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No Safety Driver In Waymo's Self-Driving Car Taxi Fleet

Pic: Getty Images (The self-driving fleet will run on highly-modified Fiat minivans).Self-driving car company Waymo has said it is confident enough in its technology to ditch the human safety driver and open up its fleet to the public.

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Facebook's Fake News Experiment Backfires

A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.

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IBM Pitches Blockchain For Cannabis Sale

Pic: Getty Images (Could blockchain help with Canada's legalisation of marijuana?)Blockchain technology could provide a secure way to track the legal sale of cannabis in Canada, IBM has said.

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Israeli Start-Up Says Apple Copied Its Patented Smartphone Camera Technology

Pic: ReutersAn Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc, accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology.

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Twitter Announces Plan To Roll Out New 280-Character Limit To Everyone

 

Twitter is abandoning its 140-character restriction for users across the world after a "successful" trial to double the limit.

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Uber, Rival Apps Join Forces In Brazil To Stem Tide Of Regulation

The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London Britain September 25 2017

BRASILIA - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.

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After WhatsApp Threat, Indonesia Steps Up Internet Obscenity Purge

JAKARTA: Indonesia said on Tuesday it would summon representatives of messaging services and search engines, including Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, to demand they remove obscene content, a day after threatening to shut down WhatsApp Messenger.

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Indonesia To Summon Messenger, Search Engine Providers Over Content

Pic: ReutersJAKARTA: Indonesia’s communications ministry said on Tuesday it will summon representatives from messenger services and search engine providers including Alphabet Inc’s Google to push them to clean up obscene content.

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Snapchat Outage Prompts Complaints On Twitter

Pic: ReutersSnapchat faced a worldwide outage for at least four hours on Monday, prompting a flood of complaints on rival mobile application Twitter a day before posting its third quarterly earnings as a public company.

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Africa Set To Top 1 Billion Mobile Internet Connections In Five Years: Study

FILE PHOTO: A street vendor adjusts the internet settings on a customer's mobile phone in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG - Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks.

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