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Winamp is being updated and reimagined as an audio app for mobile

The name Winamp — you know, the audio player that “really whips the llama’s ass” — is one that will stir up nostalgic memories for people of a certain age. Since its inception in the mid-90s, Winamp gained a huge and loyal following but, after changing hands a couple of times since the turn of …

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Malicious messages are locking up PlayStation 4 consoles

We’ve heard of problems with specially-crafted messages being used to lock up iPhones, and now a similar problem has been found with the PlayStation 4. Anyone who receives one of these messages will find that their console completely locks up — and the only way out of it is to perform a factory reset. The …

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Privacy: Twitter is under investigation for data collection through its link-shortening system

Twitter is being investigated by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) over concerns about how much data it collects through its t.co link-shortening tool. The Irish privacy regulator is concerned about the amount of data Twitter is able to collect through the service — something that was only heightened by the company’s refusal to hand …

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Microsoft employees use open letter to urge company not to get involved in JEDI military project

Last week, Google said that it had concerns about the use of AI in the US Department of Defense’s JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) project, and as such it would not be bidding for the contract. Now Microsoft employees have published an open letter expressing their concerns about JEDI, the secrecy it is shrouded in, …

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An Unsend option is coming to Facebook Messenger

Mark Zuckerberg caused controversy around six months ago… nothing strange for Facebook you may think. On this occasion, the founder of the social network managed to upset people when it turned out he had deleted messages he had sent through Facebook Messenger: an option that wasn’t — and isn’t — available to other Facebook users. …

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Now you can post 3D photos to Facebook from your smartphone

A new option is in the process of rolling out to Facebook users around the world: the ability to post 3D photographs. The key attraction here — apart from the fact that 3D images look kind of cool — is that no special equipment is needed. Of course, you have to be realistic with your …

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How to see if you were affected by the huge Facebook hack

The most recent Facebook security issue is one of the most serious yet for users of the social network. Depending on which numbers you are look at, the hackers who exploited a security flaw have impacted on anything between 14 and 30 million people. Facebook is still — with the help of law enforcement agencies …

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Facebook says hackers accessed highly-details personal data of 15 million users

In a news release with the bizarrely vague title of “An Update on the Security Issue”, Facebook has revealed that the “View As” security breach it opened up about recently gave hackers access to the personal details of 15 million users. Having previously advised that the access tokens stolen by hackers had not been used …

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As trust in Google wanes, interest in privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo soars

Google has long been eyed with suspicion, and incidents such as covering up potential data leaks does nothing to help. Privacy and security have increased in importance for the average internet user, and this has seen people moving away from Google and investigating the alternatives. One beneficiary of this shunning of Google is DuckDuckGo. The …

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All emojis are now considered equal on Twitter

How many characters is an emoji? It seems like a simple question, but on Twitter the answer has not always been clear. Some emojis count as a single character while others eat further into the character count. But now this is changing — Twitter has announced that all emojis will now be treated equally. Previously, …

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