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The Digest: North Korea web blackout… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Why did North Korea's internet go down? | BBC News "If the North Korean system was brought down, the obvious suspect is the United States. President Obama promised/threatened a response to the Sony intrusion 'in a place and time and manner that we choose'. It would be proportionate." Google's self-driving…

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The Digest: Apple ‘failing to protect workers’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers' | BBC News "Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID…

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The Digest: Sony caves in to hackers… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sony bosses cancel The Interview release | Hollywood.com "Sony Pictures executives have officially pulled plans to release Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial new comedy The Interview after hackers threatened the safety of filmgoers." More on this story Whodunnit? The Mystery of the Sony Pictures Hack | BBC News North Korea behind Sony…

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The Digest: Apple not guilty… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case | The Verge "An eight-person jury has decided that Apple is not on the hook for what could have been more than $1 billion in a trial centering on extra security measures the company added to iTunes and iPods starting in…

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The Digest: Net is ‘less free and more unequal’… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Berners-Lee troubled by 'growing inequality' on web | PC Mag "Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes access to the internet is a basic human right. The World Wide Web creator and founder of the Web Foundation, Berners-Lee suggested that, in an increasingly unequal world, the internet has the power to be a great equaliser. But…

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The Digest: Windows 10 release date… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10 | Reuters "Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early…

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The Digest: ‘Spiderdog’ tops YouTube… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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'Mutant giant spider dog' tops YouTube chart | BBC News "A Polish film maker's short horror film featuring his pet dog in a tarantula costume was the biggest trending video on YouTube in 2014, parent company Google has announced. With over 113m views since it was posted in September, Mutant Giant Spider Dog…

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