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These teenagers built their own mental health app

These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go,” one of the creators, Laura Hindle, tells Newsbeat. […]

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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it then talked about […]

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Google DeepMind's NHS deal under scrutiny

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has suggested. More than a million patient records were shared with DeepMind to build an app to alert doctors […]

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YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

Image copyright Other Image caption Navy recruitment ads are among those believed to be affected The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office said it was seeking assurances from YouTube’s owner Google that its messages would be displayed in […]

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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social […]

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Robo-nurses.

Image copyright NTU Singapore Image caption Nadine started life as a robotic receptionist but Professor Nadia Thalmann believes she can be developed into a carer The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It’s only […]

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McDonald's deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

Image caption The tweet to Donald Trump’s personal account was soon deleted McDonald’s has said its Twitter account was “compromised” after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump. “You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back,” the tweet said. It also asserted that the president […]