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Grumpy Cat dies aged seven: ‘Some days are grumpier than others’



Internet’s most famous cat, with a face that launched a thousand gifs, has died in ArizonaGrumpy Cat – the most famous cat on the internet, whose downturned mouth and unimpressed expression was the universal digital shorthand for displeasure – has died…

Total War: Three Kingdoms review – inside the soap opera of an empire



PC; Creative Assembly/SegaThe battles are as gripping as ever but it’s the melodrama and petty politics that enlivens this first-rate strategy gameThis latest continent-sized strategy game from UK studio The Creative Assembly blends the hard graft of e…

Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief



Report calling for 5G ban in UK comes as Netherlands said to be investigating Huawei espionageHuawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, accordi…

Leaders and tech firms pledge to tackle extremist violence online



Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron host Christchurch Call summit in ParisWorld leaders and heads of global technology companies have pledged at a Paris summit to tackle terrorist and extremist violence online in what they described as an “unprecedented…

The secret trick used by firms helping cyberhacking victims: pay the ransom



Four payments sent after SamSam ransomware targeted entities across the US were traced by ProPublica to Proven DataFrom 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK. It caused more tha…

Is Snapchat’s viral gender-swap filter problematic or just silly fun? | Arwa Mahdawi



I, too, wanted to see male-me, but it’s ironic that an app that encourages you to play with gender has such a binary view of itYou may remember Snapchat. The app used to be hugely popular and then suddenly became irrelevant. Thanks to its viral new gen…