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Music to get you into the coding groove

Music to Code By is a new album created by a developer specifically for use as background music when writing software.

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal

Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New products hope to succeed where others have failed

Cryptocurrency software bundled with BitTorrent triggers complaints

After updating BitTorrent's uTorrent, some users reported that mining software had appeared on their PCs without their consent

Two indicted for stealing 1 billion email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation

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Demand for Linux jobs shooting up fast

The Linux Foundation released a report this week that says employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in.

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Installing Java on a Mac? Beware the now-bundled Ask.com toolbar

Java’s shady bundled adware is no longer a Windows exclusive, as Oracle has started sneaking the Ask.com toolbar into the Mac version.

uTorrent installs cryptocurrency miner on user computers

In today's open source roundup: uTorrent installs Bitcoin mining software. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Sabayon Linux 15.02, and Everyday Linux User reviews LXLE 14.04.1.

Five takeaways for CIOs from this year's MWC

IoT, security and more affordable smartphones were all hot topics

Visa, MasterCard partner with mobile money providers in Africa

Visa to partner with Bharti Airtel, MasterCard teams with eTranzact

Police arrest man in UK over US Defense Department network intrusion

The intrusion resulted in the contact information of 800 DoD employees being stolen from a satellite communications system

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Android for Work pushes Google further into enterprise

Google is courting enterprise customers like never before, but it has lacked a proper mobility framework for Android since the OS debuted. Now the company wants to change the game with Android for Work, but could its efforts prove to...

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Clinton's shadow IT would not have passed private sector muster

There are many questions regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of her private email to conduct official business. A leading one is whether the department's IT managers did anything to question or stop it.

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IoT's dark side: Hundreds of unsecured devices open to attack

A self-described security "amateur" discovered hundreds of Internet-connected devices ranging from cameras to industrial control systems that were connected to the Internet without even basic password protection -- meaning they could...

Windows systems are also vulnerable to FREAK attacks

A recently disclosed vulnerability in SSL/TLS implementations also affects Microsoft's Schannel crypto library and Internet Explorer

Uber suspends ride-sharing platform in Seoul

Uber has decided to comply with Korean law, rather than fight it

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 6

Bill to rein in data brokers restarts... Government funds China companies in global push...TurboTax users victimized... and more tech news

SAP to cut 2,200 jobs, plans to recreate them in other parts of the company

There will be no impact on customers, SAP said

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