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Yahoo puts email encryption plugin source code up for review

The company hopes to have it in action by year end

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BlackBerry launches $2,300 tablet

Yes, you read that right. And BlackBerry didn't even make it.

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State Dept. to shut down email system to clean out malware

The agency has been battling email hackers since late last year

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EU ministers OK new cross-border data protection plan, sparking criticism

The proposed new data protection mechanism will lead to unnecessary administrative burdens, companies said

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'USB Killer' is a flash drive designed to fry your laptop

A hardware enthusiast created a USB thumb drive that can discharge a high voltage into a computer's USB interface

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If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

Bloatware or crapware clogs your PC, slowing it down and gobbling up space. A little research can help you avoid the worst offenders.

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Senate panel secretly approves cyberthreat sharing bill

One senator called the legislation a 'surveillance bill by another name'

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Google services disrupted by routing error

An Indian broadband provider briefly claimed traffic intended for Google as its own.

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New ransomware program targets gamers

Ugh - the program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games.

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Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Over a million WordPress websites at risk because of flaw in popular SEO plug-in

The vulnerability in a plug-in from Yoast exposes sites to SQL injection attacks

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EU law makers to discuss whether Facebook qualifies as critical infrastructure

The discussion will determine whether social networks must disclose data breaches

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Google researchers hack PCs using DRAM electrical leaks

The 'Rowhammering' attack exploits electrical interference to change binary values in memory