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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' release as terrorist threats follow crippling cyberattacks

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault.' It's rattled theater chains enough for them to block the opening of the comedy film.

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Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

The November 18-19 outage was caused by an update that Microsoft personnel assumed to be sound, but wasn't

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Uber envisions a safer ride in 2015

The company is looking at using new driver screening methods, which may include polygraph tests

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

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Optimize your home network using these tools

Having a speedy home network is much more than just signing up for the fastest Internet. Here's how to avoid network bottlenecks and get the most from your home internet connection.

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Forget 2015: Bing already knows which people, products and trends will win next year

Using the same predictive technology that it harnessed to call the outcome of the World Cup, Microsoft's Bing thinks it knows the album of the year, the Golden Globe winners, and even the fashion trends of 2015.

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Google may (or may not) release Android 5.1 soon, but either way the OS needs TLC

Think of the Lollipop rumors as a wish list of sorts—almost as if Android users are begging Google to fix what's wrong with Android 5.0.

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Baldur’s Gate II, Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft bring clever, strategy-based gaming to Android

Just in time for holiday distraction from your annoying relatives, two name-brand game titles hit Google Play Store.