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So long, Flash! YouTube now defaults to HTML5 on the web

Flash's importance to YouTube has been dwindling for some time. Now Adobe's video solution is one step closer to banishment from the world's most popular video site.

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Under pressure from falling phone sales, Samsung continues to court CIOs

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Scary 'Ghost' vulnerability leaves Linux systems vulnerable to possession

The flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control, according to Qualys

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Alibaba clashes with Chinese regulator over online sales of fake goods

Alibaba was quick to protest some of the regulator's conduct in making its findings

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 28

France aims at net companies with draft law ... Internet of Things threatens privacy ... Apple Watch to ship in April... and more

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France wants to hold social media networks accountable for hate speech

A draft law will be prepared to make this happen, the French president said

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Confirmed: Microsoft Spartan browser will have extensions, unlike Internet Explorer

Microsoft wasn't kidding when it said Spartan would be totally different from Internet Explorer. The older browser never trafficked in extensions, but Spartan will take the opposite tack.

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Stop using your birthday, start using one of these password manager apps

It’s no secret that creating – and remembering! – secure password is a must these days. These apps can help.

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Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys.R

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Wi-Fi growth set to drive sales of new Ethernet speeds

Enterprises will snap up 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit Ethernet as they upgrade wireless LANs, Dell'Oro said

Apple earnings hit record on strong iPhone sales

Apple reported a blockbuster quarter with record revenue, profit and iPhone sales.

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Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

Snapchat expands in the area of news, while Twitter releases private group messaging.

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Apple posts record sales, says Watch will ship in April

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhone to set a record