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Turn Off Your Ad Blockers … Or Pay Google

Google’s new ‘Funding Choices’ initiative will directly ask web users who encounter sites where content is funded by adverts to turn off their ad blocker or pay a subscription to view the content without adverts.

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Calls For Tighter Online Regulation To Tackle Terrorism

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have led to renewed calls by the UK government for more to be done to beat terror online including ending end-to-end encryption of messages and tech companies doing more to find and remove extremist content.

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Uber Refunds Terror Escapees

After a barrage of bad publicity over surge pricing, ride-hailing company Uber has announced that it has refunded those affected by inflated prices while trying to escape from the London terror attack.

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Apple HomePod “Different”, Says Apple

Apple is reported to be launching its “HomePod” Siri-controlled smart speaker in December this year, and although it’s in the same market as Amazon’s Echo and Sonos, the marketing message is that it’s more about music and sound quality.

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‘Machine Learning’ Can Protect You From Phishing Attacks Says Google

According to a recent blog post by Google’s Senior Product Manager of Counter Abuse Technology Andy Wen, AI machine learning technology was recently used successfully on the Google’s Gmail service, and reportedly blocked 99.9% of all phishing attempts that it detected.

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Tech Tip: Disable Wi-Fi Sense

If you’re worried about the security implications of Wi-Fi Sense on Windows 10, and if you’d like to wipe off any details of any Wi-Fi networks you’ve signed into in the past, you can disable Wi-Fi Sense.Here’s how:

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