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'Heartbleed' bug in web technology seen as major threat to user data

'Heartbleed' bug in web technology seen as major threat to user dataA newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world's major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of the so-called "Heartbleed" vulnerability, by researchers with Google Inc and a small security firm Codenomicon, prompted the U.S. government's Department of Homeland Security to

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Here’s how Apple figured out the extra $2.19 billion it wants from Samsung in court

Here’s how Apple figured out the extra $2.19 billion it wants from Samsung in courtTo determine how much individual software features were worth as part of its multi-billion dollar lawsuit, an Apple-paid expert surveyed less than 1,000 consumers about imaginary smartphones and tablets, and included features that weren't even on trial. Another expert then estimated billions in fees for theoretical negotiations that might have occurred between the two companies, as well as how many smartphones and tablets Apple might have

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ECB won't adopt threshold-based rate guidance: Constancio

ECB won't adopt threshold-based rate guidance: ConstancioBy Ann Saphir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will not tie interest-rate policy to specific economic thresholds, a top policymaker said on Saturday. "We think it would not be useful," ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday, referring to the threshold-based approach to monetary policy that the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned this week after using it for just over a year. He also dismissed the idea of giving

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GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllersThe idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. At GDC 2014, we found an interactive gallery full of them.

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California senator denies Chinatown scam

California senator denies Chinatown scamA California state senator denied Tuesday plotting to smuggle guns from the Philippines and trading political favors for cash, in a colorful case centred on San Francisco's Chinatown underworld. Appearing in a federal courthouse, now-suspended Democratic Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges for which he could face life in prison if convicted. The five-year FBI sting that ensnared the politician was initially aimed

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American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strike

American imprisoned in Cuba begins hunger strikeWASHINGTON (AP) — An American who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years after illegally setting up Internet access on the island is on a hunger strike, according to a statement his lawyer released Tuesday.

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