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Google Goes Shopping For Patents

Google has made a $900m bid for the patent portfolio of Nortel Networks, the bankrupt Canadian telecom equipment maker. The patents could help arm it against...

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Academics to 'embrace Wikipedia'

Students and academics at a world-leading London university want to build bridges between the Wikipedia website and formal research.

New Net Rules Set to Make Cookies Crumble
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New Net Rules Set to Make Cookies Crumble

The way Websites track visitors and tailor ads to their behavior is about to undergo a big shake-up. From 25 May, European laws dictate that "explicit consent"...

Stuxnet Virus Targets and Spread Revealed
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Stuxnet Virus Targets and Spread Revealed

A powerful internet worm repeatedly targeted five industrial facilities in Iran over 10 months, ongoing analysis by security researchers shows.

Proposal for Cyber War Rules of Engagement
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Proposal for Cyber War Rules of Engagement

The world needs cyber war "Rules of Engagement" to cope with potentially devastating cyber weapons, Russian and US experts will tell world leaders at a security...

Anonymous Hacktivists Say Wikileaks War to Continue
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Anonymous Hacktivists Say Wikileaks War to Continue

A member of the Anonymous group of hackers, which has been targeting firms it sees as being anti-Wikileaks has said the campaign is not over.

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What Is Wikileaks?

Months after releasing some 90,000 secret records of U.S. military incident and intelligence reports about the war in Afghanistan, Wikileaks has posted online...

Call to Define Rules of Cyber War
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Call to Define Rules of Cyber War

Nations need to define the rules of engagement for acts of cyber terror.

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Google in 'new Approach' on China

Until recently, the firm automatically redirected Chinese users to its unfiltered search site in Hong Kong to get round censorship issues. Google has said it will...

How to Cope When the World Can Watch Everything You Do
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How to Cope When the World Can Watch Everything You Do

In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol declared that in the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes. As with many other predictions, it has not quite turned...
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