Facebook says it did 'a test' last year using people's locations to make friend suggestions

Last week, a Facebook spokesperson told me that users' smartphone location data was among the signals that the social network uses to suggest "People You May Know" in real life. But after I published a story about it (and people freaked out) Facebook retracted the statement and said that, actually, the company isn't …

Craig Wright fails to prove he's Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, leaving many conspiracies in his wake

For the last week, the world of Bitcoin has been turned upside down by a raging debate inspired by Australian Craig Wright who claimed to be the currency's mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Two Bitcoin experts said Wright had proved privately to them, cryptographically, that he was Nakamoto, but Wright failed to…