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YouTube tweaks advertising algorithm

Image copyrightYouTubeImage caption Film-maker Casey Neistat called on YouTube to do more to support video creators YouTube is tweaking the way it chooses which videos will have adverts shown with them. The update comes after YouTube made changes to the way videos were monetised, to stop ads appearing alongside extremist …

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Is your smartphone listening to you?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Expert creates app that spies on its mobile owners’ conversations It all began with a car crash. I was doing some ironing when my mum came in to tell me that a family friend had been killed in a road accident …

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Facebook: We’re not listening in to chat

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Is your phone listening in? Your stories

Image copyrightGetty Images Facebook has always denied using smartphone microphones to gather audio from people’s real-life conversations and then use that data to serve advertising. Last week Facebook’s vice-president of ads, Rob Goldman, said on Twitter that the technology giant did not and had never carried out the practice. “Just …

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Smartphone camera knows cats from dogs

Image caption The phone takes account of the fact cats’ eyes are more reflective than dogs’ Huawei says it has given its latest smartphones advanced object-recognition capabilities to help them take better photos than the competition. The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and …

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IPhone X uses ‘black box’ anti-spoof tech

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Apple explained it had trained Face ID with 3D masks to ensure it can spot spoof attempts Even Apple will not be able to explain how its forthcoming iPhone X can spot some efforts to fool its facial recognition system. The firm has released a guide …

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