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Posted 25/03/2011

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AdBlock Plus wins again in court
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.

New powers to monitor internet use
New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet use are in the Queen's Speech - but campaigners say it is the return of the "snooper's charter".

UK ISPs to block eBook piracy sites
The UK's biggest broadband providers will shortly start blocking seven of the most popular websites used by eBook pirates.

Child sex abuse loophole to be shut
The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.

Android app age ratings grow up
Later this week Google will hand over control of its Play store's Android app ratings to a third-party.

Criminals steal US tax returns
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

Periscope arrives on Android
Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is finally launching on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store.

Hyundai offers Google Android in cars
South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.

SpaceX cleared for military launches
The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.

Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted
Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.