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EFF’s new Do Not Track standard seeks to stop sneaky data collection

The new Do Not Track standard proposed by the EFF won’t do much for users right now, but it’s a step toward clearer rules for tracking cookies and ad brokers.

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SanDisk, Toshiba reveal world's highest capacity 3D NAND flash chips

SanDisk and Toshiba today announced a new fabrication plant: a 48-layer 3D NAND flash chip that doubles the capacity of previous chips.

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Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Xiaomi led the market, while Huawei came in second.

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Can't find a Windows 10 feature? Ask Cortana for help

Microsoft has rearranged the furniture in Windows 10. To find what you need, turn to the operating system's digital personal assistant.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Acer's insanely cheap Windows 10 Cloudbooks take aim at Chromebooks

Don't want to spend sub-$200 on a Chromebook? How about a Windows 10 laptop?

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Cleaning up botnets takes years to complete—if ever

The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet

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Yahoo tackles large malicious ad campaign in its network

Ads with malicious code may have appeared across Yahoo's sites

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Why SMS is still the best way to message with others from your smartphone

Plain ol' texting still beats out jumping between five different instant messaging apps to reach all your contacts.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, August 4

Google's started a car company...Samsung puts $85 million into cancer-victim fund...Apple explores offering phone service

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Everything you need to know about Rich Communication Services (RCS)

This robust messaging standard will super charge your text messages. Here's why you want it.

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Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices

The 11-inch model will launch in August in North America

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Trust no one: How caller ID spoofing has ruined the simple phone call

Caller ID is easy to spoof and it’s leading to a host of real threats, from account recovery fraud to marketing scams to malicious pranks resulting in SWAT teams showing up at a victim's door.

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Microsoft updates program to encourage diversity in partner law firms

A new system of bonuses will encourage more inclusion in the upper echelons of big law firms that work with the tech titan