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EU-US Safe Harbor agreement is invalid, court rules

The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user

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Panasonic shows world's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.

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Sharp's Robohon is both a cute robot and a smartphone

From the country that brought you pretty much every crazy robot you've ever seen, Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype robot that doubles as a smartphone -- or is that a smartphone in the form of a robot? It's not entirely clear,...

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16Lab shrinks wearable computing ring, will sell dev kit soon

Japanese wearable gadget maker 16Lab has reduced the size and increased the functionality of its Bluetooth gesture controller ring and plans to put it and a development kit on sale soon.

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the...

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Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global...

IP camera makers pressure researcher to cancel security talk

An upcoming talk covering security problems in Internet-connected cameras has been canceled after opposition from some manufacturers.

IT's cloudy future

Robots will create robots (and other Gartner predictions)

Gartner's vision for the future is either very exciting -- or the stuff of nightmares.

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks...


As Microsoft focuses on mobile, Windows 10 will be key

Windows 10 -- and the fate of Microsoft's smartphones -- will be front and center at the company's Tuesday event.

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Chinese hackers put iOS in the crosshairs with novel attack angles

For nearly a year, Chinese hackers have used a novel one-two punch to compromise iOS devices.

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Google patches second round of Stagefright flaws in Android

Google has issued patches for two new Stagefright-related software vulnerabilities, one of which affects Android versions going back to 2008 and puts millions of users at risk.

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Microsoft improves sharing in OneNote Class Notebooks as school year plows on

Microsoft is trying to make its note-taking program the best option for teachers in a competitive education technology market.

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IBM zeroes in on unstructured data with Cleversafe buy

IBM will acquire object-based storage vendor Cleversafe in a move to bolster its cloud business unit with more flexibility and simplified management options in the hybrid cloud, it announced on Monday.

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IT budgets to jump 2%, still not enough, says Gartner

The 'talent crisis' is just about universal, the consulting firm's new survey says.

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Black Friday 2015: Not too early to plot your tech buys

Work up your gift list, bookmark your favorite shopping sites and if you're really hardcore, get your tent ready. Black Friday 2015 will be here before you know it and bargains on everything from the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to the...

Big Data

Banks' use of big data to be scrutinized by EU regulators

Focusing on the "opportunities and challenges" associated with big data, a new investigation aims to determine whether new regulatory or supervisory measures are needed.

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Android Marshmallow factory images are live for Nexus devices

If you don't want to wait for an over-the-air update, go grab the software right now for the Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Player.

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