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Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

The ability for the government to sanction cybercriminals will last for at least one more year

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Congress has sold off your privacy—and U.S. security

Allowing ISPs to sell your data isn’t only about eroding online privacy. It’s also dangerous to U.S. national interests

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China Oceanwide completes its purchase of IDG

The tech publishing pioneer and analyst group IDC are part of the deal

Fraud gang targeted large European companies

Trojan source code leak could spur new online banking attacks

Nuclear Bot's author releases its source code publicly for other cybercriminals to use

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Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Studio will ship in more markets

The Surface Studio with Performance Base will ship in 13 countries, and Surface Studio will start shipping in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand

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Oracle recommends axing Java object finalizer

But due to Java’s release schedule, the Object.finalize feature will likely stick around for a while

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Free for all: CoreOS joins Docker in donating container core

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation now manages both CoreOS and Docker container runtimes, but don't expect them to merge anytime soon

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Windows 10's next major update arrives April 11

The Creators Update includes features for Edge, gaming, and more

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Microsoft releases patches for botched Windows WPD driver

KB 4016754, KB 4017099, and KB 4017100 claim to solve the problems created by a bad patch, but Microsoft is still trying to deflect the blame

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Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive

Intel is changing the way it measures process technology advancements in a bid to hang on to Moore's Law

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Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple's iOS 10.3 update fixes the bug that was used by criminals to spook users

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US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

The Trump administration is expected to sign the resolution into law

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Kubernetes 1.6 scales to 5,000 nodes

Google's container orchestration platform can now scale to massive clusters

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Microsoft releases KB 3191855 to fix botched Excel 2010 security patch

The new patch fixes KB 3178690 from March 14 that clobbers Excel 2010

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows, starting Tuesday. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, letting testers collaborate with one...

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Flaw in the password manager could allow malicious websites to infect computers with malware or steal users' passwords

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Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

ISOs for build 15063 may be available, but users would be wise not to install them until they're ready for prime time

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Linux kernel holds key for advanced container networking

The experimental open source Cilium project uses an existing Linux kernel feature to provide containers with fast, powerful networking

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