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>10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor
Sat, 22 April 2017 04:12 - Did script kiddies use DoublePulsar code released by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers?
Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts
Fri, 21 April 2017 23:33 - Deployment of THAAD upsets China, seen as espionage tool.
Fansubs for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules
Fri, 21 April 2017 20:54 - Anti-piracy group tells Dutch court they damage the industry.
Windows, Office, to get synchronized twice yearly releases
Fri, 21 April 2017 06:52 - New policy officially formalizes the previously informal intentions.
FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price caps
Fri, 21 April 2017 03:00 - Business Internet price caps eliminated even when customers have only one choice.
Mozilla, Microsoft rebuilding their browsers’ foundations without anyone noticing
Fri, 21 April 2017 02:50 - Browsers are getting quietly rebuilt around us.
Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want
Fri, 21 April 2017 02:34 - Unicode sleight of hand makes it hard for even savvy users to detect impostor sites.

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General election 2017: Labour wants four new bank holidays
Sun, 23 April 2017 14:56 - They would be on each nation's patron saint day - 1 March, 17 March, 23 April and 30 November.
General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban
Sun, 23 April 2017 11:23 - The party's leader Paul Nuttall is also expected to propose a ban on Sharia law in the UK.
France votes for new president amid high security
Sun, 23 April 2017 14:49 - Tens of thousands of police are on duty as voters cast ballots in a hotly fought presidential election.
Arthur Collins arrested over London nightclub 'acid attack'
Sun, 23 April 2017 08:35 - Arthur Collins had been urged to hand himself in by his celebrity girlfriend Ferne McCann.
Mazar-e Sharif attack: Afghanistan mourns deadly Taliban assault
Sun, 23 April 2017 03:31 - More than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in the Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.
Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56
Sun, 23 April 2017 13:19 - Erin Moran also starred in the show's spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.

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Upgrade Your Measuring Cups to Pyrex For $13
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:33 -

We love Pyrex around these parts, and their 3-pack of measuring cups is down to $13 today. In addition to looking great, the cups are microwave and (semi) dishwasher safe, and since they’re made of glass, they won’t absorb any odors, flavors, or stains. Plus, they just feel heavy and professional, and would make a…

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Saturday's Best Deals: Succulents, Turntables, Contigo Water Bottles, and More
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:09 -

Succulents shipped to your door, $100 BeatsX headphones, and vinyl turntables lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web.

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Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App
Sun, 23 April 2017 05:00 -

Windows/Mac/Linux: When it comes to notes apps, you have a seemingly endless trail of options, but it’s rare to find one that’s cross-platform, supports the Evernote-style of rich notes, and works without needing an account somewhere. Collate is just that.

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How to Tell If You Smell, Getting Started With 1Password, and the Virtues of a $500 Ice Machine
Sat, 22 April 2017 23:00 -

How can you tell if you stink? This week we learned a few ways to evaluate your own body odor so that you don’t funk up the place. We also got started with 1Password, dove deep into those notorious Cheerios seed packets, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.

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Seven Linguist-Backed Tips for Making Powerful Protest Signs
Sat, 22 April 2017 17:00 -

Today is the March for Science, and people all over the country are hitting the streets to protest all anti-science agendas and policies. If you plan on showing your support, there’s still time to make some memorable signs with these simple wordplay tips.

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CNET News

March for Science goes to Silicon Valley - CNET
Sun, 23 April 2017 11:12 - "What do we want? Science! When do we want it? After peer review!"​ Protesters marching in tech central Saturday call for political choices based on facts, not opinions.
Nerds with words: Signs from Silicon Valley March for Science - CNET
Sun, 23 April 2017 11:15 - At Saturday's March for Science in San Jose, California, thousands marched to promote scientific research and urge policies based on facts, not opinions.
American Airlines video shows flight attendant losing it - CNET
Sun, 23 April 2017 07:10 - A clip posted to Facebook shows a member of the flight crew, who allegedly mistreated a female passenger, going all aggro with a man who called him out.
Don't be blue: Four 'Avatar' sequels now have release dates - CNET
Sun, 23 April 2017 04:31 - But don't book a ticket for Pandora yet -- the next one isn't until close to Christmas of 2020.
Pretty power: Can unicorn frap protect phone in drop test? - CNET
Sun, 23 April 2017 04:32 - Sure, unicorns are magical, but can they save a smartphone from Starbucks' loopy new drink?

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AP Top Technology News at 5:47 p.m. EDT

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PARIS (AP) -- The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout....
Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."...
Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on special websites....
Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PHOENIX (AP) -- The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission....
Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Russian man described by U.S. authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury, officials announced Friday....

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AP Top News at 3:51 a.m. EDT

French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - PARIS (AP) -- French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world....
Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - SYDNEY (AP) -- As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has President Donald Trump's trust but little diplomatic experience to go with it, became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile....
Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - JERASH CAMP, Jordan (AP) -- As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip....
Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56....
AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border fence with Mexico, Sessions offered no evidence that 'sanctuary jurisdictions' or immigrants are responsible. And he failed to mention that the federal government has held up Escondido as a model for cooperation ...

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