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Cray announces monster 1,500 core Big Data system

Turnkey Big Data analytics, integrated software for high performance data processing

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H-1B fraud may cost you your car and home

The U.S. is using forfeiture laws to try and extract a heavy price from defendants in H-1B fraud cases.

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Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey believes tech companies should be forced to insert back doors to bypass encryption on smartphones. But experts say once that happen,s security is moot and anyone can breach your privacy.

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Salesforce's big opportunity is in keeping it simple

Salesforce is growing revenues fast and its developer ecosystem faster, meaning there are piles and piles of customer data just waiting to be studied.

Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem

High level turnover expected when company embarked on customer focused product development "transformation".

New Web vulnerability enables powerful social engineering attacks

The vulnerability allows creating links to legitimate sites that trigger malicious file downloads when clicked.

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FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

FBI Director James Comey warns that default encryption settings on Apple and Google devices could impede law enforcement investigations, calling for an update of 20-year-old wiretapping law.

Envious of fiber broadband? Help is on the way for copper users

Speeds at up to 1Gbps will eventually be possible over copper lines.

Firefox Hello is Mozilla’s more open, plugin-free take on voice and video chat

Firefox users can chat with anyone in any browser, with no login or extra software required.

Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology, filing shows

Reuters reports that wireless millimeter-wave technology could be part of Google's broadband future. Don't think of it as high-speed, ubiquitous wireless broadband, but rather a cost-saving measure for its Google Fiber infrastructure....

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Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

In-store and online purchases possible with new iPhones powered by Touch ID, NFC and secure token technology.

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This is not a toy: $250 Samsung Chromebook 2 has Intel CPU, fanless design, aluminum reinforcement

Samsung's $250, aluminum-reinforced Chromebook 2 is designed to take rough handling, and it'll appeal to consumers as well.

MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

The next generation card is set to be introduced in 2015, but consumers might move to phone-based services before then.

Apple SIM has great potential, but widespread changes will take time

Apple SIM lets iPad users choose between data plans from different operators just by touching the screen.

Data center in Ningxia, China

Why data centers can be massive, but not gigantic

Data center user group Afcom tries to bring order to a business known for superlatives

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

HP unveils cloud config manager

HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

Qualcomm solidifies its wireless play with CSR acquisition

Qualcomm broadens its product offerings by acquiring a leader in Bluetooth wireless.

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Apple’s October event recap: iPads, Apple Pay, new Macs, and more

Missed Apple's big event on Thursday? Check out what's bigger, thinner, golder, and coming soon.

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