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Terror-suspect database used by banks, governments, has been leaked

A database described by some as a “terrorism blacklist” has fallen into the hands of a white-hat hacker who may decide to leak it online.

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SAP's ERP app for SMBs gets an overhaul for digital transformation

The digital transformation imperative is becoming increasingly urgent for companies large and small, and SAP wants to help. On Wednesday, the ERP giant set its sights squarely on SMBs with an updated app that's been enriched with...

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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

Mobile ransomware is on the rise, with the infection rate skyrocketing, according to new research.

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802.11ac Wi-Fi gear driving strong WLAN equipment sales

The first quarter of 2016 has seen a 20% increase in wireless LAN equipment sales compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study released today by IHS Technology, which credited the proliferation of 802.11ac wireless...

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Microsoft declares 350M devices now on Windows 10

Microsoft today pegged the number of Windows 10 devices at 350 million, an increase of about 50 million since early May.

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There’s Aunt Nelly’s post! Facebook focuses News Feed on friends and family

Facebook is updating its News Feed feature to make sure users aren’t missing posts from their friends and family.

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Wave 2 Wi-Fi may be a sleeper, but it's great for some

As the Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying the latest gigabit-speed products to work together, users may not get as excited as they did for some earlier standards. But the new technology adds a few features with real advantages, at least...

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Researchers dismantle decade-long Iranian cyberespionage operation

The infrastructure used by an Iranian cyberespionage group to control infected computers has been hijacked by security researchers.

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Multi-waypoint directions feature is finally coming to Google Maps

It appears to be a server-side switch, though it's a helpful one for simplifying the trip-planning process.

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Though most back self-driving cars, 72% in U.S. say driving must be preserved, too

A survey by Volvo of more than 50,000 drivers shows that autonomous cars are more popular in some states than others -- but Americans in general are reluctant to let go of the steering wheel.

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Amazon's Elastic File System is now open for business

Following an extended preview period, Amazon's Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way.

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Amazon is slashing $50 off the Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD in exchange for lockscreen ads

The arrangement is similar to the special offers that grace the Kindle, though for now the deal is only for Prime members.

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ACLU lawsuit challenges US computer hacking law

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a 30-year-old hacking crimes law, with the civil liberties group saying the law inhibits research about online discrimination.

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Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data

A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new home, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.

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Wormable flaws in Symantec products expose millions of computers to hacking

A Google security researcher has found high severity vulnerabilities in enterprise and consumer products from antivirus vendor Symantec that could be easily be exploited by hackers to take control of computers.

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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip on Wednesday, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

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Microsoft's big Windows 10 update launches on August 2

Microsoft officially confirmed Wednesday morning that its latest major refresh of Windows 10 will be released publicly in a little over a month on August 2.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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