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US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

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50,000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability found recently in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in for WordPress

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HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

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Apple losing its grip as top tablet company

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

How private NAS beats the public cloud for small business

The private cloud is no longer about merely storing your data more safely than on public cloud services. NAS lets you set up virtualization services on hardware you own and manage, saving money and boosting your peace of mind.

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Free game alert: EA's giving away The Sims 2 after ending support for the game

From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.

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5 ways to use social media to boost your career prospects

Forget funny cat videos. Your social profiles can be a powerful tool to connect with employers.

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Google Maps' contextually aware Explore button shows you cool stuff nearby

If it's the morning, Google Maps' Explore feature will point you towards breakfast joints; if it's raining, it won't tell you to walk 30 minutes in the rain.

on greenbot.com

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EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Civil rights campaigners say uniform guidelines are necessary to prevent information that should be publicly available being suppressed

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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In-depth interview: Pillars of Eternity's Josh Sawyer talks character creation, cloaks, and ten-foot poles

We sit down Pillars of Eternity with project lead Josh Sawyer for an in-depth look at character creation and the early stages of the game.

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Control your desktop, or Windows will control it for you

Windows rarely leaves the icons on your desktop where you want them. Here's how to fix that annoying problem.

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GOG rolls out Linux PC game support ahead of schedule

Classic game distributor releases 50 Linux titles, and promises at least 50 more this fall.

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Razer bakes WeChat into feature-packed Nabu smartband, teases U.S. launch

You may not care about WeChat integration, but Razer is going to roll out the Nabu smartband soon in the U.S.

on techhive.com