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Is Facial Recognition Tech Really a Threat to Privacy?
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Is Facial Recognition Tech Really a Threat to Privacy?

Facebook has decided not to offer its photo-sharing app Moments in Europe because of regulator concerns over its facial recognition technology.

The Disastrous Events That Would Break the Internet
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The Disastrous Events That Would Break the Internet

The Internet is unbreakable. At least, we think it is.

Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'digital Dark Age'
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Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost.

AI Will Not Kill Us, Says Microsoft Research Chief
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AI Will Not Kill Us, Says Microsoft Research Chief

Microsoft Research's chief has said he thinks artificial intelligence systems could achieve consciousness, but has played down the threat to human life.

Will Autocomplete Make You Too Predictable?
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Will Autocomplete Make You Too Predictable?

Do you know what you really want?

How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow
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How to Design the Fighter Cockpit of Tomorrow

If you think your office needs a lick of paint and some new furniture, spare a thought for fighter pilots.

Are These the Five Craziest Space Missions?
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Are These the Five Craziest Space Missions?

The landing of the Philae Lander—on a comet travelling at 135,000km/h (84,000mph)—has been hailed as the start of a new chapter in space exploration.

Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind
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Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind

He told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."

North Korea: Surfing the Net in the World's Most Isolated Nation
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North Korea: Surfing the Net in the World's Most Isolated Nation

What's the point of a computer in a hermit country sealed off from the internet?

Could Robots Become Too Cute For Comfort?
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Could Robots Become Too Cute For Comfort?

Would you share your innermost secret with a robot?

How Humans Could Inhabit the Solar System
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How Humans Could Inhabit the Solar System

With our rising planet's population competing for space and resources, some people are convinced we need to look beyond Earth to help ensure humanity's survival...

Cyborgs: The Truth About Human Augmentation
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Cyborgs: The Truth About Human Augmentation

At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in central London.

The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet
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The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet

You may not realise it, but every time you open up your laptop or switch on your phone, you are at the heart of one of the greatest battles now taking place in...

Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows
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Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows

The BBC has interviewed Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project.

Why Is Science Fiction So Hard to Define?
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Why Is Science Fiction So Hard to Define?

Time Out, the weekly listings magazine, recently ranked the 100 best sci-fi movies of all time.

What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?
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What Would Happen If All Satellites Stopped Working?

We may not always realise it, but we depend on space technology orbiting the Earth.

Alan Turing: Is He Really the Father of Computing?
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Alan Turing: Is He Really the Father of Computing?

When Alan Turing arrived to start work at the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington, south-west London, he was 33 years old. It was October 1945 and he was...

How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age
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How I Traced My Ancestry Back to the Stone Age

I recently had a genetic test to find out more about where my ancestors came from.

Rethinking the Social Network
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Rethinking the Social Network

At some point later this year, Facebook will connect one in every seven people on the planet. When it passes the billion user mark—and really it is a question of...

The Birth of a U.k. Tech Giant
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The Birth of a U.k. Tech Giant

British chip designer ARM will soon be 20 years old. Bill Thompson was there at the start.
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