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JR is a syndicated writer who regularly appears in PCWorld, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and places that serve custard. He's the author of the Android Power blog and the co-founder of eSarcasm.

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Firefox gets access to mobile services through WebRTC

Mozilla, Ericsson, AT&T will show the web technology's video, voice calling, and file-sharing chops at the Mobile World Congress this week.

Microsoft's Tough Friday: Software giant battles hackers, malware, and a cloud outage

Software giant Microsoft saw its Azure cloud service crash, its Mac systems hacked, and a malware intrusion.

Ubuntu Touch OS released to Nexus phone, tablet developers

Linux offering gives mobile experimenters a taste of what's to come.

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Republic Wireless lowers ante for its cheap unlimited voice, text, data service

Wireless carrier cuts the price for its new entry-level phone.

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After Monday Twitter hack, Burger King reigns again

The fast-food chain is tweeting once more, after regaining access to its Twitter account. Burger King fell victim to a hack attack over the weekend -- the latest black eye for Twitter security.

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Rogue Chrome extension racks up Facebook 'likes' for online bandits

Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a new phishing scam that installs a malicious extension in the Chrome web browser in order to turn Facebook 'likes' into cash for cyber crooks.

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Wikivoyage emerges from legal cloud as the travel site grows

The Wikimedia Foundation has settled its lawsuit with Internet Brands over the travel website.

Crash-proof computer tactic revealed by UK researchers

Researchers at University College in London say they have developed a "systemic computer" that they say avoids crashes by enabling a computer to heal itself.

Possible Samsung smart watch rumors heighten smart-watch fever

Photos appeared on a South Korean message board that purport to be a smart timepiece made by Samsung.

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Western Digital offers $69 media streamer with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube

Western Digital goes after the lower end of the streaming market with its economically priced WD TV Play set-top box.

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Tech workers want Surface and iPhone, Forrester reports

A survey of information technology workers reveals that in this bring-your-own-device atmosphere, on top of the wish list are the Microsoft tablet and Apple's iPhone.

Microsoft's 128GB Surface Pro sells out within hours

Microsoft might finally have a hit on its hands, but it will need to step up its manufacturing to satisfy the would-be buyers left empty-handed upon the tablet's debut.

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Microsoft launches campaign targeting Gmail's privacy policies

Microsoft also promotes its own webmail program, Outlook.com, in the campaign

Study finds racial bias in ads displayed on Google searches

'Black names' appear more likely than 'white names' to trigger arrest ads.

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Anonymous posts personal data of 4000 bankers online

Personal information on some 4000 people in the banking industry, including bank officers, was posted online Sunday by the hacker collective Anonymous.