Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than nine million tweets were collected as part of the study More than four times as many tweets were made by automated accounts in favour of Donald Trump around the first US presidential debate as by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study says. The bots exaggerated support for […]

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Watson will help diagnose rare diseases IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson will work with doctors in Germany attempting to solve some complex medical cases. It will be based at the Undiagnosed and Rare Diseases Centre at the University Hospital in Marburg. So far, Watson has looked at half a dozen […]

Concern over missing man’s Facebook page updates

Concern over missing man’s Facebook page updates

Image copyright City of Anderson Police Department Image caption The City of Anderson Police Department has issued a missing persons poster for Mr Carver and Ms Brown Friends and relatives of a missing American man are concerned because his Facebook page has become active, but they have not seen him for more than a month. […]

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Assange has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 Wikileaks says that Ecuador has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange. The transparency activist has sought asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations. Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Guillaume Long […]

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than nine million tweets were collected as part of the study More than four times as many tweets were made by pro-Donald Trump bots in and around the first US presidential debate as the number made by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study found. The research indicates the […]

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than nine million tweets were collected as part of the study More than four times as many tweets were made by pro-Donald Trump bots in and around the first US presidential debate as the number made by those backing Hillary Clinton, a study found. The research indicates the […]

UK spy agencies broke privacy rules says tribunal

UK spy agencies broke privacy rules says tribunal

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has made a new ruling about spy agencies’ activities UK spy agencies broke privacy rules by collecting large amounts of UK citizens’ data without adequate oversight, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled. Complaints about data collection by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 were put forward by […]

Concern over missing man’s Facebook page updates

Concern over missing man’s Facebook page updates

Image copyright City of Anderson Police Department Image caption The City of Anderson Police Department has issued a missing persons poster for Mr Carver and Ms Brown Friends and relatives of a missing American man are concerned because his Facebook page has become active, but they have not seen him for more than a month. […]

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s internet access ‘cut’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Assange has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 Wikileaks says that Ecuador has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange. The transparency activist has been claiming asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations. There was no way […]

Samsung S7 adds features from doomed Note 7

Samsung S7 adds features from doomed Note 7

Image copyright Getty Images Samsung is working to bring some features of its ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phone to its S7 and S7 Edge devices. In October, the Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and discontinued after reports that some handsets were catching fire. Samsung told the BBC it would “enhance” the S7 and S7 Edge […]