Twitter warns users they may have been hacked by ‘state-sponsored actors’

Social media company emails more than 20 users, warning them they may have been targeted by hackers ‘possibly associated with a government’

Twitter has warned a number of users that they may have been the target of a state-sponsored attack.

The company has apparently sent the warnings by email to more than twenty users, all of which contain the same details.

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Amazon pulls hoverboards over safety fears

Concerns over exploding batteries leads retailer to remove self-blancing scooters, demanding proof from manufacturers that products meet safety standards

Amazon has begun to pull some hoverboards from sale after fears about fires caused by the self-balancing scooters.

A number of hoverboards that had been sold on Amazon have now disappeared, including all five models once reviewed by consumer affairs site BestReviews. That site now warns would-be buyers that “for the time being, we are not recommending any hoverboards until they are proven to be safe”.

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Many women in Stem fields expect to quit within five years, survey finds

One third of women in science, technology, engineering and maths professions say lack of career opportunities mean they are considering leaving

Almost one third of women in Australia employed in science, technology, engineering and maths – known as Stem fields – expect to leave their job within the next five years, a survey has found.

The finding comes from a Professionals Australia survey of 432 women working in Stem professions which asked them about their pay, career opportunities, work-life balance and retirement savings.

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