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Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

Microsoft announces new online privacy principles

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Following hot on the heels of Google's recent announcement that their PREF cookies will now expire after 2 years, Microsoft has announced an enhanced set of privacy principles for Live Search and online advertising data collection, use and protection.... >>

Google profits down in latest results

Google profits down in latest results

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Google showed a kink in its armour today by unveiling profits that weren’t as good as expected, but if you are now suddenly worried about your investment, don’t be, it still managed to make $3.87bn in Q2 in revenue. However profits increased by just... >>

Dell to sell PCs through Carphone Warehouse?

Dell to sell PCs through Carphone Warehouse?

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The new AOL and Carphone Warehouse joint promotion that offers a free Dell Inspiron laptop has prompted speculation that the Carphone Warehouse may start selling Dell products. Dell had traditionally always run a "direct only" to business, or consumer,... >>

Facebook buys internet start-up Parakey

Facebook buys internet start-up Parakey

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Apparently undeterred by the impending court case next week, Facebook has acquired internet start-up "Parakey" for an undisclosed amount of money. Parakey, founded by the co-creators of Firefox, is a company, in their own words: "seeking to bridge the... >>

Scientists show off wireless electricity

Scientists show off wireless electricity

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In an exciting development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have managed to power a 60-watt light bulb by sending energy to it wirelessly from 7 feet away. The power was sent from a power-generating appliance that beamed the energy... >>

YouTube and EMI strike music video sharing deal

YouTube and EMI strike music video sharing deal

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EMI Music and Google-owned YouTube today announced a landmark agreement which will give YouTube users unprecedented access to official videos and recordings from EMI Music artists, including those featured in user generated content. "With this deal, all... >>

Hackers put off buyers

Hackers put off buyers

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With so much data theft the chance of swapping supplier, or your favourite online store is easy. A new survey has found over half of people stop spending at sites that had suffered security breaches. So many people are worried about key personal data... >>

Glasgow named worse city for phone crime

Glasgow named worse city for phone crime

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Got a nice new swanky phone? Best not go to Glasgow then. A new survey by insurance company CPP Phonesafe has found the Scottish city the worst place to go if you don't want your phone nicked. According to the survey 1 in 5 people in the UK has now been... >>

Music industry agrees DRM is too restrictive

Music industry agrees DRM is too restrictive

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Conflicting reports are circulating about the music industry's opinions about copy-protection and Digital Rights Management (DRM). After Steve Jobs posted his letter about the industry, saying that music companies should stop mandating that their digital... >>