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Facebook begins aiming ads at non-users

Facebook is expanding its ad network past its own borders, encompassing Internet users who don't even use the social network.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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Windows 10 books big growth spurt

Windows 10 in the last two weeks has posted its largest growth spurt since August 2015, according to data from an analytics vendor.

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New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

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What is MAREA? Oh, just an epic shift that changes everything [updated]

Microsoft and Facebook will build MAREA, the fastest trans-Atlantic cable ever. But why is this HUGE news -- is it because of the cable itself, or because of how it'll be used?

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Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids priced to battle Chromebooks

Windows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.

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Wayfair takes augmented reality, Project Tango to the enterprise

Wayfair Inc., an e-commerce company that sells home furnishings, is working on an app based on Google's Project Tango technology that would put augmented reality squarely in the enterprise.

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Shoot an atom into silicon, and you may have the beginnings of a quantum computer

Take one atom of the element antimony, use an ion beam to shoot it into a silicon substrate, and you just may be on your way to building a working quantum computer.

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Juniper's new switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use.

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After blaze, world’s largest solar power plant offline for up to three weeks

A fire at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating plant in California was caused when mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on a water boiler tower locked in place and instead set the tower on fire.

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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

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Up to a dozen banks are reportedly investigating potential SWIFT breaches

Up to 12 banks have reportedly launched investigations into potential security breaches on their networks after hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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ACLU wants a piece of the Microsoft v. U.S. data gag order lawsuit

The ACLU wants a federal judge to let it join Microsoft in suing the U.S. government over the use of gag orders that prevent the technology firm from telling customers their data has been demanded

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'Black box' no more: This system can spot the bias in those algorithms

Between recent controversies over Facebook's Trending Topics feature and the U.S. legal system's "risk assessment" scores in dealing with criminal defendants, there's probably never been broader interest in the mysterious algorithms...

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Multiple U.S. trials underway for shared 3.5GHz wireless spectrum

Some of the companies in the alliance have already demonstrated what they call OpenG technology, which uses 3.5GHz shared spectrum to improve indoor wireless communications.

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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau and others with a free analytics tool

Google is doubling down on its commitment to the business analytics market with the launch of a new free data visualization tool.

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Senators want warrant protections for U.S. email stored overseas

A new bill in Congress would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before demanding the emails of the country's residents when they are stored overseas.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.

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