HMV, Microsoft, The Guardian: Everything that matters this morning


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HMV’s fate to be sealed by 15 January

HMV’s administrator has given potential buyers until tomorrow (15 January) to make a bid to rescue the music retailer.

The company, which employs 2,200 people, called in administrators from KPMG just after Christmas, blaming a “tsunami of challenges” for its “extremely weak” festive trading.

Several approaches to save the retailer have already been made, according to Sky News.

The music and entertainment retailer was bought by investment firm Hilco six years ago after falling into administration for the first time. It currently operates 125 stores, which remain open for now.

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Microsoft search engine found to surface child porn

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has been found to not only surface child porn but suggest related keywords and images that provide more child pornography, according to a report by TechCrunch.

The website commissioned online safety startup AntiToxin to investigate the search engine following an anonymous tip.

It discovered that searching for terms such as “porn kids” and “nude family kids” resulted in suggestions of illegal child exploitation imagery. Worryingly, this same content also surfaced when these terms were not explicitly searched for, suggesting Microsoft is failing to adequately police the search engine.


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