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Bug causes widespread internet outage, putting several popular websites offline

A widespread internet outage affected many popular websites.Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites.Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online games.One popular DNS provider, Akamai, reported “an emerging issue” with its Edge DNS service.It tweeted that […]

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Twitter unveils new ‘super follow’ feature for exclusive additional content

Twitter revealed a new “super follow” feature that will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content. This could take the form of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, the firm said. Twitter unveiled plans at a virtual event for its investors. This is the first time that the platform […]

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WhatsApp sues Israeli spyware firm for hacking phones of 1,400 people

WhatsApp has sued Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group, accusing it of hacking the phones of 1400 people including senior government officials, human rights activists and journalists. In new court filings, the messaging company alleged that Israeli spyware company used US-based servers to hack more than a dozen Indian journalists and Rwandan dissidents and therefore, […]