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Privacy groups urge investigation of 'internet of toys'

Privacy groups in the U.S. and seven European countries will ask consumer protection agencies to investigate the maker of two internet-connected toys for violations of laws designed to protect children's privacy.

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Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube will share terror content info

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube have agreed to share with one another identifying digital information of violent terror content that they find on their platforms.

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AT&T means business with a 5G trial at Intel

5G and its multi-gigabit cellular speeds probably won’t exist until 2020, but one corporate customer of AT&T -- Intel -- is about to taste what it may be like.

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Obama's cybersecurity plan faces uncertainty with Trump

If a President Obama-backed commission has its way, consumers will one day see cybersecurity ratings on technology products in the same way nutritional labels are found on packaged foods.

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Nikola Motor unveils its hydrogen fuel cell 18-wheeler

Startup Nikola Motor Co. took the wraps off its semi-tractor trailer truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell with 1,000 horsepower and a range of 800 to 1,200 miles on a single fill-up.

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HP shutting down default FTP, Telnet access to network printers

The aging FTP and Telnet protocols are considered unsafe, and HP has decided to clamp down on access to network printers via those protocols.

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AWS wants to dominate beyond the public cloud with Lambda updates

Two years ago, Amazon Web Services made a splash when it introduced Lambda. Now, the company has gone even further to bring that technology outside of its core data center regions.

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Behavior analytics tools for cybersecurity move into enterprises

Behavior analytics is one of the more recent buzzwords in enterprise cybersecurity, with more than 35 vendors competing for customers. One vendor, Darktrace, is using machine learning to detect network threats.

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Contrary to reports, Chrome 55 continues to render Flash

Google has released Chrome 55, but contrary to reports the browser has not yet begun to block content rendered by Adobe's Flash Player.

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After warehouse staff, Amazon to replace store clerks with robots

Amazon.com is still figuring out how to use robots to fill store shelves, but it's about done with clerks. Next year, the company will open a convenience store in Seattle where shoppers can walk in, take what they want -- and leave.

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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Get the latest monthly security patch and squash bugs.

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Google's Trusted Contacts pings your loved ones when you need them most

New Google app lets you find your friends, family during an emergency.

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Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

A bug in the Chrome browser caused security errors to be shown to users when trying to access HTTPS-enabled websites using Symantec SSL certificates.

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Lenovo promises 12 new Moto Mod add-ons per year

Motorola looks to expand the capability of the Moto Z with a family of add-on adapters.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions

Research by team of engineers reveals that the Samsung Galaxy Note7's case, not the batteries, was the problem.

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OpenAI releases Universe, a platform for training AIs to play games, use apps

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company, wants to let AIs lose in their own universe, where they can learn to play games, use apps and interact with websites.

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Security pros most worried about clouds, mobile

Companies were least prepared to assess the security risks of cloud and mobile technologies, according to a survey of cybersecurity professionals released this morning. Overall, the confidence levels of security professionals that...

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New products of the week 12.5.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and Attunity.

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