Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life

Image copyright TwitterImage caption It’s like a really weird game of Guess Who? Have you heard the one about the sheep so big the CEO of Tesla made it his profile picture? Elon Musk first tweeted the picture as a joke, but then went a step further by replacing his Twitter avatar with the image of the farmyard animal. This did not sit right with the sheep photo’s owners,…

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Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users

Image copyright Reuters Facebook “unintentionally” uploaded the email contacts of more than 1.5 million users without asking permission to do so, the social network has admitted. The data harvesting happened via a system used to verify the identity of new members, Facebook asked new users to supply the password for their email account, and took a copy of their contacts. Facebook said it had now changed the way it…

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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Former BNP leader Nick Griffin and ex-Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen are among those affected Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says “spread hate”. The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front. The list also includes Britain First, which was already banned, but this latest…

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