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Telegram CEO says app suffered ‘state-actor sized’ attack

World The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized" cyberattack and pointed to China as its likely country of origin. Telegram, an encrypted messaging app, says it was hit by a major distributed denial-of-service attack.(Carl Court/Getty Images) The …

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The latest disinformation threat online? Old news stories

Technology & Science Legitimate news stories are playing a role in the spread of disinformation online. The problem isn't the source, but the date: the stories were published years ago and are being shared as if they're new, falsely stoking debate. Users often commented on shared stories as if they …

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Mysterious mass found at moon’s south pole

Technology & Science Three hundred kilometres below the surface of the moon lurks something massive — and scientists aren’t completely sure what it is. This false-colour graphic shows the topography of the far side of the moon. The warmer colours indicate high topography and the bluer colours indicate low topography. …

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High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site

Technology & Science Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties. Evidence of marijuana use in ancient China was …

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