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American man accused in $9m net address theft

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Net addresses have become valuable because the pool of available numbers is drying up An American man has been accused of stealing net addresses worth more than $9m (£7m) by US prosecutors. Amir Golestan of South Carolina is alleged to have tricked an organisation that controls some net addresses into […]

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Grumpy Cat internet legend dies

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The owners of Tardar Sauce confirmed she died on Tuesday Grumpy Cat, the feline famous on the internet for her permanent scowl, has died aged seven, her owners say. A statement says she died on Tuesday following complications from a recent urinary tract infection. The cat from Arizona had “helped […]

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GozNym cyber-crime gang which stole millions busted

Image copyright Getty Images An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access bank accounts. The […]

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A dress with 3D-printed petals and other tech news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Hackers steal $41m (£31m) worth of Bitcoin in a major crypto-currency heist Google unveils a new range of Pixel 3a smartphones Model Jourdan Dunn wears a dress at New York’s Met Gala made of 37 3D-printed petals See more at Click’s […]

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Amazon accused of failing pregnant workers

A US woman is suing Amazon, alleging that she was sacked because she was pregnant, raising more questions about working conditions in its warehouses. According to tech news site CNET, the online retailer has been involved in seven similar legal cases brought by pregnant warehouse workers in the past eight years. And all of these […]

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China replaces PUBG with patriotic game

Image copyright TencentImage caption Tencent had been testing a mobile version of PUBG Chinese internet giant Tencent has scrapped the launch of a hit video game in China, after failing to get regulatory approval. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG) is a battle-royale video game, similar to the global hit Fortnite, in which 100 players fight for survival. […]

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Binance exchange hackers steal bitcoins worth $41m

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Binance says it will cover the cost of the stolen bitcoins Hackers have stolen $41m (£31m) worth of Bitcoin in a major crypto-currency heist. The Binance exchange, which stores Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies for members, said hackers took 7,000 bitcoins in one go. Withdrawals have now been suspended on the […]