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Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist
Danny Robins returns to examine listeners’ freaky real-life tales. Plus: Radiolab pays homage to the cassette tape, and Home/Front tells the story of an unusual anti-war activist

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies, Hollie Richardson and Jacqui Timberlake

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Everybody’s excited’: Amazon workers in Staten Island to file for union vote
Amazon Labor Union bids to create independent union group – but workers say the company has openly opposed their effort

Michael Sainato

21, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal
Paypal approached digital pinboard site Pinterest, which has 478m active users, about possible acquisition, Bloomberg News reports

Dominic Rushe

20, Oct, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Concetta Caristo: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In this column we ask funny people for the best online ephemera to brighten our day. Concetta Caristo starts by casting her mind back to high school

Concetta Caristo

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s essential services could be forced to report when they are under cyber-attack
Morrison government hopes to push through laws allowing Australian Signals Directorate to provide direct assistance to industry as a ‘last resort’

Daniel Hurst

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts
LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

19, Oct, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Women on reality TV shows get far more abuse online than men – study
Analysis of posts on several social media platforms also reveals recurrence of gendered tropes

Rachel Hall

18, Oct, 2021 @4:54 PM

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BT took an age to install our community centre’s superfast broadband
After six months and 15 visits by Openreach technicians BT still left us without a working connection

Miles Brignall

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Small firms’ fury as Amazon offers £3,000 sign-up bonus to attract Christmas staff
Warning that online giant’s move will lead to higher prices and empty shelves in shops

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Michael Savage

17, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers
More than 50,000 alerts sent so far this year, including of an Iranian group that targeted a UK university

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Best podcasts of the week: Paris Lees unpicks our polar opposite opinions
The Flipside sees Lees explore conflicting views on themes including identity. Plus: the great British canoe con, the resurgence of natural hair, and My Therapist Ghosted Me

Hannah Verdier, Hollie Richardson, Hannah J Davies and Danielle Stephens

15, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told
UK campaigners write to chief executive with list of demands to ensure online safety of young people

Dan Milmo

15, Oct, 2021 @4:01 AM

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