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VPN providers play 'cat-and-mouse' with China's growing censorship

China disrupted several VPN services last week, and could crack down further


Facebook tests delivering tips about your location

The test of the location-based service will use Bluetooth beacons in some locations

How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A new study suggests anonymous data sets aren't very anonymous after all

FCC banks nearly $45 billion in landmark AWS-3 spectrum auction

The FCC announced today that Auction 97 has closed after roughly two and a half months, with winning bids totaling $44.9 billion for the 65MHz of mostly AWS-3 spectrum on offer. That figure is far and away the highest ever seen in a...

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DDOS attack size up 50-fold over past decade

The size of the largest DDOS attack was fifty times larger last year than ten years ago, according to a new survey of Internet service and hosting providers, and attacks are also increasing in numbers and in sophistication

Citrix's 900 job cuts seen as 'defensive' move

It expects to save $90 million to $100 million per year as a result.

LightCyber rolls out new features for endpoint malware detection platform

LightCyber, another security startup with the roots in the Israeli military, has opened its doors in the U.S. to make its mark in the crowded field of endpoint detection and remediation.

Amazon returns to profit as holiday sales soar

The company will break out Amazon Web Services sales next quarter, it said

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Renewable energy costs expected to drop 40% in next few years

New data released from the International Renewable Energy Agency shows the price of solar-generated power will reach price parity or become less expensive than electricity generated by traditional methods in many countries.

Uber passenger who alleged Delhi rape sues in US

She says Uber was negligent and should never have hired the accused as a driver

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The iOS 8.1.3 question for some iPhone and iPad owners: Does Apple hate you?

iOS 8.1.3 is out, and if you own an older iPhone or iPad, there's only one question worth asking: Does Apple really hate you?

Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

The company said it experienced "strong currency headwinds" during the quarter

Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

The FTC charged Craig Brittain with obtaining nude photos under false pretenses and then charging to remove them from the site

FBI consultant: Silk Road founder carried millions worth of bitcoins on laptop

Most of the money was transferred from Silk Road servers

Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

People who upgraded to iOS 8 are also experiencing Wi-Fi woes that Apple has yet to address

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encouarge deployment

Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

As iPhone 6 propelled Apple, Samsung sales dropped because of competition in China

Why Valve's Steam Machines aren't dead

In today's open source roundup: The best is yet to come for Valve's Steam Machines. Plus: The Linux Foundation offers Essentials of System Administration course online, and Microsoft offers preview version of Outlook for Android.

The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

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