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“Lizard Squad” hackers now accepting freelance requests

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The hacking group that successfully took down the Playstation Network and Xbox Live over Christmas is now, rather ominously, offering its services to anyone who will pay. According to The Guardian, a Lizard Squad representative claimed the Xbox and PSN hack as a "huge marketing scheme" - and that the software it used to it,…

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The Digest: Sony hack an ‘inside job’… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Sony hack: New evidence points to inside job, say security experts | The Hollywood Reporter "Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job. Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows…

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The Digest: Gmail blocked in China… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Google’s Gmail blocked in China | The Guardian "Google’s Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world’s biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the country’s 'great firewall' was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, according to GreatFire.org, a…

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The Digest: Gadget insurance complaints rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Gadgets, Internet, PlayStation 4, Sony, The Digest Leave a Comment

Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump | BBC News "The Financial Ombudsman Service says it saw 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year. It says many people hugely undervalue the cost of the technological items they carry with them, and are also unaware that most general insurance…

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Is it ethical to report the contents of the hacked Sony documents?

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Since Sony Pictures was hacked earlier this month we've seen a slew of stories do the rounds - reporting everything from the studio's forthcoming films, to internal email arguments between executives and emails from celebrities themselves. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this unfiltered gossip was lapped up by journalists and consumers alike. Meanwhile, a few months ago in…

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The Digest: More trouble for Uber… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sydney siege sees Uber raise prices before backtracking | BBC News "Cab-ordering firm Uber has been criticised for increasing fares by up to four times normal rates during the hostage crisis in Sydney. As the police cordoned off a wide area around the Lindt cafe where a gunman was holding staff and customers…

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The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, Motoring, Piracy, Sony, The Digest 1 Comment

Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

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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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