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Google patches SVG and IPC exploits in Chrome, discoverer banks $60,000 in the process

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Google revels in hacking contests as ways of testing Chrome's worth. Even if the browser is compromised, the failure provides a shot at fixing an exploit under much safer circumstances than an in-the-wild attack. No better example exists than the results of Google's Pwnium 2 challenge in Malaysia: the...
Google patches SVG and IPC exploits in Chrome, discoverer banks $60,000 in the process

Giants of Steam by Jonathan Glancey - review

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Ian Jack revels in a paean to the last days of steam locomotionOther than in the coalfields of China, the steam locomotive had vanished as an important mover of goods and people by the closing years of the last century. The end was remarkably - and in this book's view -...
Giants of Steam by Jonathan Glancey - review

Apple releases EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs, crushes bugs

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If you're anything like us, your inner-geek revels in hearing rare system beeps while holding down obscure key combos that only occur while updating low-level firmware. While much of those theatrics have since disappeared in the modern era, those of you with 2011 iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBook Pros and...
Apple releases EFI firmware updates for 2011 Macs, crushes bugs

Last.fm revels in its scrobbles as radio bar is raised farther

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The economics of personalised online radio seem as challenged as ever, with Pandora recently calling for lower royalty rates. And now Last.fm is cutting back even further on playing tunes, as it struggles to turn a profit for owner CBS. The service, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary currently, will...
Last.fm revels in its scrobbles as radio bar is raised farther

DuckDuckGo revels in PRISM security fears, racking up a record 2.35m searches in a single day

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Microsoft, Yahoo and Google and others were tarred by PRISM after exposed for providing data to the US spying program, and that’s helped lesser search rival DuckDuckGo record its best-ever day of traffic with 2.35 million search requests made on Wednesday. For those not familiar with it, DuckDuckGo provides ‘private’...
DuckDuckGo revels in PRISM security fears, racking up a record 2.35m searches in a single day

Australian politician sorry for 'liking' Facebook photo of teenager's genitals

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Peter Collier admits to making silly mistake in 'liking' image of 16-year-old exposing himself in 'sneaky nuts' prankAn Australian politician says he has learned a valuable lesson in social networking after he "liked" a Facebook photo without realising that it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself.Western Australia's minister for education,...
Australian politician sorry for 'liking' Facebook photo of teenager's genitals
Kixeye steals a general manager from Zynga, rescuing him from the 'dark side'

Talking About Death Online

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As someone who lives out most of her life online and revels in the Web, I can tell you it feels very weird not to have an outlet for one of the biggest events of my life to date, right up there with graduating from college, getting jobs, moving to...
Talking About Death Online

BlackBerry revels in partner purchase of one million phones

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According to the company, Blackberry has received an order for one million of its new phones, marking its largest order ever received in the company's history. The company hasn't announced who placed the order, but did say that it came from one of its existing partners. On the news, the...
BlackBerry revels in partner purchase of one million phones

The Battle Over Revenge Porn: Can Hunter Moore, the Web's Vilest Entrepreneur, Be Stopped?

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The king of revenge porn had just slept with a girl on her 18th birthday at an inconspicuous hotel in Chinatown, and he claimed he had the cell phone snap of her driver’s license to prove it. Though he lives in San Francisco, the notorious Hunter Moore was in New...
The Battle Over Revenge Porn: Can Hunter Moore, the Web's Vilest Entrepreneur, Be Stopped?

Google+ on Android gets its turn at a UI remake, extra Hangout and photo features in the bargain

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Did you see the Google+ 2.0 update for iPhone and wonder if Google's attention had drifted away from its own baby? Don't fret, as the Android app has just been given similarly loving treatment. The interface shares the reworked stream look that we saw on iOS while keeping the...
Google+ on Android gets its turn at a UI remake, extra Hangout and photo features in the bargain
How RST Global is building an underground fiber network at half the cost
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