Hacker sent ‘death to the Jews’ text messages after breach in phone network

Exclusive: Data stolen from a global telecommunications company in 2013 led to messages being sent to mobile numbers across Middle East two years later

A hacker attempted to send more than 4m text messages saying “death to the Jews” by exploiting the network of a global telecommunications company.

A Guardian investigation has revealed that data was stolen in 2013 as a result of unauthorised access to the systems of SMSGlobal, which provides messaging services for “some of the world’s best known brands” and has more than one million customers worldwide.

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Zuckerberg, Gates and other tech titans form clean energy investment coalition

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Virgin Group head Richard Branson

Billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and other high profile entrepreneurs have pledged to spark a “new economic revolution” based around clean energy after launching a new investment drive for renewables.

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, made up of more than 25 investors from 10 countries, launched in Paris on Monday as part of the UN talks where nations are thrashing out an agreement to finally confront the issue of runaway climate change.

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London selfies glummer, less tilted and more bespectacled, study finds

Analysis of shared images for exhibition at Somerset House compares happiness of selfies taken in London with those from other cities

Londoners take more glum-faced selfies than residents of other world cities, according to a data project.

Analysis of images uploaded publicly on to Instagram in September found that the London style of selfie-taking was one of a restrained upright pose.

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