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  • US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate was deadlocked on Friday over whether to extend authorization for the National Security Agency's massive collection of domestic telephone records, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisting the surveillance program should continue with no new limits.

  • IBM defends use of temp visa workers

    IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

  • Pebble Time smartwatch to begin shipping on May 27

    Pebble will start shipping its latest smartwatch next Wednesday and finish manufacturing all orders for the device by the end of May.

  • Adblock browsers for Android and iOS to keep mobile ads, tracking at bay

    By building browsers with integrated ad blocking, German company Eyeo hopes to attract more users. A beta version of the Android browser is now available for download from the Play store.

  • Torque G02 smartphone doesn't mind a saltwater dunk

    Many smartphones can stand up to a splash or a dip in fresh water, but they don't go too well in seawater due to the corrosive salt.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

    Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS...and more tech news.

  • Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

    It's common sense to reset an Android phone to its factory state before selling or disposing of it. But beware, researchers recently found that this often fails to properly wipe all sensitive user data from the device.

  • Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

    A mobile browser owned by China's Alibaba Group contained privacy risks that could have exposed users' personal data, according to a security group.

  • Spectrum review proposes greater role for market

    A review into Australia's spectrum management framework has recommended introducing new rules that will increase the opportunities to share and trade spectrum.

  • Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

    Google said Thursday it would make changes to its Maps search system after racist search terms brought up the White House among their top results.

  • US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to move forward on efforts to extend the section of the Patriot Act that the National Security Agency has used to collect millions of domestic telephone records.

  • HP's profit slips 21 per cent as services business stumbles

    Hewlett-Packard has reported another drop in quarterly revenue and profit, with a notable 16 percent slide in its enterprise services business.

  • Apple TV is dead, long live Apple TV!

    Apple will not enter the television set market with its own long-lauded, long-expected hardware, according to an online report, putting an apparent end to one of the more persistent rumors weaving around the Cupertino, Calif. company's future.

  • PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

    As PayPal prepares for its upcoming IPO as an independent eBay spinoff, it wants to make at least one thing clear: It's got mobile covered.

  • Is Apple planning a 3D printer?

    LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Speaking here today about the tremendous growth of the 3D printing industry, analyst Terry Wohlers slipped one name into a list of potential machine makers that took some by surprise: Apple.

  • Chromebook craze won't abate this year

    Google's effort to add features and push Chromebooks into more hands is working, with shipments of the low-cost laptops expected to jump 27 percent this year.

  • Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

    Traffic jams may become even more of an aggravation than they are today as mobile networks struggle to handle a rapidly increasing number of connected cars.

  • HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

    Hewlett-Packard has sold a majority stake in its China server and storage business to Tsinghua Holdings as they launch a joint venture they expect will boost sales of HP enterprise hardware products in the country.

  • Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

    A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up this morning to find that their service was down. And for many, the problem lasted for about 8 hours.

  • Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

    Networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected by a recently disclosed vulnerability in a USB device-sharing service called NetUSB.