Day: January 24, 2019

Drone Sighting Disrupts Major US Airport

Flights were grounded at Newark International Airport in the US state of New Jersey after two drones were spotted flying nearby. A pilot told air traffic control that one of the drones came within 30ft (9m) of his aircraft. He was flying at Teterboro Airport, a nearby private facility, but officials closed Newark International as […]

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Martin Lewis Drops Facebook Legal Action

Consumer campaigner Martin Lewis has dropped his legal action against Facebook over a series of ads that ran on its platform, falsely claiming he backed several investment schemes. The MoneySavingExpert website founder had claimed the fake endorsements had caused him reputational damage. He said he had dropped the case because Facebook had agreed to introduce […]

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Social Media Stars Agree to Declare when They Post Ads

Sixteen social media stars including singers Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora, models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung, and vlogger Zoella have agreed to change how they post online. They will have to clearly state if they have been paid or received any gifts or loans of products they endorse. It follows warnings from the Competition […]

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Xiaomi Reveals Fold-In-Three Smartphone

The Chinese technology company revealed the prototype in a post to the social media site Weibo. It promised the “double-folding” device was coming and asked the public to help name it. Samsung and the start-up Royole have previously unveiled flexible-screened phones of their own. But they only folded at a single point. “It is very […]

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Daily Mail Demands Browser Warning U-Turn

The Daily Mail is calling for a web browser alert that criticises its journalism to be changed. The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper’s website “generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”. It has given this advice since August. But the matter came to prominence last week, […]

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