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Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

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UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement should be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel an ongoing debate over whether companies should create backdoors into...

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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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FedEx offering $5 and all you have to do is, gulp, reinstall or reactivate Flash

Testing the limits of what a customer might do for gettiing $5 off.

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This seems rather extreme

A “Top News” tweet from TechCrunch, pictured above, informs me that Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America … and Richard Branson?

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without permission.

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Stop using password manager browser extensions

Browser-based password manager extensions such as those in LastPass are risky and have the potential to steal your credentials without your knowing.

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Mozilla beats rivals, patches Firefox's Pwn2Own bug

Mozilla has already patched a Firefox vulnerability revealed during Pwn2Own, the first vendor to fix a flaw disclosed at the hacking contest.

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Google News: Brady jerseys more important than Trump/Russia or Supreme Court

An exercise in news judgment that has to be seen to be believed.

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FBI arrests man for allegedly sending seizure-causing GIF to journalist

The FBI arrested a man for allegedly tweeting an animated GIF of a strobe light to a Newsweek reporter who has epilepsy.

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Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever

In what might be the worst mass invasion of internet privacy, police got a warrant for a particular Google search from an entire Minnesota town.

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Minnesota police seek data on who Googled a victim's name

Local police in Minnesota are trying to solve a bank fraud scheme by demanding Google give up data on people who looked up key search terms that may be related to crime.

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How Google research can make the internet faster

Although websites have to implement Google's new research for the effect to take place.

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Lose yourself in the Infinity Room, a mixed-media art project at SXSW

This piece by artist Refik Anadol takes it to infinity.

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Google pulls virtual assistant ad after user outcry

Google Home users got a surprise Thursday when their virtual assistants cheerily mentioned that the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is opening in theaters this weekend. The ad has since been pulled.

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Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration

Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.

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Crime ring used Amazon, eBay to sell stolen printer ink

A dozen suspects are accused of raking in at least $12 million by putting stolen ink cartridges and retail electronics up for sale on Amazon and eBay, New York’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

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