This Android malware wants to steal your Facebook login and bombard you with ads

Researchers find 53 apps distributing malware for stealing Facebook credentials -- some of which have been active since April 2017 and have been downloaded over 100,000 times.

Tim Cook: 'Maybe we should have been clearer' over iPhone throttling

"When we did put [the software update] out, we did say what it was, but I don't think a lot of people were paying attention."

Think Firefox Quantum is fast? Try Firefox 58, out next week, says Mozilla

The incoming Firefox 58 brings faster page loads thanks to a new compiler and streaming compilation.

Man pleads guilty to launching DDoS attacks against former employers

A man had admitted to disrupting domains belonging to former employers, competition, and law enforcement agencies.

How to take control of Windows 10 updates and upgrades (even if you don't own a business)

Using the Windows Update for Business feature, you can postpone or pause Windows 10 upgrades and updates. You don't have to be an IT pro to use Windows Update for Business (although it helps), but you'll need a business edition of Windows 10. Here are step-by-step instructions.

Megaport continues double digit revenue growth citing IBM Cloud partnership

Megaport has clocked AU$4.68 million in quarterly revenue, saying its IBM Cloud partnership will allow it to provide scalable connectivity to support blockchain, artificial intelligence, analytics, and IoT.

Satori botnet successor targets Ethereum mining rigs

Updated: A variant of the botnet targets rigs to covertly replace their wallet addresses.

Google's Project Fi gains 'unlimited' data plan with Bill Protection

Bill Protection caps your monthly fee while adding more data and providing peace of mind.

What is the Internet of Things? Everything you need to know about the IoT right now

Pretty much any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device if it can be connected to the internet.

Q&A: Mint SIM tackles prepaid wireless with online only approach

Saving money on wireless service is something most of us want, but how? Mint SIM thinks it has the answer.

Facebook's News Feed changes: A look at the likely consequences

A major overhaul of what Facebook lets users see is coming. http://zd.net/2DnVQxQ

The top 10 security challenges of serverless architectures

Broken authentication and privileged access without cause are among the most common security concerns.

Samsung providing exclusive Olympic Winter Games edition Galaxy Note 8 to world athlete

This special edition Note 8 will have a glossy white back to celebrate the winter theme and an S Pen with gold highlights.

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the world, and yet still keep your iPhone or Android.

Surface Book 2: Microsoft's 15-inch premium laptop just got easier to buy

The Surface Book 2 is Microsoft's high-end device.

Net neutrality showdown: Now Mozilla and 21 states sue FCC over internet freedom

States sue the Federal Communications Commission in a bid to block its repeal of Obama's net neutrality rules.

Technology for distributed workers is getting better

The Meeting Owl is a more plausible videoconferencing alternative to telepresence robots and cheap webcams.

HTC U11+ review: 6-inch screen, large battery, good waterproofing

HTC has come up with a very good handset in the U11+, but it's far from the best value for money available.

Report: Apple supplier exposed workers to hazards, poor working conditions

It violated 14 of Apple's supplier-responsibility standards.

FCC chairman proposes $500 million in funding for rural broadband

The proposed order hasn't been made public, so a lot of details about the additional funding are still unknown.

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Amazon won't say if it hands your Echo data to the government http://zd.net/2Dn95yG

Cyber-attacks are a top three risk to society, alongside natural disaster and extreme weather

"In a worst-case scenario, attackers could trigger a breakdown in the systems that keep societies functioning," warns the report.

US hospital pays $55,000 to hackers after ransomware attack

Hancock Health paid up despite having backups available.

BitConnect winds up cryptocurrency exchange operations, BCC crashes

The closure of the controversial service follows warnings from US regulators and has raised the ire of lenders which consider the move an exit scam.

How much slower will your PC feel after patching for Spectre-Meltdown?

Should you be concerned about how much of a performance hit that your PC will take after applying the Spectre-Meltdown patch? It depends.

Android security: This newly discovered snooping tool has remarkable spying abilities

The mobile malware can steal WhatsApp messages, eavesdrop on targets based on GPS coordinates, and more.

​Cloud computing: Now Google adds more datacenters, plans its own undersea cable

The cloud computing infrastructure arms race is accelerating again.

Cryptocurrency comes with one colossal caveat: Remember the tulips

If you’re considering jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon and gambling your hard earned cash, read this first.

This $16K appliance can fold and sold your laundry

Finally! There's a robot that can fold and sort your laundry for you. http://zd.net/2mCZIR6

Echo is listening, but Amazon's not talking

It looks as though Amazon has something to hide.

Comcast: How customer experience drives product development

Customer experience is one of those buzzwords that has come to mean anything, everything, and yet nothing at all.

10 best smartphones not made in China

Concerned about security risks from smartphone makers based in China? Here are your alternatives.

Microsoft to add file restore to OneDrive for Business starting in late January

Microsoft is adding a feature that will allow users to restore all types of OneDrive files and folders.

Garmin introduces $80 Vivofit 4 with one year battery life and color display

This never needs to be charged and may even last you longer than a year. Seriously.

Got a lot of SSDs and hard drives to erase? You need the StarTech 4-bay drive eraser

If you have a huge backlog of hard drives or SSDs to erase, then you need a professional tool that is up to the job.

Cybersecurity in an IoT and mobile world: The key trends

How can organisations begin to get the upper hand over the burgeoning cast of 'bad actors'?

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Aibo is expected to cost $1,700 when it launches, but that price seems totally worth it for this cute companion bot. (via CNET)

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The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions http://zd.net/2mDEJO5

Windows vs Linux: Open source beats Microsoft to win Barcelona's backing

The ultimate goal is to achieve and guarantee "full technological sovereignty" for the municipality.

The stunningly obvious, invariably overlooked case against all these robot companions

Let's count the ways robots failed to deliver at CES 2018

New Raspberry Pi: Zero WH promises cheaper and easier homebrew hardware

Raspberry Pi launches the Pi Zero WH to make it simpler to use its new GPIO expander software.

Perfect power bank for your iPhone X/8 and MacBook

With the right power bank, you can not only fast charge your iPhone X/8, but also keep your USB-C-equipped MacBook charged up too.

MaMi malware targets Mac OS X DNS settings

The malware is potentially a rehash of an old Windows DNS hijacker.

Meltdown-Spectre: More businesses warned off patching over stability issues

Industrial companies are being told to avoid some Meltdown and Spectre fixes after reports of problems.

Alibaba neural network defeats human in global reading test

Chinese tech giant's research unit claims its deep neural network model is the first to beat humans in the Stanford Question Answering Dataset, but it is listed first alongside Microsoft on the latest rankings.

Intel AMT security loophole could allow hackers to seize control of laptops

Researchers at F-Secure have warned that laptops can potentially be vulnerable to an attack that can be carried out in under a minute.

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