Arts and Entertainment Lorde and Disclosure have been confirmed to play at this year's Brit Awards 2014

The acts will join Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Rudimental and Ellie Goulding

Google set to introduce alternative to credit cards

Google is planning to launch an "electronic wallet" that will allow users of its Android phones to use their device to make payments as an alternative to using a credit card.

Anonymous denies PlayStation Network hack accusation

Internet activist group Anonymous has denied Sony's accusation that it allowed the personal details of 100 million customers to be hacked.

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Do you understand the cost for using your plastic abroad? With the summer holiday season just around the corner it's a good time for a quick recap on the dos and don'ts when it comes to using your plastic abroad.

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Value bumper giant Fuchsia

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Crackdown on the hidden credit card rip-off

"Rip off" credit and debit card fees are to be investigated after a consumer group discovered customers are being charged up to 200 times the actual cost of paying by plastic.

Which? pushes complaint against rip-off charges

Which? is attacking card surcharges made by low-cost airlines and others. The consumer body is launching a super-complaint next month to ask the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the charges, which can be as much as £5 per person per journey.

Discounting and a dash to beat VAT rise lift retail sales

Retailers posted their biggest rise in underlying sales for 10 months in January, suggesting that gloomy forecasts of a dire first quarter may be wide of the mark.

Hacktivists take control of internet security firms

In cyberspace they call it "getting pwned". That's what happened to the American tech-security company HBGary Federal when it tried to infiltrate the so-called hacktivist network known as Anonymous.

Anonymous hits security firm HBGary Federal

In cyberspace they call it “getting pwned”. And that's exactly what happened to American tech security company HBGary Federal when they tried to infiltrate the so-called hacktivist network known as Anonymous.

Five bailed in computer hacking investigation

Five people arrested on suspicion of computer hacking linked to attacks on companies perceived as enemies of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks have been given bail, police said today.

Wikileaks to 'disclose tax dodge files'

On Wednesday morning former banker Rudolf Elmer will appear before a court in Zurich for the start of a criminal trial that could see him bankrupted and imprisoned.

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