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AVG’s new privacy policy is uncomfortably honest about tracking users

AVG congratulates itself on transparent privacy policy, gets backlash from newly-informed users.

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Microsoft's new NFL app is ready for kickoff

Football fans who are users of Windows 10 and the Xbox One can now download the new update to Microsoft's NFL app, which includes upgraded statistics and other new features.

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Jawbone Up update fills in the fitness tracker's missing gaps

Responding to customer complaints, Jawbone will add automatic sleep tracking to its Up line of trackers, among other new features.

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Mozilla updates its Thimble online code editor to help teach Web programming

With students headed back to school, Mozilla has updated one of its tools to get kids interested in making websites.

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Google to expand tests of self-driving cars in Austin with its own prototypes

Google will for the first time take its marshmallow-shaped self-driving car beyond its home turf in California and onto the streets of Austin, Texas. Kids at a local event in the Texas capital said the car looked like "the future."

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Microsoft Snip lets you quickly annotate and add audio to screenshots

The free Windows app lets users grab a portion of the screen, annotate it with a drawing tool, and add voice notes.

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Tech nightmares that keep Turing Award winners up at night

"What about the tech world today keeps you up at night?" was the question. RSA encryption algorithm co-inventor Leonard Adleman, "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf and cryptography innovator Manuel Blum all shared their biggest fears.

Tor security concerns prompt largest dark market to suspend operations

Administrators of Agora, the largest online black marketplace operating on the Tor anonymity network, decided to temporarily suspend the website because of possible attacks based on recent methods of exposing Tor Hidden Services.

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

Salesforce is updating its user interface, offering customers a modern cross-platform design with greater flexibility.

UK government inks fresh deal with Oracle

The Crown Commercial Service revealed that it has just signed a new, three-year deal with the software vendor.

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft has released a technical preview of the first publically available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

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Nuance pushes speech recognition to Android, iOS with new Dragon Anywhere

Nuance's popular dictation app is now a cloud-connected service that works in tandem with updated versions for the Mac and PC.

Memory issue disrupts FAA air traffic control system

A memory issue in the traffic management system of the Federal Aviation Administration resulted in the disruption of flights on the U.S. East Coast on Saturday, according to the agency.