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India reverses ban on porn websites

The government will, however, continue to ban child pornography websites.


EFF-led group wants to give do-not-track some bite

For years, checking the "do-not-track" option on your browser has been little more than wishful thinking on the part of users who care about privacy online. Now a group led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to make that a...

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Who goes there? CA will know with Xceedium buy

In a move to round out its portfolio of enterprise identity management software, CA Technologies is acquiring security software provider Xceedium.

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Review: Ikea wireless-charging furniture is stylish and functional but not without issues

Ikea's new line of furniture is following an industry trend toward embedding wireless charging into products, including automobiles. I found Ikea's flavor of this quite well built and stylish, but I did take issue with a couple things....

So long (Vista), it's been good to know yah

Windows Vista, the perception-plagued operating system Microsoft debuted in early 2007, now powers just two out of every 100 Windows PCs.

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Terracotta VPN hijacks servers for commercial gain

The Terracotta commercial VPN, marketed in China under a number of different brand names, uses hacked servers to power its network.

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Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint announced on Tuesday its lowest rate of postpaid customer losses in its history, even as the company officially dropped a notch to fourth place, behind T-Mobile, among U.S. wireless carriers.

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Black Hat 2015: Ransomware not all it’s cracked up to be

All ransomware is not created equal and therefore should not be universally feared, a researcher will tell the Black Hat 2015 conference this week.

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The cloud helps enterprises break chains shackling IT

Cloud pioneers Nordstrom and Oscar Insurance say IT shops can be faster, more agile and more business-focused if they move to hosted systems. Getting there isn't easy, though, and most companies aren't that far along.

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Ballmer's phone blunder cost Microsoft $10B

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's decision to buy the Nokia phone business ultimately cost Microsoft $10 billion in its 2015 fiscal year.

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How dare India damage our porn industry? 857 sites censored by Indian government

The Indian government bans hundreds of pornographic websites around the world. Bowing to pressure from a lawyer, Kamlesh Vaswani, Modi's mode is to deny access to 857 websites, from a list provided by Vaswani...

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Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices

The 11-inch model will launch in August in North America.

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Apple’s Force Touch – the future of mobile interfaces

Mobile apps will gain depth and complexity and competitors will want to imitate it

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DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill

The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups.

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Organizations should focus data sharing post-incident, not attribution

There have been several notable security incidents in the news this year, from healthcare and retail breaches, to financial; even security firms themselves have been targeted. In each instance, attribution seems to take the lead...

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Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Xiaomi led the market, while Huawei came in second.

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Businesses can rent a robot for customer care

SoftBank Robotics Corp is making an enterprise-level version of its personal robot available in Japan for pre-orders this October.

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Remember Conficker? It's still around

The Conficker Working Group was tasked with stopping the botnet and finding its creators. It's still at work -- and so is Conficker.

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Yahoo tackles big 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network

Yahoo said Monday it had removed malware from its advertising network, after malicious code there had gone undetected for at least six days.

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