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Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

A new variant of TorrentLocker fixes a problem that allowed encrypted files to be freed

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US military unaware of Chinese attacks against transport contractors

The Defense Department has been ordered to close gaps in how cyber incidents are reported

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The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.

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Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

With this change, Google risks upsetting Apps admins.

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Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

A second wave of layoffs is reportedly coming Thursday, as Microsoft moves to eliminate a total of 18,000 jobs by June of 2015.

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AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

With Network on Demand, customers will be able to start up and modify services directly through an online portal

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Scary video highlights danger of damaged Lithium Ion batteries

A battery explosion serves as a reminder to replace damaged Lithium Ion batteries

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Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

Qlik Sense does not replace Qlik's flagship QlikView and is aimed at a more general user base

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Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment.

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Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Apps that tap Dropbox's Datastore API can now let their users share the stored data with other people

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Punit Soni announces his departure from Motorola Mobility

Motorola’s Vice President of Product is saying goodbye, but it’s a chance for the struggling company to try something different.

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ARM 64-bit processors could come to multifunction printers too

AppliedMicro is introducing its Helix ARM 64-bit embedded processor family at ARM TechCon

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Google Play Services update adds new Google Fit testing, Drive API

Developers also get better e-commerce tools for tracking shopping habits.