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Why you can't boycott the Mail: Google makes a mint from 'fake news'

Publishers hiding their identity from advertisers accounted for 60 per cent of Google's news network ad revenue in a study conducted by a non-partisan ethics watchdog. The Campaign for Accountability examined over 1,000 "hyper-partisan" news sites frequently associated with "fake news", including Breitbart and the Mail Online …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2017

The Mail vs Wikipedia: They're more alike than they'd ever admit

Analysis When you live in a glass house, is it wise to start a rock-throwing competition? Wikipedians this week added greatly to the amusement of the internet after around 40 contributors loftily declared that the Daily Mail was not a reliable source for citations. Much public hilarity ensued – for the reason that The Mail and …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Feb 2017
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Prepare your popcorn: Wikipedia deems the Daily Mail unreliable

Welcome, Mr Dacre. Wikipedia editors have voted to put The Daily Mail in the sin bin – alongside The Register. After a small but decisive vote involving around 80 contributors, the Mail is now classified as a "potentially unreliable source" on its advice page. This doesn't mean its a "policy" or a "guideline", but editors are …

Daily Mail caught on hooks of Angler exploit kit

Net nasty numero uno, the Angler Exploit Kit, has infected advertising on the Daily Mail's website, causing the site to serve up malware to its readers' machines. A security blog posted by internet security company Malwarebytes reported that a sophisticated malvertising attack had been found afflicting advertisements on …

Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

“We apologise for the disruption. We have identified the cause and are working to restore the service as quickly as possible.” Attempting to log onto your cloud service and being faced with a message like that is guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of anybody that has trusted all or just part of their company's CRM, email …

MailOnline pulls recipe site after innocent young cookbook DEFILED

The Mail Online has pulled its recipes website after it was vandalised by Libyan cyber-hijackers. The UK mid-market tabloid's content partner MyDish was defaced by "The Great Team" hacking crew on Monday in a hack recorded by defacement archive Zone-h here (warning: link auto plays mildly annoying music). The defacement is …
Team Register, 20 Dec 2013

Horrific moment curvy mum-of-none Mail Online spills everyone's data

Middle England will be shocked to discover that the Daily Mail's website, the world's most read online newspaper, has only gone and admitted to a shameful data security cock-up. The publication - which is known for displaying loads of pictures of tits and ass online normally alongside an equal amount of outrage about tits and …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Aug 2013
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BBC uses lifted Iraq war photo to depict Syrian slaughter

Analysis They're at it again. Who? Take a guess: if it's not the Daily Mail, then it's probably the BBC. The corporation has once again been caught pinching photos, wrongly attributing them, and pretending nothing ever happened - in a triumph of crowd-sourced "citizen journalism". But this incident of photo-lifting is slightly more …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 May 2012
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Mail Online is broken

Updated The website of the Mail Online – the most read online newspaper in the world - appears to have broken this morning with users finding it impossible to get past the homepage. All page links have been reset to direct to the home page: Clicking on a story from the homepage only results …
Team Register, 15 Nov 2011
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BBC explains 'All your Twitter pics are belong to us' gaffe

Analysis There are some subjects on which giant media companies need to be ultra tippy-toe cautious. When, say, the majority owner of a satellite broadcaster uses its newspapers to lobby for a change the law, we should remember it is not a disinterested party. It may have an agenda. Similarly when the BBC covers copyright, or "net …
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Aug 2011
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Use found for Twitter and Liz Jones

Hats off to "DMReporter" who created a spoof Twitter feed for Liz Jones's trip to Somalia to cover the famine. For those not conversant with Jones' unique brand of self-obsessed, humanity-hating columns suffice to say that even Daily Mail readers occasionally feel the columnist needs medical help. Her recent work detailing her …
John Oates, 8 Aug 2011
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Death haunts government petitions site

The Coalition government's epetitions site has limped online this lunchtime but is struggling to stay up. The site was down this morning, despite a message promising its imminent availability. A spinner at Ten Downing Street promised to get back to us. In the mean time, a bit of repeated clicking reveals over 40 petitions in …
John Oates, 4 Aug 2011
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Hacking scandal starts to spread beyond News Corp

Trinity Mirror Group Plc – owner of the Daily Mirror, Daily Record and The People, is opening an internal investigation into ethics and editorial procedures. The company, which also owns 160 regional papers, has struggled to move its papers online and has watched its share price drop from 571 pence in 2007 to 43 pence today. …
John Oates, 26 Jul 2011
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Emmerdale shoves jam rags in innocent kiddies' faces

The Daily Mail has worked itself up into a right tizz over last Friday's episode of ITV1 soap Emmerdale, in which a chalked shopping list was seen to contain the items "jam rags" and "pile cream". The offending shopping list as seen in Emmerdale PA explains that the outrage was "visible during Friday's episode as a drunk …
Lester Haines, 27 Jul 2010
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Daily Mail promotes 'the new Betamax'

Splendid news at last for digital radio. Associated Newspapers is throwing the weight of the mighty Daily Mail behind the beleaguered DAB platform. Tomorrow, every Mail reader will be able to claim a free DAB radio. But hang on. Isn't this the same paper that was the first to make the comparison between DAB and BetaMax? Well …
Andrew Orlowski, 16 Jul 2010
The Register breaking news

Woman finds Romanian living in shed

Readers of the Daily Mail have fired up the Twat-O-Tron at the shock news that a Bromley woman found a Romanian living in her garden shed. Now, we're not sure if Romanian shed-dwellers represent a greater threat to Middle England than their Lithuanian counterparts, but shaken 22-year-old Tilly Newman is determined that that …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2010
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Daily Mail commentard out-tw*ts the Tw*t-O-Tron

Fans of the Twat-O-Tron will be delighted and disturbed in equal measure to learn that one Daily Mail commentard has managed to surpass the hideous turdspurts which emanate from Middle England's automated indignation generator. It's inevitable that any story regarding the murderers of James Bulger will arouse strong feelings, …
Lester Haines, 9 Mar 2010
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Surveying anonymity and the public good

Comment Members of the public are wary of having their data used – even anonymously – for research purposes, whilst researchers are altogether more laid back about the proposition. That is one key conclusion of a Department of Health consultation on Additional Uses of Patient Data (pdf), published on 1 December, which found that " …
Jane Fae , 17 Dec 2009

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