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Weird Wide Web: A sexist Barbie book, a handy spy tool and Russians watching you right now

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Facebook idea of the week

A new website called ‘Facebook at Work’ will allow its users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contact and share and edit documents. So soon your employer might be encouraging you to check Facebook.

Source: Shutterstock

Minecraft craziness of the week

In Irish mum has set up a Minecraft convention and everyone went mad over it. She sold 1,500 tickets in just nine hours.

Spy tool of the week

This handy tool released by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organisations could help stop a government from spying on you. It scans your computer for known surveillance spyware so if they are watching, you’ll know about it.

Source: Detekt

Tech sexism of the week

The creators of this Barbie book came under fire this week which shows the much loved children’s toy being a completely incompetent tech developer, The Daily Dot reported. It’s obviously an important lesson for little girls to learn that they need boys to write working code for them.

Source: Amazon

Worrying discovery of the week

This week we found out that a Russian website is streaming CCTV cameras that are inside Irish people’s homes. Creepy.

Catch up on all of the tech news from the last week>

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