Who’s been a BAAD boy? Tech giants face political backlash

“If monopoly persists, monopoly will always sit at the helm of government… If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.” Over a century old, this quote from Woodrow Wilson still has huge bearing on today’s...

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Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Google hails net balloon ‘breakthrough’

Researchers at Google say they are “years closer” to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas. The companies X research lab, said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems. It means the firm has far greater control over where...

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Self-driving cars take to the streets

Self-driving cars take to the streets

The first UK public trials for self-driving cars are underway. The Oxford Robotics Institute has developed a small electric called the LUTZ Pathfinder, that uses cameras and LiDAR detection technology to navigate around the road. A fleet of 40 will take to the streets of Milton Keynes with a top speed...

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Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

Explore Westminster Abbey in unprecedented detail with Google Street View tour

It is one of the world’s great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. Now, for the first time, visitors from around the world can take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey using Google Street View.  The tour gives visitors the chance to explore the Abbey –...

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Google and the EU referendum problem

At a recent policy discussion hosted by the Think Tank Demos, panelists discussed their concerns that the governments and political institutions like the EU are not equipped to deal with the “future of the internet.” In particular, Eva Pascoe, Co-Founder of Internet think tank Cybersalon, explained that companies like Google...

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Now Google also has your medical records

A document discovered by New Scientist has revealed that Google-owned company DeepMind, specialising in Artificial Intelligence, has been given access to the last five years of healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients by three London Hospitals run by the Royal Free Healthcare Trust Barnet, Chase Farm and the...

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