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Instagram targets fake likes and comments

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some online services offer to boost your popularity for a fee Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced a new initiative that will target fake likes and comments. The company say they have developed tools that can identify accounts that use third-party services and apps to artificially boost their popularity. Any […]

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Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular dark web server. Called Daniel’s Hosting, the site was sitting on the hidden Tor network and many people used it to host pages they did not want to publish on the wider web. Administrator Daniel Winzen said no back-ups […]

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Spyro's missing subtitles anger gamers

Image copyright Activision A hotly anticipated remake of the Spyro the Dragon video games has been criticised for excluding deaf gamers. The new Spyro Reignited Trilogy does not have subtitles during the game’s video sequences, so deaf players cannot follow the story. In a statement, publisher Activision said there was “no industry standard for subtitles”. […]

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Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct is warning customers that a hack attack has exposed their personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. It said anyone who entered their […]

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Parents struggle to handle children's tech habits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many parents let younger children use their tablets unsupervised in their bedroom Parents worry about how excessive mobile use is affecting their children but struggle to tame their tech habits, suggests a survey. It found that 43% of 7,000 parents across Europe who were surveyed were concerned that using […]

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Sony won't be attending E3 next year

Image copyright Getty Images Sony won’t be attending next year’s E3 Expo for the first time in the event’s 24-year history. E3 is one of the world’s biggest gaming conferences. The three-day event usually sees gaming giants including Sony and Microsoft showcase their newest, shiniest products. In a statement, Sony said: “We always want to […]