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France aims to control Google content globally

France aims to control Google content globally

Technology
France is headed to the European Court of Justice to establish whether it can force companies such as Google to de-list search results globally. France's data regulator is seeking clarification on whether material removed under the "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) law should only be removed within France or if it should be de-listed on every Google domain.RTBF was established in 2014 when a man called Mario Costeja complained that searching for his name on Google returned out-of-date material about an unsettled debt and didn't reveal that his debt was settled.He won his case, and now the RTBF allows ordinary people to demand that Google amends its search results and de-lists links to "inadequate, irrelevant or [...] excessive" information. Although the material itself remains...
Physicists control molecule for a millionth of a billionth of a second

Physicists control molecule for a millionth of a billionth of a second

Science
Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Using a microscope and its electrical current, physicists have found a way to manipulate and control a single molecule. The breakthrough happened by accident. In the lab, scientists were observing a basic chemical reaction under an electron microscope. Normally, when the current of the microscope is increased, the reaction happens faster. This time, it didn't. "This was data from an utterly standard experiment we were doing because we thought we had exhausted all the interesting stuff -- this was just a final check," Kristina Rusimova, physicist at the University of Bath, said in a news release. "But my data looked 'wrong' -- all the graphs were supposed to go up and mine went down." Scientists at Bath spent months trying to explain the anomaly. After repeating their exp...
East Coast train line to be put into public control

East Coast train line to be put into public control

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Rail services on the East Coast Main Line are being brought back under government control, following the failure of the current franchise.Operators Stagecoach and Virgin Trains will hand over control from 24 June.The Department for Transport will run the service until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it would smooth the transition to a new operator, but critics said it was evidence of private sector failure.Mr Grayling said the franchise had failed because Stagecoach and Virgin Trains had "got their bid wrong", overestimating the profitability of the line.It is the third time in a just over a decade that the government has called a hal...
YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output

YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output

Technology
Google says it will add new parental controls to its YouTube Kids app, after inappropriate videos were repeatedly discovered on the service.One of the new options prevents channels that have not been vetted by human moderators appearing on the app.Parents will be able to choose between human-curated playlists and letting YouTube's algorithms decide what children get to watch in the app.But one expert said the changes were "still nowhere near good enough".Children's presenter and parent Ed Petrie, who has hosted programmes for Nickelodeon and the BBC, asked: "Why are these features only an option?'Ethical need'"Nickelodeon shows don't have an option for your kids to stumble across an animation of SpongeBob SquarePants having his liver removed."YouTube just can't get their heads around the f...
Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

Tina Becker takes control of Carolina Panthers as one of highest-ranking female executives in NFL

Sports
Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tina Becker is now the chief operating officer for the Carolina Panthers.Carolina announced the move on Monday. Becker will take full control of the day-to-day management of the organization, making her one of the highest-ranking female executives for any of the 32 teams in the National Football League, according to the Panthers."These have been some of the most difficult days of my 19 years with the Panthers, but I am lifted up by the strong resolve and the commitment our employees have shown to this organization," Becker said in a news release from the Panthers."Our team on the field is performing at a very high level, and I believe is bound for the Super Bowl. My immediate focus will be to ensure the corporate side of the organization performs at the same high level, wh...