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Privacy activist wants to unveil lawmakers' browser histories

When members of Congress approved a resolution that would toss out significant online privacy protections, one Internet user decided to do something about it.

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Senator: Russia used 'thousands' of internet trolls during US election

The Russian government used "thousands" of internet trolls and bots to spread fake news, in addition to hacking into political campaigns leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, one senator said.

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Samsung reboots its smart home, IoT strategy with the Galaxy S8

Samsung has a portfolio of devices and appliances that would make Apple envious. But unlike Apple, Samsung devices don't work well together.

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Ford hires 400 mobile connectivity engineers

Ford is hiring 400 engineers to support its efforts to build connected-vehicle tech and plans to establish a new Research and Engineering Center to focus on connectivity in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Google patches Chrome bug from fizzled Pwn2Own hack

Google has updated Chrome to patch several vulnerabilities, including a bug in the browser's JavaScript engine that a Chinese team tried to exploit at Pwn2Own.

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Mobile networks still stink, with more workers coming

New survey says connectivity issues top complaints for enterprise mobile workers.

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Verizon to begin installing a new piece of search-based bloatware on Android phones

Verizon has partnered with Evie to bring a new search-based launcher called AppFlash to Android phones to help you find content and help it learn more about you.

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Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that's no longer supported.

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Google to developers: Get on the 18:9 bandwagon or get left behind

In a post on its Android developers blog, Google urges developers to tune their apps for the new 18:9 ratio screens on the LG G6 and the Galaxy S8.

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Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

One of the biggest challenges with building connected hardware is getting from proof-of-concept (PoC) prototypes to a devices that are ready for a large-scale production rollout. Microsoft is aiming to help with that issue through a...

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This company is turning FAQs into Alexa skills

People looking for an easier path to integrating with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have good news on the horizon. NoHold, a company that builds services for making bots, unveiled a project it’s working on that can turn a document...

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Federal CIO authority still falling short

It’s been more than two years in to the most ambitious overhaul of federal IT in almost 20 years, and many CIOs say they still lack authority over new acquisitions and aren't able to halt failing projects.

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What makes IT pros happy? One thing ranks higher than pay

When it comes to on-the-job happiness, IT pros say the most important factor is the quality of relationships with coworkers. Compensation ranks second.

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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Developers who publish their code on GitHub have been targeted in an attack campaign that uses a little known but potent cyberespionage malware.

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Missing pieces: What Microsoft failed to deliver in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update is missing key features promised when it was unveiled, including Windows Capture 3D, mixed-reality devices, Xbox Arenas, and more.

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VMware patches critical virtual machine escape flaws

VMware has released critical security patches for vulnerabilities demonstrated during the recent Pwn2Own hacking contest that could be exploited to escape from the isolation of virtual machines.

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Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court that most of the claims of a lawsuit filed by rival self-driving car developer Waymo should be settled through arbitration, a process that is usually private, and cheaper and faster than a federal...

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Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

U.S. President Donald Trump is extending by one year special powers introduced by former President Barack Obama that allow the government to issue sanctions against people and organizations engaged in significant cyberattacks and...

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