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  • iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release

    In the six weeks since its release, iOS 8's app crash rate has declined more than 25% as app developers have adjusted to new APIs and issued updates, an app performance management developer said today.

  • Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced Friday by the Court of Frederiksberg in Denmark to three and a half years in jail for hacking and serious vandalism.

  • Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

    Google plans to remove support for the aging Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3.0 protocol in Google Chrome 40, which is expected to ship in about two months.

  • Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

    Facebook has made its site directly available on Tor to prevent access problems for people using the anonymity network and to provide an alternative method of accessing the social network securely.

  • HP's move into 3D printing will radically change manufacturing

    HP's announcement this week that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

  • Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

    Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users' computers without potentially compromising their privacy.

  • ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.

  • Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

    Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

  • Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

  • Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

    Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.

  • Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

    The critical Shellshock vulnerabilities found last month in the Bash Unix shell have motivated security researchers to search for similar flaws in old, but widely used, command-line utilities.

  • Republican gains in Congress would have limited impact on big tech issues

    Anticipated Republican gains in the U.S. Congress after next Tuesday's election have limited implications for tech-related issues like net neutrality and reform of National Security Agency surveillance programs, with some observers expecting no huge changes.

  • Drupal: If you weren't quick to patch, assume your site was hacked

    Users of Drupal, one of the most popular content management systems, should consider their sites compromised if they didn't immediately apply a security patch released on Oct. 15.

  • Microsoft releases stopgap POODLE protection for Internet Explorer

    Microsoft on Wednesday gave Windows customers an easier way to block attacks against Internet Explorer (IE) meant to steal browser session cookies and impersonate victims.

  • Confidential Business Data at Risk at the Border

    Several recent court decisions have re­inforced the principle that government agents may examine laptops, cellphones and other electronic devices in the possession of people crossing the border into the U.S.--even when there is no suspicion of wrongdoing.

  • Pirate Bay co-founder found guilty of hacking in Denmark

    Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking and serious vandalism in the Court of Fredriksberg in Denmark on Thursday.

  • Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

    The German government is calling for the EU-wide retention of personal flight data as an anti-terrorism measure, but is facing opponents who object to yet another database holding private information.

  • Facebook gives away homebrewed OS monitoring tool

    Facebook has released an open-source tool for monitoring operating system state changes across very large infrastructures, which could help engineers quickly diagnose performance and security issues.

  • How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

    The notoriety that comes with taking credit for a data breach is alluring. Declaring a successful data breach can suddenly bring a lot of attention, which is why posting bogus data is attractive.

  • Healthcare CIOs Can't Be Afraid to Innovate

    Steven Sasson built the first digital camera in 1975. He worked for Kodak. Thirty-seven years later, Kodak went out of business because it failed to embrace technology it had invented.