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Silk Road investigation, trace of French Maid payoff

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Should you be afraid of text messages?

Are you worried about hackers stealing millions of your customer records? According to one security vendor, you should be more worried about your employees spilling corporate secrets via text message, 160 characters at a time

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Windows 7 momentum shows no sign of slowing

Windows 7 last month powered nearly two-thirds of all personal computers running a version of Microsoft's OS, according to an analytics company.

Grading Google's April Fools' Day

Because it's not funny unless it's verified as funny.

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Techie April Fools’ Day – in pictures

We disapprove of this year’s hi-jinx and chicanery, as rated on a scale of one to five rueful head-shakes.

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Encryption: The security market's newest frontier

The market gathers behind encryption to safeguard data from breaches.

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Microsoft begins beta testing Skype for Web

Long promised but not delivered, this version provides the Skype client without having to install the software.

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College students admit they'll text during anything (and I mean anything)

College students acknowledge that it's socially unacceptable to text while showering, at a funeral or while having sex, but they'll do it anyway, according to new research from Penn State Harrisburg psychologists.

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More corruption by Silk Road Task Force ex-feds accused of stealing $1 million

More interesting tidbits garnered from the criminal complaint aimed at former DEA and U.S. Secret Service Special Agents, who were part of Baltimore's Silk Road Task Force, and who are charged with bitcoin money laundering and wire...

Palo Alto service to flag particularly evil security attacks

Palo Alto Networks is introducing a service that tips customers off when it discovers unique or particularly dangerous attacks against their networks, giving them a heads up that perhaps they are the targets of particularly...

Google releases an actual cloud

April Fools gag from Google pokes fun of cloud computing industry by releasing an "Actual Cloud"

Journalism via Twitter wins trader $2.4M windfall on possible Intel-Altera deal

Not long ago, if you were a reporter with a hot scoop and wanted to be first to break the news you had to do one critical thing first: write the story. Not today.

Is it safe to use public Wi-Fi networks?

As long as you take a few common sense precautions.

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Microsoft upgrades JavaScript, Visual Studio development tools

WinJS JavaScript toolbox focuses on 'universal experiences' for Windows 10, while Visual Studio will get Enterprise, Professional, and Community editions

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Why HBO partnered with Apple for HBO Now

There's a reason why HBO Now is an Apple TV exclusive.

IT troubles plague Federal Copyright Office

A report out this week from the watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office points out a number of different technical and management woes that see to start at the top – with the CIO (a position that has a number of problems in...

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New Chromebooks and Chromebit stick start at $100 thanks to lower-power chips

Google and its partners plan 10 new Chrome OS devices over the next two months. Meet the big three: new $149 Chromebooks from Haier and Hisense, plus the Chromebit stick from Asus.

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Google Maps Pac-Man can't wait for April Fools' Day

Google, which in recent years has popped out so many April Fools' Day pranks that they've warranted their own slideshows, this year has gotten a head-start on April 1 by rolling out Google Maps Pac-Man to end March.

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Anonymous proxies now used in a fifth of DDOS attacks

The number of distributed denial of service attacks using anonymous proxies has increased dramatically over the past year, according to a new research report, as attackers use these proxies to create an instant pseudo-botnet

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