The 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera module on the Vivo X27 Pro smartphone. The high-resolution images it shoots contain details a stalker could use to track you down. Photo: Ben Sin

High-resolution selfies, hidden dangers: stalkers can track you down from social media photo posts. It’s happened already

  • Phone manufacturers keep improving the quality and range of handsets’ cameras, allowing users to shoot images that show unprecedented detail when you zoom in
  • A man in Japan stalked a pop star after studying a photo she posted online and working out her location based on the reflections of a building in her eyes
Topic |   Social media

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The 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera module on the Vivo X27 Pro smartphone. The high-resolution images it shoots contain details a stalker could use to track you down. Photo: Ben Sin
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A new study has found that those using the two-thumb technique to type on their smartphones can register a blazing 38 words per minute, not far short of what the average computer keyboard user achieves.

Quick and QWERTY: phone typists nearly as fast as physical keyboard users, with smart handsets changing the way we type

  • Those using two-thumb technique on their mobiles can register a blazing 38 words per minute, study finds
  • Mobile phone typists who use auto-correct are also faster than those who use word-prediction tools
Topic |   Smartphones

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A new study has found that those using the two-thumb technique to type on their smartphones can register a blazing 38 words per minute, not far short of what the average computer keyboard user achieves.
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