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It looks like 'Batman V Superman' will address the big problem many people had with 'Man of Steel'

If you watched it, it looks like next spring's film will address one big issue many critics and fans had with its predecessor, 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>In the third act of that film, Superman, typically known for being an upstanding figure of hope and morality, uncharacteristically brought death and …

Mozilla courts influential coders with special-purpose Firefox

Mozilla plans to release a new version of its Firefox browser on Nov. 10 that's designed to make life easier for the developers who build the Web.<p>"We've redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers' interests first," the nonprofit organization said of …

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Taylor Swift v Spotify: back catalogue removed from streaming services

All of Taylor Swift’s albums have been removed from Spotify and other streaming music services, in an escalation of the artist’s previous policy of “windowing” her new album releases.<p>When Swift’s new album 1989 was released on 27 October, it was not available to stream on Spotify and its rivals, …

US House of Representatives pass amendment to cut 'backdoor search' funding

Following a push from several Representatives, the House has pushed through an amendment -- tagged on to the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 4870) -- to stop at least some of the surveillance programs at the National Security Agency. Mark Rumold, a lawyer for the …

Google has 'outgrown' its 14-year old mission statement, says Larry Page

Google’s chief executive Larry Page has admitted that the company has outgrown its mission statement to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” from the launch of the company in 1998, but has said he doesn’t yet know how to redefine it.<p>Page insists that the …