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Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The client and server side code is being released under an open source license

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Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest version of EMET allows administrators to block plugins on certain websites

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Some are twisting the facts in requests to be forgotten, Google says

Some requests are being made with 'false and inaccurate information,' Google says

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Recovery efforts are being hampered by 'outdated software and hardware,' a government spokeswoman said

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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Windows Phone 8.1 Update to make IE as good as iOS

Microsoft admits that the web experience while browsing on Windows Phone isn't as good as iOS or Android. But Windows Phone 8.1 Update will change all that.

Most USB thumb drives can be reprogrammed to silently infect computers

The firmware in such devices is unprotected and can be easily overwritten by malware, researchers from Security Research Labs said

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Who wins if Iliad buys T-Mobile?

The French carrier's surprise bid for the US underdog could cheer consumers and regulators alike.

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Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

The tale is akin to what happened when Microsoft ended Windows XP support, which lead to PC upgrades

Six tips to building a huge social network

Use these expert tips to grow your social following.

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Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

The company is compelled to comply with a US warrant for emails held in Ireland, a judge rules

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MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer

The chief architect behind Oracle 6, Roger Bamford will be helping MongoDB mature its namesake NoSQL database

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FTC's in-app purchasing cases ignored consumer benefits, critics say

The agency's recent cases against Apple and Amazon.com involve legitimate business decisions, critics say

Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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Some SAP users remain unhappy with pricier Enterprise Support

SAP must do a better job of educating customers on the service's benefits over Standard Support, a user group says