Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

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Google has launched an ad-blocker for its Chrome web browser that is designed to prevent “annoying” and “intrusive” ads being shown to users. Google announced the move to curtail full-page... Read More

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

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One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including... Read More

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

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Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial... Read More

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

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Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said. Paul faced criticism in January after posting... Read More

Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK

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Broadband speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) have been tested in a home in the former Olympic village in east London. Broadband operator Hyperoptic conducted the test,... Read More

Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs

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Amazon is cutting hundreds of positions at its headquarters and global operations, a move that comes after several years of significant growth. The cuts were first reported by the Seattle... Read More

Criminals hide 'billions' in crypto-cash – Europol

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol. The agency’s director Rob Wainwright... Read More

Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than... Read More

Facebook testing 'downvote' button

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Facebook is testing a new “downvote” button that will let people hide comments and provide feedback about them. However, the social network denied that the new feature was a “dislike”... Read More