Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
When David Karp announced he was going to sell his social media website Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1bn earlier this week, some of the site’s tribally loyal users took to the web to warn against an Instagram-style grab of their copyright rights and personal information.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, defended the technology group’s tax practices and denied it was engaged in massive tax avoidance schemes
Katherine Fox, 23, was travelling behind a silver Range Rover when the singer tumbled out of the passenger door onto the third lane of the carriageway near St Albans, Hertfordshire.