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The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars spent online in America. Google and Facebook accounted for almost all the revenue growth in digital advertising in America last year.

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How the way you hold your smartphone could allow hackers to steal your bank details

Hidden motion sensors in mobile phones can allow criminals to steal banking details and passwords, new research indicates.

Cyber experts believe hackers can access the information simply from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held.

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Tilting your phone can allow hackers in

The way you hold – and tilt – your smartphone and type on your touchpad could put you at risk of data hacking, say scientists.

Cyber experts at Newcastle University found that criminals use motion sensors in phones to track hand and finger movements to obtain users’ PINs and passwords.

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Hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities gets 18 months in prison

Ryan Collins ran a two-year phishing scam to gain the passwords of more than 100 people, including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Avril Lavigne

The hacker who stole nude photos of female celebrities in 2014 has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, officials announced on Thursday.

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Porn sneaks into iOS 10 GIF search, Apple frantically removes all evidence

Apple is on a moderation spree after users found pornography in iOS 10. The NSFW images were discovered in iMessage’s new GIF search feature, leaving a very red Apple scrabbling to ban search terms.

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Apple admits celebrity accounts hacked but denies iCloud breach

Apple admitted that some of its most famous customers’ iPhone accounts were invaded by hackers, as US law enforcement investigates the mass leak of intimate photographs of more than 100 celebrities.

Its central iCloud systems were not breached in the attack, despite claims by the hackers, Apple stressed, averting a wider threat that might have affected all iPhone owners.

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