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Vulnerability broker Exodus Intelligence found a critical hole in the I2P component used in the privacy-orientated operating system Tails, warning that users should not count on any one security solution to keep their IP anonymous despite Edward Snowden touting Tails for privacy.

July 24, 2014 12:06 PM EDT
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A hacker this week claimed hidden iOS backdoors are used by government, law enforcement and other out of control groups to collect personal data without permission, but the allegations are incorrect, a leading security developer told AppleHolic.

July 24, 2014 8:03 AM EDT
Sense

Sense: A Kickstarter hit -- after a screwball pitch.

Sense is a new device that monitors sleep patterns, receiving over $350,000 in startup funds on Kickstarter. But this dreamy success story may take a turn for the worse: parent company Hello Inc., also received VC funding for Sense prior to "Kickstarting." This is surprising news -- and the stuff bad dreams are made of -- for some Kickstarter investors.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wake up grumpy.

July 24, 2014 6:15 AM EDT

The financial institution where this pilot fish works is moving to a new disaster recovery site, and that means arranging the transfer of several financial-market data servers -- which could take months.

July 24, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
Apple

Yesterday's earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple showed a contrast in corporate strategies: Apple's aimed at consumers, Microsoft's targeted at businesses. Those reports and the press's reaction to them shows why right now Apple matters to the world, and Microsoft doesn't.

July 23, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

We know Apple is preparing to consolidate its grip on the high-end smartphone market with the device it will probably call "iPhone 6" when it ships September 19, so what can you expect?

July 23, 2014 7:00 AM EDT
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Fire Phone reviews: Is Jeff Bezos fired up or steaming mad?

Reviews are in for the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Fire Phone. How are prospective perceptions of dynamic perspective? (Try saying that three times fast.) Is this phone going to catch the world on fire, or sputter and die out? Read on and find out!

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers join the fire brigade.

July 23, 2014 6:08 AM EDT

This local bank has an old-fashioned two-story lobby and its own mainframe upstairs -- and a disaster waiting to happen.

July 23, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to talk about "new product lines" the company "can't wait" to share, but these promises couldn't disguise relative flatness in the company's Q3 results.

July 22, 2014 5:28 PM EDT
Ever wish you could do things like toggle your phone's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or flashlight by giving simple voice commands? Thanks to a clever little hack, you now can.
July 22, 2014 1:08 PM EDT

Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I've got screenshots and details.

July 22, 2014 11:15 AM EDT
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