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Trove of ‘Russian troll’ posts exposed by Congress

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senators have opted to release some, but not all, examples of the posts thought to have been posted by Russia-backed trolls Further instances of social media posts and ads thought to be part of Russian propaganda efforts to influence the last US presidential election and ...

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Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time ever, Bitcoin has hit £5,000 in value The price of Bitcoin has surpassed £5,000 per coin – a new record. While it is a historic moment of sorts, Bitcoin is usually compared to the dollar. The virtual currency peaked at ...

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On Russia, tech doesn’t know what it doesn’t know

While the Senate has spent the better part of a year making sense of Russia’s actions to influence the 2016 election, tech made quick work of its own analysis — or so it thinks. The glacial pace of Congress is often criticized, particularly contrasted to the tech industry, which still ...

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Simon’s Cat game app showed adult bite advert

Image copyright Strawdog Publishing Image caption The Simon’s Cat game requires players to connect matching coloured treats The UK’s advertising watchdog has intervened after an adult advert was shown within a video game app popular with children. The pop-up ad featured a “temporary tattoo” that looked like a deep bite ...

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