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Submission The Death of HTC: The slow and painful demise of a once great smartphone brand->

DavidGilbert99 writes: HTC is on it's last legs. It's stock price is the lowest it's been in a decade. It's not longer among the world's top 10 smartphone vendors and it has slashed sales for the current quarter by almost 50%. The writing is on the wall for this once great smartphone brand.
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Submission E-Detective spy tool used by police and governments has major security holes ->

DavidGilbert99 writes: A "lawful intercept tool" called E-Detective from a Taiwanese based company Decision Group has a major security hole which could allow a hacker to remotely execute code and read all the data captured by the software. Considering over 100 law enforcement agencies and governments around the world use E-Detective, this could be a big problem
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Submission Is Obama's Fitbit a national security risk?->

DavidGilbert99 writes: President Barack Obama couldn't wait for the Apple Watch so bought himself a Fitibit. But after Senator Chuck Schumer's vocal criticism of the fitness tracker just last August, is Obama putting national security at risk by sharing personal information like location, sleep patterns and even his heart rate?
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Submission FBI using tips from Anonymous to track Centcom hackers->

DavidGilbert99 writes: The FBI and Anonymous don't have what you would describe as a close relationship (not in a good way at least) but it seems the agency is actively using information obtained by one member of the hacktivist group to try and track down the hackers behind the attack on Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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Submission Nasa's New Horizons Pluto mission powered by chip from original PlayStation->

DavidGilbert99 writes: Nine years after launch Nasa's New Horizons mission to Pluto has been woken up as it approaches the distant planet and it has all been made possible by the same MIPS R3000 micro-processing chip that was the CPU of choice for Sony's original PlayStation — launched in 1994.
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