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Symantec no longer offers discounts to NRA members

Security firm Symantec has announced that it will no longer offer discounts on its products to members of the National Rifle Association. Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, the gun debate is very much back on the table. There has been pressure on numerous companies to sever ties with the NRA, and …

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Microsoft will let developers add support for multiple instances of their UWP Windows 10 apps

Starting with Redstone 4, Microsoft will give developers a new option for their UWP apps in Windows 10 — support for multiple instances of an app. This is a feature that lots of Windows 10 users have been asking for, so it will be welcomed with open arms. As of Windows 10 version 1803, multiple-instance …

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Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public

Intel is facing criticism from the US government after it was revealed that the company did not inform cyber security officials about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities even though they had been known about for months. Reports about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws were leaked by the Register, and it wasn’t until this information hit …

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Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android

Samsung has revealed a new, free Android app — Samsung Max, which it says is “designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management”. The app replaces Opera Max and anyone with this app currently installed should find that it automatically updates to Samsung Max. While Opera Max included a fully-fledged VPN tool, Samsung …

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Microsoft launches new Surface Pro and accessories for India

Microsoft has announced the availability of a new Surface Pro in India. Starting at Rs 64,999 ($1,000), the range starts with a Core m3 model, and goes up to a Core i7 machine for Rs 182,999 ($2,800). The new models will be available directly from Microsoft, through Amazon, as well as through a range of …

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Kodi addons site TVAddons loses appeal as judge draws comparisons with fully-loaded Kodi boxes

TVAddons has been very much in the news over the past year or so, with the controversial site constantly fighting to prove it is doing nothing illegal, and did not exist with the aim of providing access to copyrighted content. In the latest stage of its on-going battle with copyright holders, the site has lost …

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Intel has a new Spectre/Meltdown firmware patch for you to try out

The Spectre/Meltdown debacle continues to rumble on, and now the chip manufacturer has announced the availability of a new “microcode solution” to the vulnerability. The updated firmware applies to 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core devices, and the release sees the company crossing its fingers and hoping that everything works out this time. This …

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Intel has a new Spectre firmware patch for you to try out

The Spectre/Meltdown debacle continues to rumble on, and now the chip manufacturer has announced the availability of a new “microcode solution” to the Spectre vulnerability. The updated firmware applies to 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core devices, and the release sees the company crossing its fingers and hoping that everything works out this time. …

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Scientists discover a new way to use DNA as a storage device

The future of technology is about more than just increasing raw processing power and embracing the likes of quantum computing — storage is also a serious concern. We already generate huge amounts of data, and the amount we need to store is only going to increase. Just as processors have developed in new and exciting …

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Europe threatens Facebook with fines for tracking users and non-users online

Just last week Facebook was hit with the news that its privacy settings — as well as the way the company uses personal data — are illegal in Germany. Now the social network has been threatened with fines for tracking people through third-party websites. The tracking affects even people who do not have a Facebook …

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