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Wikipedia’s founder calls for halt to Richard O’Dwyer extradition to U.S.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made a rare political intervention to call on Theresa May to stop the extradition of British student Richard O’Dwyer to the US for alleged copyright offences. Launching an online campaign, Wales said O’Dwyer, 24, was the “human face” of a global battle over the interests…

Tech experts: move to cloud data ‘a potential gold mine for cybercriminals’

The Internet “cloud” has become the hottest topic in computing, but the trend has created a new range of security issues that need to be addressed. The cloud is associated with things like personal emails and music which can be accessed on computers and a range of mobile devices. But…

Schwarzenegger takes on Google in battle of Venice Beach

Film star and former bodybuilder speaks out against internet firm’s move to bohemian enclave of Los Angeles Venice Beach has long been known as the bohemian heart of Los Angeles. It was a place by the sea where the city’s obsession with Hollywood stars gave way to a strange mix…

Stuxnet cyberweapon set to stop operating

Stuxnet cyberweapon set to stop operating) Goodbye Stuxnet. And Iranian officials would doubtless hasten to add: “Good riddance.” At one second…  …

Apple vendors in Iran scoff at U.S. sanctions

Vendors of Apple products in Iran on Saturday scoffed at US media reports that the consumer technology giant was banning US sales to customers of Iranian background, pointing out that iPads and iPhones are widely available in Tehran. One salesman who gave only his first name, Hossein, told AFP that…

Scientists remember Turing, father of modern computers

Scientists will gather from Bangalore to Texas on Saturday to honour British mathematician Alan Turing, a pioneer of the modern computer whose code-cracking is credited with shortening World War II. On the June 23 centenary of his birth in London, several cities will host conferences and exhibitions to celebrate the…

MegaUpload founder teases revolutionary new music sharing service

The founder of MegaUpload may be down, but he’s not out. Despite having watched the U.S. government destroy his cloud-based storage website and accuse him of a “mega conspiracy” to defraud movie and music studios, online entrepreneur Kim Dotcom revealed this week that his ambitious new music service “Megabox” is…

Ray Bradbury’s work inspires Internet censorship code

Ray Bradbury’s fiction looks set to enter the structure of the internet, after a software developer has proposed a new HTTP status code inspired by Fahrenheit 451. Tim Bray, a fan of Bradbury’s writing, is recommending to the Internet Engineering Task Force, which governs such choices, that when access to…

Google accused of withholding evidence from Texas antitrust probe

Texas attorney general says that search giant is wrongly classifying email conversations between non-lawyers as being covered by lawyer-client privilege. The Texas attorney general is accusing Google of improperly withholding evidence to stymie an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of web search. The allegations surfaced…

E-book trend slow at U.S. libraries: study

Even as e-book sales surge, Americans are slow to look to their public libraries to take advantage of the format, a study showed Friday. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found just 12 percent of Americans ages 16 and older who read e-books say they have borrowed an e-book…

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