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Can you trust FaceApp with your face?

Image copyright FaceApp Image caption The app has gone viral – but how many fans have read the terms and conditions? Everyone is talking about FaceApp – the app that can edit photos of people’s faces to show younger or older versions of themselves. Thousands of people are sharing the …

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Elon Musk reveals brain-hacking plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim of the firm is to find ways to stimulate the brain in paralysed humans to allow them to control computers NeuraLink, a company set up by Elon Musk to explore ways to connect the human brain to a computer interface, has applied …

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Data of ‘nearly all adults’ in Bulgaria stolen

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bulgarian authorities are trying to find out who was behind the cyber-attack Personal data belonging to millions of Bulgarians has been stolen in a cyber-attack on the country’s tax agency. According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million …

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‘Cordless’ Dyson fan advert falls foul of watchdog

Image copyright Dyson Image caption Dyson argued that consumers would not think the fan was cordless An advert for one of Dyson’s £400 fans has been labelled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The video, for the company’s Pure Hot and Cool Fan, suggests the fan is cordless when …

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Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram

Image copyright Williams/Devins family Image caption Bianca Devins Instagram is struggling to remove images of the body of a 17-year-old – apparently posted by the man who has now been charged with her murder. Bianca Devins was killed in Utica, New York, on Sunday morning. The images were posted on …

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Facebook scam-busting service goes live

Image copyright PA Media Image caption A legal action taken by MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is behind the tool Scammers are being targeted by a new tool for UK Facebook users that allows the reporting of fake adverts. The feature came about after Martin Lewis, founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, …

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Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

Image copyright Imgur Image caption Imgur hosts millions of photos, video clips and illustrations Virgin Media is investigating why it mistakenly blocked customers from visiting Imgur, a platform used to share humorous photos and Gifs. The UK broadband provider’s users had been shown an alert saying access was denied because …

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Porn block: Margot James ‘extremely sorry’ for delay

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system is supposed to force websites to verify the age of UK users Digital Minister Margot James has apologised for the six-month delay on the so-called “porn block”, which had been due to take effect on Monday. It is designed to force pornography …

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Computer password inventor dies aged 93

Image copyright MIT CSAIL Image caption Dr Corbato became interested in computers while studying physics Computer pioneer Fernando Corbato, who first used passwords to protect user accounts, has died aged 93. Dr Corbato introduced the basic security measure while developing methods that let more people use a computer at the …

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