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Instagram bans marketing company tracking users' locations

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteInstagram has banned a marketing company called Hyp3r which was saving location data attached to users’ stories so it could track their real-world movements. Although the information in stories is intended to vanish within 24 hours, the marketing company was capturing and saving it, in violation of the […]

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TfL admits Oyster customer accounts accessed

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Transport for London (TfL) has taken its Oyster system offline to protect customers’ data after discovering accounts had been accessed by criminals. According to TfL, a “small number” of customers had their accounts accessed “after their login credentials were compromised when using non-TfL websites”. The company added: […]

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Why your daily cups of tea may be giving you a headache

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Catrin Rutland, news reporter Drinking three cups of tea or coffee a day can increase migraine risk, researchers have found. In a study by The Migraine Trust, those who drank more than two caffeinated beverages over the course of 24 hours had higher odds of developing […]

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Police investigate YouTuber over alleged dog abuse

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter A YouTuber is being investigated by police after a video showing her smacking and spitting on her dog was posted online. Brooke Houts, who lives in Los Angeles, has insisted she is “not a dog abuser” after she accidentally published the footage […]

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Drop rates for loot boxes to be disclosed on consoles

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThree major gaming console makers will require publishers to declare the drop rates for any loot boxes on their games from next year, amid concerns the feature promotes addiction. Loot boxes are virtual items which gamers can purchase to obtain unknown items within the game itself and have […]

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Stock trading app Robinhood gets UK approval

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSelf-described “zero commission” stock trading app Robinhood has been given the go-ahead by regulators to launch in the UK. The controversial broker – which has been accused of ripping off millenials – was founded in 2013 and allows users to invest in US-listed companies, and the company was […]

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Did dark matter arise before the big bang?

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDark matter, which scientists believe makes up about 80% of the universe, may be even older than the big bang. It has long been believed that dark matter is a leftover substance from the astronomic event, but – according to a new study published in Physical Review Letters […]

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Piglets in space! Earth's toughest creature could be alive on the moon

8th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A tiny creature, found in all regions of the earth, could be alive in space after a spacecraft carrying several thousand of them crashed into the moon. Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are less than a millimetre long and can survive huge extremes […]

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Size and security key to Samsung's latest smartphones

7th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Tom Acres, technology reporter Samsung has unveiled two new entries in its Galaxy Note smartphone range, with the top model boasting the biggest screen and battery ever packed into one of its handsets. The South Korean tech giant showed off the Note 10 and Note 10+ […]

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Supergravity theory wins $3m physics prize

7th August 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Catrin Rutland, news reporter Scientists behind the supergravity theory have won the $3m Physics Breakthrough Prize – four decades after they first proposed it. Sergio Ferrara, Daniel Z. Freedman and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen have been recognised for their work which combines gravity and particle physics. The […]

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