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How Assassin's Creed Odyssey is 'creating equal opportunities'

Image copyright Ubisoft/ Youtube Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will offer players more choice than ever, according to its makers. It allows players to choose between being a female or male assassin, and to control characters’ conversations. “We wanted players to make the experience their own,” says narrative director Mel MacCoubrey. The …

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Protests greet Brussels copyright reform plan

Image copyright Peter Macdiarmid Image caption Web pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned about the possible consequences of copyright reform Opponents of proposed European copyright reforms are stepping up efforts to convince politicians to vote against the measures. The vote on the Copyright Directive comes before the European Parliament on …

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Cycle cities

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: The bike that talks to the city Cities around the world are turning to the bicycle to help solve congestion and pollution issues, as urbanisation increasingly puts pressure on traditional infrastructure. Fifteen years ago there were just four bike-sharing schemes in …

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Google diversity figures show little change

Image copyright Getty Images A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant. Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014. In the US almost 90% were white …

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Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab has halted all cyber-crime collaboration with European agencies and organisations. The decision is in protest against a European Parliament motion which called its software “malicious”. Kaspersky Lab said the accusation was “untrue” and …

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China's ride-hailing giant Didi to launch in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache merged in 2015 to form Didi Kuaidi, later renamed Didi Chuxing China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is set to launch in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 June as it continues its international expansion. The firm, which recently launched in Mexico, …

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Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Image copyright Epic Games Image caption Fortnite’s maker says the game has attracted 125 million players since it launched last year Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about “cross-play” restrictions imposed on Fortnite. Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation …

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Apple to close iPhone security hole used by police

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FBI took Apple to court in 2016 to try to get access to a killer’s iPhone Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation. The move will also …

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Dixons Carphone admits huge data breach

Image copyright Dixons Carphone Image caption Dixons Carphone employs more than 42,000 people in eight countries Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. It is investigating the hacking attempt, which began in July last year. Dixons Carphone said …

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Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three parents contacted the ASA to say their children had been distressed by the ads Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed. Three parents contacted the ASA after their children saw …

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