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The NSA and Skilz: Turning spying on you into a video game

A document published by WikiLeaks shows collecting personal data on you is now a video game being played by government agencies.

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Solution to JIT-ROP cyber attacks: Scramble code quickly

Shuffling software code around can stop hackers’ exploits. And better, faster versions of the scrambling are the future of computer defense, a research team says.

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Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that's supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner.

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Poor implementation of encryption in a popular Android remote management application exposes millions of users to data theft and remote code execution attacks.

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Post Black Friday 2016 deals: Best Buy Special Edition Tech Sale

Just in case you aren't spending enough already on tech products, Best Buy is offering a post-Black Friday 2016 Special Edition Tech Sale featuring super fancy laptops, tablet cases and computer mice.

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‘Distributed guessing’ attack lets hackers verify Visa card details

Add credit card fraud to the list of things that distributed processing can speed up.

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How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

Apple is offering to replace batteries for free on certain iPhone 6s smartphones that shut down randomly: Here's how to find out if yours qualifies

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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Western Digital releases series of Raspberry Pi disk drives

Western Digital today released two hard drives and an SSD specifically developed for the Raspberry Pi micro PC.

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AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

The new service is designed to be a fully managed data catalog and ETL (extract, transform, load) system.

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China cracks down on fake news

The current debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called "online rumors," and last week a state-controlled newspaper...

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Twitter gets new product head and team from app startup Yes

Twitter has swallowed social app developer Yes and is also getting a new product head as part of the deal.

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NetSuite's going global under Oracle's flag

As part of Oracle, cloud software provider NetSuite plans to localize its products for many more countries while expanding its data-center capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new...

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Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning...

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No courage: Microsoft still requires audio jack port in Windows phones

Apple said it took "courage" to remove the audio jack port from the iPhone 7 and replace it with wireless audio. Microsoft hasn't yet mustered the courage to cut the aging port.

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Major cybercrime network Avalanche dismantled in global takedown

Law enforcement agencies have dismantled a major cybercriminal network responsible for malware-based attacks that have been harassing victims across the globe for years.

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Windows Phone users give Microsoft CEO an earful

The few Windows Phone users left said they want a promise of commitment, which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave them.

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Joe Belfiore returns to Microsoft to put more ads in Windows 10

Joe Belfiore, previous head of the Windows Phone initiative, has returned to Microsoft where he’ll be responsible for ads in Windows 10.

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