Rupert Murdoch attacks Google, claiming they profit from piracy

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Media mogul and News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch has taken to his recently-opened Twitter account to attack search-giants Google, accusing them of enabling internet pirates and profiting in the process. In a tirade that also pulled in Barrack Obama, the…

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Hacking the hackers: LulzSec strike at News International

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Features, Media, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

LulzSec, the computer hacking collective thought to have disbanded after hitting a string of high profile targets including Sony, have returned to strike at News International in protest towards the recent phone hacking scandal. Targetting The Sun newspaper's website, the…

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Activision Blizzard boss Kotick looking to buy Myspace?

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Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick is said to be part of an investor consortium in talks with News Corporation about buying a controlling stake in the ailing MySpace social network. The New York Post (itself owned by News Corp.) is…

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Pub fights Murdoch over Premier League broadcast rights, may have bagged cheaper Sky TV for us all

Gerald Lynch Features, Satellite TV, Tech Digest news 2 Comments

We always love a story about an underdog taking on the big mega-corporations, but they're especially sweet if their actions may well serve to save us all a few quid in the long-run. As is the case of Karen Murphy…

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The Daily iPad News App: Why You Should Care and Why You Should Be Afraid Too

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation yesterday launched The Daily iPad news app, a massive new venture reportedly costing $13 million dollars to develop. A premium-cost news service, it's the first to employ Apple's newly-introduced iTunes subscription system. "The iPad demands…

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