China develops its own computer operating system

When the Chinese government announced this week that any computer or software manufactured outside the country should disappear from public institutions within the next three years, many wondered what would…

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This malware empties ATMs of all their money

A survey of the Motherboard website uncovers jackpotting, an increasingly common phenomenon of infecting ATMs with malware to spit out all their money. There are several varieties of malware for…

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Instagram Now Requires Users To Provide Their Age

Instagram will now ask users to indicate their age when creating their account, to prevent children under the age of 13 from using the app, according to a statement released…

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Personal data of 1.2 billion people was available online

A database containing names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, workplaces and social network profile information of 1.2 billion people was freely available online until it was reported at the FBI in…

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100 developers had access to information from Facebook group members

A hundred or so application developers had unauthorized access to unspecified names, profile pictures, and other unspecified data from Facebook group members until recently, when the social network banned them…

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Facebook launches a meme application

Late last week, Facebook’s experimental development team, NPE Team, quietly launched a mobile application for creating memes, called Whale. This allows you to edit photos and share them directly on…

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Cybersecurity firms must hire more women, say experts

The cybersecurity industry desperately needs more skilled labor to better protect our data. However, experts in the field say that we are just beginning to study an obvious solution: to…

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Google wants to warn you when a site is too slow to display

Google announced Monday that it was working on a system able to show slow to people using its Chrome browser. The California based company is studying the possibility of alerting…

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Facebook News launches in the US

Facebook continues to make improvements to its platform to offer users higher quality content and eliminate inaccurate or unreliable information. The company said it will pay several US publishers for…

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Hospitals victim of ransomware attacks forced to refuse patients

Three hospitals in the state of Alabama have closed their doors to “everyone except new patients in critical condition” since Wednesday because of a ransomware attack. Patients who are already…

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