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Camera driven mass DDOS attack used rented botnets

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The last month has seen DDOS attacks on various sources on a magnitude no one has ever seen before: in some cases more than a terabit per second of data. This was more than anyone thought possible, but it was all because whoever was responsible, rented some of the most …

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PewDiePie launches game dev, promo firm with other Youtubers

Felix Kjelberg, more famously known as the most popular Youtuber Pewdiepie, is launching a new promotional firm and production company in one, called Revelmode. He’s bringing some friends with him too, signing on other big Youtubers like Mark “Markiplier” Fishbach, Sean “JackSepticEye” McLoughlin and Emma Blackery. The idea behind Revelmode …

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Google is branching out in to WiFi routers

Google may have just revealed the most stylish looking router ever with its new offering known as the OnHub. Now if you were wondering why it is shaped a bit like a bin, there is apparently a technical reason for that- Google says that the cylindrical shape will help provide more …

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Xbox to Windows 10 streaming has a hidden quality option

Windows 10 is out, bringing with it a brand new Xbox app with Xbox to PC streaming functionality built in. In all, the program works well, though performance will vary from connection to connection. However, recently some savvy Redditors have discovered a hidden higher quality option for streaming. The difference …

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Carphone Warehouse to launch own ‘iD’ mobile network

Carphone Warehouse looks set to expand the range of networks available to mobile consumers in the coming months, after it announced plans to launch its own, called “iD.” Set to open its doors to new consumers in May, the network will offer “the best value,” for 4G customers and will have …

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Netflix now worth more than largest US TV network

If you want any indication that the way we consume media is changing, you only need to look at how little TV young adults and children watch these days versus time spent on their phone or laptop. If you want the hard numbers though, there’s always stock prices, which show …

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Anonymous to target Westminster paedophiles next

The hacktivist movement, Anonymous, recently drew headlines once again for its actions against the Islamic State terrorist organisation, but now it’s looking to take on targets a little closer to home. Last week it launched #OperationDeathEaters, which will see the group attempt to gather information on and expose those within the …

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Facebook unveils its data centre scale open-source switch

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Facebook might not be the first company that you think of when it comes to data centre hardware, but over the last few years hardware engineering is something that the social network has started to take very seriously, something that happens naturally when your company deals with 890 million daily active users. Today …

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Sky to launch its own 4G mobile network in the UK

Sky is planning to become a cellular network provider, with its own 4G network set to launch in 2016. The company’s Chief Executive believes that Sky has proven that it is capable of launching new services at scale, so launching a new network service could pay off. Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s …

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Google may launch its own wireless service in the US

Google is apparently working on its own wireless service for mobile phones in the US, which would make use of the T-Mobile and Sprint networks. Google will achieve this by purchasing bandwidth from two of the four national carriers, rather than building its own network from scratch. Google has been …

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Elon Musk to develop internet-for-all satellite network

One of the pipe dream projects that sometimes appears in Facebook feeds or on photo sharing sites, is the idea of crowd funding an internet-for-all network of cubesats; miniature satellites that can, in large numbers, provide a comprehensive net of internet interconnectivity around the world. Usually though these are debunked …

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Kickstarter suspends anonymous router project

August Germar recently launched a project on Kickstarter, Anonabox. The aim was to raise $7500 to build and create a tiny custom router that would send all browsing traffic across the Tor network, ensuring anonymity and traffic encryption. The project made $585,000 in its first five days but it looks like …

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Tribler anonymises users with built-in Tor network

The developers for the decentralised torrent client, Tribler, have released a new update to help improve the digital security and privacy of its user base, by making them all anonymous and untrackable thanks to an implementation of the Tor browser network into the client. Traditionally, and with almost all other …

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Synology announces two new NAS devices

Synology, a company dedicated to creating high performance, reliable and cost effective NAS solutions has announced two new devices- the DS414j and EDS14. The former is a 4 bay NAS device aimed at home users who require up to 20TB of storage, while the latter is an all new device aimed …

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Three kills off unlimited tethering

Mobile Network, Three, has just recently upgraded its customers to 4G for free and up until now, there didn’t appear to be any drawbacks to the deal. However, now the network has decided to pull unlimited tethering from its current tariffs, which was a key benefit to the popular ‘One …

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Buffalo LinkStation LS421DE Enclosure Review

Buffalo are a leading Network brand, and today we are reviewing a new release of their popular LinkStation series. The LS421DE is a high performance two-bay network attached storage device, which even features Raid 0 and Raid 1 configurations. The LS421 offers many features, including Gigabit Ethernet, Cloud Storage, a …

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Synology DiskStation DS214 NAS Review

Synology have been one of the key players in the Network Attached Storage Devices for some time now, and each new DiskStation model is eagerly anticipated. The DS214 is no exception with it first being teased at Computex in June of this year, along side its more powerful DS214+. This …

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Vodafone offering extra 4GB of data with 4G plans

While the race to 4G was played out over months and years – far longer than expected and necessary – the real wars are only really beginning now everyone is getting close to releasing their own nationwide 4G networks. Expecting O2’s new price plans to do pretty well, Vodafone is …

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