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Why the UK is gangs' base for multi-million ‘pig-butchering’ scams
Investigation reveals more than 150 fake firms, many with ties to China, are targeting people online, breaking their hearts – and emptying their bank accounts.

Shanti Das and Niamh McIntyre

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Tesla trial: did Musk’s tweet affect the firm’s stock price? Experts weigh in
Legal and finance experts say the car company’s attorneys face an ‘uphill battle’ to prove the billionaire’s tweets had no impact on shares

Erin McCormick in San Francisco

29, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Why has Alphabet hit the panic button? Only Google can answer that question | John Naughton
The economic downturn, US lawsuits and the fear of rising tech rivals could be reasons for the firm’s 'code red” alert, but it still has an AI ace up its sleeve

John Naughton

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Elon Musk ‘doesn’t seem like’ right person to own Twitter, says co-founder
Biz Stone, one of quartet who set up company, says positive changes he oversaw have been undone by Tesla chief executive

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

27, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Covid lockdowns created ‘online backdoor’ for child abusers, says charity
Internet Watch Foundation reports rise in UK children aged seven to 10 manipulated into abusing themselves on camera

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

27, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Large rise in men referred to Prevent over women-hating incel ideology
Counter-terror officers say incel makes up 1% of referral to anti-extremism scheme

Vikram Dodd

26, Jan, 2023 @6:08 PM

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The one change that didn’t work: I deleted all my social media apps – and found myself bored
I really did have more time on my hands when I quit addictive online platforms. But I missed connecting with friends and discovering unexpected inspiration

Ammar Kalia

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Best podcasts of the week: The adult actress who became the unwitting face of a thousand catfishing scams
In this week’s newsletter: Janessa Brazil’s pictures were used to entrap victims, costing them millions – find out how in Love, Janessa. Plus: five of the best podcasts for film fans

Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier and Ann Lee

26, Jan, 2023 @9:46 AM

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Indian ban on BBC Modi film puts Musk’s Twitter ‘free speech’ vow to the test
Use of emergency laws sheds light on fragile and fractious place social media such as Twitter now occupy in country

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @2:14 PM

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How I would fix Twitter if I were CEO | Margaret Sullivan
My name was floated as a potential head of the social media platform. Here’s what I’d do if I were suddenly in charge

Margaret Sullivan

25, Jan, 2023 @1:30 PM

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Spotify to cut 600 jobs after CEO admits to expanding too quickly
Music streaming service becomes latest tech firm to announce cuts after pandemic overexpansion

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

23, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Activist investor Elliott takes stake in Slack owner Salesforce
US investment group typically buys stakes in underperforming firms and seeks changes to way they are run

Dan Milmo and agency

23, Jan, 2023 @12:54 PM

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