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Tuesday 06 September 2011


If you are looking for porn online, it is about to get a whole lot easier.

From this week, there is going to be an area of the internet, specially allocated to adult entertainment. Wednesday sees the launch of the .XXX top-level domain name, which means porn sites will be able to sign up to having addresses with that suffix alongside, or instead of, the current .coms and .nets.

The company running the domain is ICM Registry and it is just about to take the first wave of applications for use of the domain name. Stuart Lawley is the chief executive officer.


There was a surprise over the weekend for users of websites including Vodafone, UPS and Microsoft.

Instead of going to the companies' sites, web browsers ended up pointing to a page from a Turkish hacker group proclaiming "World Hackers Day".

The companies themselves were not attacked; it was the firms that operate the directories that link our computers to internet addresses.

For further explanation, Click speaks to Graham Cluley, a computer security expert at Sophos Antivirus.


Amid the tributes and memorials to 9/11 this week is a digital offering in the form of an iPad app called The 911 Memorial: Past, Present, and Future.

Its creator is author and filmmaker Steven Rosenbaum.

He also directed the documentary about 9/11, called 7 Days in September.

Sections of that movie are also included in the app.


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