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Trail of African bling reveals 50,000-year-old social network

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Scientists have uncovered the world’s oldest social network, a web of connections that flourished 50,000 years ago and stretched for thousands of miles across Africa. But unlike its modern electronic equivalent, this ...

‘My grandmother hid Jewish children’: Poland’s underground refugee network

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In the attic of a cottage in the woods near the Polish village of Narewka, a young Iraqi Kurd crouches, trembling with cold and fear. Through the skylight, the blue lights of police vans flash on the walls of his hidi...

Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claims

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Facebook’s owner has taken down a Chinese misinformation network that attempted to spread claims about coronavirus using a fake Swiss biologist. Meta, the parent organisation of Facebook and Instagram, said it had tak...

FBI investigates attempted breach of local election network in Ohio

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The FBI is investigating an attempted breach of a local election network in the state of Ohio that occurred last spring. A private laptop was plugged into the election network in the office of John Hamercheck, the cha...

Does Salisbury train crash point to wider problems on the network?

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Rail accident inspectors have said it is too early to release indications of what caused the collision between two trains at Salisbury on Sunday evening. But by now CCTV and data logs from signals and trains are likel...

Motorola faces competition inquiry over UK emergency services network

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The UK’s competition regulator is investigating Motorola over concerns that it has “cashed in” on its monopoly over mobile networks for the UK emergency services. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Mo...

Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network

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By rights, these should really be what we might euphemise as Donald Trump’s “hidden years”. Though he might not have been expected to descend immediately to full late-era Howard Hughes – four-inch fingernails and tiss...

The Guardian view on Facebook: the anti-social network

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In its early days, the internet was described as an information superhighway. The metaphor has fallen out of use, but it captures an important truth. Highways have rules – speed limits; no drunk driving – because a fr...

Social network giants pledge to tackle abuse of women online

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Four of the world’s largest social networks have committed to overhauling their moderation systems to tackle the abuse of women on their platforms. Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok have signed up to the pledge, le...

I spy: are smart doorbells creating a global surveillance network?

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I have got a new doorbell. It’s brilliant. It should be; it cost £89. It’s a Ring video doorbell; you’ll have seen them around. There are others available, made by other companies, with other four-letter names such as...

Tube to get full mobile network by end of 2024, says London mayor

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Passengers on the London underground will have mobile coverage throughout the network by the end of 2024, the mayor of London has said. Transport for London (TfL) said work on preparing some of the capital’s busiest s...

Train network proposals destined to go off the rails

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I do not agree with much of what Simon Jenkins says on the plans for a part-nationalised, part-privatised rail network (There’s nothing ‘great’ about this new British Railways revamp, 20 May), but he is right that the...

How is the UK government planning to change the rail network?

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The long-awaited review of Britain’s rail industry has been published by the government, with the creation of a new Great British Railways promising a simpler, more accountable system. The rail industry will be overs...

Tens of thousands of migrant children held in opaque network of US facilities – report

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The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that the Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with...

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban

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Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the troll network. A ...

Police raids across Europe after encrypted phone network shut down

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Police in Belgium and the Netherlands have arrested at least 80 people and carried out hundreds of raids after shutting down an encrypted phone network used by organised crime groups. Belgian, Dutch and French police ...