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Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people’s data. On Wednesday, the firm said “malicious actors” had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool. It said anybody that had not changed their privacy settings after adding their phone number should […]

Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Brain back-up firm Nectome loses link to MIT

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nectome aims to preserve biomolecules in the brain to let memories be saved after death A company attempting to map people’s brains so their memories can be stored in computers has lost its link to one of the United States’ top universities. US start-up Nectome revealed its brain back-up […]

Tesla shares higher after Model 3 production boost

Tesla shares higher after Model 3 production boost

Image copyright Tesla Shares in electric car firm Tesla have risen after it announced a boost in production of its cheaper Model 3 cars in the first quarter. The firm said it had “by far the most productive quarter in Tesla history” after it built 34,494 vehicles, 9,766 of which were Model 3s. Tesla’s profitability […]

Tesla rebuked by death crash investigators

Tesla rebuked by death crash investigators

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tesla had acknowledged that its Autopilot function was active at the time of a crash last month Electric car-maker Tesla has been admonished by the US watchdog investigating a recent fatal crash involving one of its cars. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was “unhappy” the firm had made […]

iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' shares dip in US stock debut

iQiyi: 'China's Netflix' shares dip in US stock debut

Image copyright Iqiyi Chinese video streaming service iQiyi – often called China’s Netflix – made a rocky US stock market debut as it launched on the Nasdaq. Shares opened slightly ahead of the $18 listing price, before quickly falling back and closing down 14%. But iQiyi chief executive Gong Yu said he was not concerned […]

Facebook 'ugly truth' growth memo haunts firm

Facebook 'ugly truth' growth memo haunts firm

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Andrew Bosworth says his memo was intended to be provocative A Facebook executive’s memo that claimed the “ugly truth” was that anything it did to grow was justified has been made public, embarrassing the company. The 2016 post said that this applied even if it meant people might die […]

Lindsay Lohan loses GTA V privacy case appeal

Lindsay Lohan loses GTA V privacy case appeal

Image copyright Rockstar Games Image caption The character Lacey Jones appeared on GTA V’s box art, but plays a relatively minor role in the game The actress Lindsay Lohan has failed in her latest attempt to sue the maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto V. Six judges at New York state’s Court of […]

Cambridge Analytica files spell out election tactics

Cambridge Analytica files spell out election tactics

Image copyright AFP Documents shared by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie spell out how parent company SCL Group tried to influence elections worldwide. One letter also refers to its support of 15 psychological operations involving the UK’s Ministry of Defence as of January 2012. The Foreign Office is quoted as saying another part of SCL […]

YouTube 'prankster' sued by In-N-Out Burger

YouTube 'prankster' sued by In-N-Out Burger

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The incidents are alleged to have occurred on 13 and 14 March A Californian fast-food chain is suing a YouTube videomaker over claims his “prank” films caused “irreparable harm” to two of its restaurants. One incident allegedly involved Cody Roeder telling a customer their meal was “contaminated” and “garbage” while […]

Data row: Facebook's Zuckerberg will not appear before MPs

Data row: Facebook's Zuckerberg will not appear before MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Zuckerberg apologised for a “breach of trust” Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to appear before MPs is “astonishing”, said the committee chairman who invited him to attend. Damian Collins, the head a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, urged Mr Zuckerberg to “think again”. Facebook and data analytics […]