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Instagram targets fake likes and comments

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some online services offer to boost your popularity for a fee Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments.The company say they have developed tools that can identify accounts that use third-party services and apps to artificially boost their popularity.Any accounts violating will be warned and told to change their password.Since its launch in 2010, Instagram
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Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server.Called Daniel's Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web.Administrator Daniel Winzen said no back-ups were kept of the pages it hosted.He said the site should be back in service in
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Bitcoin falls below $5,000 – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017.The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn.On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash - an offshoot of Bitcoin - split into two different crypto-currencies, which are now in competition with each other.And some observers have blamed this for creating turmoil in the crypto-currency markets,
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Spyro’s missing subtitles anger gamers

[ad_1] Image copyright Activision A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers.The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game's video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story.In a statement, publisher Activision said there was "no industry standard for subtitles".But many deaf gamers criticised the company's position and said it was a "weak excuse". While the
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Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct is warning customers that a hack attack has exposed their personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes.It said anyone who entered their details into its site between 3 and 8 November could be affected.The firm describes itself
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My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

[ad_1] BBC Click talks to Phill Kimpton who had depression after leaving the British army after years of military service.He became fascinated by IT security and says working to prevent cyber-attacks gave him a new purpose in life and filled the void he was left with on leaving the army."Coming from the military and having that experience with physical security, I soon realised that with some technical aptitude and learning,
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Sony won’t be attending E3 next year

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Sony won't be attending next year's E3 Expo for the first time in the event's 24-year history.E3 is one of the world's biggest gaming conferences.The three-day event usually sees gaming giants including Sony and Microsoft showcase their newest, shiniest products. In a statement, Sony said: "We always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers." Skip Twitter post by @fourhman
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Dalby Forest sleeping mouse leaves visitors shut out

[ad_1] Image copyright Dalby Forest/Instagram Image caption The wood mouse preferred to sleep on the circuit board rather than in the 8,000 acres of woodland A resting rodent proved to be a gate-crasher at a Yorkshire beauty spot.Staff at Dalby Forest in the North York Moors were puzzled as to why the vehicle entry barrier was playing up on Thursday, stopping visitors getting in.They found it was a furry felon
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Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

[ad_1] Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project.Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order.One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was