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New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau has targeted the entire communications of nearly two dozen countries, new documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest.

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Russian retailers are being hit by consumers' loss of purchasing power, but Ulmart, the country's version of Amazon, expects to strengthen its position as people begin to count every kopeck. "We are optimistic about this year," said Ulmart board chairman Dmitry Kostygin. Founded in 2008 in Saint Petersburg, Ulmart adapted Amazon's model to Russia's logistics landscape -- bypassing the lumbering postal service to deliver to a network of pickup points located near its customers. Sales hit $1.3 billion (1.16 billion euros) in 2014, an increase of 30 percent over the previous year, making Ulmart the top online retailer in Russia and the country's third-largest Internet firm after search engine Yandex and Mail.ru -- a major email provider which also controls the country's top social-networking sites.

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So far Android Wear is limited to Android devices. But could Google's software for wearables expand its horizons to the Apple realm?>

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EU member states on Wednesday delayed abolishing mobile phone roaming charges from the end of this year until at least 2018, but insisted customers would still get a fair deal. Roaming charges vary enormously between telecoms operators, and many users complain they pay exorbitant rates to make calls when travelling in the 28-nation European Union. In response, the bloc has steadily whittled down the charges and the European Parliament last year approved a "roam-like-at-home" package which would have ended them altogether from end-2015.

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An unidentified man has been taken into custody by the FBI for firing bullets into the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. It's still unclear whether the NSA was a specific target for the shooter, but the FBI has taken an active interest in the case. The NSA has drawn heated criticism after the revelation of various warrantless surveillance programs, leading to an unusually high profile for the traditionally secretive agency.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is in one big email mess, but if you zoom out and look at her as any other employee you have a leading example of shadow IT at play.

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By contrast, Microsoft's most recent public count in November noted Xbox One sales at around 10 million, though that figure is likely much higher after a strong holiday-shopping season.>

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Something different happened yesterday. While I was on Twitter one of the people I follow Matt Mazzeo @Mazzeo sent out a tweet that said:|LIVE NOW| Lowercase Office Hours - #meerkat http://mrk.tv/1BuzWkp |LIVE NOW| Lowercase Office Hours - #meerkat http://t.co/ZmXJmDxw0h?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592— Matt Mazzeo (@Mazzeo) March 1, 2015I clicked...

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With the Apple Watch set to launch in about a month or so, I’ll be the first to admit that there’s no guarantee Apple’s foray into the wearables market will be a rousing success. Indeed, what makes the release of the Apple Watch so incredibly interesting and exciting is that we truly don’t know how popular the device is going to be. That said, a recent opinion piece from Mark Wilson over at Fast Company posits that the Apple Watch is going to be a complete flop. Now there’s nothing wrong with having that point of view, but in constructing his piece, Wilson conveniently stretches the truth and in some instances twists and bends his “facts” to fit a preconceived narrative. Related:

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Razer's Hacker Dev Kit reaches version 1.1, and adds new tools for tinkerers.>

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The personal email address that Hillary Clinton used exclusively during her time as Secretary of State wasn't your typical Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo account. Instead, Clinton operated her own email server traced to an internet service registered to the Clinton residence in Chappequa, New York, according to the Associated Press. Clinton did not use an email address issued by the State Department while in office, which would have made it far simpler for the federal government to retain copies of her messages as is required under the Federal Records Act. With Clinton, everything went through her own private internet service, which in itself is sure to raise questions about how secure the email system was.

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In today's world of technology driven transformational change, it's important to understand that: "If you received a PhD ten years ago, it only means you used to know a lot."It's not just what you learned, but more importantly that you learned how to learn and keep learning because things change so rapidly, and knowledge, even the most...

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There are more battery-powered headliners this year than ever, and one of them is Audi's R8 sports car, which now includes an e-tron option. Instead of the V10 petrol engine that can take the R8 to 100kmh in 3.2 seconds, the e-tron model uses only electric power to achieve a 3.9-second 0-to-100 time. Audi has almost doubled energy storage — from 49kWh on its first electric platform to the current 92kWh — and done so without requiring any extra space. In any case, Audi's new car will last for a good long while before needing a recharge, plus the German carmaker promises extremely quick charging when it's needed.

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It looks like Google is shutting up its office in Poland's second city, after engineers were asked to move to Warsaw or other Polish sites.

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It’s hump day so we’re finally half way home, and it’s time to celebrate with some great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. Today’s list is our biggest of the week, and it includes some real gems that are well made and worth every penny their developers are charging. But even though they’re worth buying, you can get them all for free right now. And don’t forget to check yesterday’s list of app sales for several nifty apps that are still free downloads today. DON’T MISS: With just two new iPhone models, Apple catapults past Samsung in smartphone sales These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time

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Through a VPN, you can have a little more security than normal while on the go. Cory Bohon gives you some tips for adding and managing VPN connections.

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Jay Z's $56 million offer for Aspiro, the parent company of streaming services Tidal and WiMP, has reportedly been rejected by more than 10 percent of the investors, putting a temporary halt to his acquisition attempt. "The motive for the bidder's passivity is shrouded in mystery," said Carl Rosén, CEO of Shareholders' Association, who has clearly not familiarized himself with the music mogul's Machiavellian approach to business. Project Panther is the holding company through which Jay Z made his offer. "As you probably know, the independent board committee has made a thorough evaluation of the bid from Project Panther, assisted by an external fairness opinion by ABG Sundal Collier and following a structured process.

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By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The softly-spoken head of the Risk division at Reed Elsevier does not wish to thank the U.S. online fraudsters who have helped drive his unit's growth, but his investors may not be so bashful. Mark Kelsey's Risk and Business Information division has been one of the stand out performers for Europe's largest media company in recent years, with its technology helping U.S. state governments and firms to spot and prevent online fraud. Kelsey, who joined Reed 32 years ago this week, said he expected the unit's around 6 percent growth to continue through the next few years, and potentially improve as it expands. "There are more and more online services facilitating online payments and ... there are also very smart and very tech savvy criminals." With a history dating back to 1880, the Anglo-Dutch Reed Elsevier has been transformed in recent years, ditching media assets that were dependent on volatile advertising and refocusing on data analytics and technology.

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Users of Google's Inbox email system will see some similarities, as both draw from Google's Material Design language.

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The growth in the server market remains with the white box manufacturers that are supplying hyperscale cloud providers. Will the top guns---HP, IBM, Dell, Cisco and Lenovo---have an answer?

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