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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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The Digest: Apple names top apps… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut | Mashable "Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year's most standout apps, with categories ranging from 'best apps' to 'best games'. Some notable inclusions are Yahoo News Digest, Facebook's Paper and the SwiftKey Keyboard app. With…

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The Digest: Apple on trial… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Apple 'deleted' rivals' music from iPods, court hears | BBC News "Apple has been accused by lawyers in a court case of 'deleting' songs from rival services from some iPods during the past decade. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried…

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The Digest: Did North Korea hack Sony? … and 4 other things people are talking about today

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New evidence points to North Korean involvement in Sony Pictures hack | The Verge "As Sony Pictures employees still struggle to get back online, new evidence is emerging that suggests North Korea may be behind the hack. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that researchers investigating the hack have found the malicious code…

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The Digest: Russian webcam spies… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian webcam spy site 'may take time to shut down' | The Telegraph "A Russian website allowing voyeurs to watch people in their homes via their own webcams may take some time to shut down, the Information Commissioner has warned. Images of children's bedrooms and views into family living rooms and kitchens can…

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The Digest: Microsoft Band second impressions… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Microsoft Band second impressions | WinSuperSite "Even after less than a day of use, it's pretty clear that Microsoft Band is big, bulky, uncomfortable and complex enough to dissuade many from using it. Which is too bad, because there is real magic here." Building a better Paris in Assassin's Creed…

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The Digest: Russia wants to ban Apple CEO Tim Cook… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook should be 'banned' from country after coming out as gay | The Independent "Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. Anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member…

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5 million Gmail passwords hacked: should you be worried?

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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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Russian hackers steal more than 1 billion usernames and passwords

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A Russian cyber gang has stolen more than 1.6 billion internet username and password combinations, according to US security firm Hold Security – a company that specialises in finding breaches. Hold Security said that the gang – which it dubbed “CyberVor”, after the Russian word for thief, vor – had gathered confidential data from more than 500 million…

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