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Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Business
Mars has pulled its advertising from YouTube after one of its brands was shown with a drill rap music video. The move was prompted after an advert for Starburst sweets was put at the start of a video by group Moscow17.One of the group's members, Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, was stabbed to death in south London earlier this week. The confectionery company said it was "unacceptable" to see its brand alongside that type of content. A report from the Sun said the advertising was worth around £5m to the video sharing website - but the company would not confirm this, saying it did not plan to provide any detail on its advertising budget. Grime: Dead, dying or back underground? Drill music video stopped by arm...
England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day three of five)England 287 (Root 80, Ashwin 4-62) & 180 (Curran 63, Ishant 5-51)India 274 (Kohli 149, Curran 4-74) & 110-5 (Kohli 43*)India need 194 to winScorecardEngland's first Test against India is set for a thrilling finish after Sam Curran's counter-attack dragged the hosts back into the game on the third day at Edgbaston.Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed England's top order and Ishant Sharma took three wickets in an over to leave England in disarray on 87-7.However, Curran hit an enterprising 6...
I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

Technology
Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped? New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they've never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone's mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation wars against the United States and other Western democracies. We're not talking about lip-syncing videos. This technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos that appear so genuine it's hard to spot the phonies. Lawmakers and intelligence officials worry that the bogus videos — called deepfakes — could be used to threaten national security or interfere in elections. So far, that hasn't h...
YouTube deletes half of 'violent' music videos

YouTube deletes half of 'violent' music videos

Technology
YouTube says it has deleted more than half of the "violent" music videos that the country's most senior police officer asked it to take down. More than 30 clips have been removed so far.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has blamed some videos for fuelling a surge in murders and violent crime in London - and singled out drill music.She asked YouTube to delete content which glamorises violence. Drill originated in Chicago. Its biggest breakout star is arguably Chief Keef, famous for his 2012 track I Don't Like.The genre's lyrics often detail vivid accounts of taking drugs and violence.In February, 17-year-old rapper Junior Simpson was sentenced to life in prison after he and three others stabbed 15-year-old Jermaine Goupall to death.The court h...
Celtic win seventh title in row by thrashing Rangers – videos & report

Celtic win seventh title in row by thrashing Rangers – videos & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Celtic secured their seventh consecutive Premiership title with a chastening defeat of Old Firm rivals Rangers.The defending champions needed to win at Celtic Park to retain their crown, and they swept the visitors aside.Odsonne Edouard, with two, and James Forrest established a comfortable half-time lead.Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor rounded off the scoring after the break as Celtic confirmed their dominance.Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick made three excellent second-half saves to prevent the scoreline becoming even more galling for the Ibrox side Media playback is not supported on this device The victory leaves Celtic on the brink of the h...