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Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The group targeted people with rape jokes and photoshopped pornography. Several senior French journalists have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group. The largely-male Ligue du LOL (League of LOL) mocked women, including other journalists, with rape jokes and photoshopped pornographic images. Dozens […]

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Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

Image copyright Ethan Lindenberger Ethan Lindenberger from Ohio asked social media site Reddit if he could have vaccines without parental consent. His mother would not give her permission, he wrote in the post, which had thousands of reactions. He learned he had to wait until he was 18 – which he did, and has now […]

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Paris to sue Airbnb over ‘illegal ads’

Image copyright Getty Images The city of Paris is suing Airbnb for €12.5m (£11m) over 1,000 adverts for what it says are illegal rentals. Homeowners in the city can rent out their properties for only 120 days per year. They must register themselves as a business and display their registration number on any advertising. Under […]

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Trump’s wall: Mind the gaps

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Nick Kwek toured the border dividing the US state of Arizona and Mexico’s Sonora “We gotta get outta here!” cries Agent Daniel Hernandez of US Border Patrol. Moments earlier a hurled rock from over the fence whacked the tin roof next to us with an almighty […]

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Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Image copyright MumsnetImage caption Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts posted a lengthy explanation about the breach Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK’s data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts. In a message placed on the site, it said the problem occurred between 5 and 7 February. […]

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Apple to pay teenager who found FaceTime bug

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The FaceTime problem emerged when teenagers were planning Fortnite strategies A US teenager who discovered a security flaw in Apple’s FaceTime video-calling system has been given a bug bounty. Apple has not revealed the exact amount it is giving 14-year-old Grant Thompson but it is believed to include money to […]

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YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

Image copyright Austin Jones YouTube has decided to delete singer Austin Jones’s channel, after he admitted exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with underage girls. The video-sharing site was criticised after it left the singer’s videos online, despite him pleading guilty to charges in court. Other social networks were quick to remove his content but […]

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Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The attempted breach is the latest in a number of known attacks on the Australian government Authorities in Australia say they are investigating an attempt to hack into its parliament’s computer network. Lawmakers said there was “no evidence” that information had been accessed or stolen, but politicians’ passwords have been […]

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EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

Image caption Ms Bonafede says the experience was “distressing” An EE customer has said she was stalked by an ex-partner who worked at the firm, after he accessed her personal data without permission. Francesca Bonafede’s number was switched to a new handset and her address and bank details were accessed. She said the company failed […]