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Yet another JVM language? Whiley takes a fresh approach

We may not need another JVM language, but open source Whiley could wind up with other back ends

Mobile security

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 18 months for celeb hacking

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on charges of hacking the Google and Apple email accounts of over 100 people including celebrities, and getting access to nude videos and photographs of some people.


Personal data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors was breached

The Australian Red Cross said its blood donor service has found that registration information of 550,000 donors had been compromised, which the agency blamed on human error by a third-party contractor.

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Malware from Friday's DDoS attack continues to harass in short bursts

It's still unclear who pulled off Friday's massive internet disruption, but the malware largely responsible for the cyber attack has since been found assaulting new targets -- possibly video gamers.

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Apple puts toe in touch waters with MacBook Pro remake

Apple today reworked its notebook line, boosting the touch-ability of the MacBook Pro line with a new Touch Bar -- and boosting prices.

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First Look: Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup, and more

Check out the new bells and whistles – including the slick new Touch Bar – on Apple’s latest iterations of the MacBook Pro.

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Check out these 11 new Windows 10 features Microsoft sneakily revealed

Microsoft showed off a handful of marquee features for next year's Windows 10 update on Wednesday, but the company sneakily hid 11 more new releases in its sizzle reel preview of the Creators Update. Check them out here.

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Allo 2.0 update brings app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, and several other new features

It's the first major update for Google's new messaging service, and it brings a lot that probably should have been there at launch.

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To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says

The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that IoT spans all parts of IT. That was the message from ARM, the chip design company behind nearly every smartphone and a big chunk of IoT, at its annual TechCon event.

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Formula One puts you in the Grand Prix with VR and AR

Last week, Formula One and Tata Communications provided a peek into the future of motorsport when they announced the winners of its 2016 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize, focused on fan-created virtual reality and augmented reality...

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CIO security lessons: Dark thinking on IoT & exploding enterprise networks

On the heels of massive IoT-enabled DDoS attack, security experts make their pitches to SIMposium 2016 attendees

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FCC tells ISPs to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has passed rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial...

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No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked

A security researcher has devised a method of hijacking a wide variety of radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and other devices that use a popular wireless transmission technology.

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Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over $37 billion

Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

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Microsoft adds macro blocker to Office 2013 to stymie old-school attackers

IT admins have been able to block macros from running in Office 2016 since March.

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Everything Microsoft revealed: Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update and more

Microsoft announced a slew of new goodies at its Windows event in New York. Catch up on everything from the Surface Studio all-in-one to the Windows 10 Creators Update here.

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Privacy group shoots legal arrow at Privacy Shield

Privacy Shield, the legal agreement allowing businesses to export Europeans' personal information to the U.S., is under fire.

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Rust language puts ease ahead of features for 2017

For next year, the language will focus on easier use, better tooling, and improved integration with other languages

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