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Essential services websites in UK ‘should be accessible to all’

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The design of websites and apps vital for daily tasks, from car parking to booking NHS appointments, should be regulated to prevent digital exclusion among millions of people struggling with life online, campaigners s...

Energy provider websites struggle to cope with ‘bleak Friday’ traffic as prices rise

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The websites of energy providers are struggling to cope with a deluge of traffic on “bleak Friday”, as the largest increase in gas and electricity prices in living memory takes effect on the same day as scheduled rise...

Energy supplier websites crash as UK customers rush to send in meter readings

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The websites of several energy suppliers have crashed, as customers rushed to send in meter readings before prices rise by more than 50% at midnight. British Gas, EDF, E.ON, SSE and Scottish Power all appeared to be s...

Yandex helps websites pushing false news make millions in advertising

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A Russian tech giant mostly owned by western investors is helping websites pushing false claims about the war in Ukraine to make thousands of dollars every day through digital advertising. Yandex is considered Russia...

Australia internet outage: 15,000 major news and government websites affected by .au error

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More than 15,000 Australian websites, including major news sites and government department pages, were taken offline by a major outage on Tuesday. An error in the Domain Name System, often referred to as the phonebook...

Ukraine hit by ‘massive’ cyber-attack on government websites

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Ukraine has been hit by a “massive” cyber-attack, with the websites of several government departments including the ministry of foreign affairs and the education ministry knocked out. Officials said it was too early t...

Click and collect: my insatiable passion for auction websites

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Last year I stood in the shallows of my house, a place now ankle-deep with books, pots, pictures and lamps, and I thought: I want more. More books, more pots, more pictures, more lamps. I’d barely left the house in mo...

Capitol rioter in Michael Fanone assault asks judge to let him use dating websites

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A New York man charged with assaulting a police officer during the deadly Capitol riot has asked a judge for permission to use dating websites while confined at his parents’ house. Thomas Sibick, of Buffalo, was part...

Websites hosting porn in UK told to enforce age checks or face fines

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UK websites and apps that host pornography and adult material – such as OnlyFans and PocketStars – must put in place strict age-verification processes or face severe financial penalties, the communications watchdog ha...

Israeli spyware firm linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty websites – report

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An Israeli company that sells spyware to governments is linked to fake Black Lives Matter and Amnesty International websites that are used to hack targets, according to a new report. Researchers from the Citizen Lab a...

Ransomware gang REvil’s websites become unreachable

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Websites run by the ransomware gang REvil suddenly became unreachable on Tuesday. Ransomware gang websites can be unreliable, and it was unclear whether the site’s disappearance was a momentary fluke or whether the ha...

Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’

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The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week. The bill, included in...

UK government faces action over lack of age checks on pornography websites

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Lawyers have begun judicial review proceedings against the government over allegations it failed to stop children in the UK watching online pornography. Age verification for legal porn sites was introduced under part ...