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PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie's account after banning the popular YouTuber over an "inappropriate username".PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million subscribers.Other users then reported that they had received bans or warnings simply for mentioning the YouTuber's name.PewDiePie's account was eventually
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Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load.About 60% of the total loading time of a page was caused by scripts that place adverts or
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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed.Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns.Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny.The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, said a testing scheme would reduce the need to ban suppliers.Australia, New
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Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Andy Jordan didn't even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. "Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing," he says about appearing on the show.He's now got 290,000 followers."You're like, 'Everyone wants to follow me and talk to me' - that's almost like a drug," he tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme and Panorama.Andy
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Ford puts bed hoggers in their place and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including:Drone manufacturer DJI says it will expand the technology that prevents them being flown near airports and other sensitive sitesSome Premier League football teams work with Intel to create an immersive 360 degree video experience for fans Ford takes lane assist technology for cars to keep couples on their side of the bedSee more
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British hacker Marcus Hutchins loses bid to omit ‘intoxicated’ testimony

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marcus Hutchins faces 10 charges in total but denies any wrongdoing British cyber-security expert Marcus Hutchins - who has been accused of writing virus code - has lost a legal bid to suppress some evidence prosecutors want to use against him. The evidence is comments he made in an interview after the FBI arrested him. He wanted the testimony discounted, claiming he gave
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What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France.Google has been particularly vocal about the proposed law, which it says could "change the web as we know it".Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive states services such as YouTube could be held responsible if their users upload copyright-protected movies and music.In a few weeks,
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School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption LA's airport was one target for the Apophis hacker group An American man accused of deluging schools and Los Angeles's airport with hoax bomb threats has been arrested. Timothy Dalton Vaughn is suspected of being part of the Apophis Squad hacker group that was allegedly behind the pranking spree.One member of Apophis, Briton George Duke-Cohan, is serving a three-year jail sentence for aiding the
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YouTube’s copyright claim system abused by extorters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google bought YouTube for $1.65bn (£1.28bn) in 2006 Google has removed a YouTube channel after it was found to be abusing copyright claims to extort money from users.Kenzo and ObbyRaidz, whose channels predominantly feature them playing Minecraft, reported receiving messages demanding money in exchange for dropping two claims against them.These messages threatened that refusal to pay would result in a third copyright "strike",
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The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI

[ad_1] A system which uses a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and high resolution fixed cameras could change the way some sports like basketball are covered.Developed by Playsight the system can track players, the ball and events like passes and three-point field goals.Coaches and officials can also replay game footage on court.The system is currently being tested by the British Basketball League.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website