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Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton not dead after 'hack'

A video apparently posted by transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton says she is not dead and was the victim of a social media hoax. Earlier a tweet from her verified account said she had died unexpectedly. The 32-year-old was on Big Brother in 2009 where – as Rodrigo Lopes – she finished fifth. Newsbeat is trying to reach Rebekah or her representatives for comment on the story. Newsbeat was among several news organisations which reported the former Big Brother contestant had died. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News –…

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TV news 'hack' sees bitcoins swiped

Two French hackers used their computer skills to reconstruct a blurred-out code on TV and claim bitcoins worth $ 1,000 (£760). Michel Sassano and Clement Storck had seen an interview with entrepreneur Roger Ver on French television. Mr Ver had offered $ 1,000 to viewers – but a QR code needed to claim the money had been blurred out. The duo analysed a small part of the code that was visible, however, and managed to access the funds. When the France 2 channel broadcast its interview with Mr Ver earlier…

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Emma Watson private photos stolen in 'hack'

Emma Watson is taking legal action after dozens of private images of her appeared online. A spokesman for the Beauty and the Beast star confirmed the pictures – which show her trying on various outfits – were stolen. “Photos from a clothes fitting Emma had with a stylist a couple of years ago have been stolen,” her publicist said. “They are not nude photographs. Lawyers have been instructed and we are not commenting further.” News of the theft comes a week after Watson sparked fierce debate over whether she was…

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