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Wikipedia founder backs site's systems after extortion scam

Jimmy Wales says system is secure after users posed as senior editors and demanded payment from businesses<p>The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has spoken out in defence of the online encyclopedia’s systems for detecting and dealing with abuse for the first time since an extortion scam was …

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Police recover stolen $30,000 guitar collection

The distinctive guitars were signed by rock names such as Jimmy Barnes, the Eagles, Richard Clapton and Kiss.<p>A tip-off to Crime Stoppers helped lead …

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John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Budweiser Made in America

John Mayer and Imagine Dragons will headline Los Angeles’ inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival, set to take place Labor Day Weekend (August …

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

In what could be a major game changer for interactive music-streaming, Beats Music is rumored to be part of a deal where they will be included in what's reported to be a $3.2 Billion offer from Apple to purchase both the highly successful Beats Headphones and the fledgling music-streaming …

Jimi Hendrix film back on, says screenwriter Ol Parker

A new Jimi Hendrix movie is back on track, four years after it was abandoned due to a dispute with the guitarist's estate, according to the Wrap. Hendrix will reportedly be played by Anthony Mackie, opposite his real-life wife, Thandie Newton.<p>Mackie, whose past roles have included Tupac Shakur in …

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell seeks treatment for cancer

Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell is again seeking treatment for cancer. Despite going into remission last autumn, the guitarist's Hodgkin's lymphoma "seems to be, kind of, coming back again", according to a recent interview.<p>"I'm not concerned about it," Campbell told Florida radio station 98.7 the …