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Tech firms to remove hate content quickly

Tech giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.The accord was decided at a two-day meeting between the G7 nations and the tech firms, hosted on the Italian island of Ischia.The aim, according to officials, is to remove jihadist content from the internet within two hours.In a …

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Mobile companies overcharging customers

Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers for the mobile phones they buy as part of a contract, even after the cost of the handset has been paid off, research suggests.Citizens Advice found that customers who do not take out a new contract are paying an average extra £22 a month.The government said the mobile firms needed to …

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Native American tribe sues tech companies

A Native American tribe is suing Amazon and Microsoft for infringing data-processing patents it is holding.The patents were assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe by technology company SRC Labs, and it will receive a share of any award.Tribal sovereignty means that the patents cannot be reviewed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.A similar deal has drawn criticism from …

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