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IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

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EC stepping up antitrust inquiry into Google, Android

The Commission's increased interest could signal a plan to start a formal investigation

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Xbox One's high price in China draws complaints, but likely buyers too

The Xbox One will go on sale in China for $600 without the Kinect sensor

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In a hyper-social world, some seek a little privacy

People are getting more selective about what they want to share, and online firms are picking up on it

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Sony profit leaps on PlayStation 4 strength

Sony cut smartphone and TV sales targets as it continued its restructuring

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China's Xiaomi rises to fifth place in smartphone rankings

Samsung's smartphone shipments are suffering because of competition from Chinese vendors

World Tech Update, July 31, 2014

Coming up on WTU this week Xbox One preps for a high sale price in China, we take a look at a futuristic motorcycle helmet and robotics help doctors be more precise. Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Samsung profit sags amid Chinese competition

Chinese rivals are chipping away at Samsung's profit

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No patch yet for zero day in Symantec Endpoint Protection software driver

Symantec has published recommendations for mitigating the danger

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Modbook launches Kickstarter campaign for Modbook Pro X Mac tablet

For only $2,000 or so, you can convert the upgraded MacBook Pro to a 15.4-inch Mac tablet.

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Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

It's fighting an effort to seize Iran's, Syria's and North Korea's domains in a civil settlement, saying they aren't property.

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Oracle-based system for US visas still glitchy after software update

System problems hit thousands of travelers worldwide

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Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says.

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Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

Several other companies have also applied for permission to fly commercial drones