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Algorithms: Public sector urged to be open about role in decision-making

Officials must understand limits of computer models and risks of bias, government advisory body says.

Amazon's hiring spree of hundreds of thousands of workers gets its real test starting Black Friday

Amazon has spent several months preparing for a Black Friday and holiday peak like no other.

Google is tackling mental health challenges among employees through 'resilience training' videos

While Google was quick to mobilize employees amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing it wasn't as prepared for was the toll on employees' mental health.

Amazon's $599 router system isn't cheap, but it helps fix your bad Wi-Fi

You might want to try mesh networking if you know you pay for fast internet but feel like your home Wi-Fi is slow in some rooms.

Balenciaga to unveil new collection in video game

The fashion house is following rivals in finding innovative ways to showcase their lines.

Nextdoor is on a rocky road towards a possible public offering

As Nextdoor moves toward a possible public listing, investors and communities are asking it to clean up racism so the good parts can shine through.

Your data and how it is used to gain your vote

How much is really known about the data bought by political parties, and how it is used?

The photographers capturing buildings and biscuits in 3D

Photographers are scanning landmarks in stunning 3D detail and putting them on the internet. Why?

Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over cyber attack

Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over the cyber attack on the club last week that forced them to shut down their systems.

Amazon gives front-line workers a $300 holiday bonus

Full-time operations employees will receive a $300 bonus, while part-time workers will get a $150 bonus.

Rural broadband: Where has all the money gone?

Network and service providers ask why the government's £5bn for rural broadband has been slashed.

Six things to consider before you buy a new TV on Black Friday

Look for things like the brightness and HDR, how many HDMI ports the TV has and consider the software it runs.

Why are Scottish ministers selling a superyacht?

The 25m vintage yacht was found in storage at the nationalised Ferguson shipyard.

TikTok sale deadline pushed back to December

A new plan for a sell-off of its US assets has been submitted to the US government.

AWS: Amazon web outage breaks vacuums and doorbells

Smart-home owners are left without service as an AWS outage breaks device functionality.

Prestigious Silicon Valley VC firm looks to Europe for start-up success stories

Sequoia Capital, one of the best-known venture capital firms on Menlo Park's Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, has made a major new bet on Europe.

Patients of a Vermont Hospital Are Left ‘in the Dark’ After Cyberattack

A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said.

Edith Whiskers: How an imaginary gran got millions of Spotify streams

The strange story of a chart topping cartoon nan and her TikTok success.

Why don't Facebook and Apple like each other?

Relations between the two companies are at an all-time low.

Black Friday: Why bots will beat you to in-demand gifts

Black Friday and Christmas shopping are here - but it may be harder than ever to snag what you want.

Amazon Web Services outage takes some services offline

Amazon Web Services said it was experiencing problems with Kinesis, its service that processes large streams of data.

We’re Still Smarter Than Computers

For now.

Slack shares jump following report of possible Salesforce acquisition

Salesforce shares dropped more than 3% on the news.

Gigabit broadband: Watered-down plans a 'kick in the teeth'

Now the aim is to reach 85% of homes in the UK with gigabit broadband speeds by 2025.

Waymo sends staff 'urgent' Covid safety procedures, employees could be fired if violated

The self-driving car company says it needs to clamp down on violations in order to prevent another potential service shutdown.

Tesla recalls 9,500 Model X and Model Y cars over roof, bolt issues

The larger recall covers 9,136 Model X cars produced between Sept. 17, 2015 and July 31, 2016.

Phone addiction not driven by notifications, study finds

Users check their phones automatically, like a smoker would light a cigarette, research suggests.

TikTok offers feature to avoid seizure triggers

It is designed to protect people with photosensitive epilepsy from potentially harmful content.

YouTube suspends US news channel for Covid 'cure'

The right-wing channel has been favoured by President Trump in recent days.

The Reigning Queen of Pandemic Yoga

The YouTube celebrity Adriene Mishler made yoga accessible and search-optimized even before so many Americans were confined at home. Can she help us learn to live better lives in front of the computer?