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Netflix's 'Black Mirror' season 5 was delayed because 'Bandersnatch' took so long to make, but it's still coming in 2019

NetflixNetflix“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” producer Annabel Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that “Black Mirror” season five was delayed because the interactive movie took so long to make. Netflix confirmed to Business Insider that season five is coming in 2019. Last week, Netflix gave fans what they’ve come to expect in late December: […]

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I sit on this $79 seat cushion while I work – it helps improve my posture and makes sitting much more comfortable

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. PurpleThe $ 39 Back Support Cushion from Purple is specifically designed to provide lumbar support. My Purple Royal seat cushion has made sitting through the workday a much […]

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Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack. The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing. The company said it first detected the malware on Friday, which hit papers sharing the same printing plant. The […]

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Security firm hijacks high-profile Twitter accounts

Several high-profile Twitter accounts have been briefly hijacked to expose alleged flaws in the service. The accounts of Eamonn Holmes, Louis Theroux and several others briefly showed messages saying they had been taken over by Insinia Security. In a blog, the firm said it managed the feat by analysing the way Twitter handles messages posted […]

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Instagram Accidentally Changed How You Scroll And People On Twitter Were Upset

Instagram appears to have changed how users scroll through the application … and then it changed it back. Naturally, people have a lot to say about the whole ordeal. In an update that seems to have begun rolling out globally on Thursday, the social media app allowed users to tap side-to-side rather than scrolling through […]

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Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

Evidence that adverts for major brands were placed in “child abuse discovery apps” via Google and Facebook’s ad networks has led to fresh calls for the tech giants to face tougher regulation. The apps involved used to be available on Google’s Play Store for Android devices, and directed users to WhatsApp groups containing the illegal […]

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Before Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison joined Tesla's board, he gave an impassioned defense of his 'very close friend' Elon Musk

Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Oracle; Kiichiro Sato/Associated PressOracle; Kiichiro Sato/Associated PressOracle founder Larry Ellison and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla on Friday announced the two newest additions to its board of directors: Walgreens executive Kathleen Thompson-Wilson and Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison. In October, Ellison heaped praised on Tesla’s CEO […]

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CenturyLink is scrambling to address internet and phone outages nationwide

ANWAR AMRO / AFPANWAR AMRO / AFP CenturyLink customers across the nation are experiencing phone and internet outages. The website, downdetector.com, which detects technology outages in real time, reports that customers have been impacted in Albuquerque, Denver, Seattle, Boise, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and parts of Montana. Some local news stations are reporting that […]

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Tech Fix: The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

Supported by Tech fix The Tech That Was Fixed in 2018 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing From Facebook to creepy online ads, the worst tech of the year made the internet feel like an unsafe place to hang out. Yet there were some products that were fixed, our personal tech critic writes. ImageCreditCreditGlenn […]

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Tech became 'darker and more muddy' in 2018

Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the BBC’s Today programme, Margrethe Vestager criticised the tech giants for misusing data and failing to respect citizens’ rights. New EU rules governing what could be done with data provided some protection, she said. But she added that the […]

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Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt

Supported by Patreon Bars Anti-Feminist for Racist Speech, Inciting Revolt ImageHaving human moderators has changed users’ behaviors more than simply deleting accounts would, said Jacqueline Hart, left, head of trust and safety at the crowdfunding site Patreon.CreditCreditJim McAuley for The New York Times By Nellie Bowles Dec. 24, 2018 Sam Harris, the polemical atheist neuroscientist […]

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Huawei's kit removed from emergency services 4G network

BT has confirmed that equipment made by Huawei is being removed from the heart of a communication system being developed for the UK’s police forces and other emergency services. It follows a statement from BT earlier this month that it was swapping out the Chinese firm’s kit from the “core” of its 3G and 4G […]