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No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools

A slew of new RFID hacking tools will be released at the Def Con conference next month

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

The company is considering changes to help it become a truly mass-market service


Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Growth in users came largely from people who don't hold actual accounts

Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will...

Take our Windows 10 quiz, win self-satisfaction

Windows 10 has been out for a while now in preview – so you don’t really have an excuse to not know about it. Take our quiz before the official release tomorrow and gain the satisfaction of a job well done. Or bragging rights. Those...

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With 'recall,' Fiat Chrysler makes its car hack worse

With many of Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge owners looking to find out how to update their cars' Uconnect software after a Wired article showed that it can be hacked, the company is mailing USB drives with the software patch. This makes it...

Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

Prime Air co-founder outlines idea to allow thousands of drones into airspace

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Human error to blame in fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft

Transportation Safety Board which has ben investigating the Virgin Galactic crash 10 months ago that killed the copilot and badly injured the pilot. “The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of...

Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said

Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too

Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

The company didn't say whether it will offer this feature to its other Cloud Platform services

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Self driving city, Apple earnings, Toshiba scandal - The Wrap

On The Wrap this week there's a surprise in Apple earnings, pocket dialers beware and a fake town is built for autonomous cars.

EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

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Brinks safe -- with a USB port -- proves easy hacking for security researchers

A pair of security researchers have managed to open a Brinks CompuSafe Galileo using its standard USB port, a keyboard and 100 lines of code.

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MetalCaptcha: Free service uses metal band logos as CAPTCHAs

MetalCaptcha asks, 'Are you a metal head or a bot?'

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Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

'Twas the night before Windows and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a clicky mouse. The PC was running in the basement with care in the hopes that Cortana soon would be there.

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