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The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Fortnite World Cup took place in New York Gamers around the world are preparing for the Fortnite Champions Series, which starts on Saturday. It is the first competitive event since last month's inaugural World Cup in New York, which had a record-breaking $30m (£24m) prize purse. Many of the newly-made millionaire stars of the World Cup will be taking part in the
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Meadowhall shoppers scanned in facial recognition trial

[ad_1] Image copyright British Land Image caption A month-long trial of the technology took place in 2018 Visitors to a major shopping centre could have been scanned by facial-recognition cameras without knowing it, a civil liberties group said.Big Brother Watch said the trial at Meadowhall in Sheffield was part of a UK-wide facial recognition "epidemic".The shopping centre's owner said data was "deleted immediately" after the month-long police trial in 2018
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Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

[ad_1] A popular gay social network has accused Google of discrimination after its app was removed from Google's Play store several times without warning.Hornet said Google often employed moderators in Malaysia, where same-sex relationships are illegal, to vet apps.A rival gay dating app told the BBC that it had also been blocked globally by moderators based in the country.Google said it did not comment on individual apps but denied that
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Huawei allegations: Uganda denies spying on Bobi Wine

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn the road with Uganda's 'ghetto president'Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine.The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician's WhatsApp chat group, named Firebase crew after his band. It says authorities then "scuppered his plans to organise street rallies" and arrested Bobi Wine
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Home Office role in ‘Woke’ Muslim social network revealed

[ad_1] Image caption This is Woke debates general news as well as specifically Muslim issues The Home Office is running a tailor-made social news network to help combat online radicalisation.Called This is Woke, the network has pages on Facebook and Instagram and features discussions about news as well as many aspects of the Muslim faith.The Woke network has about 75,000 followers but some of its content has been shared widely
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Robotic Buddhist priest joins temple and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including:Concerns were raised about the use of facial recognition technology after the Financial Times revealed it was being used by a property developer in London Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano becomes the first person to DJ in space with music streamed to a cruise ship of clubbers A robotic Buddhist priest is now available for sermons at
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‘How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen’

[ad_1] Image copyright Dan Taylor Photography Image caption Monty Munford says the world of cryptocurrency is like a "savage bazaar" It's bad enough realising that somebody's nicked £25,000 of your hard-earned cash. It's even worse when you realise there's little chance of getting it back. This is the story of how I got my fingers burned in the murky of world of cryptocurrency investment. Be warned.After a decade as a
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Data regulator probes King’s Cross facial recognition tech

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The facial-recognition system at King's Cross is to be investigated by the UK's data-protection watchdog.Media exposure of live facial recognition at the site prompted the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to look into how it was being used.The ICO will inspect the technology in place and how it is operated to ensure it does not break data protection laws.The regulator said it was "deeply concerned" about the
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YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption YouTubers Amp Somers, Chrissy Chambers and Chase Ross are suing YouTube A group of YouTube video-makers is suing it and parent company Google, claiming both discriminate against LGBT-themed videos and their creators.The group claims YouTube restricts advertising on LGBT videos and limits their reach and discoverability.But YouTube said sexual orientation and gender identity played no role in deciding whether videos could earn ad revenue
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Capital One accused ‘breached 30 other organisations’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Details about the data breach at Capital One came to light in July A software developer accused of stealing data from finance company Capital One took files from over 30 other organisations, prosecutors claim.The alleged thief, Paige Thompson, was arrested after reportedly talking online about taking Capital One data.In court papers, the US Department of Justice claimed Paige Thompson had "terabytes" of data in