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Tumblr Bans ✋ Non-Consensual Creepshots 😱 and Deepfake Porn

Tumblr is to ban content that results in the "unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others".

The social network says this includes non-consensual "creepshots" - sexually suggestive photos of clothed victims.

In addition, it said it covers "deepfake" pornography, in which computer-generated images of a subject's face are transplanted onto explicit …

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Uber 🚗 'to Focus on Bikes Over Cars'🤔

Uber says it plans to focus more on its electric scooter and bike business, and less on cars, despite the fact it could hurt profits.

Boss Dara Khosrowshahi said that individual modes of transport were better suited to inner city travel.

He also forecast users would make more frequent shorter …

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Google Is Irresponsible 👀 Claims Fortnite's Chief in Bug Row❗

The leader of the firm behind the hit game Fortnite has accused Google of being "irresponsible" in the way it revealed a flaw affecting the Android version of the title.

On Friday, Google made public that hackers could hijack the game's installation software to load malware.

The installer is needed …

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Didi Chuxing Suspends 👀 Carpool Service After Woman 👩 Killed 🔪

China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has suspended its carpool service after police said a driver had raped and killed a female passenger.

A company statement said the incident showed there were deficiencies in its processes and so it would suspend its Hitch system for re-evaluation.

Didi Chuxing is the world's …

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Elon Musk Will No Longer 👎 Take Tesla 🚗 Private

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says he will no longer be taking the electric car maker private, just two weeks after saying he was considering a deal.

The plan was cancelled after a board meeting on Thursday, he wrote in a post published on the company's site.

Since Mr Musk …

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NASA reveals stunning map of 'aerosol Earth'

A stunning new map from NASA plots the millions of unseen particles swirling throughout the skies, showing everything from dust and sea salts to smoke from wildfires raging in the US and Canada. The map combines data from satellites and sensors on the ground, helping to reveal the exact location …

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Study says air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence

Chronic exposure to air pollution can cause harm to cognitive performance, a new study reveals. Researchers believe that the negative impact increases with age, and affects men with less education the worst. Over four years, the maths and verbal skills of some 20,000 people in China were monitored by …

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Five species now known to go through menopause

Beluga whales and narwhals are the latest species which scientists have discovered go through the menopause. The findings of a new study, by researchers from the University of Exeter, University of York and Center for Whale Research, means five species are now known to stop reproducing and continue living after …

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Researchers claim dinosaurs still exist today, we just call them birds

In a new paper published in Nature Communications, scientists explain how tracing the roots of dinosaur DNA led them to a wild conclusion: Birds are, in fact, just modern day dinosaurs. “We think it generates variation. Having a lot of chromosomes enables dinosaurs to shuffle their genes around much more …

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