Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-slams-microsofts-surface-line-cites-25-percent-failure-rate.html

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Facebooks internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing

Facebook’s internet-beaming drone suffered a crash landing at the end of its debut outing last year. However, the team has clearly improved its design, on Thursday reporting a successful test flight and landing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/30/facebooks-internet-beaming-drone-managed-not-to-crash-on-its-second-outing.html

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed

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Microsoft suffered a significant hack and data leak over the weekend, but the size and scale of the problem may have been smaller than initially reported.

The post Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251640-microsoft-confirms-windows-code-leak-size-details-disputed?source=Computing

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Adobe bets on Chromebooks for education with slew of mobile apps

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Despite the popularity of Chromebooks, they have suffered from a lack of first-class applications. Now, Adobe is leveraging Google’s new Android on Chromebook effort to bring some of its top mobile applications on board.

The post Adobe bets on Chromebooks for education with slew of mobile apps appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243230-embargo-jan-24-10am-et-adobe-bets-chromebooks-education-slew-mobile-apps?source=Computing

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Facebook's Trending Feed falls prey to fake stories following purge of human editors

Facebook may have to fix its newly automated Trending topics section after its algorithm suffered two consecutive blunders regarding fake, and obscene, news stories. The errors could force the platform to embrace human editors once again.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/31/facebooks-trending-feed-falls-prey-to-fake-stories-following-purge-human-editors.html

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Report: Hacker puts data from 167 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale

In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a major data breach that saw 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked online — and now there’s evidence that it was just the beginning of a bigger scandal.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/18/report-hacker-puts-data-from-167-million-linkedin-accounts-up-for-sale.html

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WhatsApp to cut off BlackBerry users by the end of 2016

Article Image Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry suffered another blow on Monday as megapopular messaging service WhatsApp announced that it would no longer offer support for any BlackBerry platform after the end of this year.

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Why protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks is a global emergency

On Dec. 23, the entire Ivano-Frankivsk region in Ukraine suffered a major power outage. According to security experts and the Ukrainian Government the attackers used a destructive variant of the popular BlackEnergy malware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/15/why-protecting-critical-infrastructure-from-cyberattacks-is-global-emergency.html

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Hello Kitty data leak exposes 3.3 million user accounts, security researcher says

Sanrio, the company behind the popular Hello Kitty brand, has suffered a data leak, according to a security specialist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/21/hello-kitty-data-leak-exposes-3-3-million-user-accounts-security-researcher-says.html

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Apple's online store services, Maps suffer widespread outage

Article Image Apple’s content delivery and Maps networks suffered concentrated outages late Tuesday, as the company’s system status page showed downtime for various iTunes related services and a brief, but complete shutdown of Apple Maps.

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Zuckerberg defends Facebook's 'Safety Check' activation for Paris attack

As Paris suffered multiple terror attacks Friday night in which at least 129 people died, Facebook took the decision to activate its “Safety Check” feature, a tool launched last year to help people caught in a crisis let others know they’re safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/16/zuckerberg-defends-facebook-safety-check-activation-for-paris-attack.html

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Swiss watch sales decline 2-3x faster than predicted for September as Apple Watch expands its reach

Article Image Swiss watch exports suffered their largest quarterly drop since 2009 during Q3, with “plummeting sales” in Hong Kong and China, as well as major declines Singapore, Taiwan, the Emirates and South Korea, all previously “robust Asian markets.”

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iTunes & App Store suffer fourth outage in one week, joined by iBooks, VPP & Apple TV issues [u]

Article Image Several of Apple’s online services suffered a major outage on Thursday morning, marking the fourth such incident in less than a week. [Updated]

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Malvertisers Poison Yahoo's Ad Network


Yahoo’s ad network suffered an attack that lasted for almost a week, Malwarebytes reported mid-day Monday. Malwarebytes earlier notified Yahoo of the attacks, which began July 28. Yahoo had stopped them by the time the report was published, Malwarebytes said. The attackers used the Angler Exploit Kit, described as highly sophisticated, to redirect visitors to ad sites on to two Microsoft Azure domains.
Although it did not collect the payload in this campaign, Malwarebytes said that Angler drops a mix of ad fraud and ransomware.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82338.html?rss=1

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Salesforce's Lightning Announcement


Spreadsheets suffered a body blow on Tuesday, when Salesforce announced new platform functionality. Soon all spreadsheets will be good for is financial analysis. This sounds funny, because the spreadsheet for several decades has been the unofficial IT prototyping tool. Actually, it was the end-users’ prototyping tool — the default thing they used to capture data when IT was famously too busy maintaining tangled legacy systems. With Salesforce’s new tools, it’s now easier to build your prototype app than it is to build a spreadsheet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82318.html?rss=1

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Photos, iCloud Drive, iMessage, other online Apple services hit by slowdowns & outages [u]

A series of Apple’s online services suffered slowdowns on Wednesday, and may be completely inaccessible to some users, according to Apple’s official system status page. [Updated]

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Snapchat blocks access to all third-party apps in bid to improve security

Snapchat suffered a nasty surprise back in October when a third-party app that archived images and videos posted to the ephemeral messaging app suffered a security breach that allowed hackers to get their hands on masses of private Snapchat content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/03/snapchat-blocks-access-to-all-third-party-apps-in-bid-to-improve-security/

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Global outage shuts down Apple's iTunes, App stores

Apple’s widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/11/global-outage-shuts-down-apple-itunes-app-stores/

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