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Harry Potter e-book to sell on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling says

Rowling plans to give Pottermore users an incentive — new material about characters, places and objects in the series which will, she says, make a visit to Pottermore an immersive experience.

UK police arrest hacker who may be linked to Lulz Security

Lulz, which recently called for "war" on governments that control the internet, has boasted of hacking attacks on Sony and of taking down the C.I.A. website and breaching the U.S. Senate computer system.

Hackers Lulz Security hit CIA website

While fun may be a main motivation, the group has made some powerful enemies, including the "infamous 4chan forum members and the even more scary CIA."

Facebook loses users in US and Canada amid slow growth

Most new users came from countries that were relatively late in adopting Facebook — developing countries like Mexico, Brazil and India, each of which picked up about 2 million users from May to June.

Spain arrests 3 "hacktivists" for attacks on Sony, banks

The three "hacktivists" are accused of hacking the Sony PlayStation network, as well as the sites of major banks BBVA and Bankia, Italian power company Enel, and the governments of Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Iran, Chile, Colombia and New Zealand.

Google's "doodle" in honor of Les Paul attracts armchair musicians worldwide

The wannabe-musician user simply mouses over the strings of the stylized guitar at the Google home page, or uses keystrokes, to make music, and, in the U.S., even record a song.

Ken dumps deforestation Barbie in anti-Mattel YouTube video (VIDEO)

Viral elements of the campaign include Ken's "own" Facebook page (set up by Greenpeace), featuring an "Angry Ken" profile pic and the e-mails of Mattel executives.

Lady Gaga to launch social network for celebrities

Backplane has raised more than $1 million in venture funding led by Tomorrow Ventures, the venture firm founded by Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, according to NewsFactor.com.

British spies replace Al Qaeda bomb-making instructions with cupcake recipes

U.S. intelligence officials had also planned to launch a cyberattack against the terror network after the online magazine launched last June, but the CIA blocked the operation, arguing that it would expose sources and methods, according to the Telegraph.  
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