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Twitter set to comply with Elon Musk demand for data on fake accounts

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Twitter is preparing to comply with Elon Musk’s demand for data on fake accounts, after the Tesla chief executive threatened to walk away from buying the business if it refused. The social media company will provide t...

Musk says he could seek lower price for Twitter as he focuses on fake accounts

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Elon Musk has suggested that he could seek to pay a lower price for Twitter, as the social media company’s would-be owner expressed further concerns about the presence of fake accounts on the platform. The Tesla CEO s...

HMRC locks out taxpayers from their online accounts

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Thousands of people, including pensioners and the self-employed, are locked out of filing their tax returns, or applying for rebates online, after HMRC changed the way taxpayers sign in to its services. Until last mo...

Tell us about your favourite feel-good social media accounts

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It can be easy to lose hours to social media – and, depending on which accounts you follow, online procrastination can quickly descend into endless doomscrolling. With this in mind, we want to hear about your favourit...

UK businessman’s accounts frozen over suspected links to Oleg Deripaska

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The National Crime Agency has obtained freezing orders against bank accounts held by a British businessman containing money it believes is linked to the billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The agency said on ...

UK social media users could get power to block unverified accounts

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Social media users could be cut off from other accounts on platforms such as Twitter if they do not sign up for ID verification, under government proposals to tackle anonymous trolls. Popular services including Twitte...

Brexit damaging trade with EU, says public accounts committee

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Brexit red tape has damaged Britain’s trade with the EU and the situation could worsen unless the government works with Brussels to reduce hold-ups at UK ports, parliament’s spending watchdog has said. Only hours afte...

Prince Andrew’s social media accounts deleted as he fights US lawsuit

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The Duke of York’s social media accounts are being deleted as he continues his legal battle to fight a sexual assault lawsuit filed against him in the US. Last week the Queen stripped her second son of his honorary mi...

UK green homes scheme was ‘slam dunk fail’ says public accounts committee

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The government’s green homes grant scheme underperformed badly and risks damaging future efforts to deliver net zero, the public accounts committee (PAC) said. Hailed by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, as a key pla...

Facebook demands LAPD end social media surveillance and use of fake accounts

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Facebook is demanding that the Los Angeles police department cease all use of “dummy” accounts on its platforms and stop collecting data on users for surveillance. The letter, addressed to the LAPD chief, Michel Moore...

Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy

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The aftermath of the horrific killing of Conservative MP David Amess should have been a moment for politicians and the public to unite in an effort to protect democracy. Instead, the discussion has been derailed by a ...

Lloyds offers £100 to tempt new customers to paid-for current accounts

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Lloyds Bank is offering new customers £100 in an attempt to persuade them to switch to its Club Lloyds current account. To receive the money, customers have to use the official current account switching service and mo...

Grenfell: The Untold Story review – first-hand accounts of dire devastation

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Grenfell: The Untold Story (Channel 4) is a beautiful film about the most awful of subjects. The simple tragedy of 70 people dying in one night – two more thereafter – when a tower block caught fire is terrible enough...

Calls for closer scrutiny of crown prosecutors’ social media accounts

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Lawyers have called for closer monitoring of crown prosecutors’ media accounts after one of them was rebuked for sharing Britain First posts on Facebook. Kim Kendall, a senior lawyer at the Yorkshire and Humberside CP...

SolarWinds: Russian hackers broke into email accounts at US attorney offices

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Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyber-espionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent US federal prosecutors’ offices last year, the Department of Justice has said. The de...

Starling Bank attracts switchers as Tesco plans to shut current accounts

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Starling Bank is proving to be one of the big winners in the battle for current account customers, it emerged this week. And the app-based bank could recruit even more after it was announced on Monday that Tesco Bank ...

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