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Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Was your phone number stolen in the Facebook breach? Here’s how to check

Technology
People can now check whether their phone numbers are among the data stolen from more than 500 million Facebook users - including 11 million from the UK - and leaked online.Facebook has confirmed that the data is related to a historic breach related to a technical flaw the company "found and fixed" in August 2019, although privacy regulators are now asking additional questions. People can now search the independent and widely respected Have I Been Pwned? site - which monitors hacking forums for dumps - to see if their numbers are among those listed in the enormous dataset.Searchers should include the country code with their query, so in the UK it would begin 4479... and so on. Image: Users can search 'Have I Been Pwned?' to see if their numbers a...
SKorea’s LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

SKorea’s LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

Technology
South Korean electronics maker LG says it is getting out of its loss-making mobile phone business to focus on electric vehicle components, robotics, artificial intelligence and other products and servicesByThe Associated PressApril 5, 2021, 9:13 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean electronics maker LG said Monday it is getting out of its loss-making mobile phone business to focus on electric vehicle components, robotics, artificial intelligence and other products and services.LG's board approved the shift in strategy and the company expects to fully exit the mobile phone business by the end of July, it said in a statement.LG was once the third-largest mobile phone maker but has lost market share to Chinese and other competitor...
Phone companies ‘must do more’ to stop fraud calls

Phone companies ‘must do more’ to stop fraud calls

Business
Phone companies must do more to stop fraudsters who spoof phone numbers to trap victims, one of the UK's top law enforcement officers has said.Graeme Biggar, director general of the National Crime Agency's National Economic Crime Centre, says the UK needs "a step change in our response" to fraud.It costs the economy up to £190bn each year.Phone companies say they are committed to taking action over nuisance calls.Mr Biggar says there has been an "explosion" in the number of criminals spoofing phone numbers in the past 12 months."Phone companies have been used for fraud since they've been invented and it's a constant arms race to stop vulnerabilities and then stop them.Covid fraudsters steal £34.5m in scamsFraudsters 'scammed me out of every penny I had'Fraud epidemic 'is now national secur...
Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

Huawei Mate X2 folding phone unveiled despite chip supply worries

Technology
HuaweiHuawei has unveiled a revamped foldable smartphone, which it says has a much smaller internal gap when closed than that of its main rival Samsung.The Mate X2 marks a major redesign for the Chinese firm. When shut, the large display is now hidden inside the device rather than exposed over its exterior, as was the case with past generations.But its price - about £2,000 ($ 2,800) - is likely to limit demand.And US trade bans also threaten the firm's ability to produce them.The company's consumer devices chief acknowledged the challenges it faced in his opening remarks about the new phone."US sanctions have posed great difficulties to our business operations and day-to-day work," Richard Yu said in a video recorded at the firm's headquarters near Shenzhen."However, thanks to the solid su...
Samsung unveils its most expensive phone ever

Samsung unveils its most expensive phone ever

Technology
Samsung has unveiled its third attempt at a foldable phone today, which is also its first 5G-compatible foldable device.The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G follows the troubled launch of Samsung's first foldable phone which was planned for release in April last year. The original device was shelved after journalists experienced breakages within a few days and problems with the display.Some reviewers branded it "unusable" and a reworked second-generation phone was subsequently released. Image: The foldable phone can be opened completely or just partially In an accidental upload to the Samsung website the new device's price was leaked before the launch itself, and at £1,799 for consumers in the UK it is certainly not aimed at the lower end of the mar...