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US politician sues Twitter over insults

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republican congressman Devin Nunes says Twitter isn’t enforcing its Terms of Service A US politician has accused Twitter and three of its users of running an “orchestrated defamation campaign” against him. Republican congressman Devin Nunes of California has said that tweets from the parody accounts @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow violate […]

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Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over 'addictive' streaks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Snapchat has faced criticism over a feature known as streaks, which are used to maintain friendships The firm behind instant messaging app Snapchat has told MPs it may consider changes to its friendship streaks, which have been criticised for being potentially addictive. Streaks are used as a mark of […]

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Huge Norwegian aluminium plants hit by cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hydro employs more than 35,000 people The operator of one of the largest aluminium plants in Europe has switched to manual operations at its smelting facilities following a cyber-attack. Hydro, which employs more than 35,000 people across 40 countries, says the attack began on Monday evening and is still […]

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Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

Image copyright Megan Janetsky Image caption Eli Meregote uses crypto-currencies to send money home to Venezuela Crypto-currencies have faced a lot of criticism since Bitcoin first came on the scene 10 years ago. But for one group of people, they’re proving very useful. Venezuela has seen its currency rendered practically valueless after suffering one of […]

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MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kate Nash started out by uploading her music on MySpace MySpace, one of the first online social networks, has apologised after a server migration caused a huge loss of data. A message on its website says that “any photos, videos and audio files” uploaded more than three years ago […]

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Christchurch shootings: Social sites struggle to contain attack video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social media sites had “questions to answer” said Jacinda Ardern Facebook says it has deleted more than 1.5 million copies of the video of the mosque attacks in New Zealand in the first day after the incident. In a tweet, it said that 1.2 million of those copies were […]

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Can you murder a robot?

Image copyright Ryserson University Image caption The road can be a lonely place when you are a little robot Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia. It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The “death” raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship […]

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Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion

Players of contact sports such as rugby can be at risk of a brain injury (concussion) and in some cases this can be fatal. But now a gum shield fitted with sensors has been developed which monitors impacts to the head and feeds data in real-time to medical staff on the sidelines. While the device […]

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Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Image copyright PA Social media companies have been told to “clean up their platforms” or be prepared to face the “force of the law” by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook. Writing […]

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Christchurch shootings: Social media's role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least 49 people were killed in the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch A video seemingly filmed by the man charged with murder after the killing of at least 49 people and wounding of at least 20 in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, has been widely seen […]

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Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spotify wants the European Commission to investigate Apple’s app store Apple has replied to claims by Spotify that App store policies gave it an “unfair advantage”. Spotify made its comments as it filed an official anti-trust complaint against Apple in Europe saying it “limited” consumer choice. Apple took the […]

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UK cyber-security efforts criticised by audit office

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report finds fault with the government’s plans to protect national infrastructure, which includes energy and transport The government has been told there are “failings” in the way it is planning to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment […]