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Elon Musk fakes steal thousands over Twitter

Elon Musk fakes steal thousands over Twitter

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Twitter users are being conned out of tens of thousands of pounds a day by accounts impersonating celebrities, Sky News can reveal.Working with blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis, Sky News has discovered that multiple independent copycats are behind the scams, rather than a single conspiracy with a dedicated methodology.The fake accounts have struck hundreds of times over the last two months, with the most successful taking away as much as £50,000 a day before using a range of exchanges to convert the proceeds into cash.:: Twitter to prohibit range of cryptocurrency adsThe scam takes place after a high-profile Twitter account posts, then an impersonating account with the same image and display name responds in the thread offering to give away cryptocurrency.Claiming that they want to
'Data breach': MP wants Zuckerberg to give evidence

'Data breach': MP wants Zuckerberg to give evidence

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Mark Zuckerberg will be asked to give evidence at a Commons committee examining allegations of unauthorised sharing of Facebook user data, an MP has said.Damian Collins, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee, said the Facebook chief executive must provide answers after an investigation alleged Cambridge Analytica, a British political campaigns firm, acquired and kept information about users."Data has been taken from Facebook users without their consent, and was then processed by a third party and used to support their campaigns," Mr Collins wrote on the House of Commons website."I will be writing to Mark Zuckerberg asking that either he, or another senior executive from the company, appear to give evidence in front of the Committee as part our inquiry."Image:Damia...
UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

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Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Facebook suspended the company over allegations it retained improperly obtained user data after claiming it had deleted the information. The British probe is part of a broader inquiry into how political parties, data companies and social media platforms use personal information to target voters during political campaigns, including Britain's 2016 Brexit referendum on EU membership. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said Saturday it's important "the public are fully aware of how information is used and shared in modern political campaigns and the potent...
Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

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The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users. It comes as a whistleblower told a newspaper how Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team, used personal information taken without permission in early 2014 to build a system that could profile US voters so they could be targeted with personalised political advertisements.The company is owned by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer and was led at the time by Mr Trump's key adviser Steve Bannon.Christopher Wylie, who worked with an academic at Cambridge University to obtain the data, told The Observer: "We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people's profiles and built models to exploit what we knew about them and ...
Can kids hold pens in the digital age?

Can kids hold pens in the digital age?

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Children's habits are changing. Where once a toddler might have played with bricks, now they are more likely to play on an iPad.Such devices can provide a welcome distraction for busy parents and an attractive source of sensory stimulation for young children but does it mean that children are not developing the fine motor skills they need to write?Sally Payne, head paediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust has seen evidence this is the case.She recently told the Guardian newspaper: "Children coming into school are being given a pencil but, increasingly, they are not able to hold it because they don't have the fundamental movement skills."To be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need strong control of the fine muscles in your fingers. "Children need ...