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SAP slaps patch on leaky factory software

SAP's February round of critical software updates includes one for SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) that may be of interest to hackers and spies.

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CSO Online's 2016 data breach blotter

2016 has only just started, and already there are a number of incidents being reported in the public, proving that data protection is still one of the hardest tasks to master in the information security sector.

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Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework

Microsoft released its second batch of security updates for this year, addressing a total of 36 flaws in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and .NET Framework.

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Facebook has just 60 days to change its terms and conditions for French users

France's Directorate-General for Competition, Consumers and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) says the social network's terms of use are unfair and illegal under French law.

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Coming to HP's consumer laptops: Smoother video with AMD's FreeSync

Video on HP's laptops will be smoother with the PC maker putting AMD's FreeSync technology in more consumer laptops this year.

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Don't trust everything you read. We rounded up the most probable rumors on the Galaxy S7 rumors to prep you for February 21.

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Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically.

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Zappa serves Python Web apps, minus the servers

The framework for 'server-less' Python Web apps eliminates load-balancing worries and provides cost advantages over traditional servers

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Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Park Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

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Opera gets acquisition offer from Chinese consortium that includes Qihoo

Browser company Opera Software has received an acquisition offer for about US$1.2 billion from a Chinese consortium consisting of Internet companies Beijing Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360 Software.

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US regulator coming around to view that a Google computer could qualify as car driver

The U.S. federal transport safety regulator is coming around to the view that rules could be updated so that computers in autonomous cars can be considered as drivers, but added that the rule-making could take some time.

Poseidon hacker group behind long-running extortion scheme

Kaspersky Lab has linked a single group to a long-known campaign of cyberattacks that appears to be aimed at extorting corporate victims.

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Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments made by the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

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Government wants to increase IT spending 1.3% in proposed budget

IT hardware spending has declined more than 25% from 2010 levels, said Tony Scott, White House CIO. Among the drivers: Cloud computing and the use of agile development.

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Google will stop accepting new Flash ads on June 30

Google is taking another step away from Flash, Adobe Systems' multimedia program widely criticized for its frequent security vulnerabilities.

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FBI Director entreats tech firms to release encrypted data used in crimes and terror

FBI Director James Comey again implored tech companies on Tuesday to comply with court orders to reveal encrypted communications that law enforcement considers vital.

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World's largest solar plant goes live, will provide power for 1.1M people

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power plant has just switched on in Morocco and will produce enough power to meet the needs of 1.1 million people by 2018.

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

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