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Inside the secret Instagram groups fuelling gang violence and murder on the streets of London

A violent new music genre and the trend of filming gang fights in fried chicken shops are contributing to a wave of maiming and murder among teenagers, fuelled by rumour, gossip and threats on social media.<p>Inside the Instagram pages which keep the youths involved in gang culture up-to-date with all …

Why April 9 Could Be the Biggest #DeleteFacebook Day in History

Facebook could find itself on the edge of a major shift.<p>A huge movement could hit Facebook next Monday. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology …

Cambridge Analytica

Russia wants answers after UK fails to verify if poison was actually from there

Russia will take its complaints over the Salisbury nerve agent attack to The Hague the day after the Porton Down military research facility said it …

YouTube shooting: Female suspect dead, three wounded at HQ in San Bruno, California

A woman opened fire at YouTube's California headquarters Tuesday afternoon before turning the gun on herself, authorities said. Three other people were shot, one of whom was in critical condition.<p>San Bruno police identified the woman Tuesday night as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 38, of San Diego. Law …

San Mateo County

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

Shahmir Sanni’s disclosure about funds channelled to the leave campaign show that UK democracy is under threat<p>The revelations over the weekend from the brave and principled former BeLeave treasurer Shahmir Sanni are devastating. His claim that £625,000 was donated by Vote Leave to his supposedly …

United Kingdom

New strain of malware found hidden in Google Play store

Security firm SophosLabs has just discovered a new malware infecting Android devices. Researchers found a file buried deep within the libraries of …

FedEx reserves 20 Tesla electric Semi trucks

FedEx is the latest company to invest in Tesla's Semi electric trucks. It recently ordered 20 of the vehicles to be deployed in its FedEx Freight department. Still, that doesn't compare to UPS, which reserved 125 of them, making it the largest Tesla Semi truck order to-date.<p>Other companies have …

Computer Tries to Understand the Movie 'Titanic' in Tough Test of Artificial Intelligence

One of China’s top tech companies is trying to push the frontiers of artificial intelligence by teaching computers to understand scenes from the …

Arizona governor suspends Uber's ability to test self-driving cars

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - The governor of Arizona on Monday suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old pedestrian.<p>The decision to block Uber Technologies Inc's is a blow to the ride-hailing company, …

24matins.uk

World<p>Former FBI director James Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty," is to be released next week.The following are excerpts from the 304-page …

Samsung Leak Reveals Significant Galaxy Note 9 Changes

Prepare to get excited about the Galaxy Note 9. Following some serious concerns, new information has broken from a top class source, which reveals the Samsung’s massive smartphone may be one of the year’s most exciting releases after all…<p>Encouragingly the new breaks via Ice Universe. The mysterious …

Galaxy Note

How to use Calm, the Apple award-winning meditation app that's now valued at $250 million

Calm, a meditation and relaxation aid, is now worth roughly $250 million, according to CNBC.<p>The San Francisco-based startup's new valuation comes after Insight Venture Partners invested more than $25 million into the company on Monday. Calm's value now matches its closest competitor, Headspace, …

YouTube’s dynamic player for square & vertical video begins rolling out on Android

Last June, YouTube announced that its mobile apps would soon gain a dynamic video player that automatically adjusts to content in different aspect ratios. After rolling out to iOS in December, it is now finally coming to the Android client.<p>Video is increasingly captured in different aspect ratios …

Twitter joins Facebook and Google in banning cryptocurrency adverts

Twitter is banning cryptocurrency adverts across its site from Tuesday, succumbing to mounting pressure to join Google and Facebook in a crackdown on the controversial promotions.<p>Twitter said it would be banning adverts for both initial coin offerings and token sales, saying: "We know that this …

Google threatened with break up by EU over monopoly fears

Google may ultimately need to be broken up to stop the tech company securing a monopoly over internet search, the EU has said.<p>Competition …

Antitrust Laws

Heroic French officer Arnaud Beltrame dies after switching himself for hostage in France supermarket

• <b>Gunman shot dead after taking hostages in Trebes, France</b>• <b><br>Attacker named as petty criminal Redouane Lakdim, 26</b>• <b><br>At least two people killed in store and dozen more wounded</b>• <b><br>Attacker also shot a driver in the head and stole his car</b>• <b><br>Gunman 'shouted Allahu Akbar' and 'said he supported Isil'</b>• <b><br>Military officer,</b> …

Extremism

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.<p>While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent …

One in ten people who have never used cocaine have traces on fingertips

Cocaine is now so prevalent in society that one in 10 people who have never used the drug have traces on their hands, a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the University Surrey tested the fingerprints of 50 drug free volunteers and 15 drug users who had taken cocaine or heroin in the past 24 …

Bitcoin will eventually be the world's 'single currency' says Twitter CEO

Bitcoin has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride the past few months. After climbing to over $16,000 in December, the price of bitcoin has tempered …

Facebook lays out stricter rules to protect your social data

It's been a few years coming, but today Facebook unveiled its strategy for protecting user data on its platform. The basic gist? The company is going to be more cautious about how data is shared, and be much more transparent with its users. Today's announcement came alongside Mark Zuckerberg's …

EU proposes strict new taxes on large technology companies

The European Commission has unveiled radical measures to better tax technology companies with large operations in its member states. The first proposal would allow countries inside the EU to effectively tax profit that is created inside their borders, regardless of whether the business in question …

UK committee asks Zuckerberg to testify on ‘catastrophic’ Facebook privacy failure

A UK Parliamentary committee has asked Mark Zuckerberg to appear and provide testimony on how Facebook acquires, stores, and protects users’ data. Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, writes in a letter to Zuckerberg that Facebook officials have “consistently …

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Christopher Wylie

Suitcase spy poisoning plot: nerve agent 'was planted in luggage of Sergei Skripal's daughter'

The nerve agent that poisoned the Russian spy Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter’s suitcase before she left Moscow, intelligence agencies now believe.<p>Senior sources have told the Telegraph they are convinced the Novichok nerve agent was hidden in the luggage of Yulia Skripal, the double …

Google will ban cryptocurrency ads starting this June

In a bid to prevent web users from falling prey to scammy and risky cryptocurrency products and services, Google will begin banning “any advertising about cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), wallets, and trading advice,” on its AdWords platform starting this …

Cryptocurrency

Brexit travel confusion for holidaymakers

<b>Millions of holidaymakers are unclear about the consequences of flight disruption if there’s no government aviation deal in place once the UK leaves</b> …

Great Britain

Brexit Will Make NHS Funding Pressures Worse, Not Better, Warns Report

That extra £350million a week might not be on its way after all<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Brexit could result in longer waiting times at hospitals and delays …

Great Britain

Mini ‘Beast from the East’ set to cause havoc as snow and rain predicted to batter Britain

Rain, gale force winds and potentially even more snow have been predicted to batter Britain over the next few days.<p>A weather front from the south …

Weather

Stephen Hawking death: Physicist heralded as one of the greatest scientific minds ever dies aged 76

Professor Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. The iconic physicist is known as one of the greatest scientific minds in the history of the …

Physics