VIDEO: How criminals clone your card

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The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones spoke to James Lyne, head of research at cyber-security firm Sophos, to find out how criminals go about cloning your card. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Twitter battles Instagram links

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The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Emergency patch fixes Flash flaw

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Adobe has released an emergency patch for a flaw in its Flash software that was being widely exploited by thieves. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Lords Sneak UK Internet Snooping Law into Bill – Minus Safeguards

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Opponents of the Government’s plan to revive the twice failed Internet Snooping law, which would force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity and also make it more accessible to security services, are crying foul after dirty politics resulted in 18 pages of new law being snuck into the Counter-Terrorism and…

Confirmed – Three UK Enters Exclusive Talks to Buy O2 for £10.25bn

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The Spanish owner of mobile network operator O2 UK, Telefonica, has confirmed that they’ve entered into an “exclusivity agreement” with Hutchison Whampoa (the parent of rival mobile operator Three UK) to buy the provider for £10.25bn in cash. Unless the talks fail, which at this stage seems unlikely, then Three UK will ultimately end up…

India Uber resumes services in Delhi

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The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

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Asia’s richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain’s second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn). Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple’s Tim Cook salary up over 40%

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Tech giant Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook’s base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Reporter jailed for stolen data links

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A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

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Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Another Tale of BT and UK House Developers Not Building Good Broadband

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Residents of the new Woodilee Village estate between Lenzie and Kirkintilloch in Scotland, which includes 900 contemporary homes built by CALA, Charles Church, Miller Homes and Springfield, are campaigning for better broadband connectivity after they were left with “up to” 2Mbps download speeds (plus uploads of 300-400Kbps) and told that they’d have to fork out…

Kim Dotcom releases Skype competitor

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Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom releases an encrypted chat service, called MegaChat, to compete with the Microsoft-owned Skype. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Virgin Media Business Brings Faster Broadband to London’s Tech City

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Cable operator Virgin Media Business has jumped on the recent moans of poor broadband connectivity in central London, specifically the eastern Tech City area, by announcing that thousands of local firms will soon be able to benefit from a new managed “fibre” Internet access service, which can be installed into buildings with shared occupancy (office…