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German media boss criticises Google

2:20pm Thu 17 Apr 14

In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the…

BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS

10:35pm Thu 17 Apr 14

The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows…

HMRC 'plans to share personal data'

8:50am Sat 19 Apr 14

Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite…

Kim Dotcom wins back cars and cash

1:11pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Kim Dotcom, the multimillionaire founder of closed file-sharing site Megaupload, has won back cars, cash and property…

Lavabit loses contempt appeal

11:37am Thu 17 Apr 14

A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by…

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

12:00am Thu 17 Apr 14

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does…

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

9:56pm Wed 16 Apr 14

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first…

Google shares fall on ad concerns

8:01am Thu 17 Apr 14

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income…

Virgin apologises for email glitch

3:07pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Virgin Media apologises after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution…

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

2:08pm Wed 16 Apr 14

German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.

Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

3:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's…

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

4:56pm Wed 16 Apr 14

The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause"…


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