Every single Uber customer and driver in Britain has been advised to change their password "immediately", following a major hack last year. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a unit of GCHQ - said that legitimate users of the app can make a compromised password useless by replacing it with a new one the attacker does not know. "While your details may not have been compromised, it is prudent to take precautionary action," the organisation said in its guidance.
A massive asteroid is set to skim the Earth on December 16, just over a week before Christmas. The asteroid - named 3200 Phaethon after the Greek demi-god who, according to legend, nearly set the Earth on fire - is classified as "potentially hazardous" by the Minor Planet Center. Unlike its namesake, however, 3200 Phaethon is unlikely to destroy our planet.
The first and only robot to be granted citizenship of a country has hinted that she would like to start a family. Sophia, a humanoid robot created by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia at a special ceremony in October - giving her more rights than women in the country. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the United Arab Emirates, she said the notion of family is "a really important thing".
@jasperhamill Good to see you too Jasper! Albeit briefly. Thanks for the good wishes - only 7 weeks to go now! And congratulations on your expanding brood, and the new job! Haha glad you enjoyed the headline. Was trying to find a way to make the budget sound vaguely interesting...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".