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In her delightful blog AI Weirdness, Janelle Shane entered 18,458 unique bills introduced in Massachusetts into a neural network, which then created some rather hilarious bills, including: An Act To Combat Gas In The Town Of Nantucket An Act To Promote Uniformity In Use Of Elevators An Act Further Regulating…

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Image copyright Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Fast-food chain KFC has closed hundreds of outlets across the UK after they ran out of chicken. Things were not so finger-licking good for disappointed fried chicken fans after problems with a new distribution system forced the closures. Last week, KFC switched its delivery contract…

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Image copyright John Stillwell/PA Great Ormond Street Hospital has indicated that it may change its mind about returning donations from a scandal-hit charity. The hospital had said it would hand back money previously given to it by the Presidents Club Charitable Trust. The decision followed allegations of sexual harassment at…

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Image copyright Getty Images One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access…

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By Cory Doctorow I love Jen Wang’s work: her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good was thought-provoking and challenging and beautiful; “In Real Life,” her adaptation of my story Anda’s Game took the tale to places that delighted and surprised me — today, Firstsecond publishes The Prince and the Dressmaker,…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheep meat exports to the EU could be subject to high tariffs if there is no UK-EU Brexit deal MPs scrutinising the government’s plans for the agriculture industry after Brexit want funding for farmers when EU subsidies end, they said in a report. Without…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a call for Women Only Uber Pool cars in London Uber and other ride-sharing apps have been urged to offer women-only cars in London by the transport authority. The suggestion is outlined in a policy statement issued by Transport for London (TfL)….

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