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MeToo founder Tarana Burke: Campaign now ‘unrecognisable’

[ad_1] Image copyright Maria Aufmuth/TED Image caption Tarana Burke told the TEDWomen conference MeToo had a long way to go The founder of the MeToo movement has said that the campaign against sexual violence she began more than a decade ago has become "unrecognisable" to her.Speaking at TEDWomen in Palm Springs, Tarana Burke said a media backlash had framed the movement as a witch hunt."Suddenly, a movement to centre survivors
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Carphone Warehouse faces Black Friday backlash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mobiles.co.uk offered Phone XR contracts at cheaper rates than could be attained directly from Vodafone or other operators Carphone Warehouse-owned website Mobiles.co.uk and other online phone retailers are facing a backlash from customers wrongly refused Black Friday smartphone deals.A problem with Vodafone's credit check systems meant that some applications submitted via the contract resellers were incorrectly turned down.The BBC understands that about 5%
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Facebook’s UK political ad rules kick in

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has started to enforce its tighter political advertising rules in the UK.The new rules were supposed to take effect on 7 November, but were delayed when journalists and researchers exposed flaws in the new system.Anybody placing political ads on Facebook must now verify their identity and location and prove who is paying for the advertisement.The changes have been made following the Cambridge Analytica data
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Raids mounted on fake Indian tech support centres

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bogus support calls typically claim to find problems with Microsoft Windows More than 50 people have been arrested in India for their alleged involvement in fake security warning scams.The New York Times said that New Delhi police made the arrests during raids on 26 call centres linked to the scams.Software giant Microsoft helped police trace who was behind the large-scale operations.It said
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Nintendo smashes its rules for gaming vloggers

[ad_1] Image copyright Nintendo Nintendo has relaxed its rules for video-makers who share their gameplay on websites such as Twitch and YouTube.Unlike Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo had restricted what it let video-makers share online and took a slice of advertising revenue from YouTubers.Its new guidelines lift most of the restrictions and no longer ask gaming vloggers to register for Nintendo's revenue-sharing scheme.Nintendo said it was "humbled" by its fans' loyalty.Many
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Serkis on Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle special effects

[ad_1] Acclaimed actor Andy Serkis has gone behind the camera to direct the new movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.The film is an adaptation of The Jungle Book for Netflix and features the voices of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.Andy Serkis told BBC Click's Marc Cieslak that the film had a darkness probably not seen before in a Jungle Book story.Serkis and his company The Imaginarium are experts
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What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

[ad_1] Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They're different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message. BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley received one of the scam emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing history, she was alarmed when she found out the scammers had one of her current passwords.She's been finding out
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One Planet York: ‘Ethical hacker’ exposed council app flaw

[ad_1] Image caption The One Planet York app allowed users to check bin collection dates and recycling advice. A council is seeking to reassure residents that a flaw in a council app allowing personal data to be breached was discovered by an "ethical hacker". A developer for a Leeds-based digital agency found phone numbers, addresses and encrypted passwords of One Planet York users could be found on the app. City
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Massage app exposes ‘sex pest’ clients

[ad_1] A popular massage-booking app left thousands of customer records exposed, including complaints about those who had asked for sexual favours.Urban, previously known as Urban Massage, left its online database containing 309,000 customer profiles unsecured, a security researcher found.Among the records were allegations of sexual assault, linked to identifiable individuals.Urban said it was investigating the problem and took the database offline.The problem was discovered by researcher Oliver Hough, who shared