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  • Wearable device battery could last 10 years

    Researchers have designed a battery that could keep wearable and health care devices running for 10 or more years without a recharge.

  • New iPad rumor rollup for week ending April 23

    iPad rumors have been rare for months, but April showers seemed to have caused them to burst into bloom.

  • Apple users put at risk by 3-week delay between OS X and iOS patches, researchers say

    Apple exposed iOS users to security threats by taking three weeks longer to patch the same vulnerabilities in the mobile OS that it previously fixed in Safari on OS X, a former Apple security engineer said.

  • California phone kill-switch bill fails vote in state senate

    A bill that would mandate a kill-switch on all smartphones sold in California failed a key vote in the state's senate on Thursday.

  • Tip of the Hat: Heartbleed prompts chastened tech giants to fund OpenSSL

    Computerworld offers a Tip of the Hat to Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica for an incisive look at how only a potential disaster could convince top tech execs to finally help fund the OpenSSL and other open-source projects.

  • FCC defends new net neutrality proposal

    A new net neutrality proposal from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission meets the goals of past efforts and does not destroy open Internet principles, as critics have feared, FCC officials said Thursday.

  • 'Francophoned' cybertheft operation reportedly back in action

    A cybercriminal operation that combines phone-based social engineering attacks with spear phishing and malware to steal money from organizations has resurfaced this year, finding victims in French-speaking countries in particular.

  • Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security

    Reeling from the Heartbleed security fiasco, major IT vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and Cisco are backing a Linux Foundation initiative designed to boost open source projects considered critical to the industry.

  • Geopolitics aside, Huawei still selling to carriers in the US

    Despite its setbacks in the U.S., Huawei Technologies still expects growth from its carrier business in the nation, and is focusing on the market's smaller network operators to increase sales.

  • Average peak broadband connection speeds hit 35.2 Mbps: Report

    Average peak broadband connection speeds were recorded at 35.2 megabits per second (Mbps) in Australia during Q4 of 2013, up 46 per cent on the same period in 2012, according to a new global report.

  • Audit uncovers Medicare data snafus

    An audit of Medicare's customer database has found a small number of cases of 'intertwined' customer records where two people's records have been combined, giving rise to "privacy and clinical safety risks", according to an auditor-general report tabled today.

  • We Heart It turns off Twitter sharing following spam

    A social network for sharing image collections has turned off sharing on Twitter after a large spam run referenced the service.

  • Automated call scam targets Qantas customers

    Qantas (ASX: QAN) is warning customers to hang up on an automated call scam which claims they have won a travel prize or credit points towards their next holiday.

  • Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

    Megaupload, the defunct file-storage site, is asking a Hong Kong court to release millions of dollars in assets as part of efforts to allow its former users to reclaim their data.

  • Securing the Internet of Things in a connected world

    With the emergence of devices that connect to the Internet such as Google Glass, keeping track of devices and what information they are accessing on the network has become harder for IT staff.

  • Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties

    Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.

  • Brazil's global Internet conference includes call to end spying

    Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

  • Telstra signs broadband security deal with Mako Networks

    Telstra (ASX: TLS) will be offering business customers a broadband connection package which includes secure Internet access and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance later this year.

  • Privacy jitters derail controversial K-12 big data initiative

    Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S.

  • Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies

    A survey of iOS and Android users show the vast majority of them know little, and care less, about the so-called "mobile shopping experience", despite the endless hype about its benefits. Overall, the "mobile shopping experience" ... isn't.

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