobile World Congress has left

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Facebook Dating delayed after row with regulator

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has delayed the launch of its new dating feature in Europe, after a last-minute visit by officers from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). The

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Android co-creator’s phone company Essential to close

Image copyright Essential Image caption Essential only released one handset Essential, the phone company launched by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has announced its closure. Established in 2015, it had planned

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Transgender users accuse TikTok of censorship

Transgender users on TikTok have complained of censorship after their posts were removed. Videos, including some of people discussing their lives, were taken down and others had the sound removed,

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Cyber-crime profits reached $3.5bn in 2019, says FBI

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The crimes remain similar but the techniques are getting more sophisticated Criminals netted $3.5bn (£2.7bn) from cyber-crimes reported to the FBI alone in 2019,

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Regulator Ofcom to have more powers over UK social media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ofcom currently only regulates the media, not internet safety New powers will be given to the watchdog Ofcom to force social media firms to

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Samsung Z Flip: What’s the point of the foldable phone?

Samsung has taken a different approach with its second foldable handset. While the Galaxy Fold was all about opening up to be a tablet, the Z Flip focuses on exploring

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Google starts appeal against £2bn shopping fine

Image copyright Google Image caption Google has changed how shopping results appear so shoppers can now see goods from price comparison sites as well as its own results Google’s appeal

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Swiss machines ‘used to spy on governments for decades’

Image caption Swiss company Crypto made CX-52 encryption machines US and German intelligence services secretly gathered the classified communications of governments for decades through secret control of an encryption company,

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