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Keeping the cyber thieves at bay

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Keeping cyber thieves' paws off your data

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VIDEO: Commonwealth Games goes virtual

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In a sporting first Glasgow 2014 is being streamed to a virtual reality headset

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‘Draconian’ Russian net law enacted

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A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.

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Dark net drugs ads have ‘doubled’

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An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

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Israeli Iron Dome firms ‘hacked’

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The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

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Every Armenian ‘to write a Wiki entry’

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High profile artists and politicians all seem to be in on the national campaign.

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Bid to stop Iran web name seizure

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Bomb victims' families make legal attempt to seize entire Iranian, Syrian and North Korean web space.

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‘Tolkien’s tree’ to get the chop

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A 215-year-old tree thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien during the author's time in Oxford is to be chopped down after two of its branches fell off.

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‘Tolkien’s tree’ to get the chop

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A 215-year-old tree thought to have inspired JRR Tolkien during the author's time in Oxford is to be chopped down after two of its branches fell off.

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Verizon scolded over slow data plan

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Verizon's plan to slow data download speeds for 4G mobile customers on unlimited deals is "deeply troubling", the US government says.

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VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

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Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

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Bournemouth company are best online health provider

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A BOURNEMOUTH company has been named Britain’s best online healthcare provider.

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Facebook expands Africa push

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Facebook puts itself at forefront of push into Africa and Asia.

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Sony’s profits jump on sales of PS4

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Sony reports better-than-expected profits for the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its PS4 gaming console and a weak Japanese currency.

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Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

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Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

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Broken robots ‘learn to keep going’

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Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

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Can one bad blog blight a business?

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Can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

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Tor attack may have unmasked users

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Users of the "dark net" service Tor who visited hidden websites may have had their identities revealed by a five-month long cyber-attack.

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Much ado about plagiarism

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Does lifting lines from Wikipedia count as plagiarism?

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Smart home kit proves ‘easy to hack’

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Security experts at HP raise concern about smart home devices after testing 10 app-controlled examples and discovering vulnerabilities.

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