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What were the most pirated TV series and movies this year?

Forget the television viewing figures or box office receipts. The latest end-of-year ‘Top Ten’ list is dedicated to illegal downloads of

Forget the television viewing figures or box office receipts. The latest end-of-year ‘Top Ten’ list is dedicated to illegal downloads of

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Why Spain is saying 'adios' to Google News

Google will stop its news service in Spain on December 16, it announced in a blog post. The shutdown will take place prior to the introduction of a

Google will stop its news service in Spain on December 16, it announced in a blog post. The shutdown will take place prior to the introduction of a

Culture

Documentary sees life through Somali pirate's eyes

‘Last Hijack’ is like no other documentary film you have seen before. Looking at the world of piracy through the eyes of a veteran Somali pirate

‘Last Hijack’ is like no other documentary film you have seen before. Looking at the world of piracy through the eyes of a veteran Somali pirate

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Promise of silver screen traps Somali pirate captain

The lure of celebrity has proven irresistible for accused Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, who has been arrested in Belgium after a sophisticated

The lure of celebrity has proven irresistible for accused Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, who has been arrested in Belgium after a sophisticated

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Tom Hanks stars in Somali pirate drama 'Captain Phillips'

Tom Hanks is kidnapped by Somali pirates in his latest film. ‘Captain Phillips’ is based on the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips who

Tom Hanks is kidnapped by Somali pirates in his latest film. ‘Captain Phillips’ is based on the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips who

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Court in Russia detains Greenpeace Arctic protesters

Greenpeace activists have been appearing in a Russian court for staging a protest at the country’s first offshore oil platform in the Arctic. The

Greenpeace activists have been appearing in a Russian court for staging a protest at the country’s first offshore oil platform in the Arctic. The

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Russia says Greenpeace Arctic protesters face piracy charges

Russian authorities say Greenpeace activists arrested after protesting against exploratory oil operations in the Arctic will probably be charged with

Russian authorities say Greenpeace activists arrested after protesting against exploratory oil operations in the Arctic will probably be charged with

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Greepeace claims ship seized by Russia in international waters

Armed Russian coastguards forcibly boarded Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship, according to the environmental group. Russian authorities have

Armed Russian coastguards forcibly boarded Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship, according to the environmental group. Russian authorities have

Culture

Hijacking horror for the screen

‘The Hijacking’ tells the gripping story of four months of negotiations over a Danish merchant, seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Fans

‘The Hijacking’ tells the gripping story of four months of negotiations over a Danish merchant, seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Fans

Science_technology

Phishing - don't take the bait

Our latest Hi Tech programme is all about phishing. Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information – passwords or bank details – by

Our latest Hi Tech programme is all about phishing. Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information – passwords or bank details – by

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New Megaupload launches with enhanced privacy

Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website, a year to the day his old company, was shut down. He says the new venture

Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website, a year to the day his old company, was shut down. He says the new venture

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Kim Dotcom’s revenge is coming soon to a computer near you

Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, may have received an official apology from New Zealand Prime minister after New Zealand’s secret services

Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, may have received an official apology from New Zealand Prime minister after New Zealand’s secret services

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Somalia's new president wants an end to conflict and piracy

Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has taken office and called for an end to conflict and piracy in a country afflicted by violence for

Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has taken office and called for an end to conflict and piracy in a country afflicted by violence for

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Hackers leak Linkedin passwords

The social networking site Linkedin says it will take several days to investigate a data breach that has compromised some of its members passwords

The social networking site Linkedin says it will take several days to investigate a data breach that has compromised some of its members passwords

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Pirate Party looks to create surprise in UK local elections

It’s time for local elections in Britain and the battle is on between the usual suspects, the three main parties: Labour, the Conservatives and the

It’s time for local elections in Britain and the battle is on between the usual suspects, the three main parties: Labour, the Conservatives and the

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Germany Pirate Party meets to plan next step

The German Pirate Party is holding a convention discussing how to capitalise on success that has made them the country’s third-strongest political

The German Pirate Party is holding a convention discussing how to capitalise on success that has made them the country’s third-strongest political

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Pirates free Italian tanker

Pirates who took an Italian chemical tanker, the Enrico Ievoli off the coast of Oman late last year have released the vessel. All its crew has been

Pirates who took an Italian chemical tanker, the Enrico Ievoli off the coast of Oman late last year have released the vessel. All its crew has been

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London hosts international summit on Somalia

A host of international politicians are in London for meeting to discuss the future of Somalia – often referred to as a ‘failed state’. Forty

A host of international politicians are in London for meeting to discuss the future of Somalia – often referred to as a ‘failed state’. Forty

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Megaupload hackers lash back

One side calls it stealing – users call it sharing. Content-sharing website Megaupload.com is not fighting its battles alone. Within minutes of its

One side calls it stealing – users call it sharing. Content-sharing website Megaupload.com is not fighting its battles alone. Within minutes of its

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Hackers strike after US internet piracy clampdown

Hackers from ‘Anonymous’ – the self-styled internet freedom fighters – have attacked several media, government, and music and film industry

Hackers from ‘Anonymous’ – the self-styled internet freedom fighters – have attacked several media, government, and music and film industry

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US shuts website amid copyright infringement claims

US authorities have shut down the major file-sharing website Megaupload and its founders have been arrested, accused of copyright infringement. The

US authorities have shut down the major file-sharing website Megaupload and its founders have been arrested, accused of copyright infringement. The

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White House joins criticism of US online piracy bill

A day without access to some information exchange websites has been a major worry for millions of users around the world. Wikipedia was among many

A day without access to some information exchange websites has been a major worry for millions of users around the world. Wikipedia was among many

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Wikipedia goes on strike in piracy law protest

The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia’s English-language service is going offline for 24-hours on Wednesday to protest against planned anti-piracy

The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia’s English-language service is going offline for 24-hours on Wednesday to protest against planned anti-piracy

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US navy rescues Iranian sailors

The US Navy says they’ve rescued an Iranian fishing boat which had been captured by suspected Somali pirates. American forces on the guided-missile

The US Navy says they’ve rescued an Iranian fishing boat which had been captured by suspected Somali pirates. American forces on the guided-missile

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Somali pirates free Italian tanker after 10 months

An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid. The

An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid. The

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France tries Somali men accused of piracy

A French court is prosecuting six Somali men accused of holding a French couple hostage on their boat. The trial begins in Paris today

A French court is prosecuting six Somali men accused of holding a French couple hostage on their boat. The trial begins in Paris today