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Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

Technology
Private tweets sent by users of Twitter's Android app could have been exposed publicly for years. Twitter said it had discovered a security flaw which meant "protected" tweets became public when some changes were made to accounts.Anyone who updated the email address linked to their account between November 2014 and January 2019 could have had messages exposed, it said.Twitter said it had started to let affected users know about the bug.It added that it had turned the protections back on for Android users who had inadvertently switched them off.Twitter said it was also issuing a public notice about the error because it could not confirm the exact number of accounts that had been affected and wanted to reach those it could not iden...
Netherlands warns of toxic chemicals after containers tossed from cargo ship

Netherlands warns of toxic chemicals after containers tossed from cargo ship

World
Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A Panama-registered cargo ship lost some 270 containers during a storm in the North Sea this week, including three carrying toxic chemicals. The ship, the MSC Zoe, was en route to Bremerhaven, Germany, on Wednesday when it encountered the bad weather, identified locally as Storm Zeetje. The vessel was near the German island of Borkum at the time, and the tide carried some of the containers toward the southwest, the BBC reported. Some of the cargo washed up on islands off the northern Dutch coast, including toys, televisions, shoes, bags, chairs, plastic cups and other items. Officials were worried about three containers carrying toxic substances, including one with bags of peroxide powder, one of which washed ashore on the island of Schiermonnikoog. Officials warned reside...
Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation

Kim Jong-un warns of change in direction on denuclearisation

World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he is committed to denuclearisation, but warned he will change course if the US continues its sanctions.He made the remarks during his closely-watched annual New Year's address.Last year's speech set the country on an unprecedented path of international diplomacy with South Korea and the US.Mr Kim met US President Donald Trump to discuss denuclearisation in June 2018 but with few results so far.Last year's rapprochement came after a turbulent 2017 marked by North Korea testing missiles that could reach the US mainland and an escalation in rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington with both sides trading insults and threats of nuclear destruction. The annual New Year's address is a traditio...
Trump warns US Fed against making 'yet another mistake'

Trump warns US Fed against making 'yet another mistake'

Business
US President Donald Trump has stepped up his pressure on the Federal Reserve by warning the central bank against making "yet another mistake".The Fed is widely expected to announce an interest rate rise - its fourth in a year - on Wednesday. But with financial markets in turmoil and fears of recession growing, some critics are questioning the plan.In a tweet, President Trump advised the Fed to "feel the market" and not to "just go by meaningless numbers". What's knocked markets off course? The perils of a political Federal Reserve His remarks bring unprecedented pressure on the central bank as policymakers meet in Washington for a two-day meeting.Presidents generally avoid criticising the Fed publicly, for fear of politicising the institution and underm...
Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Business
Superdry, best known for its coats and hoodies, has warned of weaker than expected profits, saying shoppers have not bought extra winter layers this year.It now expects annual profits of between £55m and £70m - analysts had been expecting around £84m.Superdry's shares plunged by as much as 30% after the announcement.The company is considering closing stores as part of a cost cutting drive to save £50m by 2022."Superdry had a difficult first half, impacted by unseasonably warm weather across our major markets, a consumer economy that is increasingly discount driven and the issues we are addressing in product mix and range," said Euan Sutherland, Superdry's chief executive officer.Underlying profit before tax almost halved in the fir...