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Thursday - September 11, 2014
About 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords have been published on a Russian bitcoin security forum as a text file. Sixty percent of the 4.93 million credentials in the file were valid, claimed the poster, who used the online handle "tvskit." The information reportedly was dumped on several Russian cybercrime forums and shared through a variety of peer-to-peer services. [More...]

Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Will Ferrell wants gamers to put some of their adrenaline -- and cash -- toward the fight against cancer. A supporter of Cancer for College, which provides scholarships to cancer survivors, Ferrell has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $375,000 -- $10 at a time. Contributors automatically get a shot at winning a trip to San Francisco to play games with Ferrell in a webcast event. [More...]

Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Net neutrality activists called for Wednesday to be a symbolic Internet Slowdown Day as a way to register discontent with the FCC's proposed rules. Internet performance was not impeded, but thousands of websites used a spinning page-loading icon to alert visitors to the prospect of an unregulated Web that could be blindingly fast for those willing to pay a price but sluggish for everyone else. [More...]

Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Comcast has begun using JavaScript injection to serve ads for its services to devices connected to its publicly accessible Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the U.S. The ads are fleeting, but they can appear roughly every seven minutes. The program reportedly began months ago. "This practice is definitely concerning for multiple reasons," said the Electronic Freedom Foundation's Jeremy Gillula. [More...]

Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Hot on the heels of hackers stealing celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts and posting them on the Web comes news that iCloud users are being targeted again. The Kelihos botnet is sending emails purporting to be from Apple, informing targets they have purchased a film through their iTunes account using a PC or other device not previously linked to their Apple ID. [More...]

Tuesday - September 9, 2014
Intel made some waves at its developer gathering in San Francisco on Tuesday in spite of all the focus-pulling from Cupertino. In addition to making its tiny Edison SoC commercially available, Intel announced its MICA bracelet (pictured above), a super-thin Dell tablet with advanced photography capabilities, and its Analytics for Wearables developer program. [More...]

Tuesday - September 9, 2014
Expectations were so high for Apple's Tuesday product launch that it would have been easy to forgive any shade of disappointment -- but Apple made sure that wouldn't be necessary. The company appears to have outdone itself, firing on all cylinders with impressive big phones, a mobile payment system ready for takeoff, and the Watch Apple fans have been salivating for. [More...]

Tuesday - September 9, 2014
HP may have slipped up in July, when a company exec suggested a Windows-based Chromebook challenger would be hitting the market this fall with a price tag under $200. The HP Stream 14 Laptop has plenty of ammunition to take on Chromebooks, but at $300, it's pricing is something of a letdown. It may be that HP has a smaller model on the way to occupy the under-$200 niche. [More...]

Monday - September 8, 2014
Worried about the NSA spying on you? How about online hackers? Truth be told, the greatest threat to your confidential information is a lot closer to you -- namely, your partner. That's what a recent survey of more than 13,000 people in the United States revealed. Avast last week reported its findings. Among them: The majority of women snoop on their men's phones just because they're curious. [More...]

Monday - September 8, 2014
The giant TiVo Mega DVR with its great big price tag is likely to appeal to an extremely tiny market. "The average person watches 160 hours of TV a month," said TDG analyst Joel Espelien. "You do the math. Five thousand hours doesn't make a lot of sense. We already have a service for people who want thousands of hours of content available on demand. It's called 'Netflix.'" [More...]

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