Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

September 18, 2017 9:34 pm0 comments
Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One common issue seems to be that […]

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Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

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Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors’ machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The Pirate Bay’s administrators said using the code had been an experiment to see whether […]

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

September 17, 2017 9:59 pm0 comments
Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster’s Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local laws. Qatar is in an ongoing dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE. […]

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Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

September 16, 2017 10:47 am0 comments
Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of Canadians may have been stolen by hackers between mid-May and July. The chief information officer […]

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Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

September 15, 2017 11:00 pm0 comments
Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

Facebook is reviewing its ad targeting system after investigators found they could direct ads to self-described anti-Semites. Researchers at ProPublica found several ad categories for people who had declared that they “hated” Jews. Facebook said its algorithms automatically created the categories when analysing user interests. It said it would trim […]

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Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

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Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

Data about British people “may potentially have been accessed” during the data breach at the US credit rating firm Equifax. The UK arm of the organisation said files containing information on “fewer than 400,000” UK consumers was accessed in the breach. Last week, Equifax revealed details of the hack and […]

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