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Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

CEO is suspecting of illegally altering financial data


Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web

Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

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Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

Version 1.3 of the IDE also gets memory and testing improvements.

Black Hat 2015: Cracking just about anything

Researchers at the Black Hat conference next week will show how to crack Internet routing protocols, malware-detecting honeypots radio-frequency ID gear that gates building access, and more, but also offer tips on how to avoid...

Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

Enjoy your tiny payout: The weird world of tech class action lawsuits

Class action lawsuits: they make millions for lawyers, but often leave tech plaintiffs with nothing to show for it but tiny checks and miscellaneous geegaws. Here are some of the weirdest.

New Google Glass for businesses will reportedly attach to other eyewear

A consumer-focused version is also said to be in the works

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules

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You may be waiting 'a few weeks' for your free Windows 10 upgrade, says Microsoft

14 million PCs are already rocking with Windows 10, but your PC may not be among them for a few weeks yet.

Firefox's Windows 10 design specs

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

In a letter from Mozilla CEO Chris Beard to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, Beard criticized the way Windows 10 setup changed the default browser.

Hacker steals Bitdefender customer log-in credentials, attempts blackmail

The hacker exploited a vulnerability in an outdated software component to extract information from a single server

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IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM announced a partnership with drugstore chain CVS that will have the super computer compiling pharmacy customer data with the latest research in order to detect the potential onset of chronic illness early on.

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Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said.

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Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

A white hat hacker has posted a video demonstrating how he can use mobile device to intercept GM's OnStar telematics mobile app to unlock and remote start a vehicle.

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Windows 10's inquiring minds: How Hello and Cortana get to know you very, very well

Tell Cortana about yourself so she can search better for you. Teach Hello what you look like for instant logins. These services are useful--if you give them your data.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, July 31

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