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GamerGate target starts online harassment prevention program

Despite Twitter making it easier to report cyber harassment, its measures still fall woefully short. To wit, game developers Zoe Quinn, one of GamerGate's biggest targets, and Alex Lifschitz have teamed up to form an online abuse help network. Crash Override says its goal is to provide a support …

Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

Passwords continue to be a glaring weakness in digital security. And while biometric alternatives, such as fingerprint readers, are finding their way onto more consumer electronics devices, they are not without their limitations either. So what about tightening the security screw further by …

FreedomPop launches unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot access for $5 monthly

FreedomPop has launched an unlimited, $5 monthly Wi-Fi hotspot service that will offer connectivity to "approximately 120 million people," according to <i>TechCrunch</i>. The company is known for providing <i>free</i> cellular service (which runs on Sprint's network), but is now setting its sights on more …

Dropbox CloudOn Purchase Another Move In Evolving Enterprise Strategy

When Dropbox announced earlier today it had bought CloudOn, a tool for editing Microsoft Office documents on your iPad, it represented another step in Dropbox’s attempt to become more friendly to the enterprise.<p>Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft last November to embed Dropbox into …

Samsung may drop Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip in next Galaxy S phone

Samsung may be planning to dump Qualcomm's processor from its next Galaxy S flagship smartphone, opting to use its own Exynos chips instead.<p>Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, won't be using the Snapdragon 810 chip from Qualcomm, the world's biggest …

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Apple Buys UK Startup Semetric To Power Up Its Analytics

Apple has acquired Semetric, the London-based startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric. The news was first reported by Music Ally and independently confirmed by The Next Web.<p>Semetric hasn’t commented on the deal but Apple confirmed it to Music Ally in a boilerplate statement. No …

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