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  • News: Wikileaks-supporting hackers could be traced

    People using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, according to computer security researchers.

  • News: IBM builds 3 petaflop computer for Germany

    The global race for supercomputing power continues unabated: Germany's Bavarian Academy of Science has announced that it has contracted IBM to build a supercomputer that, when completed in 2012, will be able to execute up to 3 petaflops, potentially making it the world's most powerful supercomputer.

  • News: Apple approves Google Latitude for iPhone

    Google on Monday launched its location-sharing Latitude app for the iPhone, making good on a promise nearly two years old.

  • News: iPad & Android among 2010's top Twitter topics

    Twitter has come up with a list of what people were tweeting about all year. The list includes vuvuzelas, Pulpo Paul and Apple's iPad.

  • News: Top YouTube videos list ruled by music

    If YouTube started as a place for people to upload low-res videos, Google’s global 2010 ‘most popular’ video list shows just how fast the model is evolving into something nakedly commercial.

  • News: Website attackers could be easily traced

    Hackers using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, say security researchers.

  • News: Personal details of 200,000 Gawker Media users leaked online

    Email addresses and password details for 200,000 registered users of Gawker Media websites are now circulating on peer-to-peer (p2p) networks after a weekend hack attack.

  • News: Facebook turned down $15bn Microsoft bid

    Microsoft has revealed it offered Facebook $15bn to acquitre the social network three years ago.

  • News: ITV Player and 4oD hit PS3 this week

    PlayStation 3 users will be able to watch shows such as Coronation Street and The Inbetweeners, after ITV and Channel 4 revealed they will make their online catch-up services available through the games console.

  • News: ACS:Law's first illegal download cases thrown out

    A legal firm that issued 'bullying' letters to Brits accused of illegal downloading has had the first eight cases of legal action against filesharers thrown out of court.

  • News: Amazon UK suffers 30-minute outage

    Amazon's UK site suffered a 30-minute outage yesterday, along with the online retailer's Italian, French and German websites.

  • News: BSA fines another firm caught using illegal software

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has announced another scalp in its ongoing war against SMEs it discovers have been using unlicensed software.

  • News: 1 in 4 small businesses to hire more staff in 2011, says study

    A quarter of UK SMEs plan to hire more staff next year, and three-quarters are considering introducing flexible working patterns to boost productivity, according to customer research from Orange.

  • News: Hackers steal McDonald's customer data

    McDonald's is working with law enforcement authorities after malicious hackers broke into another company's databases and stole information about an undetermined number of the fast food chain's customers.

  • News: Google, Microsoft ad networks hit by with malware

    For a brief period this week, cybercriminals managed to infect Google's and Microsoft's online ad networks with malicious advertisements that attacked users' PCs, according to security consultancy Armorize.

  • News: Skype aids communications for remote UN refugee workers

    Humanitarian workers in the most remote parts of the world are being given a low-cost way to communicate with colleagues, friends and families as a result of a partnership between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Skype.

  • News: 5 internet security predictions for 2011

    As we reach the last month of the year, it's time to reflect on the year gone by, and looking ahead to what the next year might hold. So we've taken a look at what 2011 holds in store for security - with a little help from some outside sources.

  • News: 9 downloads to speed up and secure your laptop

    If you have a laptop, you have instant computing wherever you are. Unfortunately, using a laptop also means that you have big problems, largely relating to security. Fear not, though. The following nine downloads can help you get the most out of your laptop, while keeping your data safe and secure.

  • News: The top 15 free tools for every Windows PC

    There is almost no end to the number of tools offered for Windows desktops, so we've sifted through hundreds of websites to find 15 utilities that belong in every Windows user's bag of tricks. They're all free for personal use; many are free for corporate use as well. I bet at least one program here will make your life easier.

  • News: Analysis: Has the iPad killed the netbook?

    For months we've been hearing that tablet PCs - led by Apple's iPad - are hurting netbook sales in a big way. But are they really? For now, touchscreen tablets appear to be luring consumers away from netbooks but analysts believe in the long term, netbooks will hold their own in an increasingly fragmented mobile device market, particularly as computer makers address user complaints by enhancing netbooks with faster processors and new capabilities.



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