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Twitter users told to change passwords after internal leak

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Passwords that should have been scrambled were exposed on Twitter’s network Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were …

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New kids on the block

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Barcelona star Lionel Messi appears to have joined the blockchain debate From numbers on shirts to goal-line technology, the football industry has never been slow to adapt to new ideas and technologies. More recently, Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have emerged, while fan apps bring …

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Exeter University: 'Why I revealed my friends' racist WhatsApp messages'

Image copyright Satchit Srikanth Image caption Arsalan Motavali says he has no regrets about his decision to go public with the “vile” WhatsApp messages “It went from crude humour to racial slurs. Awful things were said about rape. Every group was targeted.” Exeter University student Arsalan Motavali is talking about …

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Cambridge Analytica: Facebook data-harvest firm to shut

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s name has already been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, is shutting down. The firm was accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of …

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Snapchat redesign: User growth sinks hitting Snap shares

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many regular users of Snapchat have complained about the service’s changed look Shares in Snapchat’s parent firm fell 17% after it revealed the app’s controversial redesign had made it less attractive to would-be users. Only four million new users were added in the opening …

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Facebook: 'Hate speech button' causes confusion

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook says it is trialling new ways for users to interact with content “Does this post contain hate speech?” That is the message that thousands of Facebook users have reported seeing on their news feeds. It seems to be only be US-based users that …

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Emergency drones

Image copyright Ericsson Image caption Mobile operators say drones working with mobile networks will speed up emergency response Drones may be best known for taking impressive aerial videos and inspecting buildings, infrastructure and crops, but they also promise to improve mobile and internet connectivity for emergency services and consumers. Poor …

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Logan Paul ends daily YouTube vlog series

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Logan Paul’s daily vlogs typically attract more than three million views Logan Paul – one of YouTube’s most popular and controversial video-makers – has announced he will no longer release material on a “daily” basis. The 23-year-old began his Daily Vlogs series in September 2016, …

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Games no longer where careers 'go to die'

Actor Christopher Judge says gaming: “Used to be where you went when your career was over in front of camera.” Now the man who plays lead character Kratos in the newly released God of War, claims that perception is changing. “Reading the script for the first time, I thought it …

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Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online

Image copyright Getty Images Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet, a BBC investigation has found. BBC 5 live Investigates was able to buy a false, five-star recommendation placed on one of the world’s leading review websites, Trustpilot. It also uncovered online forums where Amazon shoppers are …

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