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Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US

Technology
Amazon is being sued over its smart assistant's recordings of children.Two US cases allege the firm lacks consent to create voiceprints that could let it keep track of a youngster's use of Alexa-enabled devices and thus build up a "vast level of detail about the child's life".Amazon has said it only stores data once a device-owner has given it permission to do so.And it says parents can delete a child's profile and recordings.Lawyers involved in the cases are seeking damages for the two plaintiffs involved, as well as others who are being invited to join the class-action lawsuits in nine states where it's claimed Amazon is in breach of privacy laws.Amazon said in January more than 100 million devices featuring Alexa had been sold...
Google’s Chrome plans ‘risk undermining fight against online child abuse’

Google’s Chrome plans ‘risk undermining fight against online child abuse’

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter A planned change to the Chrome web browser by Google would have a "catastrophic impact on victims of online child sexual abuse" by undermining internet filters in the UK, the government has been warned.Techniques used to prevent images of child abuse being spread online would be made "obsolete" unless the government takes action, according to a parliamentary briefing note obtained by Sky News. The briefing, written by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) - a charity with the task of finding and removing child abuse images online - says its "crucial service" of filtering URLs is now at risk. Image: The IWF describes the changes as 'catastrophic' The governm...
Libya warlord accused of using child soldiers

Libya warlord accused of using child soldiers

World
By Alex Crawford, special correspondent in Tripoli The UN-backed Libyan government is under siege from rebels led by General Khalifa Heftar.As the rebels fight to take Libya's capital, Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford meets men and others believed to be youths who are being detained. They are accused of fighting against forces that back the internationally-recognised administration.The prisoners came walking out in single file, most with no shoes on their feet, some with their head bowed. These are some of the men, their captors claim, who were preparing to fight to take over the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Image: Some of those detained claimed to be child soldiers "You can talk to whoever you wa...
Could Harry and Meghan’s child pay US taxes?

Could Harry and Meghan’s child pay US taxes?

Business
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child and along with the excitement and nerves of being new parents could come an unwanted tax bill. As US citizens, Meghan - and her child - are liable to pay US taxes. With the baby's due date and the US's tax day - 15 April - fast approaching, here's a look at why these royals could be forced to pay money to the US government. The US is one of only a few countries to charge tax based on citizenship and not residency. Other countries that tax non-resident citizens include Eritrea and Myanmar. This means that even though the duke and duchess will be living at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, the US government still expects Meghan to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue ...
Gordon Ramsay, 52, welcomes fifth child with wife Tana with touching snap

Gordon Ramsay, 52, welcomes fifth child with wife Tana with touching snap

Entertainment
Tana Ramsay has given birth to a healthy baby boy and Gordon Ramsay couldn’t wait to share the good news online.The chef was quick to post a photo of his wife and their new son to his 6.2million Instagram followers.Tana looked glowing in the pic as she lovingly cradled her new arrival.The caption read: “After three Baftas and one Emmy... finally we have won an Oscar. Related Articles "Please welcome Oscar James Ramsay, who touched down at 12:58 today for some lunch!"Oscar is the couple’s fifth child and younger brother to Megan, 21, Matilda, 17, and twins Jack and Holly, 19.Former school teacher Tana and Gordon married at a Chelsea Church in 1998, and she publicly spoke about the couple struggling to conceive naturally during the early stages of their marriage. NEWS: Gordon shared the