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Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter said it did not know how many people had their private messages exposed Private tweets sent by users of Twitter’s Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant “protected” tweets became public when some changes were made to […]

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

Image copyright MyOnlineSecurity Image caption One sign that the webpage is fake is that it uses the wrong font An investment scheme is using a fake BBC News webpage to convince members of the public to hand over funds. The spoof page references a Bitcoin-themed documentary broadcast by Panorama last year, but links on the […]

Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film

Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film

Image copyright AFP Image caption Coppola’s first film since 2017’s The Beguiled will be co-produced by Apple Sofia Coppola will reunite with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray to make Apple’s first original feature film. News of the film, titled On the Rocks, comes ahead of the expected launch of the tech giant’s own streaming […]

Driverless car laser ruined camera

Driverless car laser ruined camera

Image copyright Jit Ray Chowdhury Image caption The purple dots and lines on this photo of the Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas show the damage… A man who took a photograph of a driverless car on display at the CES tech fair says his camera was damaged as a result. Jit Ray Chowdhury noticed purple […]

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Millions of Chinese CVs exposed on cloud server

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Data on Chinese train travellers was reportedly stolen by hackers A database containing resumes of more than 200 million Chinese people has been found exposed online. Security firm Hackenproof said the “very detailed” information lacked even the most basic security protections. Names, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, education histories and […]

US government shutdown disrupts website access

US government shutdown disrupts website access

Image copyright US Court of Appeals Image caption Some government websites are telling users not to enter sensitive information The US government shutdown is making many official websites harder to access and potentially leaving users more vulnerable, tech experts are warning. Affected websites include the US Department of Justice, the Court of Appeals and Nasa. […]

Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Amazon and eBay evict sellers amid VAT crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of overseas sellers have been evicted from online marketplaces in the UK such as Amazon and eBay owing to a tax crackdown. Businesses, mostly from China, sold items including British flags, phones and fake eyelashes but evaded VAT. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sends notices to online sales sites if […]

Google's parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Google's parent company Alphabet sued over sexual misconduct policy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Google staff walked out in protest over the way it handled sexual misconduct allegations Google’s parent company Alphabet is facing legal action over the way it allegedly handled sexual misconduct claims against two senior managers. Separately two lawsuits have been filed by long-term shareholders which accuse Alphabet’s board of being […]

Over 65s 'more likely' to share fake news on Facebook

Over 65s 'more likely' to share fake news on Facebook

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The data was gathered during the 2016 US presidential election Americans aged over 65 are much more likely than younger people to share fake news on Facebook, researchers say. Their study looked at the behaviour of Facebook users before and after the 2016 US presidential election. It found age was […]

Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

Image copyright Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg is to hold a series of public discussions on the subject of technology and its future in society. The Facebook boss plans to tackle issues such as artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs, free speech on the net and the growth of online communities. He said he would talk to […]

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