Facebook bug disabled block feature for over 800,000 users

A glitch in Facebook’s software allowed hundreds of thousands of individuals who had been blocked to message and view the profiles of those who blocked them, the company said. The bug, which Facebook said popped up on May 29 and was fixed on June 5, affected 800,000 users. The social network has 2.2 billion monthly active users. When a user […]

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Mum shocked after her daughter’s character is ‘gang-raped’ in Roblox

A mother in North Carolina was shocked after she discovered that her seven-year-old daughter’s character had been sexually assaulted while playing Roblox . Amber Peterson’s daughter was playing the popular game when she pointed out the graphic image to her mother. On Facebook , Ms Peterson wrote: “Immediately, I see male private parts… exposed… and I just throw my book […]

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MoviePass Parent Files to Raise $1.2 Billion to Stay Afloat

Helios and Matheson Analytics, the struggling parent company of MoviePass, filed a registration statement with the SEC to raise up to $1.2 billion in equity and debt securities over the next three years. The funding is intended to support the cash-burning operations of MoviePass, as well as the MoviePass Ventures movie investment subsidiary, MoviePass Films and Moviefone, which Helios and […]

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Why Hubert Cecil Booth is being honoured by Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 147th birthday of Hubert Cecil Booth – the inventor of the vacuum cleaner. Until 1901, floor-cleaning technology involved blowing air and pushing away dust and debris. But Booth, who was an engineer based in London, had a different idea – cleaning by suction. And after years of experiments, Booth created the […]

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Most asteroids are just pieces of dead planets

It’s tempting to imagine that the asteroids that litter our solar system have been there from the start, circling the sun for ages while the planets formed, but new research suggests that things simply didn’t play out that way. They weren’t just transient collections of dust and debris that happened to form larger rocks. No, the asteroids we see today […]

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NASA rover still sitting silently in Mars dust storm

When you get caught in a storm here on Earth, you just find shelter for a little while and let it pass, but things are a whole lot different on Mars. It’s now been three weeks since the massive dust storm on Mars has swallowed up NASA’s aging Opportunity rover and scientists have absolutely no idea when the bot will […]

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California’s New Privacy Law Could Have Big Impact on Tech, Media

California’s legislature passed sweeping new privacy legislation Thursday that will likely have a major impact on both technology as well as media and entertainment companies, and that could lead to other states following suit. The law was passed in mere days to prevent voters from passing even stricter rules come November. AB 375, also known as the California Consumer Privacy […]

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