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  • Ireland: Facebook bans foreign ads as US anti-abortionists plot to influence referendum

    May 8, 2018 2:03 PM 11

    Facebook has vowed to improve its transparency after revelations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested users' data. Facebook says it has banning foreign advertisements related to Ireland's abortion referendum amid concerns that North American groups are trying to influence the campaign. Irish voters will decide May 25 whether to repeal

  • UK's most popular financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

    April 23, 2018 3:49 PM 14

    Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on many advertisements that are get-rich-quick scams to con people. The UK's leading personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded

  • Elon Musk's advice to workers: If your meeting is boring, just leave!

    April 19, 2018 12:00 PM 16

    "It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time," the Tesla founder told staff working on Model 3. Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, has recommended it, along with hanging up on tedious phone calls, avoiding jargon and bypassing chains of command in favour of going straight to the person "doing the actual

  • Did Alexa EXPOSE a secret government programme? Amazon responds to weather control claim

    April 12, 2018 2:30 PM 33

    Video footage has emerged of the virtual home assistant responding to the question: “Alexa what is a chemtrail?” The robotic voice hits back: “Chemtrails left by aircrafts are actually chemical or biological agents deliberately sprayed at high altitudes for a purpose undisclosed to the general public by government officials.” The creepy video was uploaded

  • Fitness app hack affects 150 million people

    March 29, 2018 10:25 PM 16

    The Baltimore-based Under Armour said its MyFitnessPal was attacked in February. According to the Baltimore Sun, owners of the fitness and nutrition app became aware of the breach on 25 March and have warned users to change their passwords. Under Armour said the investigation indicated that affected information includes usernames, email addresses and hashed

  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates to top billionaire list

    March 6, 2018 2:43 PM 24

    Forbes says Mr Bezos has seen his fortune climb to more than $112bn in the last year, but Donald Trump's wealth has decreased. Forbes estimates that Mr Bezos, 54, who founded the online retail giant in 1994, is worth $112bn, up $39bn in last year – the biggest one-year gain ever. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has tumbled more than 200 places down the rankings

  • Free sex offer on social media lands 19-year-old bikini-clad blogger in jail for two weeks

    March 5, 2018 3:14 PM 51

    It is rumoured around 3,000 people showed up to the hotel or called the front desk. A Chinese blogger has been put in jail for 15 days and will have to pay a £57 fine for offering free sex at a Hilton Hotel. The 19-year-old posted on Sina Weibo - a Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter - on Thursday (1 March): "Somebody come get me... Sex... for free... 6316". Her post quickly

  • IT expert jailed for revenge hack on company that sacked him

    February 28, 2018 6:19 PM 53

    "Watch this" the man said as he took the company's system offline. An IT expert has been found guilty of five charges surrounding a cyber attack on a company that terminated his contract early. Gavin Prince, 37, was sentenced to 10 months behind bars after launching a revenge attack on former employer LetsXL. Prince was contracted to the company in 2011 to provide

  • 4G, 3G connection problems now resolved, say EE

    February 27, 2018 12:20 PM 46

    EE Network issues should have now been resolved according to a new statement from EE. “We’ve fixed a technical issue that affected mobile internet services for some of our customers this morning. "All services are now being restored for our customers and should be back to normal soon. "We’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we fixed

  • Sky Sports TV DEAL: Amazing offer saves £180 and has FREE HD

    February 26, 2018 12:16 PM 39

    Sky Sports is one of those luxury items which you sometimes have to try and justify based on whether your bills can stretch to include the added cost. Thankfully, Sky has a rather excellent offer on right now which should make the justification for splashing the cash a little bit easier. For today only, Sky are offering a special package which gives