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Long lost file formats could soon be resurrected by pan-European research. The 4.02m euro project aims to create a universal emulator that can open and play obsolete file formats. Using the emulator, researchers hope to ensure that digital materials such as games, websites and multimedia documents and are not lost for good.


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The founder of Facebook has tried to dampen a growing row over the ownership of user data on the social network.


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Six out of every 10 employees stole company data when they left their job last year, said a study of US workers. The survey said that so-called malicious insiders use the information to get a new job, start their own business or for revenge.


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Researchers have demonstrated a "time telescope" that could squeeze much more information into the data packets sent around the internet.


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As storage media and software applications advance or die out, years of precious memories are threatened.


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The 'Living Earth Simulator' will mine economic, environmental and health data to create a model of the entire planet in real time.


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We were surprised to see that the lifetime of discs, some of which were designed to last for centuries, actually rarely lasted longer than five to 10 years.


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