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Police placing ads on piracy sites

12:04am Tue 29 Jul 14

The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated…

China regulators in Microsoft visit

3:28am Tue 29 Jul 14

Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have…

Hacker McKinnon turns search expert

12:52pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, reinvents…

Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

1:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor…

Beats sued for noise-cancelling tech

1:10pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Headphones-maker Bose claims that Beats has infringed its noise-cancelling tech and is seeking damages ahead of a…

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits

1:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent…

Absent fans get robot to do cheering

4:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a…

Google Glass rival has neck battery

2:05pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Chinese computing giant Lenovo has shown off what it hopes will be a rival to Google Glass - but with a better battery…

Mobile test illuminates risk taking

12:09pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

4:48pm Fri 25 Jul 14

A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

Google quizzed over deleted links

7:56pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European…

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

10:49pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.

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