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The Digest: Net is ‘less free and more unequal’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, EE, Facebook, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, The Digest, Video games Leave a Comment

Berners-Lee troubled by 'growing inequality' on web | PC Mag "Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes access to the internet is a basic human right. The World Wide Web creator and founder of the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee suggested that, in an increasingly unequal world, the internet has the power to be a great equaliser. But…

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The Digest: Apple on trial… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Gadgets, iPod, Privacy, Raspberry Pi, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Apple 'deleted' rivals' music from iPods, court hears | BBC News "Apple has been accused by lawyers in a court case of 'deleting' songs from rival services from some iPods during the past decade. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried…

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The Digest: Prince quits the internet… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Internet, Twitter, YouTube Leave a Comment

Prince deletes Twitter and Facebook accounts | Billboard "Musical genius and admitted Luddite Prince ended his awkward, year-long dalliance with social media on Tuesday. Yes, the Twitter handle for Prince/3rdEyeGirl (his backing band) and his Facebook page are now missing from the internet, gone like a purple motorcycle disappearing into the deep Minneapolis…

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5 takeaways from the “Facebook at Work” rumours

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If this rumours this morning are correct, Facebook is planning to go after business users, with a new product called "Facebook at Work". According to the FT, the new service will "allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents". It's a really interesting move - here's five things we…

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The Digest: Facebook goes to work… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Facebook, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile phones, PlayStation 4, Robots, Social Media, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Facebook targets workplaces with new professional networking site | The Guardian "Facebook is taking aim at the likes of Google and LinkedIn with a bid to drive business users to the social networking site. The company is developing a site called Facebook at Work that will allow users to chat and collaborate on…

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The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, iPhone, Twitter, Video games, Windows Leave a Comment

US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Microsoft, Nintendo, Science, Social Media, Space, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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The Digest: Government crackdown on ‘notspots’… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Apple, Cloud, Facebook, Gadgets, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Smartwatches, Social Media, Virtual Reality, Wearables Leave a Comment

Government crackdown on mobile 'notspots' | BBC News "The government plans to oblige mobile operators to improve their coverage, possibly by sharing rivals' networks. Partial 'notspots', where there is coverage from some but not all of the mobile networks, affected a fifth of the UK, leaving people unable to make calls or send…

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