Articles by Ubaldo

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shkreli’s lawyer sought to portray him as a troubled genius Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of three counts of securities fraud. A New York City jury cleared him on five other counts after five days of deliberations. He was…

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Fitbit needs to improve its software offerings if it wants to survive, according to a research note released on Monday by Morgan Stanley analysts Yuuji Anderson and Katy Huberty. The note suggests regular software upgrades, alongside support for third-party applications, would improve the longevity of Fitbit devices and keeps users…

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Facebook has acquired Ozlo, an AI startup based in Palo Alto, California, for an undisclosed amount. The team will be folded into Facebook’s Messenger AI operation. Ozlo built an AI agent capable of understanding text-based conversations, pulling from a knowledge graph of two billion entities to help answer user queries….

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Image copyright Green & Black’s Image caption Green & Black’s Velvet Edition: Cocoa Life, not Fairtrade Green & Black’s, which pioneered organic Fairtrade chocolate, is launching its first UK product without a Fairtrade or organic label. The new Velvet Edition dark chocolate bars go on sale in the UK this…

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Image copyright Gearstd Image caption The Institute of Directors has ideas about how to bridge the Brexit gap One of the UK’s biggest business lobby groups has urged the cabinet to stop “dancing around the edges” of Brexit. The Institute of Directors (IoD) called on the cabinet to come up…

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This morning, Twitter covered Ken “Popehat” White’s profile page in balloons to celebrate his birthday. This afternoon, it suspended his account for posting screenshots of threats he’d received from another user. The ranting missive, from a far-right lawyer in Texas whose threatening Twitter postings White had earlier mocked, promises…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most parents say they keep their young children’s photos off social networks Parents are divided about whether it is right to post photos of one’s children to social media, according to a study by the UK’s communications watchdog. Ofcom reported that just over half…

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