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A friend of mine is, in computing terms at least, stuck in 2005, a time when Tony Blair was still Prime Minister, Sven-Goran Eriksson was still the England manager and people were buying records by Crazy Frog.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft teams up with FBI to crack $500m crime ring

The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US, with the help of Microsoft and authorities spread across numerous countries, has cracked down on vast crime ring that used an array of malicious computer networks to commit more than half a billion dollars worth of bank fraud.

Microsoft teamed with the FBI in their

$500 million botnet Citadel attacked by Microsoft and the FBI

Joint operation identified more than 1000 botnets, but operations continue

World Health Organisation warns against 'threat to the entire world' from new Sars-like virus

A new Sars-like virus discovered in humans could pose “a threat to the entire world”, the World Health Organisation warned this week.

The cone-shaped structure of the Aids virus shield or ‘capsid’

Inside the Aids virus: Research finds chink in the armour that protects HIV in breakthrough that could lead to a new class of drugs

Discovery could help form new pills to strike at the infection just as it starts to attack

Dan Brown's Inferno: Dante-inspired book set for release day bonanza

Enter the Inferno: Dan Brown's 'worst book yet' tops bestseller lists on its first day

Bestselling writer Dan Brown unleashed his latest page turner today as eager fans made Inferno an instant chart-topper.

The News Matrix: Tuesday 30 April 2013

2015 ‘will see change in UK government’

The Village: Grace (MAXINE PEAKE), John (JOHN SIMM), Young Bert (BILL JONES), Joe (NICO MIRALLEGRO)

TV review: The Village gives viewers – finally – a proper, grown-up period drama

The Weekend's Viewing: The Village, Sun, BBC1 / Doctor Who, Sat, BBC1

Arsenal 4 Reading 1 match report: Gervinho picks fine time to breathe life into Arsenal career

Wenger's men react positively to his conversion from philosopher to enforcer but Reading are so feeble the real test of commitment lies ahead

Stupidity is contagious – just watch the television news headlines

From mindless juries to Mantelgate, it seems a new virus is raging

Facebook reveals 'sophisticated' attack by hackers

Facebook has announced it was the target of hackers but that no user information was compromised during the attack.

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt

Chinese cybercrime is a 'menace', says Google boss Eric Schmidt

New book also moots 'some kind of revolution' in China

A vaccinator inoculates a child against polio in Pakistan

Bill Gates on a mission to rid the world of polio by 2018

Bill Gates tonight used the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture to make the claim that polio could be eradicated throughout the world by 2018.

Chinese health authority inspectors enter a German aircraft in Shanghai

Two Chinese women die from H1N1 flu in Beijing

Two Chinese women have died from the H1N1 flu strain in Beijing in the past 10 days, Chinese state media said today, the first reported deaths from the virus in China's capital since 2010.

McAfee 'penniless' in Miami hotel

The software tycoon John McAfee's return to the US marks the latest chapter in a strange, month-long odyssey to escape police questioning about a killing in Belize.

Anti-virus software developer John McAfee arrives in US

Anti-virus software founder John McAfee has arrived in the US after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighbouring Belize.

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