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Hackers Are Actively Trying to Steal Passwords from Two Widely Used VPNs

ARS TECHNICA – Dan Goodin, 24 August 2019: Hackers are actively unleashing attacks that attempt to steal encryption keys, passwords, and other sensitive data from servers that have failed to apply

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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But…

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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Nintendo’s Market Cap Doubles to $42 Billion Since Pokemon GO Launch

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares of Japan’s Nintendo Co <7974.T> soared another 14 percent on Tuesday, more than doubling the firm’s market capitalization to 4.5 trillion yen ($42.5

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Venture Capital Investments Rebound for Tech Startups

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Venture capital investments in startups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new

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Nintendo Shares Extend Surge on Pokemon Mobile Game Hopes

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares of Japan’s Nintendo Co soared more than 20 percent after Friday’s surge, adding $7.5 billion to its market value in just two days, on hopes that

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Israel’s High Tech Boom Threatened by Shallow Labor Pool

By Tova Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch TEL AVIV (Reuters) – In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick,

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Chinese Users Criticize Microsoft’s Push for Windows 10 Upgrade

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese users of Microsoft products are criticizing the software company’s push to get them to mandatorily upgrade their Windows operating systems, the official Xinhua news agency reported

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Android’s ‘N-Word’ Poll Sparks Online Jeers

By Amy Tennery (Reuters) – Google’s <GOOGL.O> Android ran afoul of social media users on Wednesday after encouraging people to nominate a word starting with the letter “N” for the

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Silicon Valley Mocks Trump Over His Tech Bubble Warning

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that a dangerous financial bubble has formed in the technology industry – and Silicon Valley

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Helix Conducts Research As You Write

(TECH CRUNCH) – Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles

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