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Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

Ongoing issues relating to US national security and spying imperil 'safe harbor' personal data pact

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NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

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Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

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Office for Android gets a handy update, but not the one we're waiting for

A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents.

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SwiftKey for Android update speeds up performance, adds 12 languages

The keyboard should launch, disappear, and switch between fields up to 50 percent faster.

Big AMD wins: Capcom embraces Mantle, Samsung plans 4K FreeSync monitor line

Two new big-name partners are embracing AMD's game-enhancing technologies, Mantle and FreeSync.

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HBO Go lands on Xbox One with most major TV providers on board

HBO's streaming video app has finally made the next-gen console leap, but Playstation owners will have to wait.

Flywheel stakes its claim as the ‘anti-Uber’ as it plans to expand

The cab-hailing app is well-known in San Francisco, but now it’s gearing up for a wider rollout as Uber battles poor public perception.

Walmart closes price-match loophole after scammers snag $90 PlayStation 4s

Walmart tightened up its online-price matching policy after a few customers took the big box retailer for a ride.

Privacy advocates release free 'Detekt' tool that finds surveillance malware

The tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists.

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The Aquanta smart water-heater controller promises to slash your energy bill

Heating water is the second-most energy-intensive activity inside your home. This box can turn your dumb water heater into a smart appliance.

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Sony's PlayStation Vue service won't kill cable, but it could be a welcome alternative

Playstation Vue is a lot like existing pay TV services, except without the deceptive practices that make cable so repugnant. It's breaking new ground even if it doesn't become a hit.

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Sony a7 II digital camera cuts blur along five axes

The improved stability can eliminate the need for a tripod in some situations, according to Sony