In Albania, Tech Attempts to De-Balkanize the Balkans

On a balmy, spring evening in Tirana, around three dozen Albanian entrepreneurs are sat in a room of the same building where secretaries once committed communist government files to software. The presentation…

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2015 in Tech: The Year’s Biggest Winners and Losers

In another big year for technology news, there were, as always, plenty of winners and losers. Here Red Herring checks out some of those who felt on top of the world, and…

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Droidjack creator defends ‘parental control tool’ as Europol storms homes

The maker of a controversial malware, whose users have been targeted today in a global sting operation, has defended its use. In a series of emails to Red Herring the product’s creator…

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Ashley Madison CEO quits, Facebook hits 1bn users in a day and the Lizard Squad hack tool

Infidelity dating website Ashley Madison has been the target of data breaches in recent weeks, and given the unconventional service that the site provides, it is perhaps even more distressing for users whose personal data has been made public. The latest casualty of the hacking incident is the company’s CEO.

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Adultery website hacked, spam at 12-year low and Reddit cleans up

Many users of Ashley Madison, an online dating site for married couples looking to commit adultery, might wish for other reasons they had stayed off the ethically questionable dating service, as hackers known as “The Impact Team” claim to have stolen customer data.

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Reddit revolts, Samsung under fire over bloatware and Snapchat updated

Parts of the popular social media news site Reddit became inaccessible last week due to a protest over the firing of Victoria Taylor, a paid moderator for the site.

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GoProne drone plan, Silk Road founder sentenced to life and Google conference

GoPro, already the world’s established leader in action cameras, is moving forward into two growing markets: drones and virtual reality.

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Five highlights from Google’s developer conference

Google unleashed several new products, platforms and innovations at its I/O 2015 developer conference today. Here are five highlights.

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Snapchat CEO Spiegel says company has IPO plan

Evan Spiegel, the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, has revealed he has a plan for an IPO and won’t be entertaining any acquisition offers for the social networking company. Spiegel famously turned…

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New wave of technology changes European travel forever

Once upon a time, European travelers drew up a checklist of top attractions, and spent a lifetime ticking them off. No longer. Today’s tourists travel more frequently, want different things – and,…

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