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Ransomware in real time: How hackers infiltrate secured systems

Security-software providers are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with ransomware makers who can find ways to penetrate even well-guarded systems. The following is an account of a real attack that happened in February of this year, as described by Chris Whidden, a security engineer based out of New …

Scenes From the Aftermath of the Brussels Attacks

In this photo provided by Georgian Public Broadcaster and photographed by Ketevan Kardava, two women are wounded in Brus<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ketevan …

HTC One M9 pictures and specs leak out

As usual with HTC, the next great Android smartphone from the Taiwanese company has apparently been leaked days ahead of its official announcement. The guys over at <i>Mobile Geeks</i> have come across online listings of HTC's new flagship — expected to be called the One M9 — which provide a full set of …

Sony Hackers 'Got Sloppy,' Used North Korean IPs: FBI Director

The hackers who penetrated Sony Entertainment Pictures “got sloppy” and used IP addresses that have been linked to North Koreans, FBI Director James Comey said at a cybersecurity conference in New York on Wednesday. The statement was one of the most direct links the law enforcement agency has drawn …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Android Phones

BlackBerry Working With Boeing on Secure Phone That Self-Destructs

The Android-based Boeing Black phone will use BlackBerry Enterprise Service.<p>BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing’s high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company’s chief executive said on Friday.<p>The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based …

Payment Platform Adyen Raises $250 Million At A $1.5 Billion Valuation

Adyen has broken into the billion-dollar start-up club.<p>The Amsterdam-based payment platform–which counts Facebook, Spotify, Evernote and Airbnb as clients–just raised $250 million in a round led by General Atlantic. Felicis Venutres, Index Ventures and Temasek invested too. The round values Adyen …

Whistleblower: L.A. Planning to Forcibly House Homeless Citizens in Camps

A whistleblower who claims to work inside the Los Angeles Department of Health Services has told Infowars that L.A. officials are planning to …

Main Core Big Brother

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San Francisco at speeds of up to 800mph says he is confident of securing the funding needed to turn the project from a pipe dream into a viable transit option for …

Hangouts for Android gets smart suggestions, location sharing

Watch for an update to Google Hangouts in the Play Store today: Google announced on Wednesday morning that a new version of the mobile chat and SMS …