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WhatsApp security flaw allows people spy on private chats
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WhatsApp security flaw allows people spy on private chats

    A massive WhatsApp security flaw has been discovered that allows anyone to infiltrate people’s group chats. Despite the service’s encryption, experts have said that hackers can insert anyone into WhatsApp groups without anyone knowing. The hackers can also insert the person without the permission of the chat’s admin who usually has to approve people before they are added to the chat. Despite the flaw being found, Facebook who owns WhatsApp, has said that they won’t be fixing the problem. They are adamant that group chats remain protected by the app’s encryption. Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos wrote on Twitter that the bug is not effective because WhatsApp users are notified when new members join conversations. The study was presented at the Real W...
May humiliated Queen with the controversy over inviting US president
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May humiliated Queen with the controversy over inviting US president

    Theresa May has humiliated the Queen with the controversy over inviting US president Donald Trump to the UK, Labour has said. The party’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry branded Mr Trump a danger and a racist, saying she did not want him in Britain. Ms Thornberry told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show: I don’t want him to come to the country. I don’t think that he should have been given an invitation in the way that he was. That it was wrong for Theresa May to so prematurely give him a state visit. I think that it embarrasses the Queen. I think that it is humiliation for her. I think it is wrong to have brought her into this in this way. It is very difficult once an invitation for a state visit has been made to withdraw it. Only the Queen can withdraw it and I don...
Tenants could take legal action against landlords soon
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Tenants could take legal action against landlords soon

    Tenants will be able to take legal action against landlords who fail to maintain rented homes to a safe standard after the Government announced it would back new laws proposed by a Labour MP. Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said he supports the draft legislation which will protect tenants in both the social and private rented sectors. The measures come amid a crackdown on rogue landlords who now face heavy fines or being banned from letting properties altogether if they provide unsafe or substandard homes for their tenants. Local authorities can fine failing landlords up to £30,000 and, from April, will be able to issue banning orders or expel them from the market altogether. Labour MP Karen Buck, who called for tenants powers to be increased in a private memb...
Footage of the Queen coronation for the first time will be revealed tonight
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Footage of the Queen coronation for the first time will be revealed tonight

    It was a moment considered so sacred that television cameras were turned away out of respect, as the young Queen was anointed before God under a Westminster Abbey canopy. Tonight, for the first time, that mysterious process will be revealed to the general public, as the Dean of Westminster allows the sight of the the anointing oil and its ornate bottle to be broadcast. The solid gold ampulla, shaped like an eagle, is usually hidden carefully in Westminster Abbey, and with the moment of anointing deliberately cut from the Queen’s 1953 Coronation. For the first time in history, the bottle will be permitted to be filmed for a BBC documentary about the Coronation, in a programme starring the Queen sharing her own memories of the day. The Queen, in conversation with ex...
UKIP leader’s girlfriend suspended over racist Meghan Markle texts
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UKIP leader’s girlfriend suspended over racist Meghan Markle texts

    UKIP leader Henry Bolton is facing fresh scandal after his girlfriend's racist texts about Meghan Markle surfaced online. The 54-year-old was already in hot water after he left his wife and two young children for 25-year-old Jo Marney, whom he met in December. Ms Marney has now been found to have send text messages remarking that Prince Harry's fiancee, actress Meghan Markle, will taint the royal family with her seed. Just a dumb little commoner. Tiny brain, one text read. She's a black American. Pushing their way to the top slowly. Next will be a Muslim PM and a black king. Ms Marney also wrote she would never have sex with a negro because they're ugly. She was suspended from UKIP after The Mail brought her messages to her party superiors. The incident comes j...