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Top league hacker jailed for accounts theft


Published on Mar 26, 2010 at 12:41 | Updated Mar 26, 2010 at 12:59
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Boston: One of the world's most notorious computer hackers was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to helping run a global ring that stole tens of millions of payment card numbers.

Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old college dropout from Miami, had confessed to helping lead a ring that stole more than 40 million payment card numbers by breaking into retailers including TJX Cos Inc, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc and Barnes & Noble. I

MARRIED TO THE NET: Albert Gonzalez is a 28-year-old college dropout from Miami.


The hottest thing on the net


Published on Mar 25, 2010 at 21:24
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Chat-Roulette has emerged as the hottest thing on the Internet.




India is 2nd most popular spam sender


Published on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:11
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Houston: Indian is the second most popular spam originator worldwide, with 10.98 per cent of spam being sent globally from India IP addresses, PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has said in a study.

Brazil, Vietnam, Korea and US are also among the top five countries from which most spam was sent during the first two months of 2010, according to the study.

RAINING SPAM: 10.98 per cent of spam being sent globally from India IP addresses.


Now, GoDaddy plans to stop service in China


Published on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:08 | Updated Mar 25, 2010 at 11:24
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Washington: Internet domain company GoDaddy.com said it planned to stop registering domain names in China, joining Google Inc in protesting cyber attacks and censorship in that country.

"We believe that many of the current abuses of the Internet originating in China are due to a lack of enforcement against criminal activities by the Chinese government," said Go Daddy Group Inc general counsel, Christine Jones.

REDIRECTED: Google shut its Chinese portal over censorship and visitors were being redirected to Hong Kong-based site.


View chat: On digital photography


Published on Mar 24, 2010 at 22:30 | Updated Mar 25, 2010 at 17:22
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Which are the best camera options for pursuing digital photography? What models should an amateur photographer follow? What are the steps to be followed in maintaining a digital camera? If you use a digital camera and have questions like these bothering you, worry not. Here's help at hand. Join the Tech Toyz Editorial Panel in a live webchat, as they simplify facts about digital photography.


Bharti Airtel to sell Apple iPhone 3GS


Published on Mar 24, 2010 at 15:42
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New Delhi: Bharti Airtel will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone 3GS from Friday, the firm said in a statement.

The phone will be available from 35,500 rupees ($784) for the 16 GB model, and 41,500 rupees for the 32GB model, Bharti Airtel said. The company had earlier said it had agreed with Apple to sell the new iPhones in India.

TALK NOW: Bharti Airtel will start selling Apple Inc's iPhone 3GS from Friday.


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Learn baby care using Japanese baby robot


Published on Mar 23, 2010 at 16:41
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A group of Japanese graduate students at the University of Tsukuba are hoping to teach the joys of parenthood with a baby robot.

Named Yotaro, this automated doll wakes up and giggles when a rattle is shaken. He can sulk and doze off like a real toddler, and just like the cuddliest of the babies he will smile if you rub his stomach.




Chinese react over Google's new web route


Published on Mar 23, 2010 at 13:10 | Updated Mar 23, 2010 at 13:30
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Google's censorship dispute with the Chinese government come to a head.

Users in China will now have their Internet searches routed through the company's uncensored Hong Kong website.




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Google reroutes China search, Beijing fumes


Published on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:00 | Updated Mar 23, 2010 at 10:15
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San Francisco: Google Inc closed its China-based search service and began redirecting Web searchers to an uncensored portal in Hong Kong, drawing harsh comments from Beijing that raised doubts about the company's future in the world's largest Internet market.

Google said it intends to continue research and development in China, as well as maintain a sales staff there, even after closing Google.cn and rerouting traffic to the unfiltered search site in Hong Kong.

HERE TO STAY: Google said it intends to continue research and development in China.


Google redirects Chinese site to Hong Kong


Published on Mar 23, 2010 at 07:49 | Updated Mar 23, 2010 at 08:17
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San Francisco: Google has moved its Chinese-language search engine site to Hong Kong and stopped censoring its Chinese search results, the company announced on Monday.

The move came after the web search giant announced on January 12 that it would stop censoring its Chinese search results after discovering a cyber attack that originated in China and which was aimed at compromising Chinese human rights activists.

TO TRACK: Google will create a web page that will track which Google services are available in China. (pic: AP)






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