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  • Alien asteroid from another solar system found orbiting the sun the wrong way

    May 21, 2018 1:22 PM 26

    The minor planet has been in a backward orbit ever since being sucked into our solar system, scientists say. The minor planet, which was sucked into our solar system 4.5 billion years ago, measures around two miles across. Known as 2015 BZ509, it has been in a backward orbit ever since, scientists writing in the Royal Astronomical Society journal said. A "surprise"

  • New data and privacy laws give more protection

    May 12, 2018 9:59 AM 16

    Huge fines are possible under new laws and many organisations have been checking you are happy with them having your data. The tougher European standard could see companies hit with huge fines for any breaches. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means many groups who send you emails need to confirm that you consent to them using your personal

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

    May 8, 2018 2:03 PM 24

    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 36

    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 31

    "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 57

    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 27

    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 38

    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 68

    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 78

    "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