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'Sharknado 2' Needs Your $50,000 for Chainsaws, Shark Rescue

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:33pm
Chainsaws ain't cheap, kids! So if you want to ensure peak power-tool action used against CGI sharks, you're going to have to pay up — $50,000, to be exact.






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Google Buys Drone-Making Company That Facebook Previously Eyed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm
Google is buying the drone-making company that Facebook had previously sought to purchase, as both companies pursue projects to expand global connectivity.In a press release, Titan Aerospace, a start-up maker of high-altitude drones, said it was joining Google.






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Why Google Wants a Titan in the Drone Business

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm
Google is officially in the drone business. On Monday, the search giant agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Hundreds of Canadian Tax ID Numbers Stolen in 'Heartbleed' Breach

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:02pm
Canada's tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks are likely to follow.






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Wi-Fi in the Sky Is Taking Off

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:16pm
With satellite-based Wi-Fi, Internet speeds on jetliners are getting lightning fast. And airlines are finding that travelers expect connections in the air to rival those on the ground — and at lower cost.






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Retailers to Share Cyber Threat Data After Target Breach

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:16pm
U.S. retailers plan to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in the wake of last year's big attack on Target Corp.






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This Is Twitter HQ's Hipster Indoor Log Cabin

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:58pm

What’s cooler than working for a hot tech company in downtown San Francisco? Working inside of a log cabin in downtown San Francisco.








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T-Mobile CEO Boasts 'Consumer Revolution' Against Overage Charges

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:41pm
T-Mobile has eliminated overage charges and its brash CEO John Legere wants everybody to know about it.Legere has a reputation for being a corporate provocateur.






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What Is Net Neutrality?

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:25pm

Under new policies, Internet providers may be allowed to charge more for different types of traffic, like streaming movies and music.








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Conquer Space in Sid Meier's New Civilization Game

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:52am
Since 1991, fans of Sid Meier's Civilization video game series have been trying to conquer the planet. Now it looks like they will set their sights on the stars.The first trailer for Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth ($49.99 for Mac and Windows PC) has been revealed and it’s a bit grim.






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Heartbleed: 'New' White House Policy on Security Bugs Changes Nothing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:21am

Looking back at the Heartbleed affair, it’s hard to see how the “new” view on security disclosures put forth by the White House will change anything.








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'Heartbleed' Bug Causing Internet Security Pain

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:59pm

The "Heartbleed" Bug is a major security flaw in a widely used software that usually protects your personal information. NBC News' Mark Barger reports.








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Boston's Legacy: Can Crowdsourcing Really Fight Crime?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:41am
For many, the first images of the Boston Marathon bombing -- a cloud of dark smoke rising up over Boylston Street -- came from Twitter or Instagram. The FBI received thousands of hastily snapped photos as they hunted the culprits.






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After Boston Bombing, Can Crowd-Sourcing Fight Crime?

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 4:51am
For many, the first images of the Boston Marathon bombing -- a cloud of dark smoke rising up over Boylston Street -- came from Twitter or Instagram. The FBI received thousands of hastily snapped photos as they hunted the culprits.






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'Heartbleed' Bug Coder: 'It was a simple programming error'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:22pm
The coder responsible for the "Heartbleed" bug has expressed regret over the damage caused, but points out that the error itself was "quite trivial.






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Court Overturns Conviction of Hacker 'Weev' in iPad Data Case

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:34pm
A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of a hacker imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors tried him in the wrong state.






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Hook, Line and Tinder: Scammers Love Dating Apps

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:47pm
The popular dating app Tinder claims it has made more than 1 billion matches among its users since launching less than two years ago. Too bad not all of them are who they say they are.






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NSA Denies It Used 'Heartbleed' Bug to Gather Intelligence

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 5:01pm
The National Security Agency on Friday denied a report that it has been aware for years of the enormous 'Heartbleed' security flaw affecting millions of websites, but kept the information secret and used it for its own purposes.






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Nine Charged With Using Malware to Steal Millions From Bank Accounts

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:59pm
Nine people have been charged in an alleged international conspiracy that used malicious software to gather bank account details and use the information to steal millions of dollars, including from accounts held at a Nebraska bank, the Department of Justice said on Friday.






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Congress Introduces 'Let Me Google That For You Act'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:28pm
It looks like Congress is not above a little Internet snark. On April 3, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced the Let Me Google That For You Act of 2014.No, this is not a joke.






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