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Mozilla releases first public Firefox for iOS preview

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

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Amazon snaps up Elemental to boost video on AWS

Amazon will acquire Elemental Technologies in a bid to enrich the video capabilities of its AWS cloud service, the company announced Thursday.

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Ex-Tesla engineer could face prison for hacking former manager's email, FBI says

A former Tesla engineer could face five years in prison for allegedly accessing his former manager's email and pilfering employee evaluations that he shared with other workers.

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Microsoft will release its hackathon help tool to the world

Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events.

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DOJ tightens policies on use of simulated cells for surveillance

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued new guidelines on the use of a cellular surveillance technology called stingrays.

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Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung revealed that its new round Gear S2 smartwatches will start shipping in October, but has not revealed what they will cost.

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Some Uber trip info is publicly accessible through Google

On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for trip.uber.com produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.

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Privacy disclosures in kid apps are better, but still need work, says U.S. FTC

Mobile applications aimed at children are doing a better job in recent years of disclosing their privacy practices, but many apps still lack basic information, according to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission survey.

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IBM, ARM collaborate on refining Internet of Things deployment

IBM's Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors designed by ARM, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

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Catalyst shows off a waterproof Apple Watch case at IFA

But is this even needed, since tests have shown the Apple Watch performing better than its waterproof rating even without a case?

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T-Mobile launches video calling, starting first with the newest Samsung phones

Just as it did with 'advanced messaging,' T-Mobile is attempting to push enhanced features ahead of other carriers.

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Microsoft acquires organizational analytics company VoloMetrix

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will be acquiring VoloMetrix, a company that provides analytics to help businesses better understand how their organization works.

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Google launches new Street View app to bolster uploads of 360-degree imagery

The new app for Android and iOS makes it easier to discover and contribute 360-degree images from around the globe.