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Snapchat cracks down on Windows Phone imitator apps

Snapchat doesn't offer an official Windows Phone app yet, but it's asked Microsoft to remove the unofficial ones, some of which have proved risky to users.

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South Korea nuclear operator runs drill after alleged hacker threat

Government launched probe but says leaked data does not threaten safety

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Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities

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Sony hack was 'cyber vandalism,' not act of war, says Obama

President Obama stops talks of "cyberwar" in its tracks; North Korea denies links to Sony hacks.

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Sony looking for ways to distribute 'The Interview' online

Theater owners were concerned about terror threats

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US rejects North Korea offer to investigate Sony hack, reaches out to China

US stands firm in its allegations that North Korea was responsible for hack

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It sounds like something out of old spy movies, but it isn't.

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North Korea wants joint probe into Sony hack, warns of consequences if not

The country denies FBI allegations that it was responsible for a hack into Sony Pictures

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Staples says hack may have compromised 1 million-plus payment cards

The attack hit stores in 35 states from California to Connecticut

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Judge questions evidence on whether NSA spying is too broad

A federal lawsuit charges that the government's Internet surveillance is unconstitutional

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Support for security tech tops iSoc's Africa plan for 2015

It also will continue to help develop traffic exchange and DNS programs

Obama promises response on Sony hack, says pulling movie was mistake

His strong words came hours after the FBI said North Korea was responsible for the attack on Sony.