September 25

Wimbledon doubles size of Murray Mound screen for fans to watch the

Andy Murray will playCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Walking past the still-empty hill this week on his way to the practice courts Roger Federer, eight times men’s singles champion, joked: “Henman Hill, the famous Henman Hill! Where is he? Where is Tim?” For tennis fans who can’t afford to get their hands on Centre Court and Number One Court tickets it is the best place from where to watch the action.So much so that whether you call it Henman Hill or prefer its later incarnation as Murray Mound, the slope rising above the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has become one of the great sporting locations in its own right.And this year the atmosphere on the hill is likely to be more exuberant than ever.The AELTC has erected an even bigger screen in front of the hill for fans to watch the live action.The screen on which matches are shown has this year been doubled in size, from six by nine metres to six by 18 metres, making it one of the biggest permanent outdoor screens in the country.So popular is a place on Henman Hill that picnic tables have also been placed at the foot of the hill to allow dozens more spectators to view matches and a bank of seating has been erected at the top to try and ease the pressure for places on the grass slopes. Figures from Google yesterday show that more people still prefer to use Henman Hill than Murray Mound, with three times as many people searching for it under that name.The AELTC points out that the official name of the hill has always been Aorangi Terrace.But of course nobody remembers that.Additional reporting by Toby Wallis The AELTC said: “As an international sporting event, we want to ensure the best possible experience for all our visitors and that’s why the second year of the No.1 Court Project has seen the completion of the new fixed roof, the opening of “The Walled Garden” – a new two-level public plaza, a new, a larger Big Screen for The Hill and the refurbishment of seven hospitality suites.”The hill has been a place of highs and lows for fans, from enduring Tim Henman’s quarter finals defeat at the hands of Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean in 2003, to witnessing Andy Murray becoming the first British man to win the single’s title for 77 years in 2013.There are even some who prefer to bag a place on the hill than a seat courtside and whenever a Brit starts to do well at Wimbledon there is talk of changing its name to match.With Kyle Edmund reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January this year and becoming Britain’s No. 1, some have even suggested renaming the hill as Edmund’s Embankment or even the Edmound for this year’s Wimbledon championships.That’s unlikely to catch on – unless he wins of course. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. On top of that a number of new restaurants and cafes have opened beneath No 1 Court, close to the mound, making it easier for the fans on the hill to keep themselves replenished during some of the championship’s gripping five set games. Andy Murray will play read more

September 22

Snapchat hackers reveal 46m phone numbers

first_imgThis information was acquired through the recently patched Snapchat exploit and is being shared with the public to raise awareness on the issue. The company was too reluctant at patching the exploit until they knew it was too late and companies that we trust with our information should be more careful when dealing with it.The site owners added: “For now, we have censored the last two digits of the phone numbers in order to minimise spam and abuse. Feel free to contact us to ask for the uncensored database. Under certain circumstances, we may agree to release it.”On 27 December, Snapchat – which was created by two Stanford students, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy – said that a security group posted documentation for the app’s private API on Christmas eve.“This documentation included an allegation regarding a possible attack by which one could compile a database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers,” said Snapchat.They continued that theoretically, if someone were able to upload a huge set of phone numbers, they could create a database of the results and match usernames to phone numbers.In the 27 December statement, Snapchat said that it has recently added safeguards and counter-measures to make this difficult to do, and is continuing to make improvements to combat spam and abuse.The comment came after Gibson Security, which is a group of Australian anonymous hackers, published a report on a vulnerability with Snapchat that could be exploited to potentially reveal user data.Today, Gibson Security tweeted that they “know nothing about SnapchatDB”, but added “it was a matter of time til [sic] something like that happened”.Tech website TechCrunch said it had originally speculated that the database website might be a hoax – until at least one of its editorial team found their own number on the site.Read: Explainer: Why did Snapchat turn down Facebook’s $3 billion offer?>Read: This Irish farmer is the king of Snapchat> SNAPCHAT USERS – WHO include 11 per cent of the population of Ireland – have been warned that their phone numbers and usernames may have been put online.A site called SnapchatDB, believed to have been set up by hackers, claims that it is a database that “contains username and phone number pairs of a vast majority of the Snapchat users”.Snapchat is an app that allows users to send each other video and photos with messages, all of which disappear within 10 seconds.Today, SnapchatDB said on the site:last_img read more