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Birling Gap beach evacuated after suspected chemical leak

Emergency services have evacuated a beach in Sussex after a suspected chemical leak. People on the beach at Birling Gap reported painful, stinging eyes and breathing difficulties after a “mist” appeared. Sussex Police said there was an “unknown haze coming in from the sea” affecting the East Sussex coastline. Surrounding roads have been closed and the public is being advised to avoid the area. A police spokesman said the first report came in just before 17:00 BST where “up to 50 people had been affected by irritation to eyes and…

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Tevez, Kuyt & Heinze among footballers named in hackers' leak

Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the footballers allowed to use banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup. The trio were among 25 players given Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) during the tournament in South Africa. The Russian group also claims 160 players failed drugs tests in 2015 in the latest leaked documents. Four of the failed tests were registered by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad). Three players tested positive for cocaine and one for ecstasy. This is the first time Fancy…

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Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Game of Thrones’s next episode has been pirated and shared online in the latest leak to hit the fantasy TV series. However, this time, the source of the leak was not hackers or thieves, but rather the show being mistakenly released on to its broadcaster’s streaming platform too early. The episode, titled Death is the Enemy, has since been withdrawn, but not before it was copied. Twin Peaks suffered a similar error recently. A spokesman for HBO Europe blamed an unnamed contractor for the most recent blunder. “We have learned…

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Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Indian police have arrested four people suspected of leaking an episode of the hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones before it was aired. Three of the accused are current employees of Prime Focus Technology, while one is a former employee. Prime Focus, a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar, had lodged a complaint with police. The fantasy series is already the most pirated show in TV history. Episode four of the seventh season was leaked on 4 August, days before it was…

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HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows

Hackers have continued to plague HBO by leaking unaired episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm over the weekend. The data dump also included episodes of Insecure, Ballers, Barry, The Deuce, a comedy special and other programming, according to the Associated Press. An earlier leak indicated HBO had offered the blackmailers $ 250,000 (£192,300), Variety reported. Over recent weeks, one Game of Thrones episode, scripts and sensitive internal documents have also been exposed. ‘Bounty payment’ HBO confirmed that its computer network had been attacked on 31 July. The hackers claimed to have…

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Jennifer Lawrence 'blindsided' by nude photos leak

Jennifer Lawrence has said the leaking of nude photos of her left her feeling “blindsided”. Intimate images of the Oscar-winning actress were published online in 2014. She told Vogue: “I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it. “Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying.” She added: “When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’ Even when…

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Sweden data leak 'a disaster', says PM

The Swedish government has admitted to a huge data leak made by one of its own departments during an IT outsourcing procedure in 2015. Sweden’s prime minister said it was “a disaster”, Swedish media reported. Reports say that confidential data about military personnel, along with defence plans and witness protection details, were exposed by the Transport Agency. They were visible to workers without security clearance during the transfer. Last month, the agency’s former director general Maria Agren, who left her role in January, was fined 70,000 Swedish krona (£6,500, $…

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