What Twitter's 280-character limit could mean for President Trump and US politics

Twitter’s decision to test a new feature doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters could have a big impact on President Trump and U.S. politics if it is eventually rolled out to all users.

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DHS vs. Kaspersky Lab: Why the US government is ditching the Russian software giant

The Department of Homeland Security’s decision to ban federal agencies and departments from using products from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab comes as no surprise, say security experts.

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Digital rights group warns that Google's stance on neo-Nazis is 'dangerous'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare’s decision to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications.

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Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware

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Last week, Microsoft claimed Consumer Reports’ decision to yank recommendations for its laptops was based on bad data. A leaked memo has revealed this as a lie; Microsoft’s rate of return on some products has been quite high.

The post Leaked Microsoft Memo Reveals High Return Rates on Surface Hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood

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AMD’s Threadripper has a surprise underneath its IHS — and we’re just not referring to the company’s decision to use solder instead of thermal paste.

The post AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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VA Gives Thumbs Up to Commercial IT Software


A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision to pursue a new direction in processing health records has created a highly visible endorsement of the use of commercial off-the-shelf information technology by federal agencies. President Trump cited the VA’s action as an example of the administration’s commitment to vastly improve federal IT management. The VA earlier this month awarded an EHR contract to Cerner to develop an EHR system for the department. The Cerner program will replace the existing VA patient data system, known as “VistA.”

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FBI defends decision to withhold info about how it hacked into terrorist's iPhone

The FBI on Monday defended its decision to withhold documents on how it unlocked an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters, saying the information could be exploited by “hostile entities” if released to the public.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prank causes trouble in the skies

A flier’s (or, as some other media put it, “moron’s”) decision to name his wifi hotspot “Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097″ caused trouble in the skies Tuesday night.

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End of the road for Galaxy Note7: What's next for Samsung?

Samsung’s unprecedented decision to end production of its troubled Galaxy Note7 was the only way for the tech giant to start rebuilding its battered smartphone brand, experts say.

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End of the road for Galaxy Note7: What's next for Samsung?

Samsung’s unprecedented decision to end production of its troubled Galaxy Note7 was the only way for the tech giant to start rebuilding its battered smartphone brand, experts say.

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WhatsApp encryption is affecting FBI's work in 'huge ways'

WhatsApp’s decision to turn on encryption for its billion-plus users is certainly giving the FBI headaches. FBI Director James Comey says we can expect to see more litigation surrounding encrypted devices in the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/13/whatsapp-encryption-is-affecting-fbis-work-in-huge-ways.html

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FBI Says Its Hands Are Tied on Revealing iPhone Crack Details


The FBI on Wednesday confirmed its decision not to inform Apple of how it hacked into the encrypted iPhone used in last December’s San Bernardino terrorist attack. The bureau was investigating the possibility that deceased shooters Syed Farook, who used the iPhone, and his wife may have had links to other terrorist plots. It also was searching for evidence tying the two to ISIS. After Apple refused to provide a backdoor entry into the encrypted smartphone, the FBI penetrated it with the help of an outside organization.

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Government resubmits failed motion to compel Apple's assistance in NY iPhone case

Article Image The U.S. Department of Justice is objecting a New York magistrate judge’s decision to deny its motion to compel Apple’s assistance in unlocking an iPhone linked to a years-old New York drug case, with the case now landing at the Eastern District of New York.

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Apple CEO defends position in encryption dispute with feds

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview Wednesday it was a tough decision to resist a court order directing the tech giant to override security features on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino gunmen who killed 14 people in a December terror attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/25/apple-ceo-defends-position-in-encryption-dispute-with-feds.html

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Bill Gates sides with FBI on Apple encryption fight, says scope is limited to one iPhone

Article Image Microsoft founder Bill Gates said he disagrees with Apple’s decision to not provide the FBI with a software workaround that breaks iOS, and instead sides with a narrow reading of the government’s request for assistance that supposedly precludes wider dissemination of the as-yet-uncreated expoit.

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House committee invites Apple CEO Tim Cook, FBI Director James Comey to discuss encryption

Article Image Amid a firestorm of debate sparked by Apple’s decision to fight an FBI data request, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Friday invited Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director James Comey to offer testimony on the nuanced issues surrounding encryption.

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Why Apple's security battle with the FBI is a PR masterstroke

Apple’s decision to fight an order to help hack the phone of a shooter in the deadly terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., is a PR masterstroke, say marketing and technology experts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/19/why-apples-encryption-battle-with-fbi-is-pr-masterstroke.html

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Social media giants back Apple in dispute with FBI

Facebook and Twitter have come out in support of Apple’s decision to fight a court ruling ordering it to unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists.

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Apple ups the ante in Silicon Valley's encryption battle with government

Apple’s decision to fight an order to help hack a San Bernardino shooter’s phone adds another twist to the ongoing encryption battle between the tech industry and government.

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PSA: If you don't want to fry your new MacBook, pay attention to the quality of your USB cables

Article Image Apple’s decision to include a single, all-new USB-C port on the reinvented MacBook has sent buyers of the ultraportable scrambling for adapters and conversion cables to connect legacy devices — but be mindful of what you plug in.

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