The Pirate Bay is back but key staff have left to start a rival site

Notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay is back up and running two months after it was taken down by Swedish authorities.

7 hours ago from The Independent

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Jay Z to acquire Wimp music service

US rap star Jay Z will make a $56-million foray into the music streaming business by taking over the Norwegian service Wimp, its shareholders confirmed Friday.

Fri 30 Jan 15 from

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Google Now gets tips and cards from third-party apps including travel and news sites

Google Now, the personal assistant built into Android and other software made by the company, can now show notifications and information from third-party applications.

Fri 30 Jan 15 from The Independent

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NBC's 10-Hour Super Bowl Live Stream Begins Now

 As we reported weeks ago, NBC is bringing the Super Bowl to the internet for free offering a live stream of the big game today starting at noon ET. This isn’t the first time that ...

2 hours ago from TechCrunch

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Google to make privacy policy more clear after criticism from UK watchdog

Google has been forced to change its privacy policy to be more clear about how the search giant uses the data is gathers.

Fri 30 Jan 15 from The Independent

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US Army's Cyber Defense Code Goes Open Source

Sometimes, it just makes sense to go open source. We've seen Microsoft do it, and we've seen Google do it. Now, we see none other than the US Department of Defense do it, with DShell, a network ...

21 minutes ago from HotHardware

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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available for Free

Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google's popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D ...

22 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Verizon gives in to pressure, will let users opt out of 'permacookie'

The discovery of Verizon’s “permacookies” caused an uproar among privacy advocates and average consumers alike that the company has simply been unable to ignore. As a result, ...

Fri 30 Jan 15 from Techspot

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Google's Nest loses two key execs, including Dropcam CEO

Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy and Yoky Matsuoka, Nest's vice president of technology, have left the company, according to The Verge.

Sat 31 Jan 15 from CNET

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FCC Redefines Broadband: Lack of Competition Now Obvious

At a new minimum of 25 Mbps fewer Americans have broadband and most don't have any choice in providers

Fri 30 Jan 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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