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British Airways breach: How did hackers get in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It isn’t clear how hackers boarded BA’s website and app – but cyber-security experts have some suggestions British Airways has revealed that hackers managed to breach its website and app, stealing data from many thousands of customers in the process. But how was this possible? BA has not revealed […]

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Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Image copyright YOUTUBE/POWERFULJRE Image caption Musk was offered a joint by a podcast host during filming in California, where marijuana is legal Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair […]

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British Airways probes customer data theft

Image copyright Getty Images British Airways says it is investigating “as a matter of urgency” the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. BA said the breach took place between 22:58 BST on 21 August and 21:45 BST […]

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Facebook, Twitter 'too slow' to tackle meddling

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg appeared at the hearing in Washington DC Facebook and Twitter have said that they took too long to tackle foreign campaigns to meddle in US elections. Responding to lawmakers, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said the social network was “too slow” to act on […]

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Esports 'too violent' to be included in Olympics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gamer plays ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ while competing at an esports tournament The President of the International Olympic Committee says esports are too violent to be part of the Olympics. Thomas Bach said the “so-called killer games” which promote violence or discrimination cannot be accepted into the Games. “If you […]

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Google and Mastercard in credit card data deal

Image copyright Getty Images Google has reportedly bought Mastercard credit card data in the US to help it track users’ offline spending in stores. The two firms had not made the deal public but it was discovered by Bloomberg. Mastercard denied suggestions that its data could be used to identify exact purchases. The Open Rights […]

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New York renamed 'Jewtropolis' in map hack

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption The renaming of New York City was an act of vandalism, said Snapchat, which is investigating the matter New York City was briefly renamed “Jewtropolis” in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others. The company called it an act of “vandalism” and said it worked with its […]

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Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRebecca Woodhead tells Jean Mackenzie she became pregnant while using Natural Cycles. An advert on Facebook for an app that provides a natural alternative to contraception has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. Claims that it was “highly accurate” and “provided a clinically tested alternative […]

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A fake billionaire is fooling people on Twitter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc Warren Buffett is not tweeting inspirational quotes. But fake Warren Buffet is, and you may have seen his advice this week. An account impersonating the 87-year-old American investor shot to social media fame on Saturday when it bagged almost 300,000 likes for its […]