Technology

Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team after they were found to have taken thousands of sensitive files from its servers and shared the information with external accounts. The investigation follows the forced exit of Timnit Gebru, a Black woman and prominent researcher on the team whose departure provoked controversy over Google‘s
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On 4 January, Boris Johnson told England to stay at home. Again. Last time this happened the response was almost universal. Movement plummeted, falling by every available measure. Transport app Citymapper tracks how many people plan journeys in London, Manchester, and Birmingham. Not car trips but everything else. According to data from the app, during
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Elon Musk has overtaken Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, according to reports. Mr Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who founded Tesla, has a net worth of more than $188.5bn (£139bn) following shares in his company gaining more than 5% on Thursday. Bloomberg reported that this put him $1.5bn (£1.1bn) ahead
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Four people were killed as police clashed with Donald Trump supporters at the US Capitol on Wednesday, where Congress was confirming the results of the 2020 election – but how were these rioters organised? The mob who ravaged the Capitol had travelled from across the country to gather for a rally held by the president
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Scientists are baffled by a missing supermassive black hole which should by normal expectations sit in the centre of a distant galaxy. Instead, according to researchers at a handful of North American universities, there appears to be something highly unusual about the bright cluster galaxy A2261-BCG. They believe it is the first ever example of
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