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Revolut admits making up stats in adverts

Revolut admits making up stats in adverts

Image copyright Iona Bain A financial technology company whose “single-shaming” advertising campaign drew protests is facing scrutiny from the City watchdog over the issue. Revolut, which offers app-based current accounts, sparked complaints with a “spoof” ad addressed to people who ordered a takeaway meal for one on Valentine’s Day last year. It admits that the […]

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Image copyright Mumsnet Image caption Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts posted a lengthy explanation about the breach Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK’s data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts. In a message placed on the site, it said the problem occurred between 5 and 7 […]

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInstagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag images All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took […]

Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years

Huawei: Tackling security concerns may take five years

Image copyright Reuters It will take three to five years for Huawei to address security issues raised by the UK government, the company has said. The Chinese firm, which has earmarked $2bn (£1.5bn) for the process, outlined the timetable in a letter to MPs. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces allegations that […]

Drug overdose killed HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll

Drug overdose killed HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Colin Kroll was co-founder of both HQ Trivia and Vine The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the New York City medical examiner. A post-mortem examination revealed two kinds of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in his system. Police […]

Instagram boss to meet health secretary over self-harm content

Instagram boss to meet health secretary over self-harm content

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAfter Molly Russell took her own life, her family discovered distressing material about suicide on her Instagram account The boss of Instagram will meet the health secretary this week over the platform’s handling of content promoting self-harm and suicide. It comes after links were made between the […]

Pornstar fined for Tube train sex tweet

Pornstar fined for Tube train sex tweet

Image copyright PA Image caption George Mason and two other men took part in “various sexual acts” in the “presence of the travelling public” A porn actor who filmed himself and his ex-partner having a threesome in front of passengers on the London Underground has been fined £1,000. George Mason, 35, and Nicholas Mullan, 24, […]

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Could Microsoft’s augmented reality change work? On Monday, it will be five years since Satya Nadella was announced as Microsoft’s chief executive. Since taking charge he has turned the tech firm’s fortunes around, making it the most valuable company in the world for the first time […]

Apple to issue fix for Facetime bug

Apple to issue fix for Facetime bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple has disabled the group calling function of FaceTime while it pushes out its update to customers Apple has found a fix for a bug that let people eavesdrop on other FaceTime users when the person called did not answer. It said it was planning to release a software […]

Facebook adviser criticises 'lax' child checks

Facebook adviser criticises 'lax' child checks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The app gave “nearly limitless access” to a teen’s device One of Facebook’s independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme that gave it access to teenagers’ highly personal information, without taking more effort to verify their parents had given permission. Facebook said participating teens had […]