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

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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 statements and online shopping purchases to travel reservations, to reduce inbox clutter.”

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Fake news sites are using Facebook to spread Ebola panic, according to The Verge:

“There’s a scary story bouncing around Facebook, accruing hundreds of thousands of likes: the small town of Purdon, Texas, has been quarantined after a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola. The story is a total hoax, put out by a deeply cynical site called the National Report. But to the 340,000 people who saw it pop up in their news feed, it looked real enough to share.”

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Not been a victim of cyber-crime yet? You’re now in the minority, says ZDNet:

“Just over half the people in Britain have been the victim of an online crime, or cybercrime, according to the latest survey of the issue by Get Safe Online, costing £670m a year in fraud. The crimes include ID theft, hacking and illegally accessing and stealing from bank accounts, but a significant proportion of the crime is never reported because people are not sure who they should report the crime to, the report says.”

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A grandmother spent £4,000 to ‘wi-fi proof’ her home, reports the Telegraph:

“Stefanie Russell, 72, has paid £4,000 for specialists to paint her home in anti-radiation paint, claiming she suffers from headaches and nausea when exposed to mobile phones and other devices.”

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Facebook paid less tax than a teacher last year, says The Huffington Post:

“Facebook has become the target of vitriolic abuse online after it was revealed the company paid no corporation tax in the UK for a second year in a row. That’s no tax. None.”

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Stuart O’Connor