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The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Internet, The Digest Leave a Comment

Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

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Google is donating €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo

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In a gesture of support following yesterday's attack, Google is said to be donating a hefty amount to the satirical French magazine. According to Business Insider, the company will be donating €250,000 out of its "press innovation fund" to support the magazine - which is still planning publication next week, despite the tragedy. The fund…

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Google working on “Chromecast for Audio”

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Google is working on bringing similar tech to its Chromecast to audio devices - enabling you to send music to speakers, soundbars and other devices for playback. According to Slash Gear, "Google Cast for Audio" will be a completely open system, which manufacturers will be encouraged to bake directly into their wireless speaker systems. There…

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The Digest: Sony hack an ‘inside job’… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Google, Internet, Microsoft, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Windows Leave a Comment

Sony hack: New evidence points to inside job, say security experts | The Hollywood Reporter "Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job. Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows…

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The Digest: Gmail blocked in China… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Android, Facebook, Google, Internet, Sony, The Digest, Twitter, Video games, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Google’s Gmail blocked in China | The Guardian "Google’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the country’s 'great firewall' was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, according to GreatFire.org, a…

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The Digest: Uber says sorry (again)… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Apps, Computers, Google, Internet, Microsoft, The Digest Leave a Comment

Uber 'truly sorry' for price rise during Sydney siege | BBC News "Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week. The firm raised fares by as much as four times its normal rate when demand shot up during the siege that left…

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The Digest: North Korea web blackout… and 3 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Google, Internet, Piracy, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Why did North Korea's internet go down? | BBC News "If the North Korean system was brought down, the obvious suspect is the United States. President Obama promised/threatened a response to the Sony intrusion 'in a place and time and manner that we choose'. It would be proportionate." Google's self-driving…

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