Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:44:08 GMT

Obama seeks over one-third rise in U.S. cyber security funding
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year seeks $19 billion for cyber security across the U.S. government, a surge of $5 billion over this year, according to senior administration officials.









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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:17:37 GMT

'Hack' on DoJ and DHS downplayed
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:13:00 +1100

US government wants to sharply increase spending on cybersecurity
President Barack Obama is proposing a sharp increase in the fiscal 2017 budget on cybersecurity spending, which is aimed at improving dated government software and promoting better Internet security for consumers.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 06:22:32 -0500

Viacom extends ad deal with Snapchat

A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New York(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Snapchat have extended a deal that will allow Viacom to sell advertising on the mobile app's behalf. Under the deal, Viacom will have the right to sell against its own content on Snapchat as well as Snapchat's U.S. owned and operated advertising inventory, a Snapchat spokesman told Reuters. Viacom is the only television company to have this arrangement with Snapchat, he said.


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Telstra says sorry with free data offer
TELSTRA has offered customers free data after human error left millions without mobile phone voice and data services.

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CNET News
last updated: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 23:33:43 GMT

How do the candidates stack up on social media? - CNET
Presidential candidates are continuing to take their messages to the Internet, where social media networks offer a digital soap box. Here's how the candidates stack up ahead of the New Hampshire primary.









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Latest update signals that Adobe hasn't yet burned its Bridge CC - CNET
After a prolonged silence on Creative Cloud's digital asset-management tool, Adobe's finally started the process of rebuilding Bridge.









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The world's only opalised pearls, 65 million years in the making - CNET
The world's first opalised pearls have been found in the Australian desert, dating back 65 million years, when it was covered by an inland sea.









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Watch Quantum Break prototype footage - CNET
Plus, developer Remedy talks about telling a story that covers "much more" than one game.









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Can the Toyota Prius actually be sexy? - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Toyota used the Super Bowl to suggest that the environmentally friendly Prius is now an object of extreme desire. Is this faintly ridiculous?









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Bond, Bentleys and more: Take a tour of the new Petersen Automotive Museum - Roadshow
The new Petersen Automotive Museum has race cars, hot rods, Bond cars and more. Here's a full tour.









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Make VR while you're in VR with Epic's upcoming Unreal Editor (Tomorrow Daily 311 show notes) - CNET
Who wants to design games for VR on a plain old 2D monitor when you can strap a VR headset on and create virtual worlds interactively? Not us!









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Forget the Broncos. Beyonce, Budweiser and Marshawn Lynch really won the Super Bowl - CNET
Sure, there was a football game, but tweets and other social media posts showed most people focused on everything but the plays.









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Tim Cook's blurry Super Bowl photo stuns world - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Apple's CEO tweets a photo of the Denver Broncos' celebrations, presumably taken with his iPhone. It wasn't a good photo.









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StubHub wants to be your new box office - CNET
The leading marketplace for second-hand tickets jumps into direct sales, giving you an alternative to Ticketmaster.









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Google Cardboard getting an upgrade? (CNET Update show notes) - CNET
The virtual reality headset may come in a new form this year. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl was streamed online in record numbers, and there are theories to why Venmo had troubles after the big game.









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Watch Dark Souls 3's impressive opening cinematic - CNET
Bandai Namco's RPG launches in April, but you can watch the opening cinematic now.









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Why do these Nike sunglasses cost $395? - CNET
Nike's new Vaporwing sunglasses for runners may not have any electronics, but according to Nike Vision a lot of technology went into building them.









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Disturbing video of snow-stomping Yeti surfaces online - CNET
Calling all crytozoologists. We have a fresh Yeti video showing a bizarre ape-like beast at a ski resort, and it's about as amusing (and scary) as you'd expect.









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Need to call the FBI? Hacker offers you 20,000 numbers - CNET
The names, titles and contact information of thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees are allegedly dumped online.









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A meteorite may have just killed someone for the first time on record - CNET
A mysterious object is believed to have fallen from the sky in India over the weekend, blasting out windows and causing an explosion that left one dead.









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Apple may be close to opening stores in India - CNET
The Indian government is reportedly ready to push through Apple's application to set up retail shops in the country, one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world.









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Facebook's Free Basics cut off in India - CNET
The government has halted the program over concerns that Facebook violates Net neutrality by offering only certain Web content for free.









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Microsoft sale trims prices on Surface Pro 4, Band 2 - CNET
The latest Surface tablet is on sale for $100 off the regular price, while Microsoft's second-generation Band fitness tracker is now $50 less.









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Hitman PS4/PC beta file size, start time, playable content, and more revealed - CNET
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Hitman PlayStation 4 and PC closed beta.









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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:01:00 -0500

Which Evil Star Wars Faction Would You Join?

Come to the dark side, we have cookies.

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Tech – TIME
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Apple Faces Possible Lawsuit for ‘Error 53’ Problem That’s Killing iPhone 6 Devices
"We believe that Apple may be intentionally forcing users to use their repair services"

Technology giant Apple may face legal action over the alleged practice of disabling updated iPhone 6 devices that have been repaired by third parties, with one U.S. law firm investigating the possibility of a class-action lawsuit.

The so-called Error 53 problem appeared after an iOS software update and seemed to affect devices with replaced or damaged home buttons and Touch ID sensors, according to the Guardian. The issue has prompted outrage from owners who say they were left holding inoperable — and now worthless — phones.

Apple has claimed the error is the result of a security feature. “iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor matches your device’s other components during an update or restore,” the company said on a dedicated support page. “This check keeps your device and the iOS features related to Touch ID secure.”

But PCVA, the Seattle-based law firm considering a class-action lawsuit, said on its website: “We believe that Apple may be intentionally forcing users to use their repair services, which cost much more than most third-party repair shops.”

[Guardian]

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI

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Twitter / Favorites from liamalexander
last updated: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:44:57 +0000

alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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last updated: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:09:20 +0000
The Next Web
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Hacker doxxed nearly 30,000 government agents while you were watching the Super Bowl
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On Sunday, a day after threatening to do as much, an anonymous hacker released the names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers of over 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), just for good measure. The hacker also claims to have hundreds of gigabytes of data from a Department of Justice (DOJ) computer, although this information has yet to be released. Of the leaked information, many of the employees and operatives are working in non-public positions, including approximately 1,000 FBI employees currently holding intelligence analysis roles. A spokesperson for the…

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