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Quick tips to secure passwords

One of the more frustrating exercises in using anything online is keeping your passwords safe. They have to be easy to remember and hard to guess. Here is a trick I've used for years that seems to work for passwords, Social SecurityShow More Summary

FBI warns: 'tis the season for online shopping scams

The FBI this week issued a series of reminders to online shoppers to beware of scams and to use their common sense. "Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing e-mails offering too good to be true deals on brand-name merchandise to offering quick cash to victims who will re-ship packages to additional destinations. Show More Summary

Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web. Berners-Lee made his comments as his World Wide Web Foundation (WWWF) released its annual web index...Show More Summary

Amazon's Kindle Fire still a minor player in China's tablet market

Chinese users had to wait for over a year before officially brought its Kindle Fire tablet to the country back in June. But so far, shipments of the products have been very low as competition in the country's tablet sector continues to remain fierce. Show More Summary

A quiet social network makes China happy in recent crackdown

China's recent crackdown on online rumors may have quieted the nation's social networking websites, but local authorities take that as a sign of progress and want to regulate the Internet even more. In a rare question-and-answer session...Show More Summary

Ericsson under investigation by India's antitrust agency over standard patents

India's antitrust agency is investigating allegations that Ericsson is demanding exorbitant royalty rates from an Indian mobile phone vendor for its standard-essential GSM patents. A "hold-up" by the patent owner, in terms of a demand...Show More Summary

Steam Autumn Sale kicks off with massive discounts on great PC games

Attention gamers: You've now got yet another reason to say "Thanks" as you gobble down copious amounts of turkey and cranberry sauce. Yes, the Steam Autumn Sale is here. Steam's Autumn Sale might not get as much attention as the service's summer and holiday sales, but the deals flow just as deeply. Show More Summary

Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer review: It's fast and easy to use, but oh, those toner prices

Everything about the Dell C2665dnf color laser multifunction is top-notch: capacity, speed, output quality, and features. It's even got a classy new interface for its 4.3-inch touchscreen. At $630 it seems like a dream come true for any small workgroup. Show More Summary

Microsoft launches Xbox Video website without crucial feature

The browser-based version of Xbox Video is now live, but Microsoft's using it to herd you towards Windows 8 and the Xbox One.

Nokia expands low-end push with Lumia 525

Nokia is hoping that availability of its low-end Lumia 525 in countries like China and Russia will soon give its smartphone sales a boost. The phone is a variant, though not an outright successor, of the Lumia 520, and helps Nokia offer...Show More Summary

EU will not track terrorists' financial data due to data security concerns

The European Union will not set up a Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS) due to concerns about data security, according to a European Commission official. There is currently a terrorist finance-tracking deal in place between the E.U. Show More Summary

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success. In their new book just published in the U.S., authors...Show More Summary

EU will not suspend safe harbor data privacy agreement with the US

The European Commission said Wednesday it will not suspend the safe harbor data privacy agreement with the U.S. despite calls from the European Parliament. However, following revelations of large-scale U.S. intelligence collection programs, the Commission has put forward a range of proposals to strengthen the agreement. Show More Summary

Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

Legitimate Black Friday deals are notoriously difficult to snare—and finding them seems to be getting harder every year, as store opening times creep closer and closer to Thanksgiving dinner. To make things worse, many of the purportedly...Show More Summary

UN panel passes draft resolution on privacy threats in the digital age

Following reports about U.S. surveillance worldwide, a United Nations panel adopted Tuesday a resolution on potential threats to human rights such as the right to privacy in the digital age. The draft resolution, approved without a vote, would have the U.N. Show More Summary

Symantec to shut down Backup

Symantec plans to close down its Backup service, saying it lacks mobile and content-sharing features and wouldn't be the right platform for delivering them. Backup is a pure cloud-based offering designed to make it easy for small businesses and remote branch offices to back up their data. Show More Summary

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Sonar X3 is a high-end audio recording application that's recently experienced what's known in the software business as an Oracle-style release. That's when you take the customer's money, ship them what is essentially a buggy beta, then strive to fix things and update them as fast as you can. Show More Summary

Acer's $300 C270P Chromebook is a touchscreen laptop for the 99 percent

Move over, Pixel, there’s a new touchscreen Chromebook in town. And at just $300, the Acer C720P Chromebook’s finger-friendliness can be had for a mere fraction of the Chromebook Pixel’s $1,300 (and up!) price tag. The C720P followsShow More Summary

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

Google is taking its cameras indoors in an effort to map international transit hubs, starting with 16 airports and more than 50 train and subway stations. The new panoramic images are part of the company's Street View feature within Google Maps and Google Earth. Show More Summary

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