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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

Clay County Hospital faced a demand for money to keep patient data from being revealed

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Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails

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Internet tax moratorium extended again

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over net neutrality taxes.

Want to stay anonymous? Don't wear a camera

Next time you strap on a GoPro or other wearable camera, keep in mind that your movement pattern could be identified like a fingerprint.

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Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

SpaceCurve's new database platform offers large scale real-time geographic data analysis

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Microsoft gets allies to help tell U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

Allies file 10 briefs supporting the company in its fight against a search warrant for email on an Irish server.

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Sound off on the latest live stream with YouTube's new chat feature

You won't have to track down your computer next time you want to chime in on a live YouTube broadcast.

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Cosmic DJ review: The best worst acid trip of your gaming life

Two Muppets fighting? A horse with 3D glasses? A corgi blasting off into space? This is but a taste of what Cosmic DJ has to offer.

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BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services

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Total War: Arena preview: War sometimes changes

Total War: Arena lifts the real-time component from the esteemed strategy series and turns it into...a MOBA?

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French researchers find that Android apps exploit permissions

A study found that one out of three apps access location, while two out of three track users' identities.

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Skype Translator Preview brings almost-real-time translation to Windows 8.1

Microsoft flips the switch on its conversation translation tech, though it's invite-only for now.

Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers look for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data