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BitTorrent Claims Its Users Do Actually Buy Stuff

The (somewhat unlikely) fact that people who pirate movies are also more likely to spend money on movies has been well-known for a few years now. But thanks to a survey conducted by BitTorrent, we can now put a number on just how generous the pirates are.


Google Play Music Has A Stunning New Visualiser

Visualisers were the sort of thing that I kind of assumed had died with Windows Media Player and Winamp. But Google says no. Google says you must have motion with your music.


Pranksters Get Kim Dotcom Kicked Off His Own Site For Piracy

Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theatres’ fight against piracy. He’s under investigation by the FBI, and they’re trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops.


Email Scams Are Still Depressingly Effective

It is the Year Of Our Lord two thousand and fourteen, but somehow, nearly half of all people on this email-infested landfill we call ‘Earth’ are still falling for simple phishing scams.


Why I'd Let Google Put My Genome In The Cloud

For the past 18 months, according to the Tech Review, Google has been quietly rolling out a cloud computing service for DNA. Google Genomics could one day have millions of genomes on its servers, available at a click of a button to researchers. Are there legitimate privacy concerns here? Definitely, but it’s not Google’s grubby fingers you should worry about.


Disney Wants A Piracy-Free Search Engine

Downloading illegal content is not OK. If you’re a search provider, though, should you be held responsible for the content of your search results if those results include a link to illegal videos and other copyrighted material? If you use a search engine recently patented by Disney, you won’t accidentally find yourself clicking on links to torrents and illegal downloads — they just won’t be listed.


7 Brilliant Facebook Cover Photos From This Year's Halloween

Gallery: Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it’d be like to be more creative.


10 More Viral Images That Are Actually Fake

The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don’t believe your lying eyes. They’re all totally fake.


The Very First Website... In The US

Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Laboratory operates the longest particle accelerator of its kind — it’s produced ground-breaking work in particle physics over the decades, as well as several Nobel prizes. But surprisingly, it also played a major role in the early web: By hosting the first web site in the US. It wasn’t much to look at, but that’s not important.


How Hackers Reportedly Side-Stepped Google's Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is generally seen as the safest bet for protecting your Gmail account. But a harrowing tale from indie developer Grant Blakeman, whose Instagram was hacked through Gmail, reveals how not even two-factor authentication can beat every security threat.


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