Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners

Image copyright Amazon BBC News has seen dozens of complaints about screen flickers affecting the Amazon Echo Spot and Amazon’s response. One owner, in Hampshire, said his device had started to flicker 16 months after he had bought it. He was told its one-year warranty had run out and offered 15% off a new one rather than a refund or repair. Under EU law consumers must be given a…

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BBC launches ‘digital wellbeing’ Own It app for children

Image caption The app will offer advice alongside the text and messages children type The BBC has created a “wellbeing” smartphone app called Own It aimed at children. It monitors how young people interact with friends and family online and through messaging apps. It uses AI to evaluate a child’s mood so it can offer advice or encourage them to talk to trusted adults. The app is designed to…

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US Justice Department Sues Snowden Over New Book

The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden seeking to prevent the former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor from profiting from his new book. The civil lawsuit against Snowden, who is living in Russia after leaking information about the US government’s mass surveillance program, accuses him of violating non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA. The lawsuit says Snowden published his…

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