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New Zealand appeals court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

Case is far from over: Dotcom's lawyers vow to press on to Court of Appeal.

56 minutes ago from Arstechnica

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?Amazon lowers minimum for free shipping to $35 - CNET

The retail giant matches Walmart by offering free two-day shipping to shoppers who spend more than $35. The threshold used to be $49.

8 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Google and Bing to demote pirate sites in UK web searches

Illegal music and film websites and unofficial sport streams to be made harder to find.

4 hours ago from BBC Technology

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Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".

Sat 18 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Project Loon's internet balloons form stratospheric clusters for targeted delivery

By nature, the ideas under exploration in the so-called Moonshot Factory at Alphabet (formerly Google) are long-term ventures, but one of the better-known projects may be here a little ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Communications expert explains how science should respond to fake news

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life ...

Sat 18 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Stephen King's creepy 'Castle Rock' coming to life on Hulu - CNET

It's like horror-fan Christmas! A mysterious teaser hints at an upcoming anthology series set in King's spooky Maine town.

Sat 18 Feb 17 from CNET

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YouTube killing its most annoying ad format: The 30-second unskippable

The unpopular ads will be gone in 2018.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Arstechnica

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Trump’s apparent security faux-pas-palooza triggers call for House investigation

Rep. Ted Lieu and others ask Chaffetz and Cummings to look into "troubling reports."

8 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Facebook is developing tools to read through people's private messages, Mark Zuckerberg manifesto suggests

The social network is working on systes that will 'identify risks' by looking through communications, the essay sugested

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Independent

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