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How swarming drones will change warfare

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The swarm robots are coming and they could change the way wars are fought. In February, the defence secretary said “swarm squadrons” will be deployed by the British armed forces in the coming years. The US has also been testing interconnected, co-operative drones that are capable of working together to overwhelm adversaries. Low-cost, intelligent and Read More

Facebook says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attack

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People take pictures on a pedestrian bridge, illuminated with colors of New Zealand’s national flag as a tribute to victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch, in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 Read More

UK's Corbyn says social media platforms must act after New Zealand attack

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Candles are flowers placed at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings are pictured at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva LONDON (Reuters) – Social media platforms must be able to react more quickly and stop the broadcast of live events, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Read More

Can you murder a robot?

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Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship – not so much whether we can trust robots but whether the robots can trust us. The answer, it Read More

U.S. firm FIS buys Worldpay for $35 billion in payments deal bonanza

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(Reuters) – Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS) agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35 billion on Monday, with the U.S. financial services provider striking the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry. FILE PHOTO: A waitress issues a receipt at a cafe in Athens, Greece, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis The Read More

Tech giants will have to be regulated in future: EU's Timmermans

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FILE PHOTO: Frans Timmermans, the newly elected Party of European Socialists President, speaks during the Party of European Socialists annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union and authorities around the world will have to regulate big technology and social media companies at some stage to Read More

Ride-hail firm Lyft launches IPO road show in Uber's shadow

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(Reuters) – Lyft Inc on Monday kicked off the investor road show for its initial public offering (IPO), seeking to woo money managers before its bigger ride-hailing rival Uber Technologies Inc makes its stock market splash in April. An electric scooter from the ride sharing company Lyft is shown on a downtown sidewalk in San Read More