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Encryption Flaw Puts Internet Security At Risk

If you bank online or sign into work remotely using a virtual private network, your data may not be safe. A flaw in the encryption program OpenSSL could expose much of the encrypted traffic.
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Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.
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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.
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The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained

Google, Yahoo and other major Internet companies use OpenSSL to protect your data transactions with them. Turns out a bug called Heartbleed has been exposing much of their data, and yours.
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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.
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Creating An Ecosystem In 140 Characters

Tell Me More continues its national poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributor and poet Holly Bass shares her Twitter poem.
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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.
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ACLU Applauds Virginia Bill Restricting Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking

Live tracking a cell phone using GPS in Virginia now requires a warrant, after a partnership between the ACLU and a Republican delegate helped push through legislation.

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In China, Hagel Outlines U.S. Approach To Cybersecurity

The U.S. is trying to learn more about China's cyber capabilities. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is revealing more about what America's cyber forces can do, so that China might reveal something too.
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The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat

Huge HD TV screens have changed the stadium experience, meaning that many fans who paid big bucks for a seat at the game will still be watching the action on TV.

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