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Huge aluminium plants hit by ‘severe’ ransomware attack
The Norwegian firm, which employs 35,000 people worldwide, has switched to manual controls at some plants.Read more.
Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over ‘addictive’ streaks
Executives promise to examine a Snapchat feature which has been criticised as potentially addictive.Read more.
Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny
Rival companies' price comparison results will be displayed more prominently thanks to the changes.Read more.
Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites
The trackers, used to monitor user behaviour online, were found on thousands of official web pages.Read more.
Galaxy Fold: The internet reacts to Samsung’s flexible phone
The handset-maker wows with its phone-tablet hybrid, but many struggle to get over its price.Read more.
5G? 5 Bars? What the Signal Icons on Your Phone Actually Mean
Here’s what it means when your phone says it’s using 4G, LTE, or even 5GE technology, or why you can’tRead more.
Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G
The "luxury" foldable-screened phone can run up to three apps at once when opened up into tablet mode.Read more.
UK 4G ‘slower than most of EU when busy’
In a table of 77 countries, the UK ranked 35th for download speeds, a report finds.Read more.
Best Samsung Phones (Besides the Galaxy S10) and Android Alternatives
Samsung's S10 line may have impeccably beautiful displays, but previous-gen Galaxy phones—and other Android options—deliver the goods for less.Read more.
Millions of medical calls exposed online
Some 2.7 million sensitive Swedish conversations about illnesses are exposed online.Read more.
Oculus founder sends free repair kits for Rift headsets
Despite leaving Facebook in 2017, Palmer Luckey is shipping his custom repair kit to gamers free of charge.Read more.
Russian Hackers Go From Foothold to Full-On Breach in 19 Minutes
A new ranking of nation-state hacker speed puts Russia on top by a span of hours.Read more.