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Cisco puts video conferencing spotlight on individuals with new desktop, cloud products

New video conferencing wares include touch-screen desktop devices, as well as a "virtual meeting room" SaaS service

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Microsoft yanks Azure auto-hosted SharePoint apps service

The company plans to relaunch the program later this year

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DogeVault says thieves attacked virtual machines in $130,000 Dogecoin heist

The service lost 280 million dogecoins and has recovered 120 million

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'Elderwood' hackers continue to set pace for zero-day exploits

Symantec believes the group may be more diverse and well funded than believed

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First Windows Phone 8.1 phone, the Nokia Lumia 630, due out this week in Asia

It'll be a Nokia Lumia 630 that'll be available in single SIM and double SIM models

Mozilla hates it, but streaming video DRM is coming to Firefox

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

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Former Subway franchise owner pleads guilty to POS hacking

Shahin Abdollahi allegedly illegally accessed POS systems he sold to Subway restaurants in a gift card scam

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Dropbox plays nicer with Web apps

The cloud storage company added webhooks technology for better communication with servers

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Suspected Iranian hackers target US defense industry, FireEye says

FireEye analysts said the Ajax Security Team is moving on from website defacements to cyber-espionage

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update requirement generates confusion

The reasons and conditions for demanding that customers install this OS update are arbitrary and contradictory. Why is Microsoft doing this?

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Here's how to chat with your Facebook friends using end-to-end encryption

Cryptocat can now pull a person's buddy list from Facebook

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Avast: Websites loaded with PC-locking ransomware visited millions of times each week

Avast's user base has landed on websites hosting ransomware more than 18 million times over six weeks

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Microsoft's Lync plants its flag in Android tablets

Android users of the unified communications product now also can add participants to a meeting in progress

Microsoft trumpets Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1, but reviews vary

Some users commenting about Windows Phone 8.1's browser complain about how it handles tabs.

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You can donate Bitcoins to politicians now

The US Federal Election Commission has approved a request from a political action committee to accept bitcoin donations worth up to $100