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    Wikileaks Docs Show How the CIA Allegedly Infected Offline Computers

    There’s sometimes a way around an air-gap. Hacking air-gapped machines—computers that are not connected to the internet, so theoretically less vulnerable—is always pretty interesting. On Wednesday, Wikileaks published a series of alleged CIA documents that supposedly show how the intelligence agency’s malware was designed to infect these sort of targets. Naturally, the documents indicate how […]

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    A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers

    Microsoft’s Surface laptopsPhoto by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve […]

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    Chinese Apple Staff Suspected of Selling Private Data

    HIGHLIGHTS Twenty-two people are suspected infringing individuals’ privacy 20 Apple employees allegedly sold users’ names, phone numbers, Apple IDs The sale of personal information is common in China Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation run by Apple employees selling computer and phone users’ personal data. Twenty-two people have been detained on […]

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    US Weighs Banning Laptop Computers On International Flights

    US is considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US Homeland Security John Kelly said Sunday that he was considering banning laptop computers on international flights into and out of the country, amid signs of “a real threat.” Kelly made his remarks during the Memorial Day […]

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    Mayor gives away ‘talking’ computers

    The city Corporation, as part of its various welfare measures, distributed ‘talking’ computers and laptops to the visually challenged at a function on the Corporation premises on Wednesday. Mayor V.K. Prashanth distributed the computers to the beneficiaries. He said that the Corporation was turning the city into a differently abled friendly city. Projects are being […]

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    When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

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    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack on Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices […]