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Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

Large scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings


Sharp phone cameras play slow-motion video at 2,100 fps

An image-processing feature adds copied frames to videos for slow-motion effects

Amazon.com may be working on Etsy competitor

Artisan products could be a new category for the online retailer

BlackBerry cutting staff in smartphone unit

The company will continue to grow customer-facing teams and bring new talent in areas like IoT

Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

Pebble Time smartwatch to begin shipping on May 27

Pebble has developed new iOS and Android apps that work exclusively with the Time models

Is Canonical going to have an IPO?

In today's open source roundup: Mark Shuttleworth may take Canonical public. Plus: How to install and configure Ubuntu on your Dell computer. And a review of the LG Watch Urbane.

Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

Both versions are expected to arrive during the third quarter, and an Android beta is already available

Torque G02 smartphone doesn't mind a saltwater dunk

The Torque G02 can be used for texting on a surfboard to snorkeling selfies

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Networks have to become more adept at handling varying traffic demands.

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