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Twitter’s porn problem is ‘trending’

News that former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez reportedly had committed suicide sent the murderer’s name to the top of Twitter’s “trending” list. Porn purveyors followed.

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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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It’s ‘It,’ as in the movie, not IT, as in ‘eye-tee’

“I keep seeing posts and advertisements for the movie IT. Every time, I think of it as I-T and have to reread it. … Is it just me?” ... No, it's not.

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Meanwhile in China: Surveillance required on public Wi-Fi

Chinese authorities in Hebei force businesses and places that offer public Wi-Fi to install surveillance tech to record all users’ online activity or face fines and other sanctions.

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Anyone can command these live streaming bots via chat room

Bay area start-up, Let's Robot, is letting anyone control it's robotic fleet using commands entered in a Twitch chat room.

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Microsoft touts the Edge browser’s battery-friendly traits

Microsoft says the Edge browser is more battery-friendly than the competition, using up to 31% less power than Google Chrome and 44% less than Mozilla Firefox.

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Russian Android users get more app choices in Google settlement

Google will pay 438 million rubles (US$7.8 million) and will stop requiring its apps be preloaded on Android smartphones in Russia in an antitrust settlement with the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service.

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Cyber-sleuth boots 15 cheaters from today’s Boston Marathon

Here in Hopkinton, Mass., this morning, 15 fewer runners – cheaters, actually -- are gathering for the start of the Boston Marathon than would have otherwise, thanks to the cyber-sleuthing efforts of an Ohio business analyst.

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New NSA leak may expose its bank spying, Windows exploits

A hacking group has released suspected U.S. government files that show the National Security Agency may have spied on banks across the Middle East.

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FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike

If you operate a small or medium-sized U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines,...

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24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner, Charter, and More - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps. It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 that is 32X faster than 2.0 devices. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster...

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In India, people can now use their thumbs to pay at stores

In its bid to boost digital payments, India introduced Bhim, a smartphone app that lets users make cashless payments and transfer funds.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake

A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said on Friday they'd been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that's bogus.

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US Department of Labor accuses Google of underpaying women

The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that's even worse than the tech industry as a whole, The Guardian reported on Friday.

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US FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

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Online privacy meets abortion debate

The attorney general of Massachusetts has taken the abstraction of online privacy and brought it into crystal clear focus by barring a Boston advertising agency from targeting anti-abortion ads at the cellphones of women the moment...

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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