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InfoWorld

For weeks now there have been rumors that major PC makers, like Hewlett-Packard, have been quietly selling PCs with a Vista license but actually shipping them with the now "outlawed" Windows XP installed (no doubt using the "downgrade*

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Download.com

I haven't encountered a single VPN client review without some degree of legitimate complaint, and my own experience with them has left much to be desired. I dislike how, by their nature, they affect every program that connects to the Internet.

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eWeek

The Debian OpenSSL bug is one to take seriously. The possibilities if you don't are not pleasant to contemplate. It's way too early to say the Debian OpenSSL bug has played itself out. I think this will be exploited for months, if not years t

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Washington Times

Develop capabilities to "access to any remotely located open or closed computer information systems," lurk on them "completely undetected," "stealthily exfiltrate information" from them and "be able to Deceive, Deny

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Declan McCullagh

If you travel across national borders, it's time to customs-proof your laptop. Customs officials have been searching laptops at the border, where travelers enjoy little privacy and have no legal grounds to object. Laptops can be seized without re

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Microsoft

How would you like a free copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008? How about the entire Microsoft Expression Studio? Not enough...... how about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and more? If you are a student, yup . . .

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New York Times

Will privacy sell? Ask.com is betting it will. The fourth-largest search engine company will begin a service today called AskEraser, which allows users to make their searches more private.

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NetworkWorld

Microsoft cuts off Big Man after he starts talking about sex acts, using foul language. An artificial-intelligence Santa bot operated by Microsoft to talk to children wavered off topic saying: “It’s fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat abou

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By NICK WINGFIELD for The Wall Street Journal

In a letter posted on Apple's Web site Wednesday morning, Mr. Jobs said the company will release early next year a software development kit, or SDK, a necessary set of tools that will enable programmers to make iPhone applications.

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Wired

The Storm worm first appeared at the beginning of the year, hiding in e-mail attachments with the subject line: "230 dead as storm batters Europe." Those who opened the attachment became infected, their computers joining an ever-growing bo

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AP

It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-) 25 years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott Fahlman says, he was the first to use 3 keystrokes a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis as a horizontal "smiley face*

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www.news.com.au

Now Google has turned to the stars, launching a new service called Sky that can send users flying through space, visiting more than 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies from images created from thousands of satellite photographs.

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