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12 ways the internet made our lives 'better' this week

It's a treacherous place out there on the internet. 

One misstep and you could be the unwitting victim of a phishing scam.

One erroneous ecommerce visit could lead to an accidental purchase of goods or services you didn't want because the 'buy it now' button is far too ambiguous for our tiny brains to handle.

One innocent search for 'who is Kim Kardashian' can lead you directly to the Mail Online. 

Again. It's a treacherous place out there.

If only there was a safe harbour. An area cordoned off from the scammers, the tricksters and the muck-rakers. A place you can be guaranteed nothing but high quality entertainment and useful information provided by the most ethically minded curators.

Well until that place is found, you'll just have to make do with this…

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Harry Potter is coming to Amazon, the Kindle

The Harry Potter series is one of the most popular series of books ever written, but if you're looking for your fix of wizardry, you'll have to put your Kindle down.

That's because Harry Potter's author, J.K. Rowling, has refused to sell her books in digital format directly through companies like Amazon.

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E-book sales giving publishers a reason to smile

Compared to the digital doldrums some traditional media companies, such as record labels, have found (and put) themselves in the past years, times look relatively good for book publishers.

At least that's the way it appears if you look at the January 2012 figures published by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which includes data from over 1,000 book publishers.

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