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Silk Road: Ross Ulbricht files appeal against convictions and sentencing

Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the online drug emporium Silk Road, has appealed against his conviction and sentence, according to court documents filed on Thursday. In February, a jury in a federal court in Manhattan found Ulbricht, who went by the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts”, guilty on seven counts related to the drug […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Technology | Read More »

Six important video games you’ll never see in a hall of fame

It is undoubtedly good news. The Strong museum of Play in Rochester, New York, has opened a World Video Game Hall of Fame to celebrate titles that have had a huge impact on the medium. The six initial inductees are clearly deserving of their inclusion. Pong, Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Doom and World of […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Facebook video could ‘eclipse’ YouTube if it tackles piracy says Fullscreen boss

Facebook’s native video features have the potential to “eclipse” YouTube according to the boss of multi-channel network Fullscreen – but only if the social network tackles the issue of videos being uploaded without the permission of their creators. Fullscreen is one of the MCNs that has built a big audience on YouTube, with its network […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Internet,Technology | Read More »

Your Instagram feed is about to be invaded by more ads

Instagram is opening up its advertising to all businesses regardless of size to expand its money-making efforts, meaning more ads in user feeds. The company also said that it was going to expand its advertising targeting features based on user interests, age, gender and demographic, using the photos they take as well as integration with […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Mobiles,Technology | Read More »

Apple boss delivers strongest attack yet on Facebook and Google over privacy

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has delivered his sharpest attack yet on rivals Google and Facebook, with a speech criticising their advertising-supported business models for their disregard for users’ privacy. Cook also used his speech to the EPIC Champions of Freedom event in Washington to fire a broadside at governments pushing for backdoors to encryption […]

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Internet,Technology | Read More »

Facebook introduces PGP encryption for sensitive emails

Facebook is offering users the ability to encrypt password reset emails for the first time, using the popular PGP email encryption standard. Users who want to take advantage of the new security standards can tell Facebook their public key, and the site will then ensure that any sensitive emails that it sends out, such as […]

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Technology | Read More »

More models, more applications: 2015 set to be the year of the smartwatch

It is the smartwatch that broke crowdfunding records, with more than 78,000 people pledging over $20m in support of the Pebble Time – a digital watch evolved to transplant the bings, bongs and vibrations of your phone from your pocket or bag to your wrist. This week those funders have begun to receive their smartwatches, […]

June 1st, 2015 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Facebook users plan protest against site’s ‘real name’ policy at headquarters

Drag queens plan to lead a demonstration outside Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters on Monday in response to the company’s “real name” policy. Facebook has repeatedly stated its opposition to anonymous users and has suspended accounts when people do not use their officially recognised names. The policy has incited drag queens, transgender people, Native Americans, domestic […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Internet,Technology | Read More »

Tim Berners-Lee urges Britain to fight ‘snooper’s charter’

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has urged Britons to fight the government’s plans to extend the country’s surveillance powers, and act as a worldwide leader for promoting good governance on the web. Berners-Lee said Britain had “lost the moral leadership” on privacy and surveillance, following the revelations of the former National […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in Internet,Technology | Read More »

Google unveils Android ‘M’ software with focus on security and battery life

Google’s next version of Android software for smartphones, tablets, watches and TVs is called “M” and will aim to beef up security while conserving battery life, the tech company announced on Thursday at I/O, its annual developer conference in San Francisco. With Android M, Google is attempting to spread its mobile operating system far and […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Computers,Mobiles,Technology | Read More »