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British commuters given leaflets warning of terrorist attacks

Blathnaid Healy
LONDON — Commuters across the UK are being handed leaflets by police warning them that if a terrorist attack happens, they should run, hide and tell Launched by British Transport Police (BTP), the leaflets give advice on firearms and weapons attacks, similar to the 2008 attack in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and 700 injured See also: New UK anti-terrorism measures outlined in response to raised threat level "If you hear gunfire or a weapons attack, leave the areas safely if you can. If this puts you in greater danger, find a safe place to take cover," one of the leaflets says. This leaflet is being handed out at transport hubs across the country asking people to report suspicious activity — Travel Tom (@thetomstokes) November 26, 2014 Read more... More about Uk, Terrorism, Us World, World, and Counter Terrorism

Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

Rex Santus
Earlier this year, Instagram was leading the pack as the fastest-growing social platform. Now, it's Tumblr and Pinterest, which have edged out the picture-sharing app for greatest increase in active users. Tumblr's active users grew by 120% in the last six months, according to new stats released by the Global Web Index first spotted by TechCrunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Facebook's active users grew by just 2%. See also: How to choose the best platform for your personal website Pinterest comes in behind Tumblr with a 111% growth in active users, who are users that say they've actually used the site with some regularity. Earlier this year when GWI released numbers, Instagram was on top but has dropped to third place. Of the top eight, in fact, Facebook is in last place, behind LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. Read more...More about Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Social Media, and Facebook

FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads

Chelsea Stark
Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled its advertising practices at the handheld's launch were deceptive. Early Vita ads claimed the handheld was able to remotely stream PlayStation 3 games, resume games started on the home console and allow users to play online with other owners. The FTC said Sony called this "game-changing" technology, but that it was actually severely limited to a few participating games. See also: Hot games for the holiday season: A gamers' gift guide The FTC ruling, which was announced Tuesday, requires Sony to give $25 in cash or a $50 game voucher to anyone who purchased a PlayStation Vita in the United States before June 1, 2012. The Vita went on sale in February of that year. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Sony, Tech, and Playstation 3