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Microsoft Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As ‘Wake-Up Call’ : TECH : Tech Times

Five things to know about the Xbox One X Microsoft has called out government agencies, and the National Security Agency in particular, for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities, which led to the creation and launch of the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware. According to Microsoft, the havoc caused by WannaCry should serve as a “wake-up call” for governments around the world. Hackers Unleash WannaCry Last month, a group known as the Shadow Brokers leaked hacking tools allegedly used by the National Security Agency…

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CES 2018: Intel gives glimpse into mind-blowing future of computing

File photo: SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 16: The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters on January 16, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images) There’s a race brewing in Silicon Valley to create the best quantum computer — one that could change the world by making the impossible possible — and some big gains in that race were just announced at CES. Intel CEI Brian Krzanich announced Monday evening in…

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3 reasons to learn to code in 2018 / Boing Boing

  2018 is nearly upon us, and if you’re like most, you’ve spent some time considering how you’re going to ring the new year in strong. Of course, there are the tried and true resolutions, like shaving off a few pounds or saving up the cash to travel abroad. While these goals are certainly positive (and maybe a tad ambitious), they can fall through the cracks if you’re not careful. That’s why we’re here to propose another goal that’s easy…

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Protesters projected anti-Trump messages on Atlanta stadium

One of the anti-Trump messages that met Trump upon his arrival at the NCAA national championship gameImage: Danny Karnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Marcus Gilmer2018-01-09 15:12:40 UTC While much of the conversation on Monday night was about the overtime thriller that saw Alabama claim yet another national college football title (ugh), there were still murmurs of protests directed at Donald Trump.  While tens of thousands of fans filed into Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the title game, several groups of protesters, including…

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Edward Snowden Tweeted That The People Behind India’s Controversial Biometric ID System Should Be Arrested

Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has come out in support of the Indian journalist who exposed a huge breach in India’s controversial biometric ID program, Aadhaar, and said the people responsible should be arrested. Rachna Khaira, of Chandigarh-based Indian newspaper the Tribune, revealed she was able to buy access to the personal information of nearly 1.2 billion people in the Aadhaar database for just $8. She was then named in a criminal complaint by…

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This is the best deal on Amazon right now

The Philips Wake-Up Light will totally change the way you get out of bed in the morning. (Photo: Philips / Amazon) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. The only thing worse than crawling out of bed in…

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Wi-Fi Will Get a Little More Secure This Year

OK Google: Copy Amazon and Build a Smart Speaker with a Screen Google Assistant is seeking a popularity boost by coming to gadgets with screens—a move Amazon already made with Alexa. Copycat: Google said Monday that it will let companies make touch-screen devices that include its Google Assistant digital helper,… Read more Google Assistant is seeking a popularity boost by coming to gadgets with screens—a move Amazon already made with Alexa. Copycat: Google said Monday that it will let companies…

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Jeff Bezos’ net worth hit $105 billion. What good will the Amazon CEO do with his fortune?

After The New York Times questioned Jeff Bezos about his level of philanthropic giving last year, the Amazon CEO took to Twitter in June to solicit ideas: “I’m thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now — short term — at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact,” he posted in a note on Twitter. “If you have ideas, just reply to this tweet with the idea (and if you…

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Japanese astronaut worried after growing 9cm in space

A Japanese astronaut living on board the International Space Station has expressed his shock at growing 9cm (3.5in) since arriving in space three weeks ago. Lieutenant Norishige Kanai said on social media that he was concerned he wouldn’t fit into the spacecraft that would return him to Earth. Lt Kanai, 41, was selected as an astronaut candidate by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2009. He launched as JAXA’s crew representative on Expedition 54 to the International Space Station…

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