Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Updated: 43 min 38 sec ago

Peers query 'right to be forgotten'

52 min ago
Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.
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VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

1 hour 52 min ago
Testing a digital bracelet that measures sun exposure
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Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal

1 hour 53 min ago
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.
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Twitter shares surge on user growth

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:48
Micro-blogging service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
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Max Mosley sues Google over photos

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:57
Ex-motorsport boss Max Mosley issues High Court proceedings against Google for publishing photos of him taken at a sex party.
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Car firms sued over CD 'rip' system

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:29
A group representing musicians in the US is suing Ford and General Motors over in-car CD players which allow tracks to be stored on a hard drive.
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Android ID flaw exposes smartphones

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:00
A security firm warns of a flaw in the way Android ID checks apps that puts thousands of smartphones and tablets at risk.
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Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:42
Who believes ratings on dating websites?
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OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:55
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
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VIDEO: Making money out of social media

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:59
Samira Hussain reports from New York on the opportunities opened up by technology that did not even exist a few years ago.
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VIDEO: Control a digger with smart goggles

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:03
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience
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China regulators in Microsoft visit

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:28
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
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Police to place ads on piracy sites

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:04
The City of London police has started placing banner advertisements on websites believed to be offering pirated content illegally.
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Nollywood finds its global audience online

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 01:01
African nation's film industry finds new audiences online
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Kanye West wins 'Coinye' lawsuit

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:41
US rapper Kanye West wins a lawsuit against the creators of the Coinye Bitcoin, a crypto currency which parodied the star.
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AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 18:39
Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.
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Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:15
Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
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Beats sued for noise-cancelling tech

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:10
Headphones-maker Bose claims that Beats has infringed its noise-cancelling tech and is seeking damages ahead of a takeover by Apple.
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Hacker McKinnon turns search expert

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:52
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who was the subject of a 10-year legal battle over US extradition, reinvents himself as a search expert.
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Hype and hi-tech

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:17
The difficulties of predicting the future shape of technology
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