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Britain comes in second on TV exports thanks to ‘Downton Abbey’

Britain in 2012 held on to its position as the world’s second biggest exporter of television programmes after the US on the back of hit dramas such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife, a report said on Thursday. Talent shows such as the Dutch-originated The Voice, meanwhile, illustrated the…

Hackers hit ‘Neverwinter Nights’ game forums

SAN FRANCISCO — US videogame giant Electronic Arts (EA) on Friday revealed that hackers had looted user data in “a highly sophisticated” attack. A computer network hosting BioWare Edmonton’s “Neverwinter Nights” game forums was hit by hackers who made off with users’ names, passwords, email addresses, birth dates and other…

House Republicans call emergency meeting to defund NPR

The House Rules Committee will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to consider legislation to permanently prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR) after conservative activist James O’Keefe released a video smearing the news organization. The bill, H.R. 1076, was introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who is leading the…

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