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Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by unifying your set-top boxes

One of the greatest pains in the life of a cord cutter is you can’t get all the premium video services you want in a single box. For example, if you’re invested in the Apple TV ecosystem but also want to watch The Grand Tour with your Amazon Prime subscription, you’re out of luck—Amazon’s video […]

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A privacy-focused browser developer just bought Ghostery

Cliqz, the German developer of the privacy-focused browser of the same name, has acquired the tracker-blocking browser extension Ghostery and its development team from its creator, Evidon. Partly owned by Mozilla, Cliqz will combine Ghostery’s technology with similar functions in its browser, but plans to continue development of the extension for other browsers too, it […]

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Intel now supports Vulkan on Windows 10 PCs

Intel is bringing more options to improve gaming and virtual reality experiences on Windows PCs with official support for Vulkan APIs  Vulkan is similar to DirectX 12 and can be used for many applications, but it is most relevant to visual applications like games. Games and VR applications written in Vulkan will work with GPUs […]

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Researcher develops ransomware attack that targets water supply

A security researcher is showing that it’s not hard to hold industrial control systems for ransom. He’s experimented with a simulated water treatment system based on actual programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and documented how these can be hacked. David Formby, a PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology, conducted his experiment to warn the industry […]

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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services. On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing […]

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Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Two senators have written to the U.S. Department of Defense about reports that President Donald Trump may still be using an old unsecured Android phone, including to communicate through his Twitter account. “While it is important for the President to have the ability to communicate electronically, it is equally important that he does so in […]

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Cybersecurity alliance promoting intel-sharing seeks to expand

Hackers have probably had a harder time slipping past your security software, thanks to an alliance between some of the top vendors in the industry. The Cyber Threat Alliance, a group of security firms that often compete, says its efforts to share intelligence on the latest hacking threats have been paying off. Rivals including Fortinet, […]

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Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT

Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company’s partnership with Google on Android for the internet of things is growing stronger. Google’s Android Things, a slimmed down version of Android for smart devices, will be coming to Intel’s Joule 570x computer board. The combination will allow makers to cook […]

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Twitter’s rolling out new features to counter abuse soon

Twitter said late Monday it is rolling out features soon to counter abuse on its platform, though it did not provide details of the measures it is taking to address the problem. “We’re taking a completely new approach to abuse on Twitter. Including having a more open & real-time dialogue about it every step of […]

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Net neutrality policy still up in the air under Trump

During his campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump called the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules a “top-down power grab,” leading many observers to expect a quick repeal. Trump’s presidency is still in its infancy and it’s unclear what his administration will do about the hot-button issue. It’s difficult to determine what direction the unpredictable Trump […]