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Facebook and Twitter have secret Harry Potter Easter eggs to celebrate 20 years of the Sorcerer’s Stone

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone depending on where you are in the world). To celebrate, Facebook has hidden a Potter-related Easter egg on the site, and Twitter is getting in on the action as well. As Harry Potter …

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Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 source code has leaked online

Microsoft has confirmed reports that some Windows 10 source code has leaked. The Register claims that 32TB of internal builds as well as large sections of source code were uploaded to betaarchive.com. While the scale of the leak is not yet known, Microsoft says that the files in question are “a portion of the source …

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Thanks to Word macros, Windows 10 S isn’t as secure as Microsoft would have you believe

With Windows 10 S Microsoft has made the bold claim that this locked down version of its operating system is immune to all known ransomware. This may well be true, but that’s certainly not to say that Windows 10 S is completely secure. Lock up your Surface Laptop! An investigation carried out by ZDNet found …

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Russian hackers stole and sold passwords belonging to British politicians

An investigation by the Times has found that passwords belonging to British officials have been traded by Russian hackers. The passwords and email addresses of tens of thousands of politicians, senior police officers and diplomats were sold or swapped following an attack on LinkedIn in 2012. As well as LinkedIn, some information seems to have …

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Google will now hide personal medical records from search results

Google has updated its search policies without any sort of fanfare. The search engine now “may remove” — in addition to existing categories of information — “confidential, personal medical records of private people” from search results. That such information was not already obscured from search results may well come as something of a surprise to …

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Microsoft Whiteboard app leaks — download Windows 10’s newest inking tool

Last month Microsoft gave us a glimpse of its upcoming Whiteboard app — now the app has leaked online. This means that we have the opportunity to not only see what Microsoft has in store for inking in Windows 10, but we can also get hands on with it. The tool is part of Microsoft’s …

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Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative to fight extremism in the UK

Facebook today launches its latest attempt to tackle online extremism in the UK with its new Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI). It is part of an education drive which finds the social network trying to inform charities and local organizations how to fight hate speech and extremism online. The OCCI is being launched with involvement …

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Facebook’s new mission statement: ‘give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together’

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new mission statement for Facebook. The social network is no longer interested in making the world “more open and connected,” now it wants to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” The change of direction will set Facebook’s course for the next decade, and …

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Virgin Media warns Super Hub 2 owners to change their passwords due to hacking risk

Virgin Media is urging hundreds of thousands of customers with its Super Hub 2 router to change their passwords after a Which? investigation uncovered a way for hackers to gain access to the device. If the password for the router is not changed from its default there is a risk from hacking, but Virgin Media …

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eBay will now price match a number of online retailers

Part of the joy of shopping online is being able to easily compare prices at a number of retailers so you get the best price. If you prefer to get all of your goods from the same place, eBay has a new deal that you’ll love — price matching. The offer covers items in the …

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