Tech & Science Daily: Don’t be fooled by fake ‘WhatsApp support’ accounts

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An icon on a smartphone for the app WhatsApp (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Wire)
An icon on a smartphone for the app WhatsApp (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Wire)

WhatsApp users are being warned not to be fooled by a fake account posing as ‘WhatsApp Support’.

Reports online suggest fraudsters are using a verified badge in their profile picture to trick users.

WhatsAapp blog WABetaInfo said the fake account will likely be trying to get important information, like a six-digit code or two-step verification PIN to get into your WhatsApp account.

Elon Musk is being urged to ‘clean up’ Twitter’s digital town square, once his purchase of the social platform is completed.

Tory MP Damian Collins has called on the billionaire to follow through with his pledge to support free speech, and clear Twitter of what he

called ‘spam bots’ spreading disinformation on the platform.

A café in Manchester has been transformed into a project to show people how they use their data while using websites and apps.

The ‘Ethical Dilemma Café’ has been set up by the Mozilla foundation - offering people free coffee if they give up their personal information.

We hear from Mozilla Festival Director Sarah Allen about how the café works.

A Youtuber has had his pilot licence revoked, after he shared footage online of him jumping out of his plane when its propeller had allegedly stopped mid-flight.

The Federal Aviation Authority in the US said Trevor Jacob failed to carry out basic emergency procedures like contacting air traffic control, when his propeller stopped working during a flight over California in December last year.

Plus two giant ‘marsquakes’ detected on the red planet, UK wildlife watchers ‘welcome species that arrive because of climate change’, and why Sega is pulling classic Sonic games from digital stores.

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