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Facebook civil-rights record hammered in own review

Image copyright EPA AFP GETTY IMAGES REUTERS BBC Facebook’s “vexing and heartbreaking” decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights, an audit commissioned by the company says. The two-year-long review says its actions have left many activists “disheartened, frustrated and angry”. Facebook has already said it will make some – but not all – of […]

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TikTok ‘didn’t store’ iPhone clipboard data

Image copyright Getty Social media platform TikTok has told the BBC it did not receive or store any data from Apple iPhone clipboards. In a developer trial of the latest update to the phone’s operating system, iOS 14, users are notified whenever an app accesses the handset’s clipboard. TikTok was one of 53 apps that […]

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O2 sends surprise refund cheques after 15 years

Mobile network O2 has been sending some of its former customers refunds, 15 years after the end of their contracts. Several people posted on Twitter that they had received a letter and cheque from parent company Telefonica stating: “You’ve got a refund.” Some were suspicious that the letter was sent by cyber-fraudsters. But O2 confirmed […]