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Facebook ‘too slow to deal with hack’, says singer

A musician whose Facebook account was hijacked has urged the company to make it easier for people to recover control of their social media pages. Country and gospel singer Philippa Hanna said Facebook was difficult to contact and took several days to act. The attacker changed her contact details and …

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Russia to block Telegram app over encryption

A court in Moscow has approved a request from the Russian media regulator to block the Telegram messaging app immediately. The media regulator sought to block the app because the firm had refused to hand over encryption keys used to scramble messages. Security officials say they need to monitor potential …

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Scammers abused Facebook phone number search

Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people’s data. On Wednesday, the firm said “malicious actors” had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool. It said anybody that had not changed their privacy settings after …

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Elon Musk fans targeted in crypto-cash scam

Fans of entrepreneur Elon Musk have been targeted in an emerging crypto-currency scam. The scammers pose as celebrities on Twitter and claim to be giving away crypto-cash such as Bitcoin or Ether to their fans. They ask people to send them a small amount of crypto-currency to qualify for the …

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