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Wikipedia blocks 381 user accounts for dishonest editing

Editors of the English version of Wikipedia have blocked 381 user accounts for editing articles on the online encyclopedia despite being secretly paid to do so by various interests.

This lawyer is building a platform for companies to seek antitrust redress from Google

Everyone wants to build a platform -- including the lawyers behind GRIP (Google Redress and Integrity Platform). The group offers companies that think they have been hurt by Google's business practices a way to evaluate potential...


Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

Former Secret Service agent admits $820K Silk Road theft

A former Secret Service agent admitted Monday to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins from Silk Road vendors during the investigation of the online contraband market.

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Apple's deal with Cisco will lay out a red carpet for critical iOS apps

Cisco and Apple announced a deal to integrate iOS devices more tightly with enterprise networks and Cisco collaboration tools.

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Microsoft launches new tools for building Office add-ins

Microsoft released a new set of tools on Monday to help developers make slick-looking add-ins for Office apps, at a time when the company wants to boost the ecosystem of third-party applications and services that work with its...

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Samsung unveils its new circular Gear S2 smartwatches

Samsung showed off its latest foray into the smartwatch market today, announcing the new Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic --smartwatches with circular screens that run its Tizen software platform.

Oracle's next Sparc chip will feature on-board Infiniband

Looks like Oracle was serious about its commitment to the Sparc processor it inherited from its 2010 acquisition of Sun Microsystems. It introduced a remarkable new processor, codenamed "Sonoma," at the Hot Chips semiconductor...

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find US spies

Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.

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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas.

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VMware CEO hits on network virtualization reality, feuding with Cisco & the EMC Federation's future

Heading into VMworld 2015, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses unified hybrid cloud networking, network virtualization, the company's feud with Cisco and the future of the EMC Federation.

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Hottest products at VMworld 2015

Peruse all the products being released at VMworld in San Francisco this week.

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OS X El Capitan on track for September release

Apple's OS X El Capitan appears to be on track for a late September release, according to a comparison of its preview pace with that of last year's Yosemite.

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Attivo brings deception technology to Amazon Web Services

Attivo Networks has upgraded its deception technology so businesses can deploy it within Amazon Web Services cloud to lure attackers to what looks like legitimate physical and virtual machines in order to find out what they are up to....

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Microsoft's mobile devices don't infringe on patents relating to wireless standards, reversing a previous determination in the case.

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U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyber-spying

As the Obama administration prepares to impose sanctions on Chinese companies for economic cyber-espionage, experts question whether the penalties will have significant effect

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Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

Worried about Windows 10's deep-reaching user tracking? Some of it's coming to Windows 7 and 8, too.

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Google life sciences group to wage war on diabetes

Google may still be working on a name for its recently spun off life sciences group, but the division already has a foe: diabetes.

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