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Dove ad that shows a black woman turning herself white sparks consumer backlash

The Dove brand sheepishly admitted that it had "missed the mark" with a not-so-vaguely racist advertisement that has made it the latest target of consumer rage.<p>But many angry and befuddled Dove lovers spent the weekend wondering what mark Dove was trying to hit in the first place.<p>The ire-inducing …

How leaked NSA spy tools created a hacking free-for-all

Hackers have compromised thousands of computers around the world with a government-grade spy tool.<p>A backdoor published in a trove of leaked NSA hacking tools is being loaded onto vulnerable Windows computers. The attacks demonstrate what happens when people fail to regularly update their …

Hacking

Productivity in a pill: Harried agency staffers turn to 'smart drugs' - Digiday

At 8:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, Dean Thomas, chief marketing officer for influencer marketing agency Gnack, stared at his to-do list for the day: …

Silicon Valley

Air Force test pilot shares if the F-35 or A-10 is better for close air support

Lt. Col. Raja Chari, director of the F-35 integrated test force and commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, makes an important distinction between the capabilities of the two competing aircraft.<p>"You need to really define: What exactly are you talking about when you say [close-air support …

Aviation

Former Putin press minister died of blow to head in Washington hotel

Medical examiner’s office report contradicts Russian TV report that family members of Mikhail Lesin, who died in November, said he had a heart attack<p>The mystery surrounding the death of Vladimir Putin’s former press minister in a Washington hotel deepened on Thursday when an autopsy revealed blunt …

Russia

Germany approve the use of home-made Federal Trojan

The German Interior Ministry has approved the use of a federal Trojan developed by the German Federal Criminal Police.<p>The German Interior Ministry …