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UK swells list of banned websites

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The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

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Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics

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Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

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Syrian hack attack forces pop-ups

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A number of websites have been compromised to display a message from a group identifying itself as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin bugs

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The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation.

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Law ends regulator logo on devices

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Electronic devices sold in the US are no longer required to display certain regulatory symbols and text, thanks to a new law.

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European MPs want Google break-up

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A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.

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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

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More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.

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Candy Crush maker chairman resigns

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The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm.

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Europe to vote on Google break-up

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The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services.

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VIDEO: Faces transformed with digital masks

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Turning faces into digital works of art

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Google told to expand right to forget

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EU data privacy regulators say Google must apply the right to have search results removed to its .com site as well as its European versions.

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Museum switches on historic computer

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A project to recreate one of Britain's pioneering computers reaches a key milestone at the National Museum of Computing.

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Sony to pay Vita owners after bad ad

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Sony agrees to reimburse some owners of the PlayStation Vita after being accused of making false claims about its features.

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Halo studio boss ‘sorry’ for glitches

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Bonnie Ross, the head of 343 Industries the studio that made Halo, says she's sorry for the problems gamers are experiencing.

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Come clean on ads, vloggers told

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Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.

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Kim Dotcom declares he is ‘broke’

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The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.

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From 500 to two – the lucky school leavers who landed apprenticeships with insurance broker

»Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Latest News | Comments Off

TWO school leavers have been chosen from more than 500 applicants to start a new apprenticeship with Dorset’s only independent chartered insurance broker.

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Can internet companies monitor terrorists?

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Facebook is under pressure to be more active in the battle against extremism

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VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?

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In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

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Good customer service is key to our strong half-year results, say Nationwide

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NATIONWIDE building society, which has an administration centre in Bournemouth, has said its commitment to customer service is fuelling its financial success.

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