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Actor Rami Malek to essay Late Singer Freddie Mercury, based on Band Queen in Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Malek, 35, recently won the Best Actor Emmy for cyber series "Mr. Robot"

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Los Angeles, November 6, 2016: Actor Rami Malek is set to play late singer Freddie Mercury in the biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”, based on the band Queen.

With Bryan Singer directing the biopic, New Regency and Fox are going to co-produce the film with Graham King producing as well, reports variety.com.

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Bryan Singer confirmed the news on his Instagram account with a photograph of the Queen band members and confirmed his and Malek’s involvement as well.

Anthony McCarten of “The Theory Of Everything” fame has penned the script.

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King has been trying to get the project off the ground for sometime having originally set it up at Sony with Sacha Baron Cohen at one point set to star.

When Cohen dropped out, King began looking for a new director and frontman to star in the film.

Malek, 35, recently won the Best Actor Emmy for cyber series “Mr. Robot”. (IANS)

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    The ‘Mr. Robot’ star is on the rise! Great news!

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Instagram Testing a New in-app Account Recovery Process

The new recovery process is aimed at letting users recover an account from within the app itself, rather than having to lean on the security team

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To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process.

To control cases where the hackers alter username and contact data linked to the accounts, Instagram is offering a safeguard which would prevent any username from being claimed for a “period of time” after account changes, whether it is a hack or a voluntary change.

As part of the new test process, for recovery, users are being asked to fill in their personal information such as their original email address or phone number and later send them a six-digit code to the contact information of their choice, Engadget reported on Sunday.

The new method is intended to ensure account recovery even if the hacker alters the username and contact information linked to the account.

With this process, the photo-messaging app also intends to prevent hackers from using email or phone number codes to take over accounts from different devices, the report said.

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With a 1-billion user-base worldwide, the app still does not allow web users to post Stories from the desktop. Pixabay

For now, details on the wider availability of this in-app remains unclear, although the username lockdown has been made available to all Android users now which is being deployed to iOS users as well.

Presently, to recover a hacked account, users have to either wait for a recovery email or fill out a support form, making the process time-consuming.

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The new recovery process is aimed at letting users recover an account from within the app itself, rather than having to lean on the security team.

Instagram’s decision comes two months after its parent company Facebook admitted to have “fixed a security issue” that had been saving passwords of 200-600 million users in plain text and “readable” format since 2012, which were also searchable by over 20,000 of its staff members. (IANS)