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Sony offers U.S. PSN and Qriocity users free identity theft protection for one year

Sony lays out the details of its complimentary identity theft protection program for U.S. customers, with similar announcements to follow soon in other regions.
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David Braben develops $25 PC for schoolchildren

Programmer David Braben wants to develop and distribute low cost $25 PCs to schools for kids to mess around with. He wants to inspire them to pursue programming.
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Sony CEO Stringer says sorry for PlayStation problems

Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has apologized to users of the company's PlayStation Network and Qriocity services for the "inconvenience and concern" caused by the recent cyber attack, and told customers that the outage will end "in the coming…
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WSJ launches SafeHouse, its answer to WikiLeaks

The Wall Street Journal looks to get into the business of whistleblowing with SafeHouse.
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Intel sticks to Moore’s Law with 3D transistors

Intel has a viable way to make 3D tri-gate transistors, meaning processors will continue to offer more performance in smaller packages, using less power.
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Apple, Google, Intel accused of suppressing employee wages

A newly filed antitrust class action lawsuit claims that a variety of the nation's leading technology giants effectively kept worker pay low by agreeing to not recruit each other's employees, and setting pay caps.
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Anonymous denies role in Sony PlayStation Network breach

Despite Sony's accusations to the contrary, hacktivist group Anonymous says it did not break into Sony's PlayStation Network to steal credit card data.
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Facebook, Google reportedly in discussions for possible Skype deal

Skype is reportedly in discussions with both Google and Facebook for a possible joint venture or acquisition, according to sources.
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Alki David and artist posse wage legal war against CBS and CNET

Alkie David, the founder of FilmOn, and his posse of R&B and Rap artists are declaring legal war on CNET and Sumner Redstone for contributing to copyright infringement.
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Amazon expands publishing arm with Montlake Romance

Amazon has introduced a new subdivision of its publishing arm, Montlake Romance. The new line of books represents further expansion by the company into the world of publishing.
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Sony blames Anonymous for PlayStation Network data theft debacle

Sony says that the hacker group Anonymous is behind, or at least partially responsible for, the huge security breach of its PlayStation Network — a claim the elusive hacktivists firmly deny.
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China creates new office to increase control of Internet

The Chinese government has announced the creation of a new body that will help it to supervise the Internet more efficiently, which could result in more effective censorship controls.