alex hern

UK Technology Editor at the Guardian. Views mine, tweets deleted weekly. alex.hern@theguardian.com.

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Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First
April, 18 2019
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Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent
April, 18 2019
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Online pornography age checks to be mandatory in UK from 15 July
April, 17 2019
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Social media platforms 'failed to counter Notre Dame fire conspiracies'
April, 16 2019
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Free speech row as US TV channel forces removal of tweets
April, 15 2019
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Parenting club Bounty fined £400,000 for selling users' data
April, 12 2019
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Facebook tightens up rules for political advertisers
March, 28 2019
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MEPs accidentally vote wrong way on copyright law
March, 27 2019
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MEPs approve sweeping changes to copyright law
March, 26 2019
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Apple event: 10 things you may have missed
March, 26 2019
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Don't use it as an alarm clock! Five ways to cut down on phone use
March, 25 2019
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Petition to revoke article 50 hits 3.5m signatures
March, 22 2019
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May rejects petition to revoke article 50 despite 2m signatures
March, 21 2019
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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected
March, 21 2019
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Facebook reviews live stream policy after Christchurch attack
March, 21 2019
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Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform
March, 20 2019
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Google fined €1.49bn by EU for advertising violations
March, 20 2019
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Facebook and YouTube defend response to Christchurch videos
March, 19 2019
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Academic at centre of Cambridge Analytica scandal sues Facebook
March, 18 2019
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Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016
March, 18 2019
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Far right groups' coded language makes threats hard to spot
March, 17 2019
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Social media firms fight to delete Christchurch shooting footage
March, 15 2019
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and why driverless cars could be the most dangerous example yet
March, 13 2019
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Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the world wide web: 'We can get the web we want'
March, 12 2019
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Tesla performs U-turn over store closures
March, 11 2019
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House of Lords report calls for digital super-regulator
March, 9 2019
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Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK
March, 7 2019
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A 'privacy-focused' Facebook would kill Zuckerberg's business model
March, 7 2019
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YouTube defends decision to keep Tommy Robinson on its site
March, 6 2019
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Adios, Alexa: why must our robot assistants be female?
March, 4 2019
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YouTube turns off comments on videos of children amid child safety fears
February, 28 2019
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TikTok video-sharing app fined for collection of children's data
February, 28 2019
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Citymapper app to launch travel card with cheaper rate than TfL
February, 27 2019
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Facebook moderators tell of strict scrutiny and PTSD symptoms
February, 26 2019
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Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram
February, 26 2019
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Roger McNamee: ‘It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire industry’
February, 16 2019
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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators
February, 14 2019
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Great Firewall fears as Russia plans to cut itself off from internet
February, 12 2019
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Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images
February, 8 2019
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Facebook 'youth team' to focus on Messenger Kids app for under-13s
February, 8 2019
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Mumsnet reports itself to regulator over data breach
February, 7 2019
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German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection
February, 7 2019
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Facebook Messenger users to get 10-minute 'unsend' window
February, 6 2019
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Angela Ahrendts quits as head of Apple retail
February, 6 2019
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Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety
February, 6 2019
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Instagram to launch 'sensitivity screens' after Molly Russell's death
February, 4 2019
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Closure of Google+: everything you need to know
February, 1 2019
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Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm fined £120,000 for data breaches
February, 1 2019
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Apple leaves Facebook offices in disarray after revoking app permissions
January, 31 2019
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Facebook paid 13-year-olds for access to all their internet data
January, 30 2019
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