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Did Android Copy Ios? We Asked Google's Product Manager...
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Did Android Copy Ios? We Asked Google's Product Manager...

Has Android copied elements from Apple's iOS? It's not a matter that Google's senior managers for the Android operating system want to get involved in.

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Diginotar Ssl Certificate Hack Amounts to Cyberwar, Says Expert

The Dutch government says hackers who broke into a web security firm in the Netherlands last month issued hundreds of bogus security certificates that could be...

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Why Google Had to Have Motorola Mobility

For several years now, Google has been following a vow made by former CEO Eric Schmidt: mobile first. New CEO Larry Page is taking that dictum to a new level...

MI5 Joins Social Messaging Trawl for Riot Organisers
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MI5 Joins Social Messaging Trawl for Riot Organisers

Intelligence agency asked to crack encrypted messages—especially on BlackBerry Messenger—to help police.

David Cameron Considers Banning Suspected Rioters from Social Media
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David Cameron Considers Banning Suspected Rioters from Social Media

David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week's riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites, such as...

Police to Track Rioters Who Used Blackberrys
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Police to Track Rioters Who Used Blackberrys

Police investigating those responsible for the London riots will be able to track down and arrest them based on their BlackBerry Messenger communication with...

Ted's Chris Anderson: The Man Who Made Youtube Clever
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Ted's Chris Anderson: The Man Who Made Youtube Clever

With his TED Talks series, the former magazine mogul Chris Anderson has racked up 500 million web video views for speeches by academics and technological experts...

Bitcoin: The Hacker Currency That's Taking Over the Web
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Bitcoin: The Hacker Currency That's Taking Over the Web

Global, private and untraceable, it's the monetary system of choice for libertarians, geeks, businesspeople, and, apparently, drug kingpins.

Sony's Kaz Hirai on the Psn Hack
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Sony's Kaz Hirai on the Psn Hack

Sony's deputy president about the PlayStation Network hack, PS Vita and PS3's enduring appeal.

Stuxnet Attack Forced Britain to Rethink the Cyber War
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Stuxnet Attack Forced Britain to Rethink the Cyber War

The pieces of the puzzle began to take shape, and then fall into place, on 17 June last year, when Sergey Ulasen was emailed by a dealer in Tehran about an irritating...

Eric Schmidt: Anti-Piracy Laws Would Be Disaster For Free Speech
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Eric Schmidt: Anti-Piracy Laws Would Be Disaster For Free Speech

Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, warned on Wednesday that government plans to block access to illicit filesharing websites could set a "disastrous precedent"...

Where Will Larry Page Lead Google?
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Where Will Larry Page Lead Google?

In the 10 years since the last time Larry Page was Google's chief executive, the company has changed a bit. It has gone from an ambitious startup to a publicly...

Goal-Line Technologists Fail Fifa Test
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Goal-Line Technologists Fail Fifa Test

Fifa's plans to introduce goal-line technology have suffered a setback after every one of the 10 companies which took part in trials last week failed to meet...

Analysing Data Is the Future For Journalists, Says Tim Berners-Lee
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Analysing Data Is the Future For Journalists, Says Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web says reporters should be hunting for stories in datasets.

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Iran Detains 'Spies' As It Moves to Ease Fears Over Stuxnet Cyber Attack

Intelligence chief blames western powers for computer worm targeting nuclear systems.

Stuxnet Worm Heralds New Era of Global Cyberwar
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Stuxnet Worm Heralds New Era of Global Cyberwar

Attack aimed at Iran nuclear plant and recently revealed 2008 incident at US base show spread of cyber weapons.

China Bans Electric Shock Treatment to Cure Internet 'Addiction'
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China Bans Electric Shock Treatment to Cure Internet 'Addiction'

China's ministry of health has banned the use of electric shock treatment to cure Internet addiction. The move follows growing concern in the country about young...
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