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Food writer Jack Monroe ‘loses £5,000 in phone-number hijack’

Jack Monroe says she has lost about £5,000 after her phone number was hijacked and re-activated on another Sim card. The criminals were then able to receive her two-factor authentication ...

Vodafone error sees customers hit by thousands in charges

Vodafone has apologised after an error meant customers using the mobile network abroad were hit with roaming bills of up to £5,000. Customers took to Twitter, saying they were unable ...

Robotic inspectors developed to fix wind farms

Fully autonomous robots that are able to inspect damaged wind farms have been developed by Scots scientists. Unlike most drones, they don’t require a human operator and could ...

Fortnite: Map blown up and replaced with black hole

A huge asteroid has blown up the map in Fortnite – to mark the end of season 10. Fans have been left unable to play the game, which has been replaced by a black hole. Fortnite ...

Facebook’s digital currency dealt another blow

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency must not go ahead until the company proves it is safe and secure, according to a report for the world biggest economies. In a blow to the social ...

Blizzard bosses reduce gamer’s ban and release prize money

US gaming publisher Activision Blizzard has reversed its decision to withhold prize money from a player who expressed support for the Hong Kong protests. Professional gamer, Ng Wai ...

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. Their move, first reported in the Financial Times, follows ...

Teenagers arrested over hacks to Met Police website

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police’s website and posted a series of bizarre messages. The country’s largest ...

Few convinced by Apple’s case for Hong Kong app removal

As if piling up sandbags before a flood, Apple was well prepared to face backlash over its decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters. But the firm’s carefully-worded ...

Germany shooting: 2,200 people watched on Twitch

About 2,200 people watched a gunman’s video of his attack outside a synagogue in Germany before it was removed from video-streaming site Twitch. Twitch, which is owned by retail ...