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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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Mistakes that betrayed anonymity of former DEA agent and Silk Road investigator

Here are some interesting tidbits from a 95-page criminal complaint about a former DEA Special Agent and a former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, ranging from a comment about being worried about NSA snooping to mistakes that...

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Have you been hacked? Two ways to find out

Hacking isn't slowing. Here are two tools - a website called 'Have I Been Pwned? and a Twitter bot called Dump Monitor - that can let you know if you've been surreptitiously hacked.

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‘One-sentence stories’: An oxymoron from the New York Times for the Apple Watch

I figured this had to be an early April Fool’s Day joke … or the New York Times doesn’t understand that “one-sentence story” is an oxymoron.

Tanium pulls down $52M more venture capital for endpoint platform

Tanium has pulled in another $52 million in venture capital and is upgrading its endpoint software platform so it’s easier to tell it what to do and for it to gather threat intelligence from third-party platforms.

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Broken NFC terminals, lack of retail support stifling Apple Pay usage

A new study says Apple Pay's early adopters have had trouble finding places to use the NFC mobile payment app.

Arista decouples switch, software pricing

Arista Networks this week decoupled the pricing of its software and switch hardware as a consumption option for cloud providers.

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Stanford crypto expert Dan Boneh wins $175K computer science award

Stanford University computer science professor Dan Boneh has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences for his work in cryptography.

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Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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British Airways frequent flyer program grounded

Members of the British Airways loyalty program have been the victims of a data breach with some users accounts frozen until British Airways concludes their investigations

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Microsoft updates Windows 10, debuts Project Spartan browser

Microsoft released an update to Windows 10 Technical Preview that included Project Spartan, the code name for the new browser that will be the default in the operating system as the company pushes Internet Explorer (IE) into the...

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Tim Cook takes stand against Indiana's 'religious freedom' law

Tim Cook recently penned an op-ed piece highlighting the danger in Indiana's recently passed "religious freedom" law.

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

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Microsoft adds MDM capabilities to Office 365

Leveraging Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory, Microsoft extends built-in mobile device management capabilities to Office 365 commercial plans at no additional cost.

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Microsoft transparency report: U.S. users most targeted by law enforcement requests

Microsoft released its bi-annual transparency report on law enforcement requests for customer information, noting that 70% of all requests in the second half of 2014 came from the U.S., UK, Germany, France, and Turkey.

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SDN management battle: TAPs vs. network packet brokers

Network management is a sticky issue when it comes to implementing software-defined networks and network virtualization.

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