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Millions of medical calls exposed online

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The calls included very personal information Millions of calls made by Swedes seeking medical advice via a national health service telephone line have been exposed online.Some 2.7 million conversations dating back to 2013 were uncovered by technology news site Computer Sweden on an unencrypted web server.It amounted to 170,000 hours of sensitive calls about symptoms and medications.The Swedish data protection authority is currently
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Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Luckey is offering free repair kits for Oculus Rift headsets Former Facebook employee and Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey is helping to repair VR headsets free of charge. Long-term users of Facebook's Oculus headset have complained about audio loss in one or both earpieces.Despite leaving the company in 2017, Mr Luckey is offering to ship his custom repair kit to gamers who aren't
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Roger Stone sorry for judge crosshair post

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roger Stone removed the post from Instagram Roger Stone has apologised to a US judge after posting on Instagram an image of her next to what appeared to be the cross-hairs of a gun sight.The ex-Trump campaign adviser was arrested in January and charged with seven counts as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In a
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Facebook security app used to ‘spy’ on competitors

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has been criticised for its the way it handles user data A report by a Commons committee has detailed Facebook's use of an application to "spy" on users. The cross-party group said that Facebook used its Onavo virtual private network (VPN) app to gather information on competitors. The MPs claim Facebook "intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws". The
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YouTube backtracks after Pokemon ‘child abuse’ ban

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption YouTubers who discussed popular mobile game Pokemon GO were affected Google has backtracked after "mistakenly" deleting the accounts of several prominent YouTubers over incorrect child abuse fears.Popular YouTubers Mystic7, Trainer Tips and Marksman, who have more than 3.5 million subscribers between them, were among those who had their accounts deleted after posting videos of themselves playing Pokemon GO.They were told their videos contravened
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YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

[ad_1] Image caption The belief that the Earth is flat has gained ground among many conspiracy theorists YouTube is playing a significant role in convincing some people that the Earth is flat, research suggests.A study quizzed people at flat earth conferences and found most cited videos viewed on the site as a key influence. They were won over by videos which claimed to amass evidence proving the Earth was not
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Google searches ‘hijacked’ to link Pakistan flag to toilet paper

[ad_1] Image caption An image search for "best toilet paper" still returns a page filled with images of Pakistan's flag Google searches for "best toilet paper in the world" appear to have been manipulated to return images of the Pakistan national flag.The results are believed to be the work of Indian protesters acting in response to the 14 February attack in Kashmir that left at least 40 soldiers dead.It is
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Australian political parties hit by ‘state actor’ hack, PM says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia's parliament was the subject of an attempted hack two weeks ago Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country's major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks.The activity was carried out by a "sophisticated state actor", Mr Morrison said.It was discovered following an investigation into a hacking attempt on Australia's parliament two weeks ago.There was "no evidence
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Instagram: Will quitting make me happy?

[ad_1] Nicole and Tali are Instagram besties. But the pressure to get more likes and followers is taking its toll. Both friends are thinking of quitting the Insta-game but is leaving it the quick fix everyone says it is?UK users can watch more films from the BBC Like Minds series on iPlayer .Produced by Alvaro Alvarez, Naomi Pallas and Camila Ruz [ad_2] Source link