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The best Virgin broadband deals in May 2017

Virgin Media led the way in the introduction of fast fibre broadband to the UK. The likes of BT, Sky and TalkTalk now offer competing services, but Virgin Fibre is still the fastest you can get. After using TechRadar’s postcode tool to see if Virgin is available where you live, you can check our comparison table to discover how much ...

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Facebook fined $122M in Europe over misleading WhatsApp filing

Facebook’s 2014 acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp cost $19 billion when it was announced. Now the price tag has been bumped up a little more, after European regulators slapped the company with a €110M (~$122M) fine for providing “incorrect or misleading” information at the time of the deal. The European Commission said today that Facebook told it at that time that it could not ...

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Forget WannaCry: hackers promise floods of tears with fresh malware

Are we entering a new era of malware hell? The whole WannaCry ransomware fracas could be just the beginning of things, if Shadow Brokers – the group of hackers which has previously leaked NSA tools and exploits, including the vulnerability used in WannaCry – has anything to do with it. According to a Reuters report, Shadow Brokers has published a ...

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5 Things You’re Doing 100 Percent Totally Exactly Right

The following are headlines of stories I’ve come across lately while perusing my friend the internet, as I sip my morning coffee and attempt to begin my day. “25 Things You’re Doing Wrong at the Grocery Store!” “All Your Life, You’ve Been Packing Your Suitcase Wrong!” “10 Everyday Things You’re Doing Wrong in the Shower!” I don’t know about you ...

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Snapchat rolls out a trio of new ad products using its lenses and geofilters

In an effort to further differentiate itself from rival Facebook, Snapchat this morning expanded its ad offerings lineup with three new products that take advantage of its already popular lenses and geofilters. The company is debuting a handful of new products, including World Lenses, Audience Lenses, and Smart Geofilters – representing the largest update to its Sponsored Creative Tools since the first ...

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Huge cyberattack leaves businesses across the world reeling

Update: Organizations across the UK, Europe and beyond are scrambling to restore their computer systems after a ransomware program called WannaCry caused an unprecedented level of disruption over the weekend. In the traditional ransomware style, WannaCry demands bitcoin payments before it will unlock files that have been encrypted on users’ machines. It’s believed that the malware exploits a security hole ...

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Bill Maher Blasts Social Media Tycoons For Creating Such Addictive Products

Bill Maher says social media tycoons should “stop pretending that they are friendly nerd Gods building a better world.” Instead, the “Real Time” host has called on them to admit they are “just tobacco farmers in T-shirts, selling an addictive product to children.” “Let’s face it, checking your ‘likes’ is the new smoking,” he said Friday. Maher referenced a recent ...

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Facebook kicks of Mother’s Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks & more

You may have noticed the purple flower reaction has returned to Facebook, allowing you to respond to posts with a “thankful” sentiment instead of a Like. As it turns out, the addition is only one of several features Facebook has planned for this Mother’s Day weekend here in the U.S., and throughout the month where the day is celebrated elsewhere in ...

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Openreach is mulling a big fibre rollout to supercharge UK’s broadband

Freshly sprung from the clutches of BT, Openreach is considering seriously supercharging the rollout of FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises – ultrafast internet connections run directly to the home or office) in the UK, and the firm has announced that it will hold a consultation on the matter. This emerged with the revelation of BT’s latest fiscal results, in comments from the CEO ...

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FCC Commissioner Tells ALEC To Help Squash Net Neutrality

The Corporate and ALEC Takeover of the FCC It is one thing when we find that the Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, was a former Verizon attorney; Or that the transition team was led by a consultant who has been working for Verizon over the last two decades; Or that the new head of the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental ...

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