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Twitter makes a profit for the first time

Image copyright Getty Images Twitter has reported its first quarterly net profit helped by a rise in video advertising sales. The news sent Twitter’s shares surging more than 18% in early morning trading in New York. That was despite the number of people using the social network coming in below expectations. Twitter’s previous failure to […]

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Dozens charged for Infraud cyber-crime site

Image copyright Getty Images Thirty-six people have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a cyber-crime service responsible for more than $530m (£381m) of losses. The Infraud Organisation is said to have dealt in stolen credit cards and passwords and engaged in bank fraud and ID theft. As of March 2017, its dark-web-based service’s […]

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Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against his extradition to the US. Mr Love, 32, from Stradishall, Suffolk, who was first arrested in October 2013, is suspected of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems. Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley said they permitted Mr […]

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Bitcoin braces for worst week since 2013

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s value has been very volatile during its nine-year history Digital currency Bitcoin has fallen 30% this week, leaving it on track for its worst week since April 2013. On Friday the price fell below $7,910 on the Bitstamp exchange, a 12% fall on the day before, but recovered slightly. […]

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'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Logan Paul produced a controversial video YouTube says it is developing new policies to deal with video-makers who damage the reputation of the website. Chief executive Susan Wojcicki said “egregious” behaviour by video bloggers caused “significant harm” to the entire community of video-makers. The site has been under closer […]

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Betting firms to stop 'unfair' promotions

Image copyright AFP Betting firms Ladbrokes, William Hill, and PT Entertainment have agreed to change online games promotions after pressure from the regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said punters must be able to cash out when they want, and not have to play more to release winnings. It said that “gambling firms must […]

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Nintendo Switch overtakes the Wii U

The Nintendo Switch games console has outsold its predecessor, just 10 months after its launch. Nintendo sold 7.23 million Switch consoles in the previous quarter, bringing total sales to about 14.86 million devices. The Wii U, which went on sale in November 2012, sold 13.56 million units before it was discontinued in 2017 and was […]

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Fitness tracker Strava lights up military base

Image copyright Strava Image caption The movements of soldiers within Bagram air base – the largest US military facility in Afghanistan Military personnel around the world have been publicly sharing their exercise routes online – including those inside or near military bases. Online fitness tracker Strava has published a “heatmap” showing the paths its users […]