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Crime-hit Mobike suspends Manchester sharing scheme

Bike sharing firm Mobike is to pull out of Manchester after losing 10% of its cycles each month to theft and vandalism. The Chinese firm said too many had been stolen, dumped in canals and bins, had locks hacked off or been set on fire. Manchester has become the only …

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Samsung: Time for folding smartphones

Samsung’s head of mobile has said it is “time to deliver” foldable smartphones, fuelling speculation the company is about to reveal a bendable device. In an interview with CNBC, DJ Koh said Samsung’s consumer research suggested there was demand for a foldable phone. Several phone-makers are rumoured to be developing …

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Facebook, Twitter ‘too slow’ to tackle meddling

Facebook and Twitter have said that they took too long to tackle foreign campaigns to meddle in US elections. Responding to lawmakers, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the social network was “too slow” to act on election interference. Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey said his platform was “unprepared …

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Facebook chooses Singapore for $1bn data centre

Facebook has chosen Singapore for the location of its new data centre, which is expected to open in 2022. The new facility will cost more than $1bn (£773m) and be located in the west of the country. It has been designed as an 11-floor structure, in an attempt to conserve …

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Cryptocurrencies continue to tumble on Goldman reports

Bitcoin and other digital currencies have continued to tumble in value, amid concerns that Wall Street institutions are shunning cryptocurrencies. It follows media reports, originally in Business Insider, that Goldman Sachs is shelving plans to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Mainstream lenders have largely kept their distance from digital currencies. …

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Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company’s algorithms have not always been “impartial”. He said the platform “unfairly” reduced the visibility of 600,000 accounts, including some members of Congress. But he was unable to immediately say whether a majority of them were Republican, Democratic or otherwise. …

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State data to be used to limit child gamers in China

Chinese technology giant Tencent is introducing tough new rules to identify under-age gamers, amid a crackdown on gaming addiction in the country. From mid-September it will introduce a real-name registration system for its Honour of Kings games, which will be linked to China’s public security database. It will identify children …

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North Korean ‘spy’ charged over NHS cyber attack

US prosecutors have charged a North Korean man alleged to have been involved in creating the malicious software used to cripple the UK’s National Health Service. The 2017 incident left NHS staff reverting to pen and paper after being locked out of computer systems. Park Jin Hyok is said to …

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Russia evacuates children as Crimea town ‘coated in rust’

Russia has evacuated more than 4,000 children from a town in Crimea hit by noxious sulphur dioxide gas, allegedly from a huge nearby titanium plant. Armyansk, home to about 22,000 people, lies near the de facto Ukrainian border. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in March 2014. The Russian-installed Crimean leader, …

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South Sudan soldiers jailed for rape and murder

A military court in South Sudan has sentenced 10 soldiers to jail terms ranging from seven years to life for a rampage in which a journalist was killed and foreign aid workers raped. The court also ordered South Sudan’s government to pay each rape survivor $4,000 (£3,000) in compensation. The …

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