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Privacy becomes a selling point at CES tech show

LAS VEGAS: Apple is not among the exhibitors at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but that didn't prevent the iPhone maker from sending a message to attendees on a large billboard."What happens on your...

Five emerging cyber-threats to worry about in 2019

Last year was full of cybersecurity disasters, from the revelation of security flaws in billions of microchips to massive data breaches and attacks using malicious software that locks down computer systems until a...

Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install a smart speaker in your home, worried about the potential privacy pitfalls and a bit embarrassed about the notion of chatting aimlessly to an inanimate object,...

Google financial results mixed, but Wall Street disappointed - CNET

Google may have faced the toughest stretch in its 20-year history this past quarter.The search giant fended off accusations of conservative bias from prominent Republicans, including President Donald Trump. CEO...

Facebook introduces video-calling device ‘Portal’

LONDON (AFP): Facebook on Monday launched a range of AI-powered video-calling devices, a strategic revolution for the social network giant in its bid for a slice of a market currently dominated by Amazon and Google...

What's Left for Congress to Ask Big Tech Firms? A Lot

Executives from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter Communications, Google, and Twitter are heading to Washington Wednesday to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on the topic of privacy. As ever, the main...

Google rolls out free cyberattack shield for elections and campaigns - CNET

For about an hour on the night of a primary election in May, residents in Knox County, Tennessee, couldn't tell who was winning.Hackers had taken down the county's election tracking website, crashing the page at 8...

It's a wrap: Gone Gartner part II, Flashdance and, er, Hardware Hackers

It has been an eventful week in storage with the introduction of a "hardware-defined storage" platform, a blast of helium, another Gone Gartner moment and more. So slap on those 3D glasses, get your popcorn ready...
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