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Factorio devs take G2A up on its chargeback offer

  Players of indie management and construction sim Factorio are kept up to date on the game's progress via regular blog updates every Friday, and while the latest of those noted a record low number of bug reports, it also went on to address …

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Porn pirating lawyer jailed for five years

 A US lawyer who uploaded pornography on to file-sharing sites then sued people who downloaded it, has been sentenced to five years in jail. John Steele co-founded a firm called Prenda Law that set up and ran the porn-trolling scheme. His …

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Apple Watch bug allowed iPhone eavesdropping

  Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch, because of a flaw that let users eavesdrop on other people's iPhones. The Walkie-Talkie app let two people who had accepted an invitation send and receive short audio …

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Why search is no longer all about Google

  Once upon a time, Google was the beginning and end of life online. If you could not find what you wanted by typing a few words into that familiar search box and hitting return, then it may as well not exist. Google was the …

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Google probes leak of smart speaker recordings

  Google is investigating how 1,000 conversations recorded by one of its smart speakers were leaked. Belgian broadcaster VRT exposed the recordings made by Google Home devices in Belgium and the Netherlands. The search giant …

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Are smartphones the new 'opium of the people'?

  social organisation has been rooted in practical faith. Religion, which departs from philosophy when it gives meaning to this life through reference to a transcendentally different realm, has been the method of settling disputes …

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