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Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data...

Company didn’t disclose leak for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcement

America’s first robot farm replaces humans with ‘incredibly intelligent’ machines

Iron Ox, based in California, aims to improve labor shortages and pressure to produce crops by using AI and heavy machinery

Have smartphones killed the art of conversation?

So we’ve gone off voice calls yet spend hours glued to our phones. But it’s simply that the rules of conversation have been redrawn in the age of WhatsApp, Snapchat and emojis

Dixons Carphone: 10m customers hit by data breach – investigation

Group initially estimated 1.2 million customers had personal data stolen in massive attack

WhatsApp to restrict message forwarding after India mob lynchings

Facebook-owned messaging service wants to crack down on viral spread of hateful misinformation

Facebook’s plan to kill dangerous fake news is ambitious – and...

New policy to tackle content that could fuel violence may be well-meaning, but the complexity of the task is mind-boggling

Uber scales back self-driving car tests in wake of fatal crash

Company lays off Pittsburgh drivers as it prepares to return to roads with a smaller fleet

Algorithms are taking over – and woe betide anyone they class...

When big data decides if you deserve a loan, or classifies you according to bigoted stereotypes, we lose our freedom

Twitter urges all users to change their password after bug discovered

Company says it has fixed the internal glitch and has seen ‘no indication of breach or misuse’ but recommends precautionary steps

Facebook posts record revenues for first quarter despite privacy scandal

Company sees almost $12bn in revenue, up nearly 50% from last year and beating analyst estimates as Zuckerberg hails ‘strong start’