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Cyber-thieves set sights on hijacking payment data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption BA customers were caught out by an attack that sought to steal payment card information Thousands of websites are being hit by cyber-thieves who implant code to scoop up payment card numbers, research suggests. Security giant Symantec found more than 4,800 websites were being …

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AI fake face website launched

Image copyright thispersondoesnotexist.com Image caption A selection of faces from the website A software developer has created a website that generates fake faces, using artificial intelligence (AI). Thispersondoesnotexist.com generates a new lifelike image each time the page is refreshed, using technology developed by chipmaker Nvidia. Some visitors to the website …

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Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Image copyright PA Image caption Public links can lead people to encrypted groups where illegal material is traded Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found. Security experts told Radio 4’s File on 4 programme that …

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YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

Image caption The belief that the Earth is flat has gained ground among many conspiracy theorists YouTube is playing a significant role in convincing some people that the Earth is flat, research suggests. A study quizzed people at flat earth conferences and found most cited videos viewed on the site …

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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories …

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Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

Image copyright Facebook/Quadriga Image caption Gerald Cotten When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. …

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Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me 'a puppet'

Image copyright Getty Images Andy Jordan didn’t even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. “Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing,” he says about appearing on the show. He’s now got 290,000 followers. “You’re like, ‘Everyone wants …

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Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest …

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PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Image copyright PewDiePie/YouTube Image caption Roblox says it has more than 70 million monthly active users Online social game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie’s account after banning the popular YouTuber over an “inappropriate username”. PewDiePie revealed the ban in a video on his YouTube channel to his more than 85 million …

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Sexual harassment: 'I was terrified to report it'

Image copyright Shai Dolev Image caption Vault founders Neta Meidav (l) and Rotem Hayoun-Meidav believe there’s “strength in numbers” When Neta Meidav was sexually harassed at work aged 22, she felt it was easier to quit her job than report it to human resources. But more than a decade later, …

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