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FBI arrests an NSA contractor suspected of stealing hacking tools

The FBI has arrested a U.S. government contractor for allegedly stealing classified documents, which may involve hacking tools from the National Security Agency.

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Happy 25th once again to Linux, 'the little OS that definitely could'

Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.

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Here's everything new in Android 7.1

Android phones will eventually get these new features (if they get updated) but some are Pixel exclusives.

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Report: Android 7.1 is coming to current Nexus phones and the Pixel C before end of the year

The update will arrive as a developer preview, but the picture is still a little murky as to exactly which devices will score the update.

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Up To $50 off Various Amazon Kindle Models, Limited Time Discount for Prime Members Only - Deal Alert

If you're an Amazon Prime member, or have an active 30-day free trial, you'll get up to $50 off various popular Kindle e-readers for a limited time.


How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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Guccifer 2.0 claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 now claims to have hacked the Clinton Foundation, but the documents posted show Democratic campaign data from organizations already compromised.


Yahoo calls report of secret email scanning 'misleading'

Yahoo has called a Reuters article about a secret email scanning program "misleading," and said no such system exists.

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Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Reading On Any Device, Amazon Announces - Deal Alert

Prime Reading is the new benefit to Prime members, and it gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle. So you can read however you want, whenever you want.

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Cerber ransomware kills database connections to access important data

In order to encrypt some of the most important data stored on computers and servers, the Cerber ransomware now tries to kill processes associated with database servers.

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Lenovo won't make Windows 10 phones because it doubts Microsoft's commitment

Windows 10 Mobile suffers yet another blow as Lenovo calls Microsoft's long-term smartphone support into question.

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Panasonic's wild new technology transmits data by human touch

Panasonic has developed a data transmission system that can exchange information through human touch.

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Adapteva's 1,024-core Epiphany V mega-chip packs a serious wallop

The 1,024-core mega-chip called Epiphany V from small chipmaker Adapteva can outperform the latest gaming and server processors with its new chip

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Q&A: The myths and realities of hacking an election

Election hacking has become a key topic during this year's presidential elections, more so now that candidates and voters are being actively targeted by actors that are assumed to be acting with Russian support.

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5 ways to improve voting security in the US

Voting officials can take several steps to improve security, even a couple that can still happen this year.