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Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises

Windows 10 Enterprise has been installed in about 1.5 million business devices in less than a month. Now Microsoft is considering how to best offer patch information to users of its new OS.


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Apple to work with US defense department on developing wearable tech

Apple and Hewlett-Packard, among other organizations, will develop flexible, thin sensors that could be placed on uniforms and in the tight spaces on ships or aircraft.

Intel unveils all of the details on the next-gen Xeon Phi

It's been some time since Intel introduced the Knight's Corner generation of its Xeon Phi co-processor, an add-in card that looks like a video card and acts as a floating point co-processor. It has slowly released the details,...

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Teen jailed for supporting ISIS on Twitter

A 17-year-old Virginia resident has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison, after he used Twitter to provide financial and recruiting support to the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS.

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Good news: Google Chome will no longer automatically run Flash ads

Finally, Flash content will only run in your browser when you want to see it

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Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

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US agency to seek consensus on divisive, volatile topic of security vulnerability disclosures

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host a series of discussions about the best way to disclose cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Mobile credit reader for iOS devices brings Apple Pay to small retailers

A partnership between Apple and a credit card processing company could add local retailers to list of merchants that accept Apple Pay.

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NSA wins battle over its phone records collection, as court lifts injunction, but fight isn't over

A U.S. appeals court has overturned a district court injunction against the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records.

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Crowd-sourced weather apps claim accuracy, but keep your eye on the sky

As weather apps proliferate, advocates say millions of smartphones and other devices are providing more accurate predictions than traditional models of forecasting.

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Researchers find many more modules of Regin spying tool

Security researchers from Symantec have identified 49 more modules of the sophisticated Regin cyberespionage platform that many believe is used by the U.S. National Security Agency and its close allies.

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Apple Sept. 9 event: We asked Siri to give us a hint. The answers will amuse you

Siri can get quite sassy at times.

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Apple rewards CEO Tim Cook with $58M for bang-up job on Wall Street

Apple CEO Tim Cook was awarded 560,000 shares, worth approximately $57.7 million, because of Apple's performance on Wall Street over the last two years.

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Smartwatches, smartphones and TVs will vie for IFA spotlight

At the IFA trade show, Samsung Electronics and Motorola Mobility aim to show that their smartwatches can compete with Apple, Sony needs to demonstrate that it's still a relevant smartphone manufacturer, and LG want to convince...

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Law firm makes a case for security certification

A big law firm handling sensitive documents uses its ISO security certification as a competitive differentiator
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High-tech vehicle systems get short shrift by many drivers

A new report from JD Power shows that many high tech innovations added to vehicles, such as mobile routers and automated parking, aren't being used by drivers.

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HTC plans to put its Vive VR headsets on sale before year end

Only limited quantities of the Vive virtual reality headset will go on sale this year, but the company promises more will be available in the first quarter

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.

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