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Westworld game hit by Bethesda legal claim

Image copyright Warner Bros Interactive Image caption The game lets players control the park and its robotic attendants Game publisher Bethesda is suing Warner Brothers over a game based around the HBO series Westworld. Bethesda alleges the Westworld game, released last week, is a “blatant rip-off” of its Fallout Shelter title. Included in the legal […]

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Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

Image caption HMRC’s Voice ID scheme asks callers to repeat the phrase “my voice is my password” The voices of millions of taxpayers have been analysed and stored by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) without consent, privacy campaigners say. Big Brother Watch says HMRC’s Voice ID system has collected 5.1 million audio signatures and accuses […]

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Uber begins appeal over London licence denial

Image copyright Getty Images A London court is considering whether Uber is “fit and proper” to hold an operator licence in the capital. The taxi app company has begun making its case at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in a hearing that is expected to last several days. Last September, Transport for London refused to renew Uber’s […]

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Child of a commune

Image copyright Slack Image caption Stewart Butterfield is worth an estimated $650m The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Stewart Butterfield, the founder of technology companies Flickr and Slack. It is not the sort of upbringing you’d associate with one of Silicon […]

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Apple removes Telegram from app store

Image copyright Getty Images Telegram’s official app has been removed from Apple’s App Store. It had been removed because it had made “inappropriate content” available to users, founder Pavel Durov said. “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” he tweeted. The removal came soon after […]

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Atari co-founder denied award over sexist behaviour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Bushnell had written about several controversial incidents in his autobiography Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has “applauded” a decision that means he will not get an award for pioneering work on video games. Mr Bushnell was due to receive the prestigious Pioneer Award at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) […]

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Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans

Image caption Kodak also invested in a Bitcoin-mining machine, which it aims to rent to users Eastman Kodak shares have fallen after it emerged the company is delaying the launch of its new crypto-currency. KodakCoin is designed to help photographers register, license and manage their images. The initial coin (ICO) offering was announced at the […]