Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

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FBI Paid Hackers to Defeat Security of Shooter's iPhone


The FBI paid hackers to break onto the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, according to a Tuesday news report. The bureau obtained the services of gray hats, insiders said, and apparently did not get help from Cellebrite, as earlier reports had suggested. Gray hats are hackers who sell flaws to governments or companies that make surveillance tools. “The use of bad guys by the United States government, and in fact all governments, has been going on since the beginning of time,” remarked Philip Lieberman, CEO of Lieberman Software.

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Video shows Apple Watch running Mac OS 7.5.5 via emulator

A developer was able to start up the nearly 20-year-old Mac OS 7.5.5 (n?e System 7) onto his Apple Watch running the latest WatchOS 2 update, exemplifying the extent to which computing has evolved over the past two decades.



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BitTorrent Sync gains new look, Mint for iOS picks up bill reminders, Sonos adds simpler Room access

A trio of important app updates were released onto the iOS App Store Wednesday, adding a new Pro service for BitTorrent’s Sync file sharing, interface refinements for Sonos Controller on iOS, and bill reminders for Intuit’s iOS budget tracker, Mint.



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White House gets drone defense wake-up call

The quadcopter drone that crashed onto the White House grounds overnight has highlighted the growing security threat posed by small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), experts warn.

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Lawsuit claims Steve Jobs, senior Apple directors hurt company with anti-poaching row

Piling onto Apple’s anti-poaching courtroom saga, a new lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of shareholders for financial losses related to alleged misconduct by senior directors, including late cofounder Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook.



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Aereo Aims to Make Lemonade From Supreme Court's Lemons


After the Supreme Court appeared to deliver a death blow to Aereo, it has latched onto a part of the Court’s decision in an effort to stay alive. The Court determined that Aereo flouted copyright rules by retransmitting programming without a license. Aereo let users watch broadcast TV over the Internet for a monthly fee. Its rationale, said CEO Chet Kanojia, was that its “cloud-based individual antenna would provide consumers with a convenient way … to watch the live, free-to-air signals broadcast over public spectrum that belongs to them.”

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Target Customers Broadcast Epic Checkout Fail


Target’s customers jumped en masse onto social media Sunday night after technical malfunctions at its stores around the country resulted in long checkout lines and, in some cases, inability to make purchases with store-branded credit cards. The episode struck a nerve with customers, not only because of the inconvenience, but because it was a reminder of another Target point-of-sale glitch: last year’s infamous security breach that may have affected as many as 110 million customers.

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