Parents who lost custody of kids over YouTube 'prank' videos sentenced

A Maryland couple whose YouTube prank videos garnered them accusations of child abuse were sentenced to five years probation on child neglect charges Monday, BuzzFeed reports.

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Your Smart TV could be hacked a lot more easily than you might think

As first reported by Ars Technica, there’s a new hack whose proof of concept suggests that terrestrial radio signals could be used to take control of a large swath of Smart TV sets without having actual physical access to any one of them.

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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.

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Kansas couple sues over hellish IP address quirk

A Kansas couple whose farmhouse became the nexus of seemingly the entire country’s internet misdeeds is suing the company they say is responsible, Courthouse News Service reports.

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Chatbots Drive Shopify's Kit CRM Deal


Shopify on Wednesday announced that it has agreed to purchase Kit CRM, whose Kit chatbot automatically sends out marketing text messages for online stores. It also lets businesses run targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram, make recommendations based on store activities, post on social media and use functionality provided by other social media apps, Shopify CMO Craig Miller said. Kit last month released an API that lets it interact with other apps in the Shopify App Store.

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Calligrapher monk Robert Palladino, who inspired Mac typography, dies at 83

Article Image Rev. Robert Palladino, whose work as a master calligrapher influenced a young Steve Jobs and subsequently the typography of Apple’s first Mac computers, died on Friday at the age of 83.

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Mother of San Bernardino victim backs Apple, says right to privacy 'makes America great'

Article Image Carole Adams — whose son Robert was killed in the San Bernardino attack last year — has spoken out in support of Apple’s position on encryption, saying the company “is definitely within their rights to protect the privacy of all Americans.”

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Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey to Advance AI Goals


Microsoft on Wednesday announced an agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose software keyboard and SDK are used on more than 300 million Android and iOS devices. SwiftKey’s technology aligns with Microsoft’s vision for more personal computing experiences that “anticipate our needs versus responding to our commands, and directly supports our ambition to reinvent productivity by leveraging the intelligent cloud,” said Microsoft’s Harry Shum. Users have saved an estimated 10 trillion keystrokes since the app was launched in 2010, SwiftKey said.

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Apple sends 'Shot on iPhone 6' photographers special edition art books containing their work

Article Image In a thank you to photographers whose pictures were used as part of Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6″ ad campaign, the company is sending out special coffee table books containing a page-by-page collection of selected works and their respective installations around the world.

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Apple will replace some faulty 3TB iMac hard drives under new repair program

Apple on Friday announced that some iMac owners whose machines are equipped with a 3-terabyte hard drive may be eligible to have their drive replaced free of charge, as those drives “may fail under certain conditions.”



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Ransomware Perps Put the Squeeze on Police


Five police departments in Maine, whose networks are linked together so they can share files, recently deposited bitcoins worth 300 euros into a Swiss bank account as ransom for their records. The departments’ management system was locked down by Megacode ransomware, which scrambled their data and rendered it unusable. The police decided to pay up after their experts failed to crack the ransomware code, said Sheriff Todd Bracket of Lincoln County.

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Even Vulcans shed a tear: Nimoy, 'Star Trek's' Spock, dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of “Star Trek’s” logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83.

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Lenovo promises bloatware-free PCs, free McAfee subscriptions for Superfish victims

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Lenovo has released its plans for how it will make amends to the consumers whose data it exposed. How about a six month subscription to McAfee?

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Government Spies Came Up Dry, Says Gemalto


SIM card maker Gemalto, whose networks reportedly were breached by hackers from the United States National Security Agency and the UK’s GCHQ, on Wednesday said the spies got nothing. The hackers stole cryptokeys for millions of SIM cards, according to The Intercept, which cited documents released by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Gemalto denied any SIM cryptokeys had been stolen and pointed out that its networks holding customer and other sensitive data are isolated from one another, as well as from customer-facing networks.

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Verizon caught throttling Netflix traffic even after its pays for more bandwidth

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Verizon and Netflix have been arguing over whose fault it is that Netflix’s performance is so terrible — and the evidence is all pointing in the same direction.

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BlackBerry Unveils BBM Protected to, Ahem, Protect Market Share


BlackBerry, whose share of the mobile phone market has been on a downward spiral, this week launched BBM Protected, the first in its planned eBBM Suite of secure enterprise-class messaging products. BBM Protected targets regulated industries. It’s claimed to be the only secure mobile instant messaging app that uses a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic library. Users can securely message colleagues, people in other companies, and friends and family — so long as the others also are using BBM Protected.

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Apple partner Nuance exploring sale, reportedly in talks with Samsung

Nuance Communications, the voice recognition company whose technology helps to power Apple’s Siri personal assistant, is said to be exploring a sale of the company, with Apple rival Samsung allegedly a potential suitor.



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Hachette Banished to Amazon's Woodshed


Hachette — whose stable of best-selling authors includes J.K. Rowling and James Patterson — remains at loggerheads with Amazon over renewal of a book distribution deal between the two. The stalemate has slowed the flow of books from the publisher to the online retailer to a crawl. Negotiations have been going on for more than a month, but it’s only in recent days that the snag between the companies has come to light. The first signs of trouble were slow restocking times at Amazon.

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Can Ivy Ross Make Google Glass Haute Couture?


Google Glass, whose appeal so far seems limited to uber-geeks, may be taking on a new image, thanks to Google’s hiring of Ivy Ross, known for her work at Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap and, most recently, Art.com, where she was CMO. Ross will assume her new post as head of Google Glass May 19. “I look forward to answering the seemingly simple, but truly audacious questions Glass poses,” Ross wrote in a post on Google+. “Can technology be something that frees us up and keeps us in the moment, rather than taking us out of it?

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