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Modern malware is designed to do things like steal your credit card information, enable identity theft, and even shut down nuclear power stations, and usually carries out its attacks silently and behind the scenes so as not to arouse suspicion. Rather than hijack them, the creators of the viruses of the past often set out to destroy computers, and trumpeted their activities with garish splash screens, showing scrambled code, animated pot leaves, or laughing skulls. The vast majority of these viruses are gone now, the security holes they exploited patched out of existence by Microsoft or by the inexorable march of time making the very machines they worked on obsolete, but a new collection on the Internet Archive allows us to get a glimpse at an important part of computer history. The Malware Museum is an online collection put together by Mikko Hermanni Hyppönen, chief resource officer at Finnish security firm F-secure, featuring emulated versions of a number of MS-DOS viruses from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Did you take a pee break and miss one of the Super Bowl trailers? Reclaim your nerd cred and watch them all here.

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Many disgruntled users took to Twitter to bemoan reported changes to the social media platform, prompting the company's CEO to interject.

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Tim Cook, who runs one of the world's most important companies and does not need this crap from any of you, is getting roasted after posting a wild, out-of-focus shot on Twitter tonight at the end of Super Bowl 50. Presumably shot with an iPhone, the photo shows what appears to be the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, in which people on the field are being showered with confetti, or maybe nerve gas. "Shot with iPhone," quote-tweeted a bunch of jackals, after Cook shared his blurry photo from the 20-yard line of Levi's Stadium.

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Tim Cook, who runs one of the world's most important companies and does not need this crap from any of you, is getting roasted after posting a wild, out-of-focus shot on Twitter tonight at the end of Super Bowl 50. Presumably shot with an iPhone, the photo shows what appears to be the aftermath of Super Bowl 50, in which people on the field are being showered with confetti, or maybe nerve gas. "Shot with iPhone," quote-tweeted a bunch of jackals, after Cook shared his blurry photo from the 20-yard line of Levi's Stadium.

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While it has fewer complaints than Telstra, Optus' complaints ratio is again the highest of all Australian telcos, having risen by 9 percent.

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By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman lost almost half his $2.8 billion fortune on paper Friday as shares of his social media company suffered their largest drop on record. Other executives at LinkedIn, some at business analytics company Tableau Software Inc, and a number of the companies' venture capital backers also took losses running into tens of millions of dollars as both stocks tumbled on dismal financial outlooks. It was a humbling moment highlighting the personal exposure many technology leaders and venture capitalists face as Wall Street reassesses their value at an uncertain time for the sector.

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Tonight's Super Bowl 50 halftime show featured a performance by Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyoncé. The roughly 12-minute set was true to everything the mid-game break has come to exemplify; it was spectacle, it was frenzied, and considering how many pieces were involved, it mostly went off without a hitch. Just as Super Bowl 50 came to a close, Beyoncé gave fans one more bonus; behind-the-scenes photos from the show's dress rehearsal. Everyone's in costume, and there's even some pyro — but you won't see any people in the stands. It's a really striking visual. ...

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Ahead of the Broncos / Panthers game, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint each undertook serious preparations to make sure fans would be able to use their phones reliably and with fast data speeds. It seems like those efforts paid off! But that's not stopping Verizon and T-Mobile from waging a needless battle over which network is delivering faster speeds inside the stadium. T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Verizon executives have been trading tweets and speed test comparisons all night, with each claiming victory for their respective company.

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Ravens have demonstrated cognitive processes previously thought to belong exclusively to humans: The ability to imagine being spied on.

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The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer served to introduce the titular new baddie (played by Oscar Isaac). In contrast, the Super Bowl spot is way more focused on teasing the summer blockbuster's big action moments: a bevy of surface-to-air missiles launching from a field. A city being destroyed by unclear forces. Olivia Munn (as Psylocke) cutting a car in half. And in the tradition of environmental destruction films, the soundtrack is an old Coldplay song ("Don't Panic") slowed down and sung by Clarity.

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The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer served to introduce the titular new baddie (played by Oscar Isaac). In contrast, the Super Bowl spot is way more focused on teasing the summer blockbuster's big action moments: a bevy of surface-to-air missiles launching from a field. A city being destroyed by unclear forces. Olivia Munn (as Psylocke) cutting a car in half. And in the tradition of environmental destruction films, the soundtrack is an old Coldplay song ("Don't Panic") slowed down and sung by Clarity.

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The new Toyota Prius is a pretty good new car. In this ad, which aired during Super Bowl 50, four bank robbers — three of whom are played by Chris Bauer, Pablo Schreiber, and James Ransone, three members of the Sobotka family from The Wire — struggle to find a getaway vehicle, considering an Uber before deciding to steal a new Toyota Prius (and leaving a bag of cash for the owner).

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The new Toyota Prius is a pretty good new car. In this ad, which aired during Super Bowl 50, four bank robbers — three of whom are played by Chris Bauer, Pablo Schreiber, and James Ransone, three members of the Sobotka family from The Wire — struggle to find a getaway vehicle, considering an Uber before deciding to steal a new Toyota Prius (and leaving a bag of cash for the owner).

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Beyoncé just pulled off a Super Bowl hat trick. In addition to releasing a new single and performing during the Half Time Show, Bey just announced that her Formation World Tour will launch on June 7th. The reveal was finally made during the Super Bowl telecast, and tickets will go up for presale on February 16th.

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Beyoncé just pulled off a Super Bowl hat trick. In addition to releasing a new single and performing during the Half Time Show, Bey just announced that her Formation World Tour will launch on April 27th.

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It's only fitting that the most American event — the Super Bowl — featured a trailer for the most American movie. Viewers of the big game today got a 45-second look at the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the 1996 alien invasion movie that blew up the White House, let Will Smith punch his first alien, and generated the most stirring speech ever committed to film. While the original film was hardly short on pyrotechnics, Resurgence looks like it'll blow up even more of the planet, as the aliens bring bigger guns and greater numbers back to Earth to finish their aborted invasion.

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iPhone users can now make tap and go payments via Optus' sticker and app, with a wearable also providing a payment solution for those without a phone present.

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With India's annual budget due for February 29, entrepreneurs want the government to fulfil assurances made in the past.

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Even though Mark Ruffalo's Hulk will be notably absent in Captain America: Civil War (which just got a brand new 30-second spot), that doesn't mean he can't have a run-in or two with his fellow Avengers this year. In Coca-Cola's Super Bowl spot, master thief Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) manages to steal a Coke Mini from right under the nose of Dr. Bruce Banner. Obviously, that makes the big guy a little angry, resulting in a chase across an unnamed city. Don't worry, though. They make up in the end.

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