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China Bans Supercomputer and UAV Exports Based on National Security Concerns

The Chinese superpower seems to be a bit concerned about its latest tech getting into the wrong hands and has banned the export of unlicensed supercomputers and some UAV models. The ban seems to forbid any…

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Secret Service Agencies Wanted to Put Malware on Your Android Phones

I don’t think it will be a shock to hear about yet another way government agencies try to spy on people, but they are getting bolder day after day it seems. A recently leaked document by…

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Samsung Rumoured to Start Making Chips for Nvidia

A week ago, Samsung reportedly won a contract to make chips for Apple’s upcoming iPhones using their latest 14nm FinFET technology. However, it seems that the South Korean manufacturer has been busy scooping up more contracts…

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Intelligence Agencies Point to Russian Involvement in Recent White House Hacking

The recent White House power outage has turned into being something more than that. CNN reports that US officials have admitted that the White House’s network has been hacked in the process, but the affected computers…

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Super Smash Bros Reach 1.5 Million Sales, Amiibo Sitting at 3.5 Million

For those of you who thought Nintendo stopped making profits, prepare to be amazed. Wii U’s mega hit, Super Smash Bros, is making a lot of buzz in the United States with a sales figure of…

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Iowa Creating App For Digital Driving Licenses

The state of Iowa in the US is developing a smartphone app that will allow citizens to display their driving license on their devices. The new app is intended to make it easier for drivers to…

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No More FCC Labels on Your Devices

Today President Obama signed into US law the E-Label Act, an act introduced by two Senators earlier in 2015, ending the mandatory requirement for physical FCC labels on devices. The law allows manufacturers to include the FCC…

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Comcast and Verizon Lowered Speed to Cogent below 0.5Mbps

New detailed measurements have been released displaying exactly how much throttling of traffic was done by major US ISP’s Comcast and Verizon through to Cogent – a backbone operator of Netflix traffic. As almost everyone in…

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Obama Allows NSA Exploit Internet Flaws All For National Security

Recently reported by the New York Times, President Barack Obama has said that the NSA must reveal any Internet vulnerability that it finds. But there’s a catch. The security agency is not obligated to disclose vulnerabilities whenever…

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Weed Vending Machines?

After the first recreational dispensaries opened in Colorado earlier this year, NPR reports that the state has finally reveal its first marijuana vending machine. Located in Avon, Colorado, the bright green machine sits outside Montana’s Smokehouse and is…

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Dogecoin Expected To Bring ‘Real Money’ To Owners In The Near Future

Dogecoin is one of the most known cryptocurrency out there, after Bitcoin. It may be pretty easy to pick up some Dogecoin, but, until now, it’s been difficult to convert it into cash. On Wednesday, Canadian…

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Lenovo Aims To Crush Apple and Samsung Following Motorola Mobility Acquisition

Following the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google along with its share of patents, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo now reveals some big plans. Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang gave an interview with Fortune regarding the deal where he…

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US Government Stikes $1.5 Billion Deal With BlackBerry For 80,000 Smartphones

It appears that BlackBerry has a guardian angel, the US Government. The smartphone giant has been bailed out by US Taxpayers, where The Pentagon has made a purchase of more than 80,000 BlackBerry handsets from the…

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Barack Obama Redesigns The Way Private Information Is Collected

US president Barack Obama has made a decision to remake how NSA will spy on phones in the future. He said in a press statement that the NSA will now need court permission to get stored…

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GLONASS Could Be Halted In The US

Russia’s version of the widely-used Global Positioning System could be all but halted in the US due to the nation’s latest defence budget bill, according to The New York Times. The bill, signed into law on…

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CISPA Back For Third Time

C.I.S.P.A. is back again? As I told you in April, it hasn’t quite made it out of the press room. DemandProgress.org shared this information with us today. Apparently Congress leaders seem to want to keep Anti-Piracy,…

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Justin Carter Out On Bail After Anonymous Person Posted $500,000 Bail

When does your online life become your real life? Always, apparently. As a bonus anything you do in your life, especially any felony actions will stay to haunt you forever! Justin Carter, 19 and a gamer…

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New Privacy Bill Seeks To Reform FISA And Patriot Act, More Transparency On Surveillance

The NSA PRISM scandal has caused outrage across the USA and the world, you can check our extensive coverage of developments with PRISM here. The latest development comes from within the USA itself and seeks to…

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The Pirate Party Demands European Response To PRISM Scandal

The PRISM “scandal” originating the USA has triggered public outcry in the USA as well as across the world. The Pirate Party who are very much anti-American due to the long history of copyright battles have…

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Microsoft Follows Facebook In Releasing Government Request Data To The Public

Microsoft, Google and Facebook all joined together recently to demand more transparency about government data requests and being able to reveal details of these to their user base. Facebook recently revealed that it had to release data…

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Kim Dotcom Does Interview With Australian News Station

Megaupload Limited was a fairly large website, which provided a single service, cloud storage. Kim Dotcom founded the website in 2005, active for almost seven years before the United States FBI seized the website. But not…

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Facebook Released 19,000 Users Data To Spy Requests From The American Government

A couple of days ago we told you that Facebook, Microsoft and Google were demanding permission to reveal spy requests. Today Facebook claimed a minor victory in being able to partially reveal some information about American…

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“StopWatching.Us” Passes 100,000 Signatures Already

We brought you the news that Mozilla and others had launched their “StopWatching.Us” campaign just a few days ago and it has already managed to achieved 100,000 signatures of support in quite a short space of…

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PRISM Whistleblower Stole NSA Documents On A USB Thumb Drive

Who would of thought that stealing documents from America’s NSA would be as easy as dragging and dropping the files straight onto a USB thumb drive? Well PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden says it was literally as…

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PRISM Whistleblower Has Evidence That The USA Has Hacked China Since 2009

Edward Snowden is today a world icon in the spotlight after leaking details of the top secret American PRISM surveillance program. He reiterated the sentiment that the USA is “hacking everyone everywhere” today in an interview…

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NSA Director Claims They Stopped Dozens Of Attacks With PRISM

General Keith Alexander is the head of the American National Security Agency. You can only imagine how much pressure he has come under recently due to the emergence of the PRISM scandal and he was recently…

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Facebook, Microsoft & Google Demand Permission To Reveal Spy Requests

In the wake of being subject to bad press due to the whole “PRISM” data collection scandal, Facebook, Microsoft and Google have all been adamant to get permission to reveal details of secret FISA (foreign intelligence…