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Tuesday, Aug 15

19

Web hoster fights order to ID Trump protesters

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A web hosting service is fighting a warrant ordering it to identify visitors to a site that encouraged protests against Donald Trump's inauguration.

14

YouTube 'deleted Syrian war crime evidence'

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YouTube has been criticised for deleting video evidence relating to potential war crimes in Syria as part of its work to remove terrorist content and propaganda from the platform.

12

Four arrested over Game Of Thrones leak

Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode of Game Of Thrones before it aired in the country.

Last chance to suggest message to Voyager 1

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It's the final day for internet users to suggest a message for NASA to beam to the Voyager 1 space probe.

Monday, Aug 14

20

Game of Clones: Police cracking down on piracy

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Police are developing new techniques to disrupt piracy online as illegal streams and legitimate viewership figures for Game of Thrones both break record levels.

19

NHS hack hero pleads not guilty to US charges

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The British security researcher who helped stop the NHS-crippling malware attack earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to hacking charges in the United States.

16

Uber drivers allowed tips and waiting charges

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Uber users will be able to leave drivers a tip via the ride-hailing company's smartphone app - but could also now be charged for keeping cabs waiting.

13

Neo-Nazi site given 24 hours after Heyer post

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GoDaddy has said it will no longer host neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer following outcry over an article that mocked Heather Heyer.

03

Radio rebels go straight: Pirates get a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target.

Teenage girls driven away from social media

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Teenage girls are being driven away from social media - with nearly half saying they have been harassed or abused online.

Sunday, Aug 13

14

Scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctic ice

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The largest volcanic region on Earth has been found thousands of meters below the surface of the ice sheet covering Antarctica.

04

Massive Perseid meteor shower thrills stargazers

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Stargazers were given a treat on Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday as the Perseid meteor shower dazzled the sky.

Saturday, Aug 12

07

Record-breaking summer for renewable power

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Supplies of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, have outstripped fossil fuels this summer.

Friday, Aug 11

18

Russian hackers accused of spying on hotels

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Hackers linked to Russian military intelligence were behind a cyber-espionage campaign targeting influential figures from the West, according to a report by security researchers.

12

China targets social media in new crackdown

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China's largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation's strict cybersecurity laws.

Goldfish turn to alcohol to get through winter

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Scientists have figured out how goldfish produce alcohol to survive when trapped beneath the icy surfaces of frozen lakes and ponds.

Trolls force Google to cancel gender memo meeting

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Google has cancelled a company-wide "town hall" meeting due to fears of employee harassment.

Paris aims to lure UK tech talent with new campus

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A start-up campus, touted as the world's biggest, has launched in Paris with plans for it to help transform France's tech sector.

09

Snapchat shares tumble as results fall short

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Shares in the owner of Snapchat have fallen by 17% after its latest quarterly results fell short of Wall Street expectations amid worries about competition from the likes of Instagram.

08

Uber investor sues ousted CEO alleging fraud

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Uber's former boss, Travis Kalanick, who was ousted following a revolt by major shareholders is being sued by one of its largest investors.

Thursday, Aug 10

21

'Damn close' asteroid due to speed past Earth

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A house-sized asteroid due to pass Earth in October is currently "damn close", the European Space Agency says.

17

TalkTalk fined again over customer data breach

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TalkTalk has been fined £100,000 after data belonging to 21,000 customers was exposed to "rogue" staff at a call centre in India.

16

NASA announces shortlist of six space missions

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NASA has announced a six-strong shortlist of potential space missions which will now receive $7.5m (£5.7m) for further development.

Amber Rudd targeted in email hoax

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Amber Rudd has been lured into a fake email exchange with an internet hoaxer who passed himself off as the Prime Minister's new head of communications.

11

Researchers fired after giving talk to hackers

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Two security engineers at a large American technology company have been sacked after missing a warning text telling them not to give a talk to hackers in Las Vegas.

09

Facebook takes on rivals with video platform

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Facebook is launching a new platform which will see the social network giant take on the likes of YouTube as well as TV networks.

06

Vitamin can cut birth defects and miscarriages

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Birth defects and miscarriages around the world could be significantly reduced if pregnant women take a common vitamin supplement, scientists have said.

02

NHS hack hero told to do deal over US charges

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The British security researcher who helped stop the NHS-crippling malware attack has been urged to take a plea bargain when he appears in a US court on hacking charges.

Wednesday, Aug 9

18

Potentially habitable 'super-Earths' discovered

Scientists have discovered two new 'super-Earth' planets which they say are potentially habitable.

13

P455w0rd man says 50rry for 'bananas' advice

The man responsible for setting the guidelines for complex passwords says he regrets writing the advice, and acknowledged that it "drives people bananas".