Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws

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Russian websites that help people download pirated movies, music and software are being warned by the authorities to mend their ways. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Airbus to sue over German spying row

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Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations in the media that German spies helped the US carry out industrial espionage. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK Property Sales Website Zoopla Set to Include More Broadband Info.

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One the United Kingdom’s largest property websites, Zoopla (PrimeLocation), has today snapped up the uSwitch price comparison site for £160 million in a move that could result in home buyers being given more information about local broadband performance. uSwitch, which will retain its brand identity, primarily focuses upon providing comparison information for consumer mobile, broadband,…

An introduction to JavaScript-based DDoS

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CloudFlare protects millions of websites from online threats. One of the oldest and most pervasive attacks launched against websites is the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. In a typical DDoS attack, an attacker causes a large number of computers to send data to a server, overwhelming its capacity and preventing legitimate users from accessing…

BT Shareholders Approve GBP12.5bn Acquisition of Mobile Operator EE

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In an entirely unsurprising development the shareholders of BT have today voted in favour of the operators £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE from current owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France), although the final regulatory approval will take a lot longer to achieve and may extract concessions. As a quick recap, BT “agreed…

Ovum Predicts Mobile Operators Could Switch Off 2G and 3G by 2020

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Telecoms analysts at Ovum have claimed that Mobile Network Operators, such as Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2 in the United Kingdom, could potentially cut costs and adopt a pure 4G (LTE) focus by switching off their legacy 2G and 3G platforms by 2020. But it might not be quite so simple. The 2nd Generation…

Sony expects profit to quadruple

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Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony expects operating profit to more than quadruple because of higher gadget sales and cost-cutting measures. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: What is 4D printing?

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You might have heard of 3D printing, but what about 4D? We’ve heard from the team who are printing in time… Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Nasdaq apology for Twitter mistake

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The Nasdaq stock market says its “regrets” an “operational error” which led to Twitter’s results being released early. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Judge objects to Facebook training

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A Texas judge whose Facebook posts led to a mistrial is appealing against a ruling that she take social-media classes. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology