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Free speech: why editors can no longer publish and be damned

Economic pressures and social media are forcing the media to think twice about upsetting readers

Facebook advertises for ‘fake news’ fact checkers

Firm changes initial ad for ‘news credibility specialists’ to ‘news publisher specialists’

Gmail Smart Compose: Google will now autocomplete whole emails

Google is trying to free people from the burden of email using AI to type out the whole thing for you taking smart replies to their logical conclusion

Apple, Microsoft and Uber test drones approved but Amazon left out in cold

Ten pilot projects given greenlight for uses ranging from mapping and aircraft inspection to mosquito tracking and food delivery

Instagram to let users download everything they have ever shared

New portability tool will allow users to extract copy of own content posted on social network

Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing

The CEO’s privacy is as vulnerable as ours, and the social network faces a regulation battle

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web

The inventor of the world wide web warns over concentration of power among a few companies ‘controlling which ideas are shared’

Is Spotify really worth $20bn?

Music service will soon have its IPO and investors think it can be as big as Netflix. Are they right?

Bank of America hiring brand safety officer to ‘clean up’ online ads

New role created after fears about questionable content, following Unilever’s public stand against ‘fake news, racism, sexism and hate’

Facebook ending News Feed experiment condemned as ‘Orwellian’

Company announces end to trial in which professional news posts were removed from users’ feeds in six countries

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