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The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

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The first episode of the forthcoming episode of Homeland has been leaked online a month before its official US premiere.

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Savvy Money: Peer-to-peer lending can pay off – but there are pitfalls

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Bitcoin is a currency, rules US judge

Ruling means suspected fraudster dealing in virtual currency can be charged

President Park Geun-hye calls for war-torn families in North and South Korea to reunite

The South Korean president has put forward proposals that the North and South hold a reunion next month for families still separated 60 years after the Korean War.

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The Pirate Bay launches its own 'Pirate Browser' to dodge filters

Release coincides with the tenth birthday of the famous torrent site

Money Insider: More misery for savers as interest rates keep falling

The savings market has been in free-fall since the Funding for Lending scheme was introduced on 1 August last year, with UK savers seeing their rates and incomes slashed.

UK house prices could rise 18% in next five years

Meanwhile, mortgage lending 26% higher than June last year

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

Music and film industries winning war on piracy, says report

There were 260 million pirated films and TV shows downloaded in 2008 but that figure has fallen to 120 million

Facebook twins launch Bitcoin investment fund

The Olympian twins famed for suing Mark Zuckerberg have released plans to float a trust based on digital currency Bitcoin.

Money Insider: How sending cash overseas is getting much cheaper

Transferring money overseas is a market that has been dominated for years by global banking institutions and established players including Western Union and MoneyGram.

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