Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

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Microsoft CEO condemns Charlottesville attacks as 'horrific' in email to employees

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemned the attacks in Charlottesville, Va., calling them “horrific” in an email to employees.

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Online Trust Alliance Launches IoT Security Campaign

The Online Trust Alliance is calling on businesses, consumers and government to share responsibility for ensuring that Internet of Things devices are not weaponized, outlining actions that businesses, consumers and government can take to ensure the security and privacy of IoT devices. It calls for a campaign to have retailers and consumers reject IoT products that pose a security threat. OTA Executive Director Craig Spiezle will meet with White House staff, and FTC and FCC commissioners to kickstart efforts to harden IoT security measures.

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Twitter tries to address hate speech issue with new user tools

Plus: WhatsApp rolls out encrypted video calling feature, is it going to stay encrypted? And Apple publishes a big glossy book about Apple’s design history.

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Apple’s Tim Cook declares augmented reality a ‘core technology’ for the company

Apple is reportedly keenly interested in AR, calling it a core technology — but the firm has yet to demonstrate any AR-based products or features.

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Put a stop to harassing calls and texts

A friend of mine just got out of a rough relationship. Unfortunately it didn’t go well as her ex was calling and texting her nonstop to both try and win her back and insult her (I did say it was a rough relationship). After a few days, she just couldn’t take it anymore and came to me for help in blocking this guy.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/15/put-stop-to-harassing-calls-and-texts.html

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Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

People know it is you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/01/block-your-cellphone-number-from-caller-id-with-this-one-trick.html

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Brexit: Investigators probe online petition for second EU referendum, remove 77,000 fake signatures

An inquiry has been launched into an online petition calling for a second U.K. referendum on European Union membership, with investigators removing 77,000 fake signatures Sunday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/27/investigators-probe-online-petition-for-second-eu-referendum-remove-77000-fake-signatures.html

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US appeals ruling on accessing data in New York iPhone case

Calling a New York judge’s ruling “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority, the Justice Department asked a Brooklyn federal court on Monday to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn’t required to pry open a locked iPhone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/07/us-appeals-ruling-on-accessing-data-in-new-york-iphone-case.html

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Amazon Echo: Get Your Uber Rides, Pizza Pies and Hit Music Here

Amazon last week added Uber calling, Spotify listening and Domino’s pizza ordering to its growing list of functions available to Echo’s voice-activated speakers and Alexa software. Users need only to ask Alexa to call an Uber or an UberX, which is one of the various levels of the Uber private car service, to get a ride. Users can specify their location in the Alexa app’s settings, then enable Uber in Alexa’s skills section and link to an Uber account. New Uber users can get $15 off their first ride by using the 15Alexa discount code.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83093.html?rss=1

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Amazon pulls hoverboards from its site after fire reports

Evidently spooked by recent reports of hoverboards going up in flames, Amazon is calling on makers of the self-balancing electric scooters to prove their machines are safe.

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Activision Welcomes King Into Its Court

The deal isn’t done, but Activision Blizzard already was calling itself a “crowned leader” earlier this week, as it anticipated acquiring Candy Crush publisher King Digital Interactive. Both companies’ boards of directors are on board with the acquisition, and the two sides have signed a “definitive agreement” that entails Activision Blizzard picking up King’s outstanding shares. Those outstanding shares, going for $18 per, total $5.9 billion, and that’s what Activision will pay to bring King into its court.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82705.html?rss=1

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AT&T begins enabling Wi-Fi Calling for some subscribers

Article Image AT&T began turning on Wi-Fi Calling for a portion of subscribers on Thursday, just days after receiving a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission, AppleInsider has learned.

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AT&T granted FCC waiver to activate Wi-Fi calling amid tiff with T-Mobile, Sprint

Article Image After decrying T-Mobile and Sprint’s decision to roll out Wi-Fi calling without approval from the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T on Tuesday was granted a waiver to enable such features in the near future.

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AT&T Wi-Fi calling starts rolling out for some iOS 9 beta testers

AT&T on Tuesday started to rollout iPhone Wi-Fi calling support for devices running the latest beta version of iOS 9, with a number of users across the U.S. reporting successful activation of the new feature.

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Windows 10 Build 10240 is the RTM version, but Microsoft wishes you’d stop calling it that

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Windows 10 has gone RTM, but Microsoft really wishes you’d stop calling it that. In the Windows-as-a-service model, version numbers are gauche.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210787-windows-10-build-10240-is-the-rtm-version-but-microsoft-wishes-youd-stop-calling-it-that

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Retina MacBook Pro owners plagued by supposed screen coating damage, call on Apple to take action

A small cadre of Retina MacBook Pro owners are calling for Apple to replace or repair their laptops after discovering what appears to be irreparable damage to an antireflective screen coating layer, a problem the group has dubbed “staingate.”

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