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Inventor of the email, Ray Tomlinson, dies Age 74

The person widely accredited with the invention of the Email, Ray Tomlinson, has died aged 74. Ray Tomlinson set up the first email system on the ARPANET system, a precursor to the internet, in 1971.

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UK government to consult on porn website age checks

The UK government has launched a consultation over plans to require websites containing porn to add age verification technology, or face the threat of sanctions. The new laws will apply to commercial websites, "wherever they are hosted".

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Google boss becomes highest-paid CEO in the US

Google Boss, Sundar Pichai, has just become the highest paid CEO in the US, bringing his total holdings in Alphabet (Google's parent company) to a total of $650 million after an award of $199 million worth of shares.

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WP Engine introduces backups for staging websites

WP Engine has just announced that they are extending their instant backup and restore functionality to its Staging websites. This comes hot on the heels of significant upgrades to its backup system announced last November.

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Namecheap interviews EFF activism director, Rainey Reitman

With Move Your Domain Day just around the corner (2nd February 2016), a yearly event that seeks to raise funds for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Namecheap has carried out a detailed interview with their Activism Director, Rainey Reitman.


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