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Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

Servers are in high demand as cloud gear sales outpace those of other IT equipment


Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

The Shanghai Consumer Council is demanding that Samsung make the bloatware removable

Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

Some moderators claim they should have been consulted

Microsoft buries hatchet with Kyocera, ending litigation

A deal between the two companies puts an end to a lawsuit over Android patents

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

With just a month left until Windows 10's public launch, Microsoft's next OS seems on track for completion

Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

How Instagram spots a trend

Instagram relies on simple automated analysis of hashtags to understand the hot topics among its users

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

Bevy of cheap LTE smartphones on the way, Qualcomm says

Products powered by the Snapdragon 210 processor have been slower to arrive than the chip maker expected

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Windows 10 upgrades: What to expect on July 29

If you're not a Windows Insider, you may have to wait past launch day as Microsoft rolls out the upgrade in waves.

Intel shuffles ranks, President Renée James to exit

James will pursue a CEO role elsewhere

Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

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A new site where you can watch people code launches

It may sound like watching paint dry, but the launch of Livecoding.tv shows that watching other people write software code is officially a thing.

Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015

After Uber ruling, pressure mounts on companies to reclassify contractors

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

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