Google reportedly exposed data for hundreds of thousands of users

Google reportedly exposed private data from hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then chose not to inform those affected by the breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that sources close to the matter claim the decision to keep the exposure under wraps was made among fears of regulatory scrutiny. Google is said to have […]

Instagram DOWN – Social network not working as outage hits hundreds of users

Instagram users are facing a night without access to the popular social media app as it appears to be down and not working. Problems seem to have started at around 9.45pm tonight with hundreds of reports across the UK and many parts of Europe. Independent website monitor, Down Detector, is showing a surge of issues with […]

Facebook: Iran’s been posting hundreds of fake pages since 2011

Enlarge / A car passes by Facebook’s corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Yet again, Facebook announced that it removed hundreds of inauthentic pages, groups, and accounts on its platform that were used to “mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.” The Tuesday […]

Facebook pulls hundreds of ‘inauthentic’ pages linked to Iran and Russia

Once again, Facebook is notifying the media that it has mass-removed accounts exhibiting “coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.” This time around, Mark Zuckerberg said the cull caught up 652 pages that it says were linked to a campaign originating in Iran, as well as an unspecified number of accounts linked to Russian military […]

eBay: Rare Beatrix Potter 50p selling for hundreds – do you have this coin in your wallet?

eBay seller chpa-pch-fywzyta has listed the 50p coin, which they describe as “rare”, for a whopping £249 starting bid. Interested buyers can make an offer if they don’t want to pay quite so much money. The listing is called: “Rare Beatrix Potter 50p – Mr Jeremy Fisher 2017 – Circulated Collectors Coin.” Describing the item, […]

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Charlottesville 1 year after the deadly Unite the Right rally — here’s how the day unfolded

Chris Jones/Business Insider One year after a white-supremacist rally turned violent, ultimately killing Heather Heyer, a Charlottesville local, people gathered to memorialize the one-year anniversary. Last year, a gathering of white nationalists at the Unite the Right rally clashed with counter-protesters. This year, locals and demonstrators came together to honor Heyer, stand in solidarity against […]

Wells Fargo says hundreds lost homes to computing ‘error’

Software mistakes are normally little more than inconveniences, but they had particularly serious consequences for some Wells Fargo customers. An SEC filing from the bank has revealed that a “calculation error” in its mortgage loan modification underwriting tool led to about 625 customers either being denied loan changes or not receiving offers when they would […]

Plans released for 2000 supersonic jets linking hundreds of cities worldwide

Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, said his company will finally make supersonic air travel financially viable. Fares from London to New York, for example, would cost from £2000 one way, which is the same as a business class ticket at the moment. Boom Supersonic is just one of a handful of companies […]

eBay: ‘Rare’ public libraries 50p coin selling for hundreds – do YOU have one?

eBay is full of 50p coins of differing designs, and a recent addition is a 2000 Public Libraries design. Seller ‘terryneuk’ has listed the 50 pence piece for a whopping £200, claiming it is “rare”. Writing in the description, the seller said: “Very Rare Collectable Public Libraries 1850-2000 50p”. This particular design was released in […]