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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 16

Qualcomm hit with European antitrust probe...Intel slows down Moore's Law...Law enforcement shuts down hacking forum

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EU air passenger data retention system ready for take-off, says Parliament

Passengers flying into or out of the EU could have their personal data stored in law enforcement databases for up to five years

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Darkode computer hacking forum shuts after investigation spanning 20 countries

The Web forum was 'one of the gravest threats' to computer security, a U.S. official says

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Oracle patches already-exploited Java zero-day flaw, over 190 other vulnerabilities

Users should update Java as soon as possible because attackers are already taking advantage of at least one vulnerability.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday waves goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Microsoft scrambled to cover a vulnerability unearthed in last weekend's Hacking Team breach.

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Hacking Team CEO insists tools were not compromised

The CEO told reporters in Rome there are 'no problems for security' if customers follow instructions

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ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

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Salesforce erects Shield for better enterprise-app security

New suite targets companies with regulatory, compliance or governance requirements

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Hacking Team's malware uses a UEFI rootkit to survive operating system reinstalls

The feature allows the company's software to persist even if the hard disk drive if replaced.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 14

Microsoft shares new enterprise tools at partner meetup...Flash is sinking under weight of security flaws...IoT protocol Thread gains steam

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US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

But it's unclear if privacy and consumer groups will come to the table after leaving earlier privacy discussions

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Cyberespionage group Pawn Storm uses exploit for unpatched Java flaw

The exploit was used in attacks against the armed forces of a NATO country and a U.S. defense organization

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How to disable Flash Player: Why now's a better time than ever

Recent security exploits illustrate how Flash has outstayed its welcome, even on desktop web browsers.