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Your WhatsApp account can be suspended by anyone with your phone number
A rather worrying loophole has been uncovered on WhatsApp that means anyone can temporarily suspend your account if they know your number.
Instagram Halloween fashion advert banned for objectifying women
An Instagram advert by fashion retailer Babyboo Fashion has been removed for being likely offensive to women.
Turkey Fines Google Over $36 Million For Abusing Dominant Position
In a statement, it said Google had provided advantages to its own accommodation price comparison and its local search services over their competitors.
Who is the top earning young influencer on YouTube?
The UK’s highest-earning YouTube influencer makes over £3.75million a year from the platform, new research has revealed.
Bitcoin price tops $64,000 before Coinbase IPO
The listing is seen pushing crypto even more into the mainstream of investing, exposing legions of potential buyers to the digital asset class that have grown into a $2 trillion...
Facebook takes down (and restores) official page for French town of Bitche
A city in France has had a real rollercoaster of a week, after its Facebook page was accidentally deleted for violating the terms and conditions of the site. Of course, the city...
Investors target booming digital art market despite ‘heist’ fears
Last month much of the traditional art world had not heard of Mike Winkelmann. Then the digital artist sold a piece that only exists online for £50 million at a Christie’s aucti...
Should governments rethink their coronavirus vaccine rollouts?
China's top health official had admitted domestically produced jabs have low rates of protection.
The 'Iron Man' body armour many of us may soon be wearing
Imagine wearing high-tech body armour that makes you super strong and tireless.
Testing Elon Musk's Starlink: Is It Really a Rural Internet Game Changer?
SpaceX's new Starlink satellite internet service is being touted as a rural internet game changer. WSJ spent time with a few beta testers in a very remote area of Washington sta...
Iran Used Fake Instagram Accounts To Try To Kidnap Our Citizens: Israel
The Israeli claim came hours after Iran accused its arch-enemy of orchestrating an attack on a key nuclear site and vowed "revenge".
Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations...
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its domi...
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar w...
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful comp...
Canada's Telesat takes on Musk and Bezos in space race to provide fast broadband
Canada’s Telesat is racing to launch a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to provide high-speed global broadband from space, pitting the satellite communications firm...
Personal Data Of 1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Leaked Online
The Verge quoted a report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users'' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an onl...
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setba...
Are Covid passports a threat to liberty? It depends on how you define freedom
The pandemic is once again causing governments to pit incompatible ideas of freedom against each other
Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community
Salesforce's investment in Community comes as the upstart looks to expand its customer base.
Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
Apple to start enforcing privacy notifications that upset Facebook
Facebook has accused Apple not of giving users' more choice, but of skewing the market to its own advantage.
16,000 fake review accounts shut down by Facebook after UK competition watchdog intervenes
Facebook has removed 16,000 accounts linked to Facebook groups and Instagram profiles, after the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) intervened, holding the company to...
Software flaw led to 'serious incident' on Tui flight
A "simple flaw" caused by a language difference led to a "serious incident" for a flight from Birmingham last year.
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