News The building on Pioneer Ave. that houses Sophidea, the company that received a deluge of Chinese Internet traffic Tuesday

'If you monkey with a system that’s supposed to provide global connectivity, it’s very easy to make mistakes'

Web hits delete on magazine's 12-year archive

Server crashes and takes every article with it (so could your world be wiped out too?)

Malware may knock thousands off the internet on Monday

The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.

Andy Murray celebrates
his win over Croatia's
Ivo Karlovic

Karlovic accuses officials of cheating him out of win

Ivo Karlovic, beaten in the second round by Andy Murray yesterday, left the All England Club in a state of fury after claiming he had been cheated out of possible victory by line judges who foot-faulted him regularly. Karlovic, who calculated that he had been foot-faulted 11 times, called his treatment "outrageous", said the officials were biased and claimed that the credibility of the tournament had been damaged.

Spectacular start as Murray returns to form with a bang

Andy Murray has always stressed the importance of saving his best tennis for the biggest occasions and the 25-year-old Scot put some difficult weeks behind him to make a hugely impressive start to his campaign yesterday. The problems with his back, the criticisms of former players who doubted the seriousness of his physical problems and a defeat in his only grass-court warm-up were all forgotten as Murray beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in an hour and 35 minutes.

Max Payne 3 back story revealed in graphic novel series

You’ve finished the game, unlocked the trophies and conquered the online... Now read the comic book.

Sara Paxton is terrific as a young slacker looking for ghostly activity at The Yankee Pedlar hotel

The Innkeepers, Ti West 101 mins (15)

Check in for a modern twist on the haunted hotel chiller, and enjoy some creepy, classy thrills

Kick in the teeth: Aaron Cook has fought long and hard to realise his Olympic dream but he appears to have lost out to Lutalo Muhammad for 2012 selection

The Last Word: Cook's taekwondo drama will turn into revenger's tragedy

When all the arguments over selection end, the sport's funding will become the real issue

Information Commissioner's Office website blocked by 'hackers'

The website of the UK's data protection watchdog has been blocked in an apparent attack by hackers.

It’s game over for Kim Dotcom, the Mr Big of file-sharing

He is a convicted fraudster who made millions on the internet, changed his surname to Dotcom, tried to buy New Zealand’s most expensive mansion and drove around in a Rolls Royce with the number plate: “GOD”.

Facebook to put its servers in Sweden

Facebook has chosen a chilly town on the edge of the Arctic Circle to build its first server farm outside the US.

The 10 best salad servers

1. French Bull

Bring your salad to life with these psychedelic servers. Shatterproof and dishwasher safe, they are available in a multi-coloured ring pattern or paisley design.

£8, nellypepper.co.uk

Jerome Taylor: Gone but not forgotten: how deleted emails can be traced

Think your email has been wiped when you press the delete button? Well think again. Removing information from a hard drive or server may seem like a simple one-click procedure, but permanently deleting data is all but impossible without military grade software.

Teenager arrested in cyber attack probe

A South London teenager thought to have links to cyber activism groups Anonymous and LulzSec was arrested today as part of a global sting, police have confirmed.

Hackers leak email addresses of US military

Hacking group Anonymous has released 90,000 email addresses it claims belong to members of the US military, stolen in a cyber attack on a government contractor.

Inside the secret world of the geeks with the power to unleash anarchy

Jerome Taylor tracked down one of Britain's most feared hackers to find out what motivates this new criminal underworld
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