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Severe cyber-attack could be a case for NATO action – Stoltenberg

NATO could respond to a powerful cyber-assault with conventional weapons, the military alliance’s secretary-general told German media. NATO member states are expected to declare cyberspace a warfare domain, along with air, land, sea and space. “A severe cyber-attack may be classified as a case for the alliance. Then NATO can […]

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Why is Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26.2bn? CEO Satya Nadella explains

13 JUNE 2016 • 2:46PM just announced that it is buying LinkedIn, the professional social network, for a whopping $26.2bn in one of the biggest tech deals in history. The news, announced on Monday afternoon, instantly sent LinkedIn’s share price soaring by 50 percent. Microsoft said LinkedIn boss Jeff Weiner would […]


North Korea Created its Facebook

A clone of the Facebook social media site has briefly appeared in North Korea before quickly going offline. Hosted on the StarCon.net.kp address in North Korea it had many of the features of other social networks. It is not clear who created StarCon but it is thought to be a […]


Edward Snowden performed a ‘public service’

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden broke the law by leaking classified documents that revealed the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program. But in doing so, Holder believes the NSA contractor turned whistleblower performed a “public service,” too. “We can certainly argue about the way in which […]


60,000 Chinese factory workers replaced by robots

Foxconn, a major manufacturer of devices for Apple and Samsung, has reportedly sacked 60,000 workers in one of its factories in China and replaced them with robots. The factory in China’s Kunshan region has reduced the number of employees from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots, reports […]


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Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case

Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language. Oracle had argued that Google had infringed its copyright and had sought nearly $9bn (£6bn) in damages. The outcome was eagerly awaited by […]


The best laptops for their price in South Africa

Choosing the best laptop for your budget is an exercise in weighing trade-offs between weight, battery life, performance, and price. Sites like NotebookCheck offer rankings of notebooks, and segment them into various classes to group these trade-offs together. The lists below show the top ultrabooks, sub-notebooks, business notebooks, and multimedia laptops […]

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How to find out what Google knows about you

If you use Google for your day-to-day browsing and are signed in with a Google account, you can see what the search giant knows about you and your browsing habits. Besides its search engine, Google provides users with access to Gmail, Drive, YouTube, and Google Maps – all of which leave […]