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Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook users have continued to rise despite a series of data privacy scandals and criticism over its attempt to stem toxic content. The social media giant said the number of people who logged into its site at least once a month jumped 9% last year to 2.32 billion people. Fears the […]

Apple iPhone sales in 'disappointing' fall

Apple iPhone sales in 'disappointing' fall

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The global smartphone market is contracting Sales of the Apple iPhone have fallen hitting the tech giant’s financial performance. The firm’s revenue fell 5% from a year ago to about $84.3bn (£64.5bn) in the most recent quarter, with iPhone revenue down 15% to about $52bn. The stumble had been […]

YouTuber James Charles tells LBC Birmingham crowd 'normal'

YouTuber James Charles tells LBC Birmingham crowd 'normal'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption James Charles, who has millions of fans, appeared at Birmingham’s Bullring on Saturday A YouTuber whose visit to a store sparked city centre gridlock has said the 8,000-fan turnout was “surprisingly normal”. James Charles was speaking on LBC after overhearing presenter James O’Brien say he was baffled at the […]

YouTube stars warn of impersonation scam

YouTube stars warn of impersonation scam

Image copyright Philip DeFranco Image caption Subscribers to Mr DeFranco’s channel and many others received the scam messages High-profile YouTubers have been impersonated by scammers sending fake messages to subscribers crafted to look like they were sent by the video stars. The scam messages sent via YouTube’s message system asked recipients to click a link […]

Thousands tell HMRC to delete voice data

Thousands tell HMRC to delete voice data

Image copyright Getty Images More than 160,000 people have told HM Revenue and Customs to delete biometric data it gathered during phone calls. The tax authority captured millions of callers’ voice data after launching its Voice ID system in 2017, but originally gave people no easy way to opt out. Privacy group Big Brother Watch […]

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The plan would let people communicate with anyone on the currently separate apps Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. […]

'Swatting' conspirators charged in US

'Swatting' conspirators charged in US

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tyler Barriss was extradited from his LA home to Kansas to face charges Three American men have been charged with aiding a hoaxer whose prank led to a fatal shooting. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) claims the three men “conspired” with another man, Tyler Barriss, to make calls about […]

Chinese censor calls Tencent news app 'vulgar'

Chinese censor calls Tencent news app 'vulgar'

Image copyright Tencent Image caption Tencent’s app was accused of spreading low-brow content One of China’s leading news apps has been singled out for criticism by the country’s internet watchdog. Tencent-owned Tiantian Kuaibao – which means “fast daily news” – was accused of spreading “vulgar, negative and harmful information, which damaged the online environment”. The […]

Dyson to move head office to Singapore

Dyson to move head office to Singapore

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dyson makes a range of household appliances Dyson has announced that it is moving its headquarters to Singapore, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire. The move by the appliance maker means two executives will relocate – chief financial officer Jorn Jensen and chief legal officer Martin Bowen. Other work at Malmesbury […]

Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay

Prince Philip crash: Debris for sale on eBay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Debris at the scene where Prince Philip was involved in a traffic accident Debris said to be from a crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh was put up for sale on eBay. Seller morbius777 said the debris was from the collision near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on Thursday. The listing, which […]