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Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

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Slack finally launches threaded replies

Slack, the popular work chat app, has launched one of the features that users have been clamoring for over its entire lifetime: threaded messages.

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New $29 Pine64 computer takes on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3

Raspberry Pi's new Compute Module 3 has serious competition coming its way from the maker of the $15 Pine64 board computer.

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Google Maps beta now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination

The new feature in Google Maps won't provide live updates, but the color-coded icon will provide an overview of the parking availability.

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After first week, A.I. system is beating human poker players

A third of the way through the latest man-vs.-machine poker tournament, the A.I. system is winning handily.

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Fraud for online holiday sales spikes by 31%

Fraud attempts on digital retail sales jumped 31% from Thanksgiving to Dec. 31 over the previous year, according to a survey of purchasing data from ACI Worldwide.

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AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip

At CES, AMD launched its first Zen chips for PCs, called Ryzen. Next on deck is the 32-core server chip code-named Naples, which will ship in the coming months.

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Failure to patch known ImageMagick flaw for months costs Facebook $40k

Facebook paid a $40,000 reward to a researcher after he warned the company that its servers were vulnerable to an exploit that had been known for months.

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Android Google app now stores offline searches and runs them when a signal returns

The new update to the Google app remembers any queries made in a dead zone and delivers the results when your phone goes back online.

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'Consumer Reports' retests MacBook Pro, adds it to 'Recommended' list of laptops

The magazine last week gave Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops its envied "Recommended" label after retesting the notebooks.

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US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.

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Modern warfare: Death-dealing drones and ... illegal parking?

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday...

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Snowden allowed to stay in Russia longer

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for "another couple of years," according to a spokeswoman for the government there.

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Your car's parts could one day be made by a printer

This machine uses molten metal to make 3D shapes

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Interactive inauguration map would help crowds visiting Washington

Users can access the map wirelessly with smartphones and tablets.

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications.

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Google's low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

Android One has brought a set of hardware and software standards to budget phones in developing countries, and Google may be looking to bring it to the U.S. next.

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How to get fired in 2017: Have a security breach

There are many reasons why IT professionals can be fired, but six out of the top nine are related to security. Fireable offenses included failing to modernize a security program, data breaches with unknown causes, data breaches that...

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