Monday , April 23 2018

Facebook 'too slow to deal with hack', says singer

Image copyright Photo: Rebecca FriedlanderA musician whose Facebook account was hijacked has urged the company to make it easier for people to recover control of their social media pages. Country and gospel singer Philippa Hanna said Facebook was difficult to contact and took several days to act. The attacker changed her contact details and username, so Ms Hanna was locked out of her own account, and even mocked her followers. The company says it has a dedicated reporting channel but is investigating. Ms Hanna has supported Lionel Ritchie, Leona Lewis and Little Mix on tour and has more than 5,000 friends and 6,000 followers on Facebook. She was concerned by the hijack because she used her account to promote her music, and her account was linked to another website that stored her bank details. Automated emails According to Ms Hanna, South Yorkshire Police told her to look the problem up on Google. The police force has been contacted by the BBC for comment. Ms Hanna said she con..

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Tesla 'removed' from fatal car crash probe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Walter Huang, 38, was killed in the crashTesla has been removed from the investigation into the fatal crash of one of its semi-autonomous vehicles. In March, a Tesla vehicle operating in Autopilot mode crashed in California, killing the driver. Tesla has suggested the driver was at fault. On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tesla had "violated the party agreement by releasing investigative information". Tesla says it decided to remove itself from the investigation. Autopilot Tesla's Autopilot is a semi-autonomous mode in which the car controls its own steering and speed. The company has always stressed that drivers must pay attention to the road and keep their hands on the steering wheel. On 23 March, a Tesla vehicle crashed into a roadside barrier in California, killing 38-year-old Walter Huang. Tesla said the vehicle was in Autopilot mode at the time of the crash. "The driver had received several visual and one..

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Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption (File Photo) There are an estimated 170 million CCTV cameras already in place in ChinaChinese police have used facial recognition technology to locate and arrest a man who was among a crowd of 60,000 concert goers. The suspect, who has been identified only as Mr Ao, was attending a concert by pop star Jacky Cheung in Nanchang city last weekend when he was caught. Police said the 31-year-old, who was wanted for "economic crimes", was "shocked" when he was caught. China has a huge surveillance network of over 170 million CCTV cameras. Chinese police unveil camera sunglasses China sets up huge 'social credit' system China's Orwellian future? Mr Ao was identified by cameras at the concert's ticket entrance, and apprehended by police after he had sat down with other concert goers. "The suspect looked completely caught by surprise when we took him away," police officer Li Jin told state news agency Xinhua. "He didn'..

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Hellblade's psychosis theme noted at awards

Who won the top prizes at this year's gaming Baftas? Forty-five games were nominated ahead of Thursday night's ceremony in London. Sales of video games, consoles, PC gaming add-ons and other related products hit £5.1bn in the UK last year, according to the trade body Ukie. That marked a record high and a 12.4% improvement on the previous year, with the launches of the Nintendo Switch and Microsoft's Xbox One X helping to drive interest.

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Woman hopeful for better life after leg amputation

A woman who fought to have her left leg amputated says she's hopeful for the future after the operation. Jess Laughton wanted her leg removed because of chronic pain that's left her bed-bound for the last two years. She has a rare condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The story began when she broke her ankle aged 12. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.

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'Serious flaws' in UK immigration system, Law Society warns

Image copyright PABad immigration decisions are having a "devastating" effect on families and businesses and undermining the rule of law, solicitors have warned. Nearly half of decisions that go to appeal in England and Wales are overturned, suggesting the system is "serious flawed", the Law Society said. And, the group added, it needed to be fixed before Brexit kicks in. The Home Office says appeals are upheld for a variety of reasons, often because new evidence is presented. Anine Sutherland, who fought a three-year battle with the Home Office to assert her right to stay in the UK, said she was "treated like a criminal" by officials at her first tribunal hearing. 'Windrush generation' deportation threat Asylum seekers face appeals 'lottery' "They asked me 'how do you know your boyfriend won't leave you?' and that had no bearing on your application did it? Not at all, My application was based on my teaching qualification, not my personal relatio..

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