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Amazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers

IMRG and comScore have joined forces to produce the Top 50 IMRG Retailer Ranking, a new league table for online retailers. The IMRG Top 50 Retailer Ranking will be published quarterly, and measures visitors to those websites based on comScore’s MMX online audience measurement technology. In the inaugural list, online retail giant Amazon beat Apple…

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Chris PriceAmazon beats Apple and Argos to top list of Top 50 online retailers
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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014's most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. "To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the…

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014
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Apple tightens up its iCloud security

Apple has expanded its use of two-factor verification checks to protect data stored online by its customers, after a massive breach last month that saw thousands of nude celebrity photos stolen from iCloud. The BBC says the move follows suggestions that third-party software had been used to steal the photos. It says that the security…

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Stuart O'ConnorApple tightens up its iCloud security
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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it's not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 - up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m…

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020
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Brits are the world’s biggest targets for phishing scams

Are the British the most gullible people in the world? Probably not, but the scammers and spammers out there clearly think that they are. Security research company Proofpoint found that web users in the UK are almost three times more likely to receive phishing mail than those in the US, Germany and France. And while…

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Stuart O'ConnorBrits are the world’s biggest targets for phishing scams
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Twitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts

Malware that can spread through Twitch’s chat feature will try to bleed your Steam account dry, according to security software maker F-Secure. The malware originates from an automated account which, according to F-Secure, "bombards channels and invites viewers to participate in a weekly raffle for a chance to win things such as 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive'…

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts
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GiffGaff UK drops its Unlimited mobile broadband data plan

Mobile service provider GiffGaff is removing the “Unlimited Internet” component of two of its top monthly SIM-only plans, according to ISPreview. The site reports that from September 24, the allowance will be replaced by a capped quota of just a few gigabytes and a new traffic management change will drop some speeds to just 300Kbps…

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Stuart O'ConnorGiffGaff UK drops its Unlimited mobile broadband data plan
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5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?

The hackers are having a busy month, No sooner has the dust settled on the mass theft of nude celebrity photos, the news comes that there has been a major Gmail breach. According to the IBTimes, around five million Google account credentials have been leaked online by hackers, with around 60 per cent of the…

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Stuart O'Connor5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?
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Snapchat finally settles ownership dispute

Messaging service SnapChat has privately settled a long-running lawsuit with co-founder Frank Reginald Brown, who had accused chief executive Evan Spiegel and chief technology officer Bobby Murphy of unfairly removing him from the company. Brown – who is better known as Reggie – had said that he had come up with the original idea of images…

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Stuart O'ConnorSnapchat finally settles ownership dispute
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Ad-blocking software is ‘the Napster of the advertising industry’

Blocking adverts on the internet is the equivalent of theft, according to the chief executive of PageFair. Sean Blanchfield, who is also the founder of the anti-adblocking company, described adblockers as “like the Napster of the advertising industry”. “[Adblocking] is really concentrated on exactly the kind of people that advertisers are targeting - millennials," he…

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Stuart O'ConnorAd-blocking software is ‘the Napster of the advertising industry’