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Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show

News . . It took minutes for the scammer to take over Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. “Hey babe,” it began. The friend asked Zed …

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Tech firm will give its workers $10G to leave San Francisco

Tech company Zapier says San Francisco is a fantastic city—and it would like to encourage its employees to move far away from it. In a blog post, CEO Wade Foster offers a $10,000 “de-location” package to new recruits who are struggling with the cost of living in the San Francisco …

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UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

. The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries The UK government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban follows a …

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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

News AFP . The charges, announced by the US Justice Department, relate to a 2014 breach affecting 500 million Yahoo user accounts Two Russian spies are among four individuals indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over a huge theft of Yahoo user accounts. The members of the FSB, …

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Lawsuit: Malfunctioning robot killed Michigan woman at work

A malfunctioning robot fatally crushed a woman’s head as she adjusted machinery at her job, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court by her husband. Wanda Holbrook, a maintenance technician for Michigan’s Ventra Ionia, which does work related to trailer hitches, was inspecting machinery on July 7, …

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Elderly 'hit by line rental charges'

News Getty Images Image caption Of the 2.9 million households with a landline only, 43% are occupied by people aged 75 and over Recent increases in line rental charges have hit elderly people the hardest, according to an Ofcom report. Between December 2009 and December 2016, line rental prices had …

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Escaped cobra turns up on Twitter

A deadly cobra may still be on the run – or the slide – from authorities in Florida, but that hasn’t stopped it from speaking its mind on social media. The two-foot long lethal reptile escaped its containment in Ocala late Monday, and by Tuesday, had a personalized @OcalaCobra Twitter account to relish …

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Abta website hit by cyber attack

Image copyright AP The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an ABTA-registered travel agent. It says it has contacted those affected by …

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