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FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules (February 26, 2015)

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has passed net neutrality rules, which include reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service; prohibiting broadband providers from throttling or speeding up connections for a fee; and prohibiting providers from making paid prioritization deals.......

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Anthem Says Database Breach Affected 78.8 Million Records (February 24, 2015)

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Anthem now says that the breach of its database affected 78.......

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FBI is Close to Identifying Anthem Attack Culprit (February 24, 2015)

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The FBI says that it is "close" to identifying the parties responsible for the Anthem breach, but will not disclose the information until it is "absolutely sure.......

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China Removes Tech Companies from Approved for Government Use List (February 26, 2015)

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China has taken several high-profile US technology companies off its list of products approved for use by Chinese government agencies.......

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Firefox 36 Addresses Critical Flaws, Adds Support for HTTP/2 (February 24, 25, & 26, 2015)

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Mozilla has released Firefox 36, which includes fixes for 17 security issues.......

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WordPress Slimstat Plug-in Vulnerability (February 25 & 26, 2015)

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A vulnerability affecting the WordPress WP-Slimstat plugin could be exploited through SQL injection attacks to steal data from vulnerable sites.......

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Gemalto Admits Breach, Says SIM-card Encryption Keys Not Stolen (February 25, 2015)

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SIM-card maker Gemalto says that it appears that US and UK intelligence agencies did breach its systems, but denies that the cards' encryption keys were stolen.......

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RAMNIT Botnet Taken Down (February 25, 2015)

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Law enforcement agents across Europe have worked together to take down the RAMNIT botnet, which is believed to have infected 3.......

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UK's Information Commissioner's Office Fines Travel Insurance Company Over Breach (February 25, 2015)

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The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined travel insurance company Staysure GBP 175,000 (US $270,000) for lax website security that resulted in 100,000 payment cards being compromised.......

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Senator Questions Stingray Use (February 25, 2015)

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US Senator Bill Nelson (D-Florida) is asking why the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the use of cell phone surveillance technology commonly referred to as StingRay.......

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Feds Offer US $3 Million Reward for Gameover ZeuS Botnet Admin (February 24 & 25, 2015)

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The FBI and the US State Department are offering a US $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, who allegedly stole more than US $100 million through the Gameover ZeuS botnet.......

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Breach Detection Time is Decreasing (February 24, 2015)

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According to FireEye, the time it takes for breaches to be detected is dropping.......

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Acer enters Windows Phone fray with cheapie Liquid M220 mobe

The Register - 2 hours 18 min ago
Runs better than Android on same hardware, vendor claims

MWC Acer is entering the Windows Phone market, with a low-end model that will retail for just €79, making it the cheapest mobile in the vendor’s range.…

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U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speech

Reuters: Technology - 2 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country's broad alliance with the United States.






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Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

Reuters: Technology - 2 hours 51 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least three people were arrested as a group of about 400 people in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of ongoing tensions caused by China's influence in the city.






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Hadoop gets native C/C++ injection

The Register - 2 hours 51 min ago
Big data for the non-Java generation

Like Hadoop but it’s just a bit too Javary? There’s now an answer for that: MapReduce for C (MR4C).…

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Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

Reuters: Technology - 2 hours 58 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.
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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

The Register - 4 hours 3 min ago
And in Blighty, does class matter even more?

Feature This month, the fabulously wealthy owners of houses with curved walls will be delighted to know that the world's largest curved TV arrives at the Knightsbridge tat-palace Harrods. With a 105-inch screen, LG's new set, the snappily named 105UC9V boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, and all the latest technology.…

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CCTV shows British schoolgirls at Istanbul bus station on way to Syria: media

Reuters: Technology - 4 hours 5 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday.






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Bangladesh pays tribute to U.S. blogger killed in machete attack

Reuters: Technology - 4 hours 7 min ago
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to a U.S. blogger and critic of religious extremism who was killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation.
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