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 graphic videos and photos from being shown to any user who has identified themself as being under 18 years old.”

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Apple sues Ericsson over patents related to LTE connectivity | The Wall Street Journal

“In a complaint filed in US District Court for Northern California, Apple said Ericsson is demanding excessive royalties for its LTE patents, despite having agreed to license the patents on ‘fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory’ terms.”

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UK PM backpedals on ‘encryption ban’, sort of | TechCrunch

“Downing Street sources said the PM’s words had been misinterpreted, and that he was not, in fact, singling out encryption, or any particular internet companies, for a ban. Although another government source declined to confirm to TechCrunch that a future Conservative government would not be seeking to ban encryption when we asked directly. So the Tories are evidently not committing to ending all encryption-banning rhetorical outbursts in future.”

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Google: ‘Your phone can now speak 80 languages’ | The Telegraph

“Google has launched a live translation tool that can take spoken audio in one language and convert it into a synthesised voice speaking a second language in real-time. The ability will roll-out to Android and iOS phone apps ‘over the next few days’. The app can translate between 80 different languages and does not need an active internet connection.”

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Tesco launches shopping app for Google Glass | Trusted Reviews

“Google Glass may still be the preserve of developers and early adopters, but that hasn’t stopped Tesco launching an app for the device. Called Tesco Groceries, the glassware lets you search for products just by speaking. Say ‘OK Glass, find a product’ and then whatever you’re looking for – cheese, beer, milk, whatever – and it’ll add said product to your virtual shopping basket.”

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Stuart O’Connor