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Medical device security ignites an ethics firestorm

One security research company is taking a controversial approach to disclosing vulnerabilities: It’s publicizing the flaws as a way to tank a company’s stock.

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Twitter will soon let you use keyword filters to combat online harassment

This new tool is the company's latest attempt to curb online harassment targeting its high-profile users.

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Got big data? Check out these 100 best practices for keeping it secure

Big data is best known for its volume, variety and velocity -- collectively referred to as the "3 Vs" -- and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud Security Alliance on Friday released a new report offering 100 best practices.

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Google is nixing the Device Assist app for Nexus phones

It didn't offer much beyond a few tips and tricks, which you're just as likely to find from a quick Google search instead.

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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Now you can play Solitaire and more in Google search

Now you can play Solitaire, tic-tac-toe, and flip a coin directly inside Google search

Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is having problems accepting USB connections from Amazon Kindle e-readers.

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AMD rockets past 100 FreeSync displays as Lenovo jumps on board

AMD's stutter-killing FreeSync displays launched long after G-Sync monitors, but 101 different models are already available.

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Privacy Shield data transfer agreement now shelters 200 companies

There are now 200 companies standing behind Privacy Shield, the framework agreement allowing businesses to process the personal information of European Union citizens on servers in the U.S.

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How to stop OneNote from inserting web source links automatically

OneNote has this annoying habit of automatically pasting source links into your notes. Here's how to stop that.

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Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

A U.S. federal court has convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling over 2 million credit card numbers.

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Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware

Independent researchers tracked down malware sent to a Middle Eastern human-rights activist and alerted Apple, which patched three separate zero-day exploits.

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

To spy on a human rights activist, government hired hackers may have gone as far to use three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS.

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Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme

The relatively new "Plus Codes" are another way to identify a location that doesn't require a geography course.