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‘Hackers burned my hand with computer virus’

Image copyright Yosof Badr Bullets rained down from all angles but Abdelrhman Badr kept calm. Suddenly an enemy burst through a window. Abdelrhman swung round to face the soldier and save his team. He lined up his sights for a fatal shot and squeezed the trigger but… his screen went …

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Twitter hides Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. It did the same hours later when the official White House account tweeted a copy of the president’s words. Instead of being deleted, both tweets can be …

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Trump to take ‘big action’ against social media

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social media platforms. It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to “deceptively” block posts. The draft of the executive order says social …

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Coastguard plans to add drones to air fleet

Image copyright Elbit Systems Image caption The coastguard has already said it plans to trial the Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft Drones are expected to play a role in coastguard search and rescue (SAR) operations in the near future. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) wants to make greater use of …

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Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

Image copyright EPA Image caption Donald Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 presidential election in the US A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will …

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Google deletes millions of negative TikTok reviews

Image copyright Instagram Image caption TikTok star Faizal Siddiqui has apologised to those offended by the video Google has deleted millions of negative TikTok reviews from its Play store after the app’s rating fell from 4.5 to 1.2 stars overnight. The video-sharing platform was inundated with one-star reviews after an …

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