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Police hack PGP server with 3.6 million messages from organized crime BlackBerrys

Custom PGP BlackBerry smartphones allegedly used by criminal gangs for secure messaging have suffered a setback. By Tina Amirtha  March 13, 2017 Custom PGP BlackBerry devices are strongly linked to organized crime rings, which rely on the encryption to theoretically thwart surveillance from the authorities. Image: CNET     Dutch police say they've managed to…
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Google says Chrome, Android already shielded from ‘many’ CIA exploits

Google reassures Chrome and Android users that CIA's hacking tools don't affect them.  By Liam Tung | March 9, 2017   Your Android phone running Chrome should be safe from the CIA. Image: Nicole Cozma/CNET   Chrome and Android users should be protected from most of the CIA's alleged hacking tools referenced in the WikiLeaks…
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FBI, CIA launch investigation into Wikileaks file dump

The US agencies say the release of CIA documents to the public should be considered "deeply troubling."  By Charlie Osborne| March 9, 2017 Stock photo     The FBI and CIA have launched a joint inquiry into how Wikileaks was able to publish thousands of documents revealing the agencies' surveillance tactics, malware usage, and more.…
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Windows 10 tip: Temporarily delay the Creators Update

Microsoft is about to release a big upgrade to Windows 10. If you're running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can wait a few months before you install this version. Here's how.  By Ed Bott| March 8, 2017     Sometime in April, Microsoft's update servers will begin delivering the Windows 10 Creators Update to…
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Apple to iPhone owners: We’re working fast to block CIA’s iOS hacks

The iPhone maker is working 'rapidly' to fix vulnerabilities exposed in Wikileaks CIA documents.  By Steve Ranger | March 8, 2017   Leaked documents suggest the CIA produces malware to infect and control iPhones and other Apple products running iOS. Image: Sarah Tew/CNET     Apple says it will "rapidly address" the vulnerabilities in iOS…
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Amazon could hammer the final nail into the iPad’s coffin

Rumors that Amazon is working on Alexa-powered devices with phone call functionality could spell trouble for Apple.  By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes| March 7, 2017   Amazon Echo       Amazon has been quietly, and with very little fuss or fanfare, building an ecosystem right under Apple's nose, and now it could pose a real risk…
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