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HTTPS snooping flaw in third-party library affected 1,000 iOS apps with millions of users

The flaw in the AFNetworking library broke HTTPS certificate validation, enabling man-in-the-middle attacks

Not motivated to jog? A drone can help

Research presented at CHI 2015 shows drones can encourage people to exercise


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, April 21

IBM sales slide again...Mobilegeddon is here...SAP gains on weak euro

Google makes mobile websites more app-like with Chrome push notifications

The likes of eBay and Facebook will soon take advantage of the feature

To control your phone, just keep tapping it

With an app called Sound Tap, striking your phone on objects or tapping it can trigger various functions

Huawei plans to offer public cloud service in China

Huawei faces growing competition from local and foreign players in China's cloud computing space

Microsoft, Yahoo search deal amendment makes termination easier

Either company can terminate the agreement on or after Oct. 1

Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process

Appeals court rejects man's claim he owns half of Facebook

A U.S. appeals court sided with a lower court's decision against Paul Ceglia

Pushdo spamming botnet gains strength again

The botnet has infected computers in more than 50 countries by changing its infection tactics

Great customer experience is an elusive goal

Many companies talk about it but few deliver, a Forrester study found

IBM sales dip 12 percent despite lift from new mainframe

It was IBM's 12th straight quarter of declining revenue

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Report: Google Wallet funds now ensured by FDIC

This behind-the-scenes update adds an extra layer of security that surpasses rivals PayPal and Venmo.

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VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

The Project Photon and Project Lightwave containerized app technologies are aimed primarily at existing vSphere and vCloud Air users

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Websites can now send push alerts with Chrome for Android update

Chrome 42 gives developers the power to make their mobile sites function more like a native application.

VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it’s container-friendly

VMware releases Project Photon as way to dispel fears that container technology could threaten virtualization giant

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Rocket maker for NASA and the Air Force to begin 3D printing parts

United Launch Alliance, which makes rockets for NASA and the military, will 3D print flight-ready rocket components for next-gen rockets.

VMware prepares its virtualization stack for Docker

VMware open sources a Linux distribution and access management software

Are you ready for Google's 'Mobilegeddon' on Tuesday?

To stay in Google search's good graces, make sure your site is mobile-friendly

Uber must face charges it discriminates against blind passengers

A judge has ruled Uber does have to answer complaints it contravened several laws

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