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French ISPs petition court to overturn secret foreign surveillance decree

Two French ISPs have asked France's highest court to overturn a secret government decree defining how French security services can scoop up foreign Internet traffic. They claim the decree is unconstitutional.


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LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign targets the security industry

A LinkedIn-based intelligence gathering campaign has been using fake LinkedIn profiles to map out the professional networks of IT security experts.

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In photos: A brief history of Apple event invitations

With Apple's September 9th iPhone 6s event just around the corner, here's a look at the invitations the company has sent out for its biggest events over the years.

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Ex-Tesla engineer could face prison for hacking former manager's email, FBI says

A former Tesla engineer could face five years in prison for allegedly accessing his former manager's email and pilfering employee evaluations that he shared with other workers.

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For wearables, scientists suggest running a wireless network through your body

Scientists recently demonstrated a concept that would run magnetic fields through the body to provide secure, low-power IoT communications.

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3D printing in cookie dough tastes better than plastic

The Food Printer from XYZ Printing will cost $1,800.

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Microsoft will release its hackathon help tool to the world

Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events.

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Ashley Madison still a top lure for scammers and crooks

The Ashley Madison breach has been a Christmas-in-August present for spammers and scammers of all kinds, and your company could be the next target.

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The next episode: What Apple will announce on Sept 9

The September event isn't just about iPhones anymore.

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Firefox coming to iOS this year, Mozilla says

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

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Older IT pros pushed aside by younger H-1B workers

H-1B visas go primarily to people who are under 35, suggesting that the threat of age discrimination may be central to much of the hostility surrounding the controversial program.

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What we expect from Apple's Sept 9 event

It's that time again! Apple is gearing up to announce its next iPhone, Apple TV...and maybe more.

Microsoft, US face off again over emails stored in Ireland

A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over turning over emails stored in a data center in Ireland comes up for oral arguments in an appeals court in New York on Wednesday.

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3D printing in cookie dough

A food printer that can print cookies and pizzas will go on sale next year for $1,800.

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High tech fridge magnet makes phone calls

Triby will go on sale in October for $199 and can make phone calls and play music from the refrigerator.

Even encrypted medical record databases leak information

A new study from Microsoft researchers warns that many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information despite the use of encryption.

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Amazon snaps up Elemental to boost video on AWS

Amazon will acquire Elemental Technologies in a bid to enrich the video capabilities of its AWS cloud service, the company announced Thursday.

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DOJ tightens policies on use of simulated cells for surveillance

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued new guidelines on the use of a cellular surveillance technology called stingrays.

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A dozen takeaways from VMworld 2015

After spending three full days at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco, I’ve learned some things

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