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Weird Wide Web: A leak of nude photos, some clever chopsticks and speaking only in emojis

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.

Hacking scandal of the week

67th Cannes Film Festival - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I Party Jennifer Lawrence was one of the victims of the iCloud leak. Source: PA

This week’s tech news has been dominated by the massive leak of nude celebrity photos. Apple’s CEO said on Friday that the company will tighten up its security with notification for users when someone tries to restore their iCloud account.

Google drone project of the week

The people who have been working on Google’s self-driving cars have also been developing a new type of drone, according to The Atlantic. The test drones have been used to successfully deliver foods from nearby farms in Queensland Australia.

Emoji experiment of the week

Last week, Atlantic writer Kelsey Rexroat ate only food immortalised by emoji and one Business Insider reporter was inspired by it. She decided to text only using emojis and, needless to say, it was a long, hard week for her.

Source: Caroline Moss/Business Insider

Controversial Twitter decision of the week

The social media site’s chief financial officer said this week that the traditional Twitter timeline, organised in reverse chronological order, is “not the most relevant experience for a user”. This is the strongest indication yet that it may move to a more Facebook-style curated feed.

Source: cuter-on-the-internet via Tumblr

Clever eating tool of the week

These (literally) smart chopsticks can tell you a lot about the food you’re eating with them – including the quality of the oil it was cooked in. The concept of it started out as an April Fool’s prank but the gadget does actually exist, TNW reported.

Source: Baidu

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