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Spain suspends sale of riot gear to Venezuela in light of turmoil, officials say

Spain has suspended the sale of police riot-control equipment to Venezuela due to instability there, two Spanish government officials said Friday.<p>Weeks of protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have left more than 30 people dead, more than 500 injured and more than …

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s plan for overhauling the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to U.S. officials.<p>One complication arises from the …

Power plants put at risk by security bugs

<b>The discovery of bugs in software used to run oil rigs, refineries and power plants has prompted a global push to patch the widely used control system.</b><p>The bugs were found by security researchers and, if exploited, could give attackers remote access to control systems for the installations.<p>The US …

Samsung's Ativ SE Windows Phone now available for pre-order from Verizon

Ships April 12th without Windows Phone 8.1 update<p>After multiple leaks, the Samsung Ativ SE is now official. As expected, the device arrives with Windows Phone 8, a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, and an unspecified 2.3GHz quad-core processor (most likely the Snapdragon 800) with 2GB of …

Boot up: the new mobile web, Galaxy S5 benchmarked, Gear Fit tested, and more

Plus Bing turns off airfare forecast, Office for iPad teams tell (almost) all, and more<p>A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>The decline of the mobile web >> Chris Dixon<p>Resources are going to app development over web development. As the mobile web UX further …