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Why Your Favorite Shows Keep Breaking the Internet

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>If you were hoping to catch the recent premiere of “Game of Thrones” on HBO Go, you were likely met instead with the “spinning wheel of non-loading hopelessness and despair”—a name some customers have bestowed upon HBO’s error message.<p>It was a case …

Robot chefs take over Chinese restaurant

A restaurant in China has started serving food that's been prepared by robots.<p>The owner of the eatery in the Heilongjiang Province came up with the idea as a way of cutting costs.<p>Arrun Soma reports.

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Nations gather to decide who gets the keys to the internet

Many countries are (understandably) unhappy with the influence the US wields over the internet, and in particular its control of ICANN, the web's "back end." The Department of Commerce has agreed to give up its oversight of the body, and is meeting various nations at Net Mundial in Brazil this week …

Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices

Security researcher Stefan Esser (via <i>ArsTechnica</i>) has discovered that an issue reported on <i>Reddit</i> as causing crashes on jailbroken iPhones and iPads is actually a piece of malware designed to capture Apple IDs and passwords from infected devices.<p>This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes …

CEO Of "Russian Facebook" Says He Was Fired And That The Social Network Is Now In The Hands Of Putin Allies

So ends the slow unravelling of independence at VKontakte, Russia's most popular social network.<p>Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte, Russia's most popular social network, said on Monday that he had been fired and that the site was now "under the complete control" of two close allies of President …