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Facebook announces new birthday features — fundraisers and celebratory videos

Facebook has been busy rolling out a batch of new features and even a new look in the last few days. Today the social network is taking the wraps off two more new features, both with a birthday theme. The one that’s likely to be used the most is are new personalized videos which are …

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Google adds pollen forecasts to searches

A lot of people like to know what the weather is going to be like, but if you suffer from hay fever it can be all the more important to know what to expect. To make life a little easier for people struck by “seasonal allergies,” Google is rolling out pollen forecasting. The new feature …

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HBO leaks Game of Thrones S07E06

Season seven of Game of Thrones has been an absolute disaster for HBO. We have seen leaks and spoilers from both hackers and HBO’s distributors, but now episode six of the season has leaked and HBO has no one to blame but itself. HBO Spain accidentally made the episode available to subscribers for a full …

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Donald Trump loses legal battle over iTrump app

President Trump has lost a six-year legal battle against the creator of an iOS app. Tom Scharfeld is the man behind iTrump — an app designed to teach people how to play the trumpet. He successfully represented himself in court, and prevailed over the US president, earning the right to retain the iTrump trademark. The …

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Facebook News Feed undergoes a redesign to improve readability and navigation

Facebook is rolling out a fairly significant redesign, giving the News Feed a cleaner look, and borrowing ideas from Twitter. The social network says that the changes improve readability and navigation, and they affect various areas. The redesign is far from insignificant, but perhaps the most instantly noticeable changes are the dropping of blue accents, …

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Hackers hit Scottish Parliament with ‘brute force cyber-attack’

IT systems at the Scottish Parliament have been struck by a “brute force cyber-attack” from an unknown source. Staff have been advised to change passwords as a result of the attack. Paul Grice, Chief Executive at Holyrood, says that the attack is similar to the one Westminster suffered back in June. The hackers have attempted …

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Facebook rolls out Trending News to its mobile apps

We’ll forgive you if you’ve lost track of all of the changes Facebook has introduced to the News Feed over the years — it’s often something of an experimental playground. The social network’s latest idea is a dedicated “Trending News.” The section is currently rolling out to mobile users, and is something of an extension …

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Microsoft is told there’s nothing illegal about scraping public data from LinkedIn profiles

A federal judge has told Microsoft to stop preventing “talent management algorithm” hiQ Labs scraping data from public LinkedIn profiles. hiQ Labs has been using information gathered from LinkedIn to predict when people are going to leave their jobs — information which is incredibly valuable to employers. Microsoft was not happy at the data that …

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Kodi users now need to turn to VPNs to watch Premier League football

It has been difficult to avoid talk of Kodi for one reason or another recently, and it’s something that’s likely to be on the lips of fans of UK football now the 2017/18 Premier League season has started up. Watching pirated streams of football matches through IPTV providers and other services has long been a …

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Department of Justice wants to identify 1.3 million visitors to anti-Trump site

The Department of Justice is trying to force a web host to reveal the IP addresses of over 1.3 million visitors to an anti-Trump website. The DoJ is also requesting contact information, email content and photos. The site — #DisruptJ20 — was used to organize protests against Donald Trump on the day of his inauguration. …

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