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Man Claims Orange Charged Him £6,875 to Download One TV Programme

Painter and decorator Chris Wilson got a bit of a shock when he came to pay his latest mobile bill, with the kind lady from Orange giving him advance warning something bad was about to happen -- then asking for £6,875 to settle his monthly bill. Read More >>

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Sony and Panasonic Credit Ratings Cut to "Junk" Level

Credit agency Fitch has downgraded its views of both Sony and Panasonic, dropping the two tech giants to "junk" status. Which is business speak for "don't buy shares in these two as they could go broke." Read More >>

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Why It Definitely Doesn't Matter That You Thought of It First

Oh, man, the iPad? I totally thought of that back in 1998. And good for you! Here's a handy flow chart that explains exactly why no one cares. Which I totally thought of drawing up myself last autumn. [Doghouse Diaries] Read More >>

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Paranoid Contactless Card Users Advised to Put Tin Foil in Their Wallets

The unbelievable Barclays Visa NFC bank card hack has been found to work on cards provided by other UK banks, which lets Barclays off the hook a little, but also now implicates Lloyds TSB and possibly other banks in the incredible contactless card security loophole. Read More >>

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Barclays Debit Cards Details Can Be Nicked With an NFC Mobile Bump

Barclays may have to recall a staggering 13 million credit and debit cards, after vulnerabilities were found in its contactless payment system which allowed an NFC-enabled phone to steal card details with a simple bump. Read More >>

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Vodafone UK's Freebee Rewardz Launches Today

Vodafone has tweaked its "Freebee" PAYG loyalty system, introducing the "Rewardz" scheme where top-ups earn "Pointz". And points make free things, like discounts at Thorntons and Blockbuster, or MP3 downloads. They can be saved up for bigger items, too. Read More >>

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