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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