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TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Apple patent looks in your bank account to target advertising

Apple has filed a patent for technology that would hook directly into the contents of your bank account to make advertising even more targeted than it is today. It would mean Apple would only display adverts for products that you can afford.

Amazon's reviews system is now intelligent and able to learn

Amazon has launched a refreshed reviews and ratings system which will make the overall customer consensus on a product clearer. The intelligent system will be able to give ratings priority depending on certain factors, creating a better average.

70% of people 'have no confidence in passwords'

A study has found that over 70 percent of ordinary Internet users believe that passwords are an inadequate and ineffective method of protecting personal details online. It also found that many are suffering from a chronic case of "password fatigue."

Mother held hostage uses online pizza order to get help

Avon Park - A woman in central Florida said she and her children were being held hostage, so she sent a secret message asking for help via an online pizza order.

Reddit sees dramatic reduction in revenge porn victim reports

Reddit's community leader has updated the world on the website's continuing efforts to eradicate revenge porn. The popular discussion board known as the "front page of the Internet" has promised that revenge porn will not be tolerated.

Nearly all consumers don't feel safe with new domains

A new survey of 10,000 people has found that the vast majority are not comfortable with the new top-level domain names now available to use online. Many have concerns about how safe the new domains are and what content they are used for.

Russia hacked the White House, accessed the President's schedule

The same Russian hackers that recently damaged the State Department hacked into sensitive parts of the White House managed to access information including details of the president's schedule, according to a new report.

Op-Ed: The top 10 sub-reddits all journalists should be checking out now

At 5.2 billion pageviews monthly, reddit is one of the most popular websites in the world. Journalists and news junkies can get the latest headlines from various reddit communities, from tech stories to sports highlights to offbeat news.

Google cut Android malware levels by half during 2014

Google says that it cut Android malware in half during 2014 and that over 1 billion devices have been protected by Google Play. That still leaves 10 million devices that are infected though as the company tries to slam the brakes on malicious apps.

High school basketball star goes to prom with Down syndrome girl

A star of a Kentucky school's basketball team has asked a girl with Down syndrome to be his prom date, proposing to her with a sign and bunch of flowers that referenced Taylor Swift, the girl's favourite singer. The news has since gone viral online.

Microsoft expands beta of Skype for Web

Microsoft has launched a beta of Skype for Web. The new website will allow users to access Skype from any web browser, removing the issue of being unable to use the popular communication program on computers where it is not installed.

Nikki and Nora (N&N Files) is back and ready for a Season Two Special

Nikki and Nora actresses Liz Vassey, Christina Cox and Writer/Director Nancylee Myatt are back and crowdfunding for Season Two.

Apple online services knocked offline in many countries worldwide

Many Apple services are currently experiencing severe outages around the world according to several social media reports. Although Apple denies that anything is wrong, the iOS and Mac App Stores will not load and iCloud logins fail.

China deletes over 60,000 online accounts ahead of new regulation

Some of China's largest online companies have been forced to delete over 60,000 accounts registered on their services ahead of the upcoming date for the introduction of new censorship and regulation of names used online.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

Anonymous 'OpDeathEaters' to combat child sex abusers online

High-profile hacktivist group Anonymous have announced that they are planning an action day to expose child abusers and those who cover them, freely publishing the information to inform the public of the scope of abuse.

Five different Samsung Galaxy S6 versions shown off in photo

A new promotional image leaked online has suggested that there could be as many as five distinct versions of Samsung's next-generation flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, including one equipped with the wrap-around Edge display from the Galaxy Note Edge.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

Op-Ed: What the MOOC should become

The end of the MOOC is significantly closer than more people realize or care to believe. It has been, charitably, a failed experiment, one at which some people threw a lot of money and to which were pinned far too many hopes.

Sony gets $15 million from The Interview online

Sony has announced that its controversial comedy film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised over $15 million in revenue from online streaming services since it became available on Christmas Eve.

Christmas day sales to hit $690k a minute online

A new study has shown that rather than taking part in the festivities or helping with the cooking this Christmas, many will be taking to their phones to participate in an online shopping frenzy as the sales open throughout the big day.

Op-Ed: Hopefully bidding war on for the Interview

Delft - There were reports Thursday that at least one bidder was offering to buy Sony’s “The Interview” and put in online free. Otherwise, Islamic terrorists, already using social media, may use blocking movies as a new way to manipulate the West.

American flew to UK to murder British ex-girlfriend he met online

Epsom - Shane Coffey, 20, traveled from Weymouth, Massachusetts to the U.K. to try to kill his ex-girlfriend, who ended the long distance relationship.

Man sought after he shares photos of his dead girlfriend online

Police are looking for a man who is suspected of killing his 30-year-old girlfriend in Washington State after photos of her dead body appeared online.

Recap of latest viral videos, from dogs in costumes to Ed Sheeran

A dog and a cat making out, pugs in Halloween costumes, a little girl that wakes up and starts dancing to an Ed Sheeran song, and a man that trained his dog to bring him beer from the refrigerator--those are some of the latest viral videos online.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Thousands of small businessmen duped into ads in fake cop mags

Madrid - In a daring and well-thought-out scam, 52 people allegedly conned around 150,000 small businesses and self-employed persons out of 15 million euros ($19.5 million) over a period of 14 years, by pretending to be representatives of the police.

Major online games providers hit by DDOS attacks

Many major gaming services were forced offline yesterday by what is suspected to be a targeted DDOS attack on the companies involved.

Fraudulent Ebola treatments sold online

Bethesda - The U.S. FDA is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. It seems that there are a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.
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