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EU commissioner: Nude celebs 'dumb'

12:07am Thu 2 Oct 14

Celebrities who had intimate pictures of themselves leaked onto the internet were "dumb" for taking them, the EU's new…

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

2:49pm Wed 1 Oct 14

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of…

UK legalises music and film ripping

5:11pm Wed 1 Oct 14

The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add…

ARM creates new operating system

6:23pm Wed 1 Oct 14

British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to…

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

7:56pm Tue 30 Sep 14

Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start…

Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

12:21pm Wed 1 Oct 14

Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on…

Snoop Dogg's cash for Reddit users

1:54pm Wed 1 Oct 14

Rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Jared Leto and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel are among the famous names investing in social…

Ex-MI6 head warns over tracking apps

3:03pm Wed 1 Oct 14

Parents need to be aware that their children can be tracked online, the former head of MI6, Sir John Scarlett, has…

Cheryl Cole web links 'most dangerous'

9:35am Wed 1 Oct 14

A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.

Threat posed by voice activation

1:35pm Tue 30 Sep 14

Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

Thousands unable to renew car tax

10:38am Wed 1 Oct 14

Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle…

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

12:42am Tue 30 Sep 14

Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert…


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