Journalist behind Cambridge Analytica story launches crowd-funder after libel threat

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There have been millions of words written about the story of how Cambridge Analytica (CA) was employed by the Trump campaign to affect the 2016 U.S. election and the U.K.’s Brexit referendum via the use of millions of Facebook profilesRead More

Google to auction slots on Android default search ‘choice screen’ in Europe next year, …

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Starting early next year Google will present Android users in Europe with a search engine choice screen when handsets bundle its own search service by default. In a blog post announcing the latest change to flow from the European Union’sRead More

Scottish spaceport closer to launch after land lease signed

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Plans to open a new spaceport in Sutherland in Scotland have moved closer to final approval: The real estate companies working on the deal have signed a 75-year lease for the land to be used for Space Hub Sutherland, whichRead More

Google ordered to halt human review of voice AI recordings over privacy risks

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A German privacy watchdog has ordered Google to cease manual reviews of audio snippets generated by its voice AI.  This follows a leak last month of scores of audio snippets from the Google Assistant service. A contractor working as aRead More

A Q&A with Multiple, the quiet agency behind many a startup’s success story

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When Multiple first started in 2015 the concept of an agency specifically geared to the strategic branding and culture of startups was definitely not new, but the fact that it was starting in Europe definitely was. At the time, IRead More

Amazon-backed food delivery startup Deliveroo acquires Edinburgh software studio Cultivate

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As two of the largest players in online-food ordering and delivery in Europe work on a $10 billion merger to expand their footprint and economies of scale, one of its biggest rivals has made an acquisition to expand its ownRead More

SafetyWing raises $3.5M seed to offer medical insurance to ‘digital nomads’

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Former British Prime Minister Theresa May once said “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere”. And while that sentiment would be considered risible by just about anybody who works in today’sRead More

Education software maker Pearson says data breach affected thousands of accounts in the U.S.

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Pearson, the London-based educational software maker, said today that thousands of school and university accounts, mostly in the United States, were affected by a data breach. The company added that it has notified affected users already and that the vulnerabilityRead More

Revolut launches stock trading in limited release

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Fintech startup Revolut is launching its stock trading feature today. It’s a Robinhood-like feature that lets you buy and sell shares without any commission. For now, the feature is limited to some Revolut customers with a Metal card. While RobinhoodRead More

DeepMind touts predictive healthcare AI ‘breakthrough’ trained on heavily skewed data

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DeepMind, the Google-owned U.K. AI research firm, has published a research letter in the journal Nature in which it discusses the performance of a deep learning model for continuously predicting the future likelihood of a patient developing a life-threatening conditionRead More