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Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Technology
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.Accounts got mixed up if two users logged in at exactly the same time, said Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts.A total of 46 users were breached, the site said, but no passwords are said to have been exposed."You've every right to expect your Mumsnet account to be secure and private," wrote Ms Roberts. "We are working urgently to discover exactly how this breach happened and to learn and improve our processes."Some of those affected sounded the alarm to Mumsnet early on 7 February that they could view other...
Putin at blast site amid race to find survivors

Putin at blast site amid race to find survivors

World
Russian President Vladimir Putin has travelled to the site of a gas explosion in a apartment block that killed at least seven people and left dozens feared trapped. Rescuers faced a race against time to dig survivors out of the rubble of the blast with temperatures set to plunge as low as -24C (-17F).The explosion caused the partial collapse of a nine-storey building in the southern Russian city of Magnitogorsk, where cries for help could reportedly be heard beneath the ruins. Image: Cries for help have reportedly been heard from under the rubble Mr Putin looked on as rescue workers searched the site. He also visited the injured in hospital.Emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev said at a meeting with the Russian presid...
Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site

Fracking starts at landmark Lancashire site

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Fracking for shale gas has begun for the first time in the UK since it was linked with earthquakes in 2011. Energy firm Cuadrilla confirmed the controversial process had started at its site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire after a legal challenge failed on Friday. Protester Ginette Evans said there was a "mood of disappointment" but insisted the fight was "not over".Cuadrilla insisted the process was safe and would be of "enormous" benefit.The company's chief executive Francis Egan said: "These are the first exploration wells that will be tested... we have high hopes for them but we have to wait and see what comes out."If successful, he said it would "lead to tens of thousands of jobs and could be a very signific...
North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon

World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites, says the South's President Moon Jae-in.After meeting in Pyongyang, the two leaders "agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation," said Mr Moon. The agreement was described by Mr Kim as a "leap forward" towards military peace on the peninsula.Mr Kim also said he hoped to "visit Seoul in the near future" - he would be the first North Korean leader to do so.Summit results: DenuclearisationThe main focus of the summit was the issue of denuclearisation. While the US and North Korea agreed in broad terms earlier this year to work towards that goal, negotiations have stalled. Pyongyang has now sought to reconfirm its commitment...
XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

XXXTentacion: Police disperse fans at murder site

Entertainment
Fans of XXXTentacion have gathered in Florida to pay tribute to the rapper, who was shot dead on Monday. Hundreds of mourners laid candles, flowers and teddy bears at the site of his murder, and raised their arms in an "x" symbol at the makeshift memorial.According to the Los Angeles Times, between 300 and 500 people gathered at Melrose Avenue, blocking traffic. They joined in a chorus of the rapper's song Al.one: "Please, I don't wanna be alone. I don't wanna be alone".As the crowd swelled, police became involved and dispersed the mourners shortly before 9pm local time. XXXTentacion was one of the fastest-rising stars in rap, and recently scored his first number one album in the US.Fellow musicians including Kanye West, Diplo an...