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More than 500 high-profile names, including authors, musicians and five Nobel laureates, have signed a petition to the United Nations calling for a bill of digital rights to be developed in the wake of this year’s revelations about state surveillance.
The BBC is set to launch five new high definition (HD) channels on December 10th on Freeview HD, Freesat HD, YouView, Sky HD, and Virgin Media.
ZeroAcces, one of the world’s largest for-hire botnets has been disrupted in a joint operation between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the FBI, and led by Microsoft.
A High court judge has blocked the sale of the HTC One Mini in the UK after finding that it infringes on patents held by competitor Nokia.
Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered that some programs covertly install Bitcoin-mining software on users’ computers, papering over the practice by including sneaky language in their license agreements allowing for “computer calculations, security.”
Waiting for the delivery of packages from ecommerce giant Amazon may become a thing of the past with the announcement of a new service called “Amazon PrimeAir”.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) sold around 250,000 units in its first two days on sale in the UK, surpassing the number set by the Xbox One which sold 150,000 units in the same time-frame, and breaking the PSP’s record of 185,000 units sold in its first week.
The launches of the Microsoft’s XBox One and Sony’s PS4 has seen a number of impressive PR stunts around the world, but the impressive film-like light show in Rome may be the extraordinary.
Three unpublished works by The Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger have been leaked online through Bittorrent file sharing website What.cd.
A Welsh IT worker has reportedly made the biggest mistake of his life by accidentally throwing away a hard-drive which contained £4.1 million worth of Bitcoins.