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ExtremeTech
Intel to invest $50 million in quantum computer research Intel CEO Brian Krzanich released an open letter today, pledging to dedicate
Intel to invest $50 million in quantum computer research
ExtremeTech / Posted 2 hours ago
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich released an open letter today, pledging to dedicate $50 million to long-term research of quantum computing. The CPU giant is partnering with TU Delft, the largest and... Read more
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The Register
Pwn2Own Tokyo hacking contest trashed, US export rules blamedThe Cold War has reached out a long-dead hand to stifle the Pwn2Own hackfest in
Pwn2Own Tokyo hacking contest trashed, US export rules blamed
The Register / Posted 13 hours ago
The Cold War has reached out a long-dead hand to stifle the Pwn2Own hackfest in Tokyo, with the Wassenaar Arrangement blamed for the event's cancelation. Organized by the HP TippingPoint-backed Zero Day Initiative, Pwn2Own slings bug bounties to... Read more
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iTWire
VIDEOS: 2nd-gen Moto 360 models are go, black sensor still thereBeing marketed with the ‘cute’ tagline that Moto 360 is ‘the watch that makes t
VIDEOS: 2nd-gen Moto 360 models are go, black sensor still there
iTWire / Posted yesterday
Being marketed with the ‘cute’ tagline that Moto 360 is ‘the watch that makes time for you,’ a new second generation has arrived with some familiar sounding features, like quick release straps, incredibly accurate sensors, a range of styles and... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Glacial: Apple v. Samsung heads toward fourth jury trial – MacDailyNews“In March or April of 2016, yet another jury will be summoned to federal court
Glacial: Apple v. Samsung heads toward fourth jury trial – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted yesterday
“In March or April of 2016, yet another jury will be summoned to federal court in San Jose to weigh in on the long-running dispute between the world’s two biggest smartphone companies,” Joe Mullin reports for Ars Technica. “It’s the fourth jury... Read more
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Macworld
Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per mont
Comcast tests hefty $30 per month fee to ditch Internet data cap
Macworld / Posted 2 days ago
Comcast subscribers in certain areas of Florida can pay an extra $30 per month to remove the 300GB bandwidth cap. Over the last three years, Comcast hasn’t worked up the gumption to... Read more
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Aljazeera
Judge clears way for drivers' class action against UberA US federal court judge has granted class-action status to court cases filed b
Judge clears way for drivers' class action against Uber
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
A US federal court judge has granted class-action status to court cases filed by Uber drivers who are claiming benefits from the company on the basis that they have been treated like employees but only paid as contractors. The original suit,... Read more
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MacNN
Next gen video codec standard group formed by Google, MS, IntelNew group attempts to make video codec free from H.264 patent messeven leading
Next gen video codec standard group formed by Google, MS, Intel
MacNN / Posted 2 days ago
New group attempts to make video codec free from H.264 patent messeven leading Internet companies today announced formation of the Alliance for Open Media -- an open-source project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and... Read more
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iLounge
Malware steals 225,000+ Apple account logins from jailbroken iPhones Malware has stolen login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts fro
Malware steals 225,000+ Apple account logins from jailbroken iPhones
iLounge / Posted 3 days ago
Malware has stolen login credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts from jailbroken iPhones, according to network security company Palo Alto Networks. The malware, now named... Read more
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Newser
Think All the Women on Ashley Madison Are Fake? Ashley Madison Says Think Again– Last week, Gizmodo claimed that an investigation showed that most of the fema
Think All the Women on Ashley Madison Are Fake? Ashley Madison Says Think Again
Newser / Posted 3 days ago
– Last week, Gizmodo claimed that an investigation showed that most of the female user profiles on Ashley Madison were either fake or inactive—the same complaint hackers had about the site before leaking a massive amount of data—and now the cheating... Read more
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Washington Post
As self-driving cars come to more states, regulators take a back seatA Google self-driving car can hit the road for testing in Virginia without any
As self-driving cars come to more states, regulators take a back seat
Washington Post / Posted 5 days ago
A Google self-driving car can hit the road for testing in Virginia without any special license or registration. The car is equipped with laser range finders, radar and cameras to monitor its surroundings and respond accordingly. (Matt... Read more
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redOrbit
Armed drones approved for use by North Dakota policeA bill originally designed to prevent North Dakota police from using unmanned a
Armed drones approved for use by North Dakota police
redOrbit / Posted 6 days ago
A bill originally designed to prevent North Dakota police from using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from being weaponized has actually caused law enforcement officials in that state to be the first in the US to be legally allowed to use armed... Read more
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Ars Technica
United in-flight Wi-Fi reportedly blocks Ars Technica and New York TimesUnited Airlines' in-flight Wi-Fi service reserves the right to block any websit
United in-flight Wi-Fi reportedly blocks Ars Technica and New York Times
Ars Technica / Posted 6 days ago
United Airlines' in-flight Wi-Fi service reserves the right to block any website the company deems "inappropriate or unsuitable for in-flight viewing." It looks like Ars Technica made the list, along with The New York Times and some other news... Read more
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Newser
North Dakota Lets Police Drones Fire Rubber Bullets– Watch the skies in North Dakota: The state has passed a first-of-its-kind law
North Dakota Lets Police Drones Fire Rubber Bullets
Newser / Posted 6 days ago
– Watch the skies in North Dakota: The state has passed a first-of-its-kind law legalizing the use of armed police drones, though they must carry "less than lethal" weapons like tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbags, pepper spray, and Tasers, reports... Read more
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International Business Times
Virginia shooting: Police tracked Bryce Williams within minutes using licence plate-reading technology An automatic licence plate reader installed on a police car was able to tell a
Virginia shooting: Police tracked Bryce Williams within minutes using licence plate-reading technology
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
An automatic licence plate reader installed on a police car was able to tell a state trooper instantly that Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan had passed her on the road only a few minutes earlier. Flanagan, who used the professional name Bryce... Read more
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PC Magazine
Are N.D. Police Equipping Drones With Tasers, Bean Bags?Can your local police department throw bean bags at you from a drone? They migh
Are N.D. Police Equipping Drones With Tasers, Bean Bags?
PC Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
Can your local police department throw bean bags at you from a drone? They might be able to if you live in North Dakota. The state legislature there passed a bill that was intended to restrict law enforcement's use of drones in order to protect... Read more
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iTWire
Note 5: Samsung’s pen is a #pengate problem it knew about?Android tech news site Android Police discovered something unusual with the fan
Note 5: Samsung’s pen is a #pengate problem it knew about?
iTWire / Posted 9 days ago
Android tech news site Android Police discovered something unusual with the fancy new clickable stylus on its otherwise highly impressive Note 5 superphone: putting the stylus in the wrong way can damage it. It turns out that the Note 5 stylus can... Read more
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New York Magazine
The Key Lesson of the Ashley Madison Hack — Even for Non-AdulterersPhoto: Carl Court/Getty Images It’s a disaster. That's the expert consensus ar
The Key Lesson of the Ashley Madison Hack — Even for Non-Adulterers
New York Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images It’s a disaster. That's the expert consensus around the massive hack of Ashley Madison, the cheater-centric dating website popular with millions of Americans. Not only does the data dump — a stunning ten gigabytes... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Major Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design defect: Inserting ‘S-Pen’ backwards permanently damages device – MacDailyNews“The Galaxy Note 5 has a novel new S-Pen slot design,” Ron Amadeo reports for A
Major Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design defect: Inserting ‘S-Pen’ backwards permanently damages device – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 9 days ago
“The Galaxy Note 5 has a novel new S-Pen slot design,” Ron Amadeo reports for Ars Technica. “The Pen inserts flush into the body, and a spring-loaded mechanism ejects it. As Android Police discovered (and we just had to try, too), the new design... Read more
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Newser
This 'Spam King' Has Probably Sent You a Message– You may not be familiar with the name Sanford Wallace, but there's a decent c
This 'Spam King' Has Probably Sent You a Message
Newser / Posted 9 days ago
– You may not be familiar with the name Sanford Wallace, but there's a decent chance he's sent you a message a time or two. The 47-year-old self-anointed "Spam King" has pleaded guilty to accessing Facebook servers and sending out more than 27... Read more
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iLounge
VMware Fusion 8Hot on the heels of Parallels 11, VMware has released its own updated Fusion 8
VMware Fusion 8
iLounge / Posted 9 days ago
Hot on the heels of Parallels 11, VMware has released its own updated Fusion 8 ($80) software, allowing Mac users to run Windows alongside their Mac’s OS. The newest incarnation is optimized for OS X El Capitan and is Windows 10 compatible, allowing... Read more
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Mashable
You can easily break your Galaxy Note 5 by inserting the stylus wrongWhat's This?The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has slimmer S Pen stylus that pops out wi
You can easily break your Galaxy Note 5 by inserting the stylus wrong
Mashable / Posted 9 days ago
What's This?The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has slimmer S Pen stylus that pops out with a click. The newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has what appears to be a serious design flaw. As you can see in Android Police's video below, the S Pen can slide... Read more
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Engadget
Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwordsKnow how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "pass
Android lock patterns as predictable as common passwords
Engadget / Posted 12 days ago
Know how a lot of people tend to use passwords such as "123456" or, well, "password?" Well, turns out Android lock patterns (ALPs) are just as predictable. Norwegian University of Science and Technology graduate Marte Løge analyzed 4,000 patterns for... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Lawsuit over license plate scanners heading to California Supreme CourtTwo advocacy groups suing the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles
Lawsuit over license plate scanners heading to California Supreme Court
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 13 days ago
Two advocacy groups suing the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for access to data from automated license plate readers have won a chance to argue before the California Supreme Court. The American Civil... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Ashley Madison customers: Beware ID theft© Richard Levine/Demotix/Corbis Data breaches don't get much worse for victims
Ashley Madison customers: Beware ID theft
Bankrate.com / Posted 13 days ago
© Richard Levine/Demotix/Corbis Data breaches don't get much worse for victims than the 1 that hit the infidelity-matching site Ashley Madison this week. Hackers who had previously broken into the site's servers and stolen many gigabytes' worth of... Read more
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Newser
Ashley Madison Hackers May Have Just Leaked the CEO's Emails– The Ashley Madison hackers may have just leaked CEO Noel Biderman's emails as
Ashley Madison Hackers May Have Just Leaked the CEO's Emails
Newser / Posted 14 days ago
– The Ashley Madison hackers may have just leaked CEO Noel Biderman's emails as part of a much larger data dump today, Gizmodo reports. The majority of this newest leak, which is twice the size of the previous 10-gigabyte leak, appears to be the... Read more
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Mashable
What we know now about the AshleyMadison hack, by the numbersWhat's This?FILE - In this June 10, 2015 photo, Ashley Madison's Korean web sit
What we know now about the AshleyMadison hack, by the numbers
Mashable / Posted 15 days ago
What's This?FILE - In this June 10, 2015 photo, Ashley Madison's Korean web site is shown on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. Image: Lee Jin-man, File/Associated Press Analysts are poring over the latest details to emerge from the... Read more
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The Atlantic
Why the Ashley Madison and IRS Hacks Are So WorryingRead security news this past summer and you might notice a pattern. First, a U
Why the Ashley Madison and IRS Hacks Are So Worrying
The Atlantic / Posted 15 days ago
Read security news this past summer and you might notice a pattern. First, a U.S. government agency announces that it’s found a security breach and is investigating what occurred. Some time passes. Then, it announces the breach affected a certain... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Hackers Make Good On Threat To Reveal Stolen Ashley Madison DataYou may remember that in July, anonymous hackers threatened to reveal stolen pe
Hackers Make Good On Threat To Reveal Stolen Ashley Madison Data
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 16 days ago
You may remember that in July, anonymous hackers threatened to reveal stolen personal information of some 40 million users of the controversial dating website AshleyMadison.com. (Ashley Madison's tagline: "Life is short. Have an affair.") The... Read more
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TechCrunch
Full Ashley Madison Hacked Data Apparently Dumped On TorHacked data from online extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has apparen
Full Ashley Madison Hacked Data Apparently Dumped On Tor
TechCrunch / Posted 16 days ago
Hacked data from online extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has apparently been leaked online, after a threat by a group of hackers to do so earlier this summer if the service did not shut down (which it has not). In July the group, which... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ashley Madison leak: Who's been using John Key's name to get lucky?Data from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Ph
Ashley Madison leak: Who's been using John Key's name to get lucky?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Data from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Photo / AP Hackers who infiltrated cheating site AshleyMadison.com last month have today acted on their threat to publish customer data online - and it appears a would-be... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hackers publish cheating data from Ashley Madison - InternetData from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Ph
Hackers publish cheating data from Ashley Madison - Internet
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Data from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Photo / AP Hackers who infiltrated cheating site AshleyMadison.com last month have today acted on their threat to publish customer data online. A 9.7 gigabyte data file... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hackers publish cheating data from Ashley MadisonData from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Ph
Hackers publish cheating data from Ashley Madison
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Data from hack of Ashley Madison cheater site has purportedly dumped online. Photo / AP Hackers who infiltrated cheating site AshleyMadison.com last month have today acted on their threat to publish customer data online. A 9.7 gigabyte data file... Read more
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Mashable
Another blow for AshleyMadison: User emails leaked on Dark WebImage: Foto24/Gallo Images /Getty Images Nearly a month after a reported hack
Another blow for AshleyMadison: User emails leaked on Dark Web
Mashable / Posted 16 days ago
Image: Foto24/Gallo Images /Getty Images Nearly a month after a reported hack at the extramarital affairs website AshleyMadison, user information has reportedly been posted in a large torrent file on the Dark Web. According to Ars Technica, the... Read more
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Newser
Hackers Release Stolen Data of 'Cheating Dirtbags' on AshleyMadison.com– It looks like the hackers behind last month's data breach of AshleyMadison.co
Hackers Release Stolen Data of 'Cheating Dirtbags' on AshleyMadison.com
Newser / Posted 16 days ago
– It looks like the hackers behind last month's data breach of AshleyMadison.com, one of the foremost websites for "married individuals seeking partners for affairs," have posted the stolen data online, Wired reports. The 9.7 gigabytes of information... Read more
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techcentral.ie
8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearanceA search for 8chan content on Google with a suspected child abuse warning. Imag
8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearance
techcentral.ie / Posted 17 days ago
A search for 8chan content on Google with a suspected child abuse warning. Image PC World Image board returns after brief absence over child abuse images Late last week, Google appeared to be blocking links to imageboard 8chan on the grounds of... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?A feature Mac users have enjoyed for years -- the ability to create and swap be
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
A feature Mac users have enjoyed for years -- the ability to create and swap between different desktops -- is coming to Windows 10. Microsoft just can’t seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spying on you. And Microsoft’s lack of transparency... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?NEW YORK — Microsoft just can’t seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spyi
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 17 days ago
NEW YORK — Microsoft just can’t seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spying on you. And Microsoft’s lack of transparency about Windows 10’s privacy isn’t doing much to dispel the notion. In the nearly three weeks following Windows 10’s... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?Microsoft just can’t seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spying on you.
Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 17 days ago
Microsoft just can’t seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spying on you. And Microsoft’s lack of transparency about Windows 10’s privacy isn’t doing much to dispel the notion. In the nearly three weeks following Windows 10’s release, there... Read more
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PC Advisor
8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearanceLate last week, Google appeared to be blocking links to imageboard 8chan on the
8chan back in Google's index after temporary disappearance
PC Advisor / Posted 17 days ago
Late last week, Google appeared to be blocking links to imageboard 8chan on the grounds of hosting "suspected child abuse content."... Read more
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Newser
Man Spends Day Trolling Outraged Target Customers On Facebook. And Target Maybe Even Enjoyed It– Facebook users angry at Target over the company's decision to remove gender-s
Man Spends Day Trolling Outraged Target Customers On Facebook. And Target Maybe Even Enjoyed It
Newser / Posted 20 days ago
– Facebook users angry at Target over the company's decision to remove gender-specific signs from its toy departments found themselves at the wrong end of a pranking courtesy of one enterprising Arizona man. Ars Technica reports Mike Melgaard created... Read more
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Daily Mail
Windows 10 sends identifiable information to tech giant, experts claimIs Microsoft snooping on your computer? Analysts claim Windows 10 sends identif
Windows 10 sends identifiable information to tech giant, experts claim
Daily Mail / Posted 20 days ago
Is Microsoft snooping on your computer? Analysts claim Windows 10 sends identifiable information to tech giant EVEN when told not to Ars Technica claims Windows 10 sends identifiable data to Microsoft This happened when they activated privacy... Read more
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Ars Technica
Intel, Apple report “doubled” diversity hiring in 2015Intel's 2015 diversity report sees the company's diversity hiring numbers alrea
Intel, Apple report “doubled” diversity hiring in 2015
Ars Technica / Posted 20 days ago
Intel's 2015 diversity report sees the company's diversity hiring numbers already ahead of stated goals. In January, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed the well-publicized issue of hiring diversity within major tech companies by saying that his... Read more
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The Washington Times
Car hacker finds flaws in Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler systemsTwo weeks after a security researcher revealed how he could remotely control up
Car hacker finds flaws in Mercedes, BMW, Chrysler systems
The Washington Times / Posted 20 days ago
Two weeks after a security researcher revealed how he could remotely control upwards of millions of GM automobiles by exploiting a vulnerability with its OnStar navigation systems, the hacker now says that cars sold by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Chrysler... Read more
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Mashable
Windows 10 may send Microsoft data even when you tell it not toSeveral key Windows 10 features, including Cortana, could be sending identifiab
Windows 10 may send Microsoft data even when you tell it not to
Mashable / Posted 20 days ago
Several key Windows 10 features, including Cortana, could be sending identifiable information to Microsoft, according to tests by Ars Technica. Windows 10 uses the web for many of its flagship features. You can search Bing, Microsoft's search... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Android reeling after two major security failures – MacDailyNews“Android security woes got worse on Thursday, with two separate reports of code
Android reeling after two major security failures – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 21 days ago
“Android security woes got worse on Thursday, with two separate reports of code defects that put millions of end users at risk,” Dan Goodin reports for Ars Technica. “The first involves the update Google released last week fixing a flaw that allowed... Read more
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IGN
Windows 10 Can Still Connect to Microsoft's Servers Despite Privacy SettingsWindows 10 doesn't take orders from you. Windows 10 isn't as private as some u
Windows 10 Can Still Connect to Microsoft's Servers Despite Privacy Settings
IGN / Posted 21 days ago
Windows 10 doesn't take orders from you. Windows 10 isn't as private as some users may have hoped, as it's been discovered that the operating system still communicates with Microsoft even when told to do otherwise. While Microsoft's latest version... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Windows 10 still phones home, even when ordered not to do so When Windows 10 launched, we walked through some of the problematic privacy a
Windows 10 still phones home, even when ordered not to do so
ExtremeTech / Posted 21 days ago
When Windows 10 launched, we walked through some of the problematic privacy and default settings, with information on how to control them. Microsoft’s data-hoovering strategy with Windows... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest storage drive – MacDailyNews“At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world’s largest storage drive – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 21 days ago
“At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world’s largest hard drive — and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters,” Sebastian Anthony reports for Ars Technica. “The... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Privacy activists alarmed: Even when told not to, Windows 10 won’t stop phoning home to Microsoft – MacDailyNews“Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features,” Peter Bri
Privacy activists alarmed: Even when told not to, Windows 10 won’t stop phoning home to Microsoft – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 21 days ago
“Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features,” Peter Bright reports for Ars Technica. “The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features and the potentially... Read more
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Independent
Windows 10 sends personal data to Microsoft, even if users tell it not toComputers running the new operating system regularly get in contact with Micros
Windows 10 sends personal data to Microsoft, even if users tell it not to
Independent / Posted 22 days ago
Computers running the new operating system regularly get in contact with Microsoft servers to download and upload identifying data, an analysis by Ars Technica has found. While much of the information is harmless, some of it includes an... Read more
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