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Commentary: Cisco's John Chambers and former FCC chief Julius Genachowski applaud the FCC's funding boost for expanded broadband in schools, calling it a big win for modern digital learning.>

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Cisco's lawsuit concerns 12 features covered by 14 patents - all of which are embedded within current products.

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Rescue your computer from viruses and malware

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Convert FLV to MP4 and HD MP4 video formats

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Two days after pulling the theater release of the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform.">

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Keep back up of associated hardware drivers on your PC

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A network time protocol security hole has been discovered and there are reports that exploits already exist for it and are being exploited.

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Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent’s most iconic inhabitant: the penguin.

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Jesus Vigo compares and contrasts two remote desktop applications based on the RFB protocol used by VNC to determine which package works best for remote administration.

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Mars Curiosity makes an amazing discovery, organic matter on the Red Planet that makes up the building blocks of life.>

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The search giant continues its campaign against Mississippi's Jim Hood. Google says his request for company information is an "unjustified attack" that violates federal law.>

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures defends decision to shelve 'The Interview,' says "We had no choice."

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have:

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(Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October. An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sales systems at 115 U.S. stores, Staples said. The company said it has since eradicated the malware. Staples, which has more than 1,400 stores in the country, said the malware might have allowed access to some transaction data, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes. ...

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Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy to share the extraordinary people and projects we supported this week.Honoring Elders in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 2013 by 14-year-old Jacob Cramer, Love for the Elderly is an organization...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea.

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A number of people — The Verge included — have called on Sony to release The Interview online, be it streaming à la Netflix / Hulu or for sale on a service like iTunes / Google Play. In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says that while Sony "has every desire" to release the film, online isn't the immediate option:

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The electronics retail giant published a more detailed timeline on Friday following an investigation that launched this fall.

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Analysis: Standard cybercrime is complicated enough to deal with already, without throwing in some international politics too.

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Analysis: Standard cybercrime is complicated enough to deal with already, without throwing in some international politics too.

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WATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing Black device encrypts calls and is aimed at government agencies and others that need to keep communications and data secure. ...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amid mounting pressure and criticism from President Barack Obama, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has defended the company's shelving of "The Interview."

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Holiday cheer is in short supply for employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The November cyberattack itself was bad enough, but the salt in Sony Pictures' wounds is the revelation that its company-wide security practices were embarrassingly bad. 

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charlie Shrem, an outspoken supporter of bitcoins, was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for indirectly helping to send $1 million in the digital currency to the Internet black-market bazaar Silk Road. Shrem, a former vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to forfeit $950,000 after pleading guilty in September to aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business. (Reporting by Nate Raymond; Editing by Tom Brown)

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