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US creditors can now DM debtors on social media

BBC News - 11 hours 34 min ago
The new rule lets debt collectors text and direct message millions of Americans who default on loans.
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China app giant Didi plans US stock market exit in move to Hong Kong

BBC News - 12 hours 38 min ago
The move comes after the company came under intense scrutiny from regulators in the US and China.
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How to spot the software that could be spying on you

BBC News - 15 hours 46 min ago
Software used to spy on someone via their phone is a growing threat and common in domestic abuse cases.
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Virgin Media outage hits UK TV viewers

BBC News - 18 hours 17 min ago
The firm apologises after some customers are left with no access to TV services for more than 10 hours.
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Ride hailing app Grab falls in $40bn market debut

BBC News - 22 hours 3 min ago
Shares start trading in ride-hailing firm Grab which has used a shell company for its flotation.
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Jack Dorsey’s Square changes its name to Block

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 21:58
Days after Jack Dorsey resigned as chief executive of Twitter, his other company is changing its name.
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Government fined £500,000 for New Year honours data breach

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 19:40
The addresses of more than 1,000 people, including Sir Elton John and Gabby Logan, were shared online.
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Facebook uncovers Chinese network behind fake expert

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 12:12
It deleted 500 accounts which amplified claims that the US was meddling in the Covid origins search.
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Cryptocurrency executives to be questioned in Congress

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 08:02
Washington is joining other governments in scrutinising the rapidly expanding sector more closely.
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Match settles legal fight with Tinder founders for $441m

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 03:49
Dating app Tinder's founders claimed in court that Match had undervalued the firm by $10bn in 2017.
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Facebook reverses Kyle Rittenhouse policy

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 01:57
The company had blocked searches for the US teen - and removed praise and support for him
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Scientists claim big advance in using DNA to store data

BBC News - Thu, 02/12/2021 - 00:03
Scientists say they have made a major step forward in storing information in molecules of DNA.
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Microsoft Edge buy now pay later scheme met with criticism

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 22:54
Its Edge browser has added a credit scheme - which users have labelled as "exploitative".
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Twitch unleashes AI tool to spot banned users

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:57
Twitch's suspicious-user detection system uses machine learning to spot those trying to evade bans.
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Why Mars-bound astronauts may go to Iceland first

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 18:59
With a similar landscape to other worlds, it could aid research into extra-terrestrial missions.
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UK's fastest broadband found in Swansea street

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 18:02
Residents can, according to website Uswitch.com, download a two-hour film in 47 seconds.
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Elon Musk jokes about whistleblowers with new Tesla product

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 11:53
In recent months, Tesla has faced lawsuits over alleged sexual harassment and racist abuse.
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Duolingo boss: 'Develop your social skills'

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 08:07
Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of language-learning app Duolingo, shares his business advice.
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Twitter will remove images tweeted without consent

BBC News - Wed, 01/12/2021 - 04:49
Images or videos of private individuals posted without consent could be removed for violating rules.
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UK competition watchdog orders Meta to sell Giphy

BBC News - Tue, 30/11/2021 - 22:10
The CMA rules Facebook's purchase of the vast Gif database unfair to competing social-media platforms.
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