Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet for the IDG News Service.

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Pro-ISIS hacker pleads guilty to stealing data on US military personnel

A 20-year-old Estonia man has pleaded guilty to stealing data on more than 1,300 U.S. military and government personnel and providing it to the Islamic State.

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Hacker claims credit for DNC breach, posts Trump smear file, Clinton election strategy

A hacker claiming responsibility for the recent data breach of the Democractic National Committee apparently has posted the stolen files online.

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Companies pay out billions to fake-CEO email scams

Email scammers, often pretending to be CEOs, have duped businesses into giving away at least $3.1 billion, according to new data from the FBI.

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A black market is selling access to hacked government servers for as little as $6

Want access to a government server? An online black market is selling access to thousands of hacked servers for as little as $6.

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Raspberry Pi maker gets bought for $867 million

A key manufacturer of the Raspberry Pi is being acquired for US$867 million, but the foundation that develops the ultra-cheap computers says it hopes business will continue as usual.

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Russian hackers breach DNC computers, steal data on Donald Trump

Russian government hackers managed to breach the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and stole opposition research on presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Here are 5 reasons Symantec is buying Blue Coat

As cyber threats diversify and expand, anti-virus provider Symantec is doing the same. Late Sunday, the company said it would shell out $4.65 billion to acquire Web security provider Blue Coat. Here are five reasons why the deal could make sense for Symantec.

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Baidu adds an AI personal assistant, Duer, to its mobile search app

Chinese search giant Baidu showed off its latest virtual assistant technology embedded in a robot -- but smartphone owners will also be able to use the AI software to place orders online.

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Uber to expand to 100 additional cities in China

Uber is speeding up its expansion plans for China. Over the next year, the company will enter 100 additional cities in the country.

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ARM wants to fast-track IoT development in China with new accelerator

Chinese startups could end up producing more wearables, robots and smart home products, thanks to a new program from chip designer ARM Holdings.

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Xiaomi confident it can reach ambitious sales goal

China's Xiaomi remains confident it can sell at least 80 million phones this year, despite slowing market demand and encroaching rivals.

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China intensifies Internet censorship ahead of military parade

As China prepares to celebrate a new national holiday, the country has been tightening its grip over the Internet by squelching online rumors, and cracking down on tools that can circumvent its censorship.

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Lenovo hands Motorola the smartphone creation reins

Lenovo's Motorola Mobility division will take over the company's smartphone development and manufacturing, as part of a reorganization that it hopes will cut costs and revitalize its handset business

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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to US$13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.