Editor of Maryland newspaper where five people were killed wins award | US news

The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C Bradlee editor of the year award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland. “We saw courage in the face of unimaginable …

Saudi isolation grows over Khashoggi disappearance | World news

Saudi Arabia has found itself further isolated over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after the business world turned its back on a high-profile investment conference in the kingdom and US officials claimed audio and video recordings had captured the moment the journalist was murdered in Istanbul. The Future Investment Initiative conference, to be held in …

Man held over killing of Bulgarian journalist ‘admits attacking her’ | World news

A 21-year-old man arrested over the killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to attacking her, but denies raping and robbing her, German prosecutors have said. Severin Krasimirov, a Bulgarian citizen, was apprehended on Tuesday evening outside Hamburg on a European arrest warrant in connection with the death of Viktoria Marinova. Marinova’s body was …

Khashoggi case: CCTV disappears from Saudi consulate in Turkey | World news

Security camera footage was removed from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and Turkish staff were abruptly told to take a holiday on the day the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared while inside the building, Turkish authorities have claimed. A week after Khashoggi vanished in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, details of the investigation into …

Facebook’s UK tax bill rises to £15.8m – but it is still just 1% of sales | Technology

Facebook paid £15.8m in tax in the UK last year after making a profit of £62.7m on record British sales of £1.27bn. The social media giant’s accounts show that while Facebook increased its UK income by more than 50% in 2017, its pre-tax profits remained similar to 2016. Accounts filed at Companies House show that …

‘I spent seven years fighting to survive’: Chelsea Manning on whistleblowing and WikiLeaks | US news

Perhaps the most revealing part of my conversation with Chelsea Manning is what she doesn’t say. What she can’t or won’t talk about. It’s not that she doesn’t have a whole lot to say – she does, particularly about technology and how it can be used against us. Her job as an intelligence analyst for …

Huge Facebook breach leaves thousands of other apps vulnerable | Technology

Remember the Facebook hack last week that compromised at least 50m accounts? It’s worse than you think. Last Friday, the social media company revealed a vulnerability that allowed attackers to steal automated log-in credentials (or “tokens”). The tokens make it easier for people to log into popular apps and services like Spotify, Pinterest, or Yelp. …

Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests | World news

An Austrian-American reporter who has been covering Nicaragua’s political upheaval for outlets including the Guardian and the Washington Post has been deported by authorities, his father has confirmed. Nicaraguan law enforcement officials took Carl David Goette-Luciak from his home in Managua’s Centroamérica neighbourhood on Monday morning, the Guardian understands. Later that afternoon Goette-Luciak, from Blacksburg …

Facebook says 50m user accounts affected by security breach | Technology

Nearly 50m Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts, Facebook revealed on Friday. The breach was discovered by Facebook engineers on Tuesday 25 September, the company said, and patched on Thursday. Users whose accounts were affected will be notified by Facebook. Those users will be …

Scott Morrison welcomes Justin Milne’s resignation as chairman of ABC board – live | Media

No, Leigh. I won’t. The board asked me this morning and asked to have a meeting without me, to which I, of course, agreed, and at that meeting, I understand they decided to suggest to me that I might stand aside while the investigations that had been proposed take place. But I said, “Well, I …