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A hacker wants to sell 10 million patient records on the black market

A hacker claims to have stolen close to 10 million patient records and is selling them for about $820,000.

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Microsoft's open sourcing of .NET hits a major milestone

Microsoft's open source programming language push reached a new milestone Monday, with the company announcing the general availability of .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0.

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60 turns with Civilization VI: 3 key tweaks will change how you conquer the world

We spent 60 turns with Civilization VI, and it's no mere Civ V reskin.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai has been hacked - which CEO will be next?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has become the latest tech executive to have a social media account hacked.

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Qualcomm wants to bring LTE to more IoT devices

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are common in sensor devices, but Qualcomm's out to make LTE a common feature in such devices.

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HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the end of the year.

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Bart ransomware shows it can be effective without sophisticated encryption

A new ransomware program called Bart is making the rounds and locks user files in password-protected zip archives.

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Red Hat polishes JBoss EAP for a cloud-native future

Red Hat on Monday rolled out a major new release to its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform that's designed to offer better support for containers and cloud-native applications.

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Report: Live support app with screen sharing is coming to Nexus devices

The leak coincides with a possible tweak to the on-screen navigation buttons for Android N.

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EU is preparing AdWords antitrust complaint against Google

Google may soon be the target of a third set of charges from Europe's top antitrust authority, this time concerning the advertising services that generate the majority of its revenue.

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HP's low-cost $189 Chromebook 11 G5 will let you use Android apps

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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Google is building its own smartphone, report says

Just as it's done with the Pixel line, Google may eschew partnering with a third-party hardware maker for a high-end device.

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'Dozens' of new Amazon Dash buttons are coming this week

Amazon's Dash buttons may one day be replaced by bots and smart home appliances, but for now the retail giant is widening its push-button lineup.

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A lawsuit over an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade just cost Microsoft $10,000

Microsoft recently paid a (very small) price for its Windows 10 upgrade tactics, and that was before they became increasingly aggressive.

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IRS kills electronic filing PIN feature due to repeated attacks

After repeated attacks, the Internal Revenue Service has decided to retire a Web-based tool for obtaining PINs that taxpayers could use to file tax returns electronically.