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RuneScape Classic: Game to shut down after 17 years

Image copyright Jagex Image caption A screen grab from RuneScape Classic After 17 years, RuneScape Classic, the original version of the online game, will shut down. The creators have shared the news three months in advance so that players have time to say goodbye. The multi-user game, set in a …

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Dota 2: UK major tournament to 'inspire' fans

Image copyright ESL/KelyKline Britain’s first-ever Dota 2 major tournament wants to “offer inspiration” to UK fans, organisers say. The event, being held in Birmingham this weekend, see teams from across the world compete for a $1m (£750,000) prize pool. There are only a few top level British players of the …

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Apple awarded $539m in US patent case against Samsung

Image copyright Getty Images A US court has ordered South Korea’s Samsung Electronics pay $539m (£403m) in damages for copying features of Apple’s original iPhone. The jury’s decision is the latest step in a long-running legal battle between the world’s top smartphone makers. It began in 2011 when Apple argued …

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Tech firms battle with GDPR privacy rules

Image caption Instapaper will temporarily stop EU residents from using its service Several tech firms have opted to block EU residents from using their services because of concerns they are not compliant with a shake-up to the 28-nation bloc’s data privacy laws. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into …

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Google 'stole my video', says film-maker Philip Bloom

Image copyright Philip Bloom Image caption Footage filmed of tourists caught up in a snowstorm was among that used by Google Google has enraged a leading film-maker by using his footage in a corporate video that later leaked online. The technology company used material from more than half a dozen …

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Privacy shake-up looms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New data protection rules have left many small businesses scratching their heads Are you fed up of emails from businesses imploring you to stay on their mailing list? Spare a thought for the small firms navigating the biggest shake-up in data protection rules in …

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Zuckerberg's European Parliament testimony criticised

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg stayed beyond the allotted 75 minutes but did not answer all questions put to him Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to EU lawmakers for the company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its …

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Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alicia Keys’s songs are published by EMI Sony is buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing, giving it control over two million songs by artists from Queen and Carole King to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. The $2.3bn (£1.7bn) deal will make Sony …

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