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Enterprises Running Java Versions That Are Months Out of Date, Analysis Finds

Enterprises Running Java Versions That Are Months Out of Date, Analysis Finds | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Despite the widespread and well-publicized exploitation of vulnerabilities in Java, large numbers of organizations continue to use versions that are weeks, months or even years out of date, a Websense survey of its customers has reported.
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NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane | WIRED

NASA's New 10-Engine Drone Is Half Chopper, Half Plane | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
NASA researchers have built a prototype 10-foot-wide, 10-engine drone that can take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane.
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The Ransomware of Things - OpenDNS Blog

The Ransomware of Things - OpenDNS Blog | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
If ransomeware is the future of hack, then it's coming to a TV, or car, or fridge near you.
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The Real Reason you Should Upgrade to OS X 10.10.03

The Real Reason you Should Upgrade to OS X 10.10.03 | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple's latest OS X 10.10.03 upgrade offers hundreds of new emojis (those ideograms or smiley's used in electronic messages and Web pages) and Photos (the long awaited replacement for iPhoto), howe...
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New FAA policy to ease commercial drone use

New FAA policy to ease commercial drone use | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The FAA announced an interim policy that will allow certain drone operators “blanket” approval to fly below 200 feet.
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A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked | WIRED

A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A Chrome extension called Ugly Mail shows you who’s guilty of tracking your emails.
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New Facebook Worm Variant Leverages Multiple Cloud Services

New Facebook Worm Variant Leverages Multiple Cloud Services | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A worm is spreading via Facebook and other cloud services. Users download a salacious video only to infect their computers and become bots that in turn repost the malicious link to their friends on Facebook.
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Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login

Researcher releases tool that can hijack accounts on sites using Facebook Login | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Attackers can force users to associate their accounts on other sites with malicious Facebook accounts.
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FCC approves sweeping Internet regulation plan, Obama accused of meddling

FCC approves sweeping Internet regulation plan, Obama accused of meddling | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, in a party-line vote that is sure to be challenged by the broadband industry.
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Developer of Blackshades RAT Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years in Prison

Developer of Blackshades RAT Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years in Prison | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
One of the developers of Blackshades spying tool pleaded guilty to distributing the malicious software on Wednesday in the Manhattan federal court.
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Meet Spot, Google’s newest four-legged robot

Meet Spot, Google’s newest four-legged robot | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Boston Dynamics shows off a smaller, electric robo-dog that works indoors.
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We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines. And That's a Very, Very Bad Idea | WIRED

We Can Now Build Autonomous Killing Machines. And That's a Very, Very Bad Idea | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Clearpath Robotics is a 80-person company founded six years ago by three college buddies who had a passion for machine building. They specialize in all-terrain test vehicles, such as the Husky, a stout four-wheeled robot vehicle that’s used by the Department of Defense as a test machine. They make drones too, and have even built a robot boat called the Kingfisher. But there is one thing the company will never build: a robot that can kill.
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Should Linux users worry about no-cost Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi?

Should Linux users worry about no-cost Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi? | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The tables have turned, the magnetic poles have reversed, Microsoft is desperate.
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The Pirate Bay Updated With Phoenix Image and Set to return on 1 February

The Pirate Bay Updated With Phoenix Image and Set to return on 1 February | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay updated recently with a new Phoenix Image and finally Set to return on 1 February, 2015.
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1 in 3 of babies are learning how to use smartphones before they can walk or talk

1 in 3 of babies are learning how to use smartphones before they can walk or talk | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The amount of babies using smart phones is downright alarming.
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YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more

YouTube will stop working on older Apple TVs, iPads, smart TVs, consoles, and more | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
If you have an original iPad, older Apple TV or Google TV your access to YouTube is soon going to change or end, depending on your device type.
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5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more

5 great Google Drive tips: Keyboard shortcuts, saving options, templates and more | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Streamline your workflow with these hidden helpers.
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Kaspersky accused of having close ties to sauna-loving Russian spies

Kaspersky accused of having close ties to sauna-loving Russian spies | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Bloomberg claims that Russian anti-virus expert Eugene Kaspersky has close ties to the Kremlin. What's more, claims are made that they are meeting up in the sauna...
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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
An anti-virus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.
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How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires - CNET

How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple's reliance on a single, more powerful version of the USB port in its new MacBook might alienate customers today, but analysts say the company is leading the way to future PC design.
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Computer science stereotypes are getting worse, not better

The sooner we accept that socially awkward males with thick glasses and pocket protectors are not the pinnacle of computer science, the sooner we can improve gender parity.
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GCHQ's Hacking Of Gemalto Shows The Global Telecoms Industry Is Broken

GCHQ's Hacking Of Gemalto Shows The Global Telecoms Industry Is Broken | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Snowden's latest leaks reveal an assault by British spies on the telecoms industry. It's alleged the British agency GCHQ stole SIM encryption keys from Gemalto, which provides the phone chips to many of the world's biggest networks. In doing so, it could access a massive number of communications and share them with the NSA. And it has shown just how little people can now trust in their telecoms services.
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Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections

Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
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New High-Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers | WIRED

New High-Tech Farm Equipment Is a Nightmare for Farmers | WIRED | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
I squatted down in the dirt and took stock of my inadequate tools. Over my left shoulder a massive John Deere tractor loomed. I came here to fix that tractor. So far, things weren’t going as planned. I’m a computer programmer by training, and a repairman by trade. Ten years ago, I started iFixit, an…
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Apple fixes 33 security bugs with iOS 8.1.3 update

Apple fixes 33 security bugs with iOS 8.1.3 update | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Apple fixed a number of flaws with its latest iOS update and improved stability and performance.
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