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The Creepy Rise of 'Crimeware'

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Here, he made an app for you. (Image Devdsp on Flickr Mobile devices are a brave new frontier for cyber thieves, and the BBC reports malware creators are cashing in . Citing surveys by Lookout mobile security, the BBC states that sneaky cash-snatching apps have increased from 29 to 62 percent of...
The Creepy Rise of 'Crimeware'

Watch: Three dogs set to take driving test in New Zealand (this is no joke)

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Three dogs in New Zealand are set to take a driving test (yes, car driving test) live on national TV in New Zealand this weekend. Yes, this is neither a joke nor a prank. The BBC reports that Auckland-based charity SPCA is behind the initiative. The organization takes in unwanted dogs and it...
Watch: Three dogs set to take driving test in New Zealand (this is no joke)
There's Now a 'Campaign to Stop Killer Robots,' Just in Case
UK Galaxy S III owners will have universal search restored 'within the next few days'

Motorola wins sales ban on Xbox and Windows 7, but can't enforce it

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Motorola Mobility has won an injunction preventing the sale of the Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from a German court. Motorola can't enforce the injunction right away, however. Microsoft will appeal the ruling, and a US judge recently ruled that any injunction in Germany can't take effect until the...
Motorola wins sales ban on Xbox and Windows 7, but can't enforce it
Royal Society plans Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' to honor female scientists

A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has posted to Flickr the photos of 20 individuals that have collectively defrauded the UK government of £765 million ($1.2 billion), BBC reports. If you’ve got a bad feeling about that new couple next door, you might want to check the HMRC photo stream to see...
A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

BBC iPlayer Finally Comes To Sky

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iPlayer, the incredibly popular catch-up TV service from the BBC, has today found itself another 6.7 million potential viewers, following its launch on Internet-connected Sky+ boxes. Integrating directly with Sky’s on-demand programme guide, BBC iPlayer joins Sky, ITV and Channel 5 in providing catch-up content, ensuring that all major free-to-air catch-up services...
BBC iPlayer Finally Comes To Sky
You Can Get an Android-Powered iPhone in Brazil
Space junk could be hunted down by harpoon-firing satellites

'Flame' cyber-attack aimed at Middle Eastern countries

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Russian security firm Kaspersky has uncovered a massive malware attack, referred to as Flame, that is believed to have gathered sensitive data from a wide array of countries, including Israel and Iran. The malware is said to be modular and expandable in a manner reminiscent of a smartphone app library....
'Flame' cyber-attack aimed at Middle Eastern countries

Publishers Can't Seem To Celebrate The Ebook Boom Without Slipping In Odes To Copyright

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The BBC reports on the success of ebook sales in the UK, which are up by 188% compared to last year. This is great news for authors and e-commerce. Ebook reading devices have become increasingly easy to use and the online shops for ebooks are getting far more user-friendly by...
Publishers Can't Seem To Celebrate The Ebook Boom Without Slipping In Odes To Copyright

London College launches UK’s first ever ‘iPhoneography’ course

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We’ve seen some pretty diverse and interesting college and university courses in our time but London’s Kensington and Chelsea College may have a hit on its hands with the launch of the UK’s first ‘iPhoneography’ course. The new evening course is aimed at teaching how to take better photographs on the...
London College launches UK’s first ever ‘iPhoneography’ course

U.S. Court Orders Apple To Pay $368 Million Damages For FaceTime Patent Infringement

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Apple can’t catch a break in the courts right now. In the latest legal blow for Cupertino, a U.S. court has ruled its FaceTime videocalling technology infringes four patents owned by technology company VirnetX. A U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas has ordered Apple to pay more than...
U.S. Court Orders Apple To Pay $368 Million Damages For FaceTime Patent Infringement

Google launches a year-long project to help get Welsh firms online

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Google has announced a tie-up with the Welsh government that will see it push for thousands of firms across Wales to get online and boost their business. The Internet giant says that the year-long project is the first time Google has committed to an on-the-ground programme of this magnitude anywhere...
Google launches a year-long project to help get Welsh firms online

The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

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The UK Digital Economy Act, which allows for the prospect those suspected of online piracy being blocked by their ISP, looks more likely to go into force after two Internet service providers lost their appeal against its current form. The Act, rushed through parliament in the dying days of the...
The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal
Hacker arrested in France for stealing about 500,000 euros using malware apps

Briefly: More iPhone 5 units stolen, self-repair teardown

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An O2 cellular retailer store in London's Wimbledon area was hit in a robbery early Friday morning, with more than 250 iPhone 5 units stolen along with cash in what police say was an inside job. The BBC reports that 252 iPhones worth around $165,000 were taken from the shop...
Briefly: More iPhone 5 units stolen, self-repair teardown

Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive Knighted in Buckingham Palace

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BBC reports that Apple's design chief Jonathan Ive was knighted today in Buckingham Palace, with Princess Anne performing the honors. Ive's knighthood was announced in December, but the official ceremony was not held until today. Ive's knighthood was accompanied by a rare extensive profile and interview with The Telegraph in...
Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive Knighted in Buckingham Palace

UK's National Media Museum opens permanent 'Life Online' gallery

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Planning to be in the neighborhood of Bradford, England anytime soon? Then you may want to set aside some time for a visit to the National Media Museum, which will tomorrow officially open what's being described as the "world's first gallery dedicated to exploring the social, technological and cultural...
UK's National Media Museum opens permanent 'Life Online' gallery
London Eye light show to be powered by Olympic tweet positivity

Syria back online after a nearly day-long internet blackout

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It seems unlikely that it's the last time the country will be cut off from the internet given its past history, but Syria does now appear to be back online following a nationwide blackout that began yesterday afternoon. As the BBC reports, state-run media in the country had attributed...
Syria back online after a nearly day-long internet blackout

UN patent meeting draws tech firms, regulators

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Hoping to head bring some sense of order to the technology patent environment, tech firms, patent officers, regulators, and others are meeting in Geneva at the behest of the United Nations. The BBC reports that the talks were organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency charged with...
UN patent meeting draws tech firms, regulators

LG to launch 'world's largest' 4K HDTV

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The BBC reports that LG has revealed what it calls the world's largest ultra-definition television, a massive 84-inch screen that outputs at four times the resolution of a 1080p display. The 4K resolution featured on the new television is still in its infancy, but LG regards the technology as the...
LG to launch 'world's largest' 4K HDTV

UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

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YouView, the UK Internet TV provider has been sued for trademark infringement in a row about its name. According to the BBC, (a member of the joint venture which also includes BT, ITV and others), a company in Gloucestershire, England, had registered the name YourView back in July. The High Court...
UK Internet TV service YouView sued in naming row with YourView

After Thumbs Down from Key Committee, ACTA is Likely Dead in the Water

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It’s been losing steam for months, but the European Union’s controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement might finally be down for the count. The BBC reports that INTA, the European Parliament’s trade committee, has ruled to reject the treaty, in a vote of 19 to 12. After the vote, lead committee member and (and...
After Thumbs Down from Key Committee, ACTA is Likely Dead in the Water

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery

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After becoming the first private company to dock at the International Space Station 9 (ISS) earlier this year, SpaceX has dispatched its Dragon capsule to deliver supplies to the ISS under contract from NASA. SpaceX live streamed the launch and subsequently posted the liftoff to YouTube: BBC reports that Dragon...
SpaceX launches Dragon capsule as it teams up with NASA for ISS delivery

TV Shack Admin Richard O'Dwyer Will NOT Be Extradited To U.S.

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Last year Richard O’Dwyer was arrested by UK police for operating TVShack, a website that listed user-submitted link to TV-shows. The UK student has since fought a looming extradition to the US. In March, Home Secretary Theresa May officially approved the extradition request from US authorities, but today the news...
TV Shack Admin Richard O'Dwyer Will NOT Be Extradited To U.S.

British Computer Hacker Gary McKinnon Avoids Extradition to the United States

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Gary McKinnon Great Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May has put a stop to efforts to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon, age 46, allegedly hacked into multiple United States military computer networks between February, 2001 and March 2002. Mr. McKinnon is on the autism spectrum and later claimed he...
British Computer Hacker Gary McKinnon Avoids Extradition to the United States
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