Microsoft eyes unused TV airwaves in bold rural broadband plan

Microsoft wants to extend broadband access to rural communities by harnessing unused parts of the TV airwaves spectrum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/11/microsoft-eyes-unused-tv-airwaves-in-bold-rural-broadband-plan.html

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IBM will use artificial intelligence to produce Wimbledon highlight packages

IBM has detailed its plans to use artificial intelligence to give tennis fans better access to a broader selection of highlights at this years edition of The Championships at Wimbledon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/ibm-will-use-artificial-intelligence-to-produce-wimbledon-highlight-packages.html

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Four Wisconsin public schools block social media apps as part of study

Four public schools in Madison are preventing student access to some popular social media apps during the school day to test whether grades, student behavior and school safety improve with fewer online distractions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/four-wisconsin-public-schools-block-social-media-apps-as-part-study.html

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Microsoft Word bug let hackers have access files for months

An error in Microsoft Word let hackers have access to files for month before the tech giant eventually fixed the problem — six months later.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/27/microsoft-word-bug-let-hackers-have-access-files-for-months.html

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Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy

Just another feather in the cap of the man who brought us instantaneous worldwide communication, endless access to information, and cat memes. Oh, so many cat memes.

The post Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wins Turing Award, comes out against erosion of online privacy appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/247099-web-inventor-tim-berners-lee-wins-turing-award-comes-erosion-online-provacy?source=Computing

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London terror attack: UK wants encrypted WhatsApp messages

The U.K. government wants WhatsApp to give security services access to encrypted messages in the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack. Officials, however, could face stiff challenges if they choose to apply U.K. surveillance legislation to the U.S.-based firm, according to a digital privacy advocate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/27/london-terror-attack-uk-wants-encrypted-whatsapp-messages.html

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/apple-denied-massive-icloud-hack-but-should-still-change-your-password.html

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Hackers can now take over the MacBook Pro Touch Bar

With root access on MacOS thanks to a bug in Safari, two independent hackers have managed to take control of a MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, adding a custom message as a bit of hacker flair.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/hackers-can-now-take-over-macbook-pro-touch-bar.html

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How to Keep Your Devices From Joining a Zombie Botnet Army

Last Friday’s massive cyberattack, which disrupted access to dozens of popular websites, probably wasn’t carried out by internet-connected devices in your home, cyber safety experts say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/24/how-to-keep-your-devices-from-joining-zombie-botnet-army.html

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Oracle Snags Palerra to Beef Up Cloud Security


Oracle has agreed to acquire cloud access security broker Palerra, whose LORIC software manages security and compliance for applications, workloads, and sensitive data stored across cloud services, the companies announced Sunday. Palerra “offers a unique combination of visibility into cloud usage, data security, user behavior analytics and security configurations, with automated incident responses,” wrote Peter Barker, Oracle’s SVP of identity management and security products, in a letter to customers and partners.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83911.html?rss=1

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Tech Q&A: Saving your text messages forever, finding great electronics deals

Want to know how to avoid phishing scams, restrict Facebook access on other devices, and more? Read this column.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/07/tech-q-saving-your-text-messages-forever-finding-great-electronics-deals.html

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Turkey blocks WikiLeaks access after Erdogan party email leak

Turkey has banned access to the WikiLeaks website, the group announced Wednesday, after the release of a trove of documents purportedly related to the country’s power structure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/20/turkey-blocks-wikileaks-access-after-erdogan-party-email-leak.html

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FBI May Help Local Law Enforcement Agencies Crack Encrypted iPhones


Weeks after backing down from its litigation demanding Apple’s help to access encrypted data on the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone, the FBI appears to be taking full advantage of its newly discovered forensic prowess by offering assistance to law enforcement agencies across the country. The agency has sent out letters letting local officials know that it has gained access to the encrypted data on the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, and it has offered to help officials use the technique to assist their investigations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83319.html?rss=1

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DoJ, Apple Butt Heads in Latest Encryption Go-Round


The legal battle between Apple and the Department of Justice over access to encrypted iPhone data got a little more personal last week after lawyers for Apple blasted a government filing that accused the company of collaborating with the Chinese government. The DOJ’s filing was nothing more than a smear campaign designed to paint a false picture of Apple’s lack of cooperation in the investigation as well as its relationship with the Chinese government, based on flimsy sources, Apple attorney Bruce Sewell argued.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83230.html?rss=1

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

Article Image The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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