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Facebook appeals Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has appealed a fine imposed on it by the UK’s data watchdog following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social network says that, because the regulator found no evidence that UK users’ personal data had been shared inappropriately, the £500,000 penalty was unjustified. More to follow. Source link

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Facebook ads urge its staff to leak secrets

Image copyright Getty Images/BBC A campaign group advocating the break-up of Facebook has subverted the social network’s advertising tools to tempt its employees into leaking information. Freedom from Facebook says it targeted ads at the technology company’s staff, promoting a “safe space” website where they can anonymously submit “whistleblower tips”. Facebook declined to comment. But […]

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'Adult' furry erotica site hacked

Image copyright HTH Studios Image caption The game features sexy furry creatures The website of an adult video game featuring sexualised animals has been hacked, with the information of nearly half a million subscribers stolen. Hack monitoring website Have I Been Pwned said the data breach had happened in August. The compromised information, including email […]

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The tech that could make water use sustainable

Scientists in Finland and the UK have built a computer model that visualises what water is doing underground in real time. They hope the new technology will help water companies extract groundwater sustainably and give a voice to people like farmers, who rely on the groundwater for their livelihoods. Niko Putkinen, a senior scientist at […]

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Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some online services offer to boost your popularity for a fee Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments. The company say they have developed tools that can identify accounts that use third-party services and apps to artificially boost their popularity. Any […]

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Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server. Called Daniel’s Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web. Administrator Daniel Winzen said no back-ups […]

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Spyro's missing subtitles anger gamers

Image copyright Activision A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers. The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game’s video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story. In a statement, publisher Activision said there was “no industry standard for subtitles”. […]

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Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct is warning customers that a hack attack has exposed their personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. It said anyone who entered their […]