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How Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ hurts science and tech

President Trump's plans for "extreme vetting" of visa applicants are a concern for tech and academic conferences, which often draw attendees from around the world.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the CIA were patched years ago, according to Apple.

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Google Play faces cat-and-mouse game with Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice. But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.

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Totem streetlight poles to combine wireless with power on city streets

Many companies are developing smart streetlights that combine energy-efficient LED lighting with wireless communications and sensors. Totem Power is taking that concept a step farther.

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To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates

Google plans to remove the extended validation (EV) status of any such certificates issued by Symantec and force the company to replace all of its customers' certificates.

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First Look: New Apple iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

Apple recently rolled out an upgraded new iPad model, new Apple Watch stuff and a couple other things. Have a look.

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Apple is ‘more like Harry Potter than Pixar’, says Needham & Co.

Apple customers “want to keep buying” its products, Needham & Co say, raising $165 price target

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Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

This is not going to work. TweetDeck is kind of dead.

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Google removing SMS integration from Hangouts: Here's why

If you use Google Hangouts as your main SMS client, you will be out of luck in a few months.

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Mingis on Tech: All about the new Moto G5 Plus

Not every smartphone has to skimp on features or cost a small fortune. Case in point: The Moto G5 Plus, which reviewer Dan Rosenbaum says is a good bargain buy.

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15 unfilled tech jobs that cost the U.S. billions

What's the overall cost of unfilled technology jobs? New research from Glassdoor shows it's in the billions.

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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in an enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data

Uber Technologies has agreed to provide next month its diversity data, which it had earlier declined to make public.

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Although augmented reality may not have gotten very far in the consumer market, the technology is getting a second look in the manufacturing sector.

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FBI director floats international framework on encrypted data access

The FBI director James Comey is suggesting an international approach to solving the encryption debate. He proposes that the U.S. might work with other countries on a “framework” for creating legal access to encrypted tech devices.

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Leaked iCloud credentials came from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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