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Posted 25/03/2011

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Pinterest to open up more user data
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Emergency patch fixes Flash flaw
Adobe has released an emergency patch for a flaw in its Flash software that was being widely exploited by thieves.

Apple's Tim Cook salary up over 40%
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Twitter battles Instagram links
The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter.

US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.

Reporter jailed for stolen data links
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

Drug drone crashes on Mexican border
A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.

Li Ka-shing set to buy O2 for £10bn
Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).

India Uber resumes services in Delhi
The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger.