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Facebook and Trump data firm accused of ‘misleading’ MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix has spoken of the firm’s intricate data Facebook and a US data firm, Cambridge Analytica, have been accused of “misleading” Parliament. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said both firms must answer more questions over claims that ...

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Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cambridge Analytica’s CEO answered British MPs’ questions about election influence last month The attorney general for the US state of Massachusetts is launching an investigation into alleged harvesting of Facebook profiles by a firm employed by Donald Trump’s election campaign. Investigations by the Observer ...

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Can kids hold pens in the digital age?

Image copyright Getty Images Children’s habits are changing. Where once a toddler might have played with bricks, now they are more likely to play on an iPad. Such devices can provide a welcome distraction for busy parents and an attractive source of sensory stimulation for young children but does it ...

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Camelot warns of ‘low level’ National Lottery hack

Image copyright Camelot National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a “low level” cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned from a list circulated on the internet to get ...

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Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cyber-thieves are moving away from Bitcoin to other digital cash systems, suggests research Crypto-currencies and digital cash systems have become a key way for cyber-thieves to launder stolen funds, suggests research. Alongside its use in ransomware, virtual cash was also helping clean up other ...

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