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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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Worst passwords of 2014 are just as awful as you can imagine

The ever-present "123456" takes the top spot, but it has some equally terrible company on the annual list of worst passwords people are still using.

By January 20, 2015

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President's broadband push pits FCC against states

President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.

By January 17, 2015

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Elon Musk is trying to bring the Internet to space

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he'll use the profits to help colonize Mars.

By January 17, 2015

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UK to seek Obama's help in accessing user data from US firms

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to ask for help getting US firms to make user data accessible to UK intelligence agencies under a legal framework that has yet to be worked out.

By January 15, 2015

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Congressional Republicans propose their Net neutrality fix

A bill introduced Friday claims to protect Internet openness without reclassifying broadband as a utility. But it also guts the FCC's regulatory authority.

By January 16, 2015

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Netflix VPN access locked down for overseas users

Despite claims from Netflix that it hasn't changed its policies, overseas residents trying to access the US Netflix service via VPN may soon be locked out.

By January 4, 2015

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Delete iPhone photos faster with Purrge

Deleting photos with Purrge is faster and easier than deleting photos with the stock Photos app.

By January 16, 2015

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Verizon races out fix for email security flaw

The vulnerability, which Verizon has already fixed, would have let anyone to tap into a Verizon email account.

By January 20, 2015

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SpaceX lands $1 billion from Google and Fidelity

The search giant says its interest in SpaceX is rooted in satellite imaging, as well as other "space-based technologies."

By January 20, 2015