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Angela Merkel using her phone two years ago

NSA humbling of Germany has historical precedent

Germany's exposure to the NSA's prying eyes is a blunt reminder of the country's past aggression and eventual defeat

Jack Wilshere was pictured smoking last week

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English players, English tactics, English glory?

Babcock takes nuclear option for new name

Engineer Babcock International is renaming its £270m-turnover civil nuclear division after Henry Cavendish, the 18th-century physicist who discovered hydrogen (right), having been banned from using its own name.

Google insists it is taking action to remove sites that infringe copyright legislation

Google attacked by MPs for failing to cut piracy sites from its search results

The creative industries estimate that piracy costs them £400m in lost revenues a year

Sweden reduces Pirate Bay head’s jail term from two years to one

A court has dismissed part of the hacking and fraud case against the founder of the file-sharing website Pirate Bay and reduced his prison sentence from two years to one.

YouTube shares royalty-free 'Muzak' library to help amateur film-makers

150 tracks of generic white bread manage to pick out all the clichés of background music

Album review: Kings of Leon, Mechanical Bull (Columbia)

Anyone who expected the Followills’s sixth album to reignite what first fired them up as a band of brothers (plus cousin) hadn’t reckoned on the limiting matter of their mutation into a stadium brand.

Video streaming giant Netflix has admitted that they study the most popular TV downloads on piracy websites to help decide which content to bring to their service.

Netflix admits they use piracy sites to help pick their shows

Video streaming giant Netflix has admitted that they study the most popular TV downloads on piracy websites to help decide which content to bring to their service.

Classical review: Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante bring the music of the Red Priest to gutsy life

We tend to think of Vivaldi’s violin concertos as springing from a spontaneous urge to create material through which his brilliant pupils could display their talents. And although the twelve works in the collection known as La Stravaganza were indeed dedicated to a Venetian nobleman who had been trained by him, their genesis had more to do with commerce than with art for art’s sake.

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Jim Armitage: Media mogul swears by self education

Outlook Richard Desmond, the pornographer-turned media mogul, is always entertaining. And so he proved yesterday at the Royal Television Society.

The Home Office's 'go home' ad vans have been accused of using a French designer's copyrighted typeface without permission

Home Office rapped for illegal use of font in 'Go Home' ad vans

French designer accuses UK Government of using his typeface without permission in campaign which has been 'unpopular abroad'

Ofcom study shows that nearly a quarter of all UK downloads are illegal

Study also indicated that pirating content was a 'minority activity', with a small number of individuals accounting for the majority of downloads

Streaming services such as Spotify offer consumers a more reliable experience than peer-to-peer file-sharing sites

Ofcom study shows that nearly a quarter of all UK downloads are illegal

Study also indicated that pirating content was a "minority activity", with a small number of individuals accounting for the majority of downloads

Valve launches 'Family Sharing' to share your games library

New scheme will allow Steam's digital libraries to be shared with 'up to 10 devices'

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