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  • French lawmakers take first step toward gathering all communications metadata

    French lawmakers have taken a first step toward allowing real-time surveillance of Internet and mobile phone use in France.

  • Apple Watch band guidelines exert careful control over design

    Third parties interested in creating Apple Watch bands should keep their designs simple and consider the environment, according to guidelines Apple released for accessory makers.

  • The Carly Fiorina teardown begins as '16 race heats up

    Carly Fiorina has been described as flamboyant, bold, polarizing, decisive, imperious and unqualified. Her six-year tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard ended with her forced resignation, something that's not helpful as she begins a presidential run.

  • Telerik pitches new framework for building Android, iOS, Windows apps

    With Telerik's open source framework NativeScript, programmers with expertise in JavaScript have a new option for cross-platform mobile app development. The resulting applications will be able to run directly on Android, iOS and Windows.

  • Microsoft wants Verizon to hand over names of suspected Windows pirates

    Microsoft last week asked a federal court to let it serve a subpoena on Verizon to force the Internet provider to identify those behind a two-year scheme that allegedly activated hundreds of copies of Windows 7 illegally.

  • Can Elon Musk's battery really cut your power lines?

    To eliminate the world's dependency on fossil fuel-generated power, all you need is two billion of Tesla's new commercial-grade battery systems.

  • Microsoft touts new update service as way for enterprises to go slow on Windows 10

    Microsoft yesterday announced Windows Update for Business as one way enterprises can manage the accelerated update and upgrade cadence of Windows 10 after it launches this summer.

  • Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors

    Cybercriminals are increasingly copying cyberespionage groups in using targeted attacks against their victims instead of large-scale, indiscriminate infection campaigns.

  • New app can unearth video gems on Periscope

    In perhaps the first sign that live streaming might spawn its own assortment of sub-players, a visual data analysis startup is putting its chops to work to categorize and rank videos on Periscope, the app owned by Twitter.

  • WPI's team gears up for final battle of the bots

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- In about a month, the robotics team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute will have to put their robot up against 24 other teams from around the world in the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 5

    Cisco prepares to swap CEO... Google may face more scrutiny in Europe... Vint Cerf doesn't trust back doors... and more tech news

  • IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015, Sydney, Trade Show

    CeBIT 2015 kicked off at Sydney Olympic Park with the usual day one mix of keynotes and the trade show. The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, delivered a keynote address - via video link. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, and MSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, also spoke. This slideshow looks at the ever popular slideshow. Photographer IAN SHARP was there to catch the action.

  • IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015, Sydney, Day One Keynote addresses

    CeBIT 2015 kicked off at Sydney Olympic Park with the usual day one mix of keynotes and the trade show. The Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, delivered a keynote address - via video link. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, and MSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, also spoke. Photographer IAN SHARP was there to catch the action.

  • Kevin Mitnick's tips for countering social engineering

    Former US black hat hacker Kevin Mitnick used social engineering to infiltrate companies during the 1990s. These days, he now uses his skills to help organisations understand how they can protect themselves.

  • Vic govt push to streamline service delivery

    The first budget of the new Victorian Labor government sets aside $15 million for the development of 'Service Victoria'.

  • Netflix open-sources security incident management tool

    Netflix has released under an open-source license an internal tool it developed to manage a deluge of security alerts and incidents.

  • Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach

    Sally Beauty Holdings said it is investigating another possible payment card breach, about a year after it reported a similar cyberattack.

  • Coles trials voice-recognition gizmo Hiku

    Coles is conducting an in-home customer trial of Hiku: A device that incorporates voice-recognition capabilities and allows users to add items to an online shopping list.

  • Infrastructure modernisation drives efficiencies at ANZ

    Despite a 7 per cent increase in operations volumes for ANZ in the first half there was a decline in group-wide operations costs of 3 per cent, the bank's CEO said today.

  • Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

    A new type of malware resorts to crippling a computer if it is detected during security checks, a particularly catastrophic blow to its victims.