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TSB customers still locked out of accounts

Image copyright Getty Images TSB’s IT fiasco is heading for a fifth day, with angry customers still locked out of their accounts and unable to make payments. The bank said it would take down its mobile app and online banking “for a few hours” on Tuesday and hoped to restore …

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YouTube publishes deleted videos report

Image copyright Reuters YouTube’s first three-monthly “enforcement report” reveals the website deleted 8.3 million videos between October and December 2017 for breaching its community guidelines. The figure does not include videos removed for copyright or legal reasons. Sexually explicit videos attracted 9.1 million reports from the website’s users, while 4.7 …

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Man fined for hate crime after filming pug's 'Nazi salutes'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: ‘Nazi pug’ video-maker has no regrets A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been fined £800. Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as “Sieg Heil” …

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German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Google Chrome and some other browsers now block some adverts by default Germany’s supreme court has rejected a legal case that sought to stop people using the popular Adblock Plus program that removes ads from websites. The lawsuit was started three years ago by German …

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Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Image copyright Facebook/AFP/Google Image caption Jeremy Hunt has written to a number of internet companies, including Facebook and Google Social media firms are being threatened with new laws if they don’t do more to protect children online. In a letter to companies including Facebook and Google, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt …

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GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

Image caption Our personal data is shared with and processed by dozens of organisations every day Next month a new law will make the consequences of failing to protect personal data for banks and others far more serious. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 …

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HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds

Image copyright HQ Trivia How do you win thousands of pounds straight from your phone for free? For many, the answer is the popular quiz show app HQ Trivia. The game came to the UK in early 2018 after being released in the US the year before. The free app …

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Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

Image copyright Big Centre TV Image caption Birmingham’s Big Centre TV has been replaced Media regulator Ofcom has proposed scrapping the further roll-out of local TV channels across the UK, citing concerns over “economic viability”. More than 30 local TV stations have already been set up in the UK as …

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Robo farmers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet the robots that can pick and plant It seems there are few jobs robots can’t do these days, even the most delicate jobs, like picking asparagus or potting plant seedlings. But they’re only needed because humans can’t – or won’t – …

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Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A total of 1.5 billion users who had previously been under the jurisdiction of Facebook Ireland will have that moved to US headquarters Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming …

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