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New WhatsApp breach: India cyber cell advises update

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India has 400 million WhatsApp users, making the country its biggest market India’s main cyber security agency, Cert, has asked users to update WhatsApp on their phones after the discovery of a new malware on older versions of the messaging app. The malware is …

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Instagam 'stalker' app Ghosty drops off Google Play Store

Image copyright Ghosty Image caption Ghosty required new sign-ups to recruit at least one further friend Ghosty, an app which gives users access to private profiles, has been removed from the Google Play Store. The move came after Instagram said it planned to send a cease and desist letter to …

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Will fibre broadband be obsolete by 2030 – and what about 5G?

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030 if it wins the general election. The plan would see millions more properties given access to a full-fibre connection, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “a crackpot …

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Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing

Image copyright Handout/BBC Image caption High housing costs are hurting San Franciscans like Leon Sultan History teacher Leon Sultan was raised in a San Francisco that working class families could call home. That place has, for the most part, vanished. The city is now the centre of America’s thriving tech …

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Uber's paradox: Gig work app traps and frees its drivers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uber is seeking a five-year licence from Transport for London to continue operating in the city On 24 November, after a nervous wait, Uber will learn whether its licence to operate in London is to be renewed. The impending decision has revived debate over …

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Golden Joystick awards: Resident Evil 2 awarded 'ultimate game' title

Image copyright Capcom Resident Evil 2 has been named as the ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joystick awards. The remake of the 1998 game takes place in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and was praised by critics and players. The awards – which took place in …

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General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour’s John McDonnell pledged “free broadband for the country” if the party gets elected Labour has promised to give every home and business in the UK free full-fibre broadband by 2030, if it wins the general election. The party would nationalise part …

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'Cryptoqueen' brother admits role in OneCoin fraud

Image copyright OneLife/OneCoin/YouTube Image caption Konstantin Ignatov has pleaded guilty Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of “missing cryptoqueen” Dr Ruja Ignatova, has admitted his role in the OneCoin crypto-currency fraud. Ignatov pleaded guilty to several charges, including money laundering and fraud. OneCoin and the disappearance of its co-founder, Dr Ruja Ignatova, …

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Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time, Facebook includes figures on Instagram Facebook has released the latest figures in its efforts to remove harmful content from its platforms. They reveal 11.6 million pieces of content related to child nudity and child sexual exploitation were taken down between …

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General election 2019: Labour Party hit by second cyber-attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “A cyber attack against a political party in an election is suspicious” Labour is reportedly suffering a second cyber-attack after saying it successfully thwarted one on Monday. The party says it has “ongoing security processes in place” so users “may …

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