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Trump-themed dating app leaks users’ personal data

Make America leak again. Image: screenshot / donald daters By Jack Morse2018-10-16 00:55:02 UTC It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance.  It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting his findings on Monday afternoon.   And they don’t look good. Robert was able to find […]

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Piers Morgan gets dragged for going after men holding babies

Ugh.  I regret to inform you that Piers Morgan is at it again. The TV personality, known for his terrible hot takes, blatant misogyny, and strange obsession with Donald Trump took to Twitter to rail against … good fathers?  He posted a photo of Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond, holding his infant in an adorable spotted baby carrier. Implying that Craig was “emasculated” for caring being a good father, Morgan tweeted, “Oh 007.. not you as well?”  Morgan hashtagged #emasculatedBond as well as #papoose, which according […]

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Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chip fat and other vegetable oils can be turned into fuel for cargo ships The global shipping industry is as big a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as aviation. And the heavy fuel oil that powers its giant vessels is exceptionally dirty – packed with soot, black carbon and sulphur. So is it doing enough to clean up its act? Shipping is facing a big problem. In little more than a year from now it will have conform to new international […]

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Tributes pour in for late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Paul Allen won’t just be remembered in the tech world, but for his sporting and philanthropy efforts too. Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-16 00:31:40 UTC Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death has prompted heartfelt tributes from tech luminaries, but he’s also been lauded for his work in sports and philanthropy. Allen passed away on Monday, his family confirmed, after complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he […]

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Paul Allen: Microsoft co-founder and billionaire dies aged 65

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen announced his diagnosis earlier this month Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has died aged 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had revealed the disease’s return only two weeks ago, after previously being treated for it in 2009. He had said he and his doctors were “optimistic” about treatment. His Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said: “I am heartbroken by the passing of one of my oldest and dearest friends… Personal computing would not have existed without him.” In a statement […]

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Outgoing Nextdoor CEO not amused by @bestofnextdoor

Last week, Nextdoor co-founder and soon-to-be-former CEO Nirav Tolia took the stage with angel investor Jason Calacanis at startup event LAUNCH Scale for a morning “fireside chat” about Nextdoor and its success. It didn’t quite go how Tolia probably expected. “Anybody here follow @bestofnextdoor?” Calacanis asks the crowd in the clip, which LAUNCH just posted on Twitter this afternoon. “You’re all going to love this.” Onscreen was projected a picture of a screenshot from the “parody” Twitter account, featuring a print of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” […]

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

Paul Allen greets NFL Hall of Famer and former Seahawk Kenny Easley as his number is retired at CenturyLink Field last year. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images Paul Allen greets NFL Hall of Famer and former Seahawk Kenny Easley as his number is retired at CenturyLink Field last year. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images Updated at 6:43 p.m. ET Paul Allen, who co-founded tech giant Microsoft with Bill Gates, died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle on Monday. He was […]

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Facebook cracks down on voter suppression ahead of U.S. midterm elections

Facebook is cracking down on those viral “vote by text” misinformation campaigns. Image: Aytac unal/Anadolu agency/Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-10-15 22:43:25 UTC Facebook is expanding its fight against fake news and tackling the most direct way it affects elections: voter suppression. In a post titled “Expanding Our Policies on Voter Suppression,” Facebook’s public policy manager Jessica Leinwand explains how the social media platform is ramping up its battle against any content that is “designed to deter or prevent people from voting.” While the company already had policies […]

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UK cyber-centre thwarts hostile hackers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The NCSC believes most of the attacks it repelled were perpetrated from within nation states hostile to the UK The UK’s top cyber-defence centre has stopped Britain falling victim to almost 1,200 attacks in the last two years, its annual review reveals. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was currently defeating about 10 attacks every week, it said. Most of the attacks were carried out by state-sponsored hackers employed by hostile nations, it added. During its first two years of operation […]

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Facebook expands ban on voting misinformation ahead of US midterms

Facebook is going to begin banning false information involving voting ahead of the US’s midterm elections next month. It’s something the company has done before, but amid growing tensions with Congress and the public, these new rules are set to be tougher and more comprehensive than those prior. Before the 2016 elections, Facebook banned posts that provided misinformation as to where people could go to vote and at what time polls opened or closed. But in today’s announcement, the Silicon Valley giant plans to push further, banning […]

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