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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.

Weeding out fake reviews online takes care, incentive

A thriving industry of paid-for user comments pollutes social networks with fake opinions. Let the reader beware.

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Mobile device sales may slow, prompting deals, analysts say

As growth slows and vendors make less money on each sale, mobile operators will need to identify other services and perks to make money, according to researchers at Ovum.

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More PC sales than expected may bolster Microsoft's profit

Microsoft will probably report better than expected Windows revenue when it issues its third-quarter earnings numbers this month, based on PC shipment estimates by research firm IDC.

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Mobile tech forecast to fuel new Digital Industrial Economy

Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.

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Open source won't address everything, says Red Hat CEO

Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.

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Mobile ads double, hit $3 billion in first half of 2013, IAB says

Revenue from mobile ads and searches more than doubled in the first half of 2013, reaching $3 billion, as advertisers began seeing value in offering ads over tablets and smartphones.

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DRAM prices jump after Hynix manufacturing facility fire

DRAM prices are already up 35 percent since the recent fire at Hynix's plant in Wuxi, China, and supply is not expected to be restored until the first half of 2014.

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BlackBerry's sale: A FAQ

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is being taken private by one of its largest shareholders. Here's a quick primer to get you up to date on the news and what it means for customers and the industry.

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Woz recalls his hacking pranks and online shenanigans

In his keynote address at a security conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak admitted he has enjoyed many adventures in hacking often for the sake of pranks, especially in his college days and the early years of working on computers and the Internet.