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Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

The hackers collected data on a massive scale, 'so it affects absolutely everybody,' security firm says.

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PF Chang's hack hit 33 restaurants for 8 months

The restaurant operator discloses the scale of the hack for the first time

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Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash

Recovery efforts are being hampered by 'outdated software and hardware,' a government spokeswoman said

Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

The agency apologizes for spying on computers used in a Senate investigation.

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Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

System problems hit thousands of travelers worldwide

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Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

Several other companies have also applied for permission to fly commercial drones

Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows U.S. networks under attack

More than a thousand malicious acts have targeted the U.S. telecom infrastructure in recent years, the FCC revealed in response to an FOIA request.

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

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State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide

The problems followed routine maintenance work so hacking is not suspected

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Arrests made after international cyber-ring targets StubHub

StubHub accounts were compromised and used to buy tickets for popular events, which were then resold

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Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

iPhones and iPad sales were both slower than expected

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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

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Under Google's warm embrace, robot maker reduces dependence on military

Boston Dynamics took $31 million in government funding last year, but this year it has had almost none.

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There's almost a million fake apps targeting your phone

Trend MIcro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.