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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 17

WikiLeaks publishes stolen Sony info...IBM opens up threat data...China suspends rule on foreign IT vendors

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Whistleblowers at risk when using U.S. government websites

The ACLU is recommending that more than two dozen websites be upgraded to use encryption

Wikileaks publishes Sony's hacked email for anyone to go through

Thousands of documents are included in a searchable archive.

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IBM opens up its threat data as part of new security intelligence sharing platform

The IBM X-Force Exchange platform will allow companies to share and compare data from security incidents

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Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

A House committee approves the legislation despite criticism from digital rights and consumer groups.

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Netflix plans better security and a new TV interface in 2015

Netflix has a new user interface coming for its television apps and is adding HTTPS across its site.

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Dropbox starts paying bug bounties to security researchers

The sky's the limit: Dropbox hasn't set a maximum reward.

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New malware program Punkey targets point-of-sale systems

All signs point to an increase in the number of memory scraping malware programs infecting PoS terminals to steal payment card data

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AirDroid fixes flaw that could grant hackers full control of your phone

The flaw affected AirDroid versions 3.0.4 and earlier

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YouTube flaw allowed copying comments from one video to another

Google has fixed the flaw and paid a bug bounty

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Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access

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Internet Bug Bounty plans rewards for new tools to find vulnerabilities

Rewards for bug-hunting security tools could reduce zero-day software flaws