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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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Is Shellshock the ‘worst ever’ computer bug?

For once, it seems that using a Windows-based computer might actually be the safest option. Reports have emerged of what some experts are calling a "deadly serious" bug that could potentially affect hundreds of millions of computers, devices and servers. The bug, dubbed Shellshock, has been found in a software component called Bash, which is…

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Stuart O'ConnorIs Shellshock the ‘worst ever’ computer bug?
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Apple tightens up its iCloud security

Apple has expanded its use of two-factor verification checks to protect data stored online by its customers, after a massive breach last month that saw thousands of nude celebrity photos stolen from iCloud. The BBC says the move follows suggestions that third-party software had been used to steal the photos. It says that the security…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple tightens up its iCloud security
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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

A Russian cyber gang has stolen more than 1.6 billion internet username and password combinations, according to US security firm Hold Security – a company that specialises in finding breaches. Hold Security said that the gang – which it dubbed “CyberVor”, after the Russian word for thief, vor – had gathered confidential data from more than 500 million…

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Stuart O'ConnorRussian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords
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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

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Stuart O'ConnorBritons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

Are eBay users still at risk?

Online marketplace eBay announced this week that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. The Californian-based company, which has 128 million active users, revealed on Wednesday that a database had been hacked between late February and early March this…

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Stuart O'ConnorAre eBay users still at risk?