Alan Sugar hits out at Sun’s coverage of his Twitter torment

Newspaper said Apprentice star was ‘careless’ for being tricked into retweeting image of serial killer Harold Shipman

Alan Sugar has angrily criticised the Sun over its coverage of how he was tricked on Twitter into retweeting a fake birthday message containing a photoshopped image of serial killer Harold Shipman.

The business magnate and star of BBC show The Apprentice fell victim to a prankster, who claimed the image was of his father and asked Sugar to wish him a happy birthday.

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Apple ad-blocking software scares publishers but Google is target

Apps that prevent ads making it to the screens of mobile phones topped the charts this year. What will the consequences be in 2016?

When Apple revealed that its new operating system for mobile phones, iOS 9, would feature what the company called “content-blocking Safari extensions”, no one really blinked.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, didn’t even detail the feature on stage at the lavish launch for iOS 9 in July.

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Ian Murdock: a tribute to the man and his work on Linux

Murdock’s work combined an insistence on excellence with a public commitment to open, ethical software development, writes Doc Searles

Ian Murdock, who died in San Francisco on 28 December, was the co-creator of the Debian, the Linux distribution he founded while an undergraduate at Indian’s Purdue University in 1993.

The circumstances of Murdock’s death have not been made public. After praising Murdock for the good work he did for the company and the world, a statement from his most recent employer Docker added that “Ian’s family has requested that well-wishers and press respect their privacy and direct all inquiries through Docker”.

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