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The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

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The Digest: Console sales rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Computer Security, Computers, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Mobile phones, PlayStation 4, Sony, The Digest, Video games, Xbox One, YouTube Leave a Comment

Console sales up dramatically in 2014 as Xbox One finishes strongly | Engadget "Console fanboys, get ready to gloat - or mope. Actually, (nearly) everybody can be cheered by the latest data from NPD, which showed console sales up a cool 20 percent from last year to to over $5 billion. Leading the…

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The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

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

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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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The Digest: Obama calls for stronger data privacy… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Barack Obama calls for stronger data privacy laws | BBC News "US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled. Mr Obama called for legislation that will require firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days as well as protect students' information. He said identify…

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Online music videos to get age rating in UK

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Digital Music, Internet, music, YouTube Leave a Comment

In further proof that he has absolutely no understanding of how the internet works, UK prime minister David Cameron has announced that music videos on YouTube and other websites will be given age ratings from October to stop children seeing “graphic content”. Cameron said that new filters will replicate rules that exist offline for media…

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Top Tory MP's blog, Twitter and Facebook hacked

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Hackers have yesterday wreaked havoc with the Facebook, Twitter and blog accounts of Therese Coffey, Conservative candidate for Suffolk Coastal. Explicit messages were sent from Coffey's accounts, with some grim remarks made about Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife….

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