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BitTorrent bundles Lady Gaga for Artpop promo

BitTorrent's first video series with Vice goes behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's new song.

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Trojan program steals log-in credentials, other sensitive data from SAP client applications

A recently discovered malicious program steals log-in passwords and other sensitive information from SAP client applications and allows cybercriminals to access SAP servers from infected workstations.

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Google kills Magazines and Currents so that Newsstand may live

The new app is Mountain View's attempt to make buying digital magazine subscriptions more of a thing than it is.

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Shh! Skype may filter out annoying typing sounds

Microsoft's Skype app may end up filtering out the annoying tap-tap-tap of typing fingers in future revisions.

BlackBerry Messenger now available for the iPad and iPod

Thursday’s update makes the app available on a wider range of devices and also brings more options for finding friends through the service.

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Internet engineers urge security against online spies

The IETF has discussed what it could do to turn its plan to protect the web from government spying into action.

Skype backtracks, won't kill PC peripheral compatibility (yet)

Skype decides it won't kill all aspects of its desktop API just yet, after facing widespread backlash on the decision to do so.

Adobe adds geolocation targeting to Marketing Cloud

Adobe Systems has added mobile features to its Marketing Cloud, allowing companies to better target smartphones with the help of geolocation and app analytics.

Thumbing nose at Oracle, Rimini Street to file for IPO

Third-party software support provider Rimini Street is moving ahead with its expected plans for an initial public offering, even as it awaits a showdown in court with Oracle.

NSA-dodging services launch Dark Mail Kickstarter to create truly secure email

Email as it is today can never be truly secure, so the makers of Lavabit and Secure Circle want to drag email into tomorrow via their Dark Mail Kickstarter campaign.

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Real life Mob Wars: MafiaLeaks uses Tor anonymity to battle organized crime

A new site wants to use the power of anonymity to battle organized crime in southern Italy.

IBM applies predictive analysis to IT operations

Turning its considerable expertise in analytics to the study of IT operations, IBM has assembled a software package to help system administrators better pinpoint potential problems and performance issues, using many of IBM's tools for business intelligence, machine learning and data mining.

Microsoft offers industry templates, special pricing for Dynamics CRM

Microsoft is hoping to differentiate its Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management) software from the likes of Salesforce.com with a new set of 18 industry templates that fit the application to verticals including sports management, health care and more specialized areas such as prison inmate data.

Hadoop brings far-flung people together across time and space

With its powerful data mining capabilities, Hadoop is bringing together people across different places and even across different generations.