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Alexa’s army of listening gnomes

Alexa’s army of listening gnomes

On: Tuesday, 16 April, 2019
A report in media outlet Bloomberg has revealed the inner workings of Alexa’s army of listening gnomes operating out of countries such as Romania. These ‘machine learning data analysts’ regularly review audio clips to improve Alexa’...
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Twitter introduces improved right of appeal

Twitter introduces improved right of appeal

On: Friday, 12 April, 2019
In the febrile atmosphere of social media use and abuse, Twitter has announced it has created an improved, faster means for users to appeal account suspensions. Twitter has been keen to clamp down on any violations of the platform’s condu...
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Vodafone announces first 5G rail station

Vodafone announces first 5G rail station

On: Tuesday, 9 April, 2019
Vodafone has proudly proclaimed Birmingham New Street as the UK’s first railway station to have 5G connectivity. In tests run by Vodafone 4G smartphones were connected to a 5G router, which received 5G connectivity from a nearby mobile m...
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New tax year means new cyber threats

New tax year means new cyber threats

On: Tuesday, 9 April, 2019
As we roll into the 2019/20 tax year, the world’s hackers, scammers and cybercriminals are gearing themselves up to bombard us with phishing emails and tax-themed malware. Proofpoint, an American company that monitors such cybercrimi...
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