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It’s Oliver now: A sign on the window of a London outlet informs passersby that Jamie’s Italian has gone into administration. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Image of the week: Jamie’s administration Casual dining chains have had a noticeably prolific hold over the restaurant sector in the UK over the past(...)

An image provided by Amazon shows on the company’s website how its Rekognition software works with chief executive Jeff Bezos. Facial recognition software is coming under increasing scrutiny from civil liberties groups and lawmakers.

Facial recognition software is coming under increasing scrutiny from civil liberties groups and lawmakers. Now Amazon, one of the most visible purveyo(...)

A factory worker using HoloLens2. Microsoft Workers 4 Good say that intent to harm is an unacceptable use of HoloLens technology

With the arrival of HoloLens 2, some Microsoft employees have raised concerns about how these mixed-reality headsets will be put to use, specifically (...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has defended the controversial contracts. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Last week a group of unhappy Microsoft employees sent an open letter to the company’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, and its president and chief lega(...)

Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks on the centre stage of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tech companies are colonising society and Facebook in particular is our generation’s East India Company, one of the world’s best known whistleblowers (...)

Tim Berners-Lee called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new “Contract for the Web” that would have “clear and tough responsibilities for those who have the power to make it better.”

Online users are seeing their rights and freedoms threatened by big tech, according to the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee. With half (...)

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Microsoft has launched a service in Ireland to protect political candidates and parties against possible interference in elections. AccountGuard, whi(...)

There is certainly plenty for attendees at Web Summit to savour with 23 conferences taking place across nine main stages

With the fuss over its future now settled, Web Summit returns to Lisbon again next week bringing along more than 70,000 attendees from 170 countries t(...)

Emmy winner: The Farthest tells the story of Nasa’s Voyager space probes

Emer Reynolds says that waking up in New York this morning to more than 500 Twitter and text messages, after scooping an Emmy last night for her docum(...)

The Microsoft office in Cambridge, Massachusetts: A US court has given Microsoft permission to seize control of the six website domains as part of an ongoing case. Photograph:  Brian Snyder/Reuters

Microsoft has uncovered six internet domains used by Kremlin-linked hackers that targeted Republican-leaning US political groups, in a sign Russian ef(...)

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