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Posted 25/03/2011

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Court expands FBI hacking powers
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Microsoft banishes Google from Cortana
Microsoft begins forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10.

Hackers hit Minecraft community site
Hackers have stolen login data for more than 7 million members of the Lifeboat Minecraft site.

Carl Icahn dumps Apple shares on China
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn unloads his shares in Apple over the company's prospects in China.

Man jailed for failing to decrypt data
A man is held in prison for seven months after failing to decrypt two hard drives that investigators suspect contain indecent images of children.

Amazon rapped for illegal app charges
Amazon illegally charged parents for in-app purchases made by children, a US judge rules.

Computer viruses infect nuclear plant
A German nuclear power plant has been found to be infected by several different computer viruses.

Superfast broadband take-up 'slow'
Tests on 42 towns and cities across the UK suggest almost half have average broadband speeds below 24Mbps.

Doom creators seek cash for game
Two gaming veterans who helped create iconic title Doom are seeking cash to make a "classic" first-person shooter.

Instagram orders litter app to dump name
Facebook-owned photo sharing giant Instagram orders the owner of a British anti-litter app to change its name.