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Ashley Madison CEO quits

Stepped down as CEO ... Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in August.

Chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has resigned.

Songwriters sue SoundCloud

Music sharing website SoundCloud is in trouble with a British copyright collective.

Britain's largest copyright collective says the online audio-streaming firm did not agree on licensing deal.

Killings tailored for the Twitter age

Alison Parker and Adam Ward had worked together regularly, posting photos on the job to Twitter.

Rage, narcissism, a gun and social media combine for a particularly excruciating display of horror.

End of email a long way off

Do you monitor your emails around the clock?

Despite instant messaging, texting and social media apps, email is still the top communications tool at work.

Tech that targets how we drive

How about a smartphone app that tells motorists if an upcoming signal is about to change colour?

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

Woman disabled by 'gadget allergy'

Marine Richard, who suffers from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

France has awarded a disability grant to a woman allergic to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as mobile phones.

Ashley Madison's fake profiles

It's pretty clear that fake profiles have played a role in Ashley Madison's operations.

The hacked records reveal that just 15 per cent of users were actually women.

Amazon offers alcohol deliveries

An Amazon worker delivers groceries from the Amazon Fresh service in New York.

Beer, wine and spirits can now be dropped off to US customers as part of Prime Now.

Duncan Garner: 'Tinder was on to me'

Duncan Garner was "inadvertently caught up" in the Ashley Madison scandal, TV3 reported on Tuesday.

Duncan Garner says his Ashley Madison profile was fake, but he was signed up to Tinder for research.

Jeep hacker leaves Twitter

Charlie Miller, security researcher for Twitter Inc. and a former NSA hacker, speaks during a presentation about a remote exploitation of a passenger vehicle demonstration at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Features that buyers now expect in most modern automobiles, such as driving directions and restaurant guides, count on a constant connection to a telecommunications network. But that link also makes cars vulnerable to security invasions like those that threaten computers in homes and businesses. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former NSA hacker and one of the world's best-known security experts has resigned as an engineer at Twitter.

Users sue Ashley Madison

Customer data from infidelity website Ashley Madison was dumped online last week in an unprecedented breach of privacy.

Eight people in the US suing website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information online.

What we Google, when

Google keeps a record of all our searches for future data crunching

We search for "recipes" at 5.44pm, porn at 4.40am, and "diets" at the same time.

The internet never forgets

Nothing you put online is ever truly deleted and you should never forget that.

The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all: If you submit private data online, it will never fully be deleted.

Ashley Madison boss defends his fidelity

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses in Hong Kong in 2013.

The King of Infidelity's wife of 12 years says she would be devastated if he was unfaithful.

The most 90s video ever

Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry starred in the "cyber-sitcom" for Windows 95.

One of the weirdest mash-ups of popular culture and tech happened 20 years ago to celebrate the launch of Windows 95.

Kickstarter buying is emotional

The Moment case that makes your phone easier to use as a camera began life on Kickstarter.

Buying something is usually a cold transaction involving handing over money and walking away with a product.

Hotel wi-fi in NZ is embarrassing

Free wi-fi is not that common in New Zealand.

Many hotels in New Zealand still charge for wi-fi and a lot have internet speeds that would be classified as dial-up.

Confessions of an online cheater

"I am guilty as charged. And yes, my email address comes up in a search."

Ashley Madison user is more concerned about her credit card details being compromised than details of her affair.

Hackers vow more attacks

Hackers calling themselves Impact Team dumped a big cache of data containing millions of email addresses for users of the website AshleyMadison.com this week.

Group behind the Ashley Madison breach is threatening to carry out more attacks.

Facebook co-founder's regret

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovit wishes he had lived his life differently.

He's worth billions, but Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wishes he'd lived his life differently.

Ashley Hackers won't publish lurid pics

Ashley Madison hackers say they won't release the thousands of "d**k pictures" they've retrieved.

Hackers who stole a trove of sensitive data from Ashley Madison vow to release more.

Teen charged with 'revenge porn'

A US teenager has been charged for 'revenge porn', allegedly posing as a modelling agent to dupe and extort underage girls into sending him naked pictures.


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US teenager accused of posing as a modelling agent to dupe and extort underage girls into sending him naked pictures.

Garner: The important lesson for cheaters

The Ashley Madison data dump included more than 90,000 New Zealand email addresses.

OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.

Facebook dodge Snapchat bullet

A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New York March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

After famously rebuffing Facebook's $4.5 billion offer, Snapchat lost NZ$193.5m during the first 11 months of 2014.

Microsoft sues over patent feud

A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City, July 28, 2015. The global launch of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system will take place on July 29. REUTERS/Mike Segar

US Trade Commission set to rule this month if Microsoft smartphones should be banned for infringing two InterDigital's patents.

The recipe for Korean fame

Kim Sung-jin, 14, broadcasts himself eating delivery Chinese food in his room at home in Bucheon, south of Seoul.

"Meok Bang," is a mash-up Korean word of broadcast and eating, and thousands of teens are into it.

We may not cry for Josh Duggar

Former reality TV star and sex offender Josh Duggar has admitted to using the Ashley Madison website.

OPINION: But stealing and publishing private information where there is no clear public interest is really wrong.

Leaks reveal dark side of reality star

Conservative Christian Josh Duggar says he's "the biggest hypocrite" after revelations he cheated on his wife, was addicted to internet pornography and, as a teenager, molested four of his sisters and a babysitter.

Calling himself "the biggest hypocrite ever", reality star apologises for "secret addiction" to porn and for cheating on wife.

Second dump of Ashley Madison data

Ashley Madison founders Amanda and Noel Biderman. In the latest dump of hacked data, 1GB of Noel Birdman's emails have been put online.

Hackers leak more data from infidelity website, including 1 gigabyte of emails from its founder's inbox.

Ashley Madison explained

Highly personal information from cheating site Ashley Madison has leaked onto the web.

Online "cheating" website Ashley Madison's privacy breach has raised some unique ethical questions.

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