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Marionette Makes It Easier For Activists To Evade Government Censorship

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 5 Comments · 1.2k views

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There has been an increasing amount of government censorship appearing on the internet over the last few months. Countries like China, Iran, Egypt, and Syria have been increasingly clamping down on internet sites and comments critical of the government. Marionette, an open source project, intends to level the playing field for activists.

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uTorrent Considers Charging Users For Torrent Client

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 14 Comments · 2.2k views

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uTorrent is one of the most popular torrent clients in the world, and the developers are looking towards changing its revenue model. There is no clear announcement yet, but a forum post by the devs indicate that the team is looking for a way to fund development of the client without resorting to ads.

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Canadian Teen Claims His Search Engine Is 47% More Accurate Than Google

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 6 Comments · 4.9k views

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A sixteen-year old Canadian citizen has claimed that he has created a search engine that produces results 47-percent more accurate than what Google can achieve. The personalised search engine attempts to understand the meaning behind the search terms before matching it to a user’s personality and then displaying results.

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Torrent Trackers Ban Windows 10 Users Over Privacy Concerns

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 10 Comments · 3.9k views

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Windows 10 has been banned by several torrent trackers in a strange twist to the P2P file sharing story. This was supposedly done due to the fear that Microsoft’s newest operating scanning the contents of hard drives and deleting all torrents it discovers. Not that Windows 10 is actually capable of doing anything of the sort.

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NVIDIA GameStream Co-Op: Allowing Gamers To Play Together With The Help Of Chrome Browser

by Chief Chapree · 1 week ago · 6 Comments · 724 views

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As it turns out, the GeForce GTX 950 graphics card was not the only new stuff that NVIDIA has announced yesterday. However, the second subject which is an upcoming function within GeForce Experience software called GameStream Co-Op is not available immediately but we have actually seen it in action during a recent media briefing with NVIDIA and it is a rather interesting feature.

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New Mac OS X Vulnerabilities Allows Attackers to Hijack a Mac

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 870 views

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple released an update for its Mac OS X (version 10.10.5) to fix a security flaw, and it looks like a security researcher has discovered two new vulnerabilities.

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Windows 10 Allows Microsoft To Remotely Disable Pirated Games

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 49 Comments · 3.3k views

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Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 End User Agreement, and inserted an interesting clause that allows it to disable pirated software detected on the system. This doesn’t cover everything, but instead refers to unauthorised first party software.

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Kaspersky Accused Of Creating Fake Malware To Trip Up Competitors [Update: Kaspersky Has Issued A Statement]

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 3 Comments · 1.3k views

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Kaspersky Lab is one of the largest cybersecurity firms in the world, and has been responsible for discovering some of the most advanced malware in existence. However, a recent report indicates that the company has been modifying harmless files to look like malware in order to trip up competing products and throw up false positives.

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Lenovo Has Been Using A Windows Anti-Theft Feature To Prevent Its Software From Being Deleted

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 6 Comments · 1.5k views

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Lenovo had better prepare for another round of backlash against its pre-installed software practices. The company has been discovered to have been using an anti-theft feature on all Windows computers to ensure that it’s own software is not removed; even if the user performs a completely fresh reinstall of the operating system.

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Acer Malaysia Begins To Ship Aspire E Series Laptops With Pre-Installed Windows 10

by Chief Chapree · 2 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1k views

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In addition to the newly launched Aspire R11, it turns out that Acer Malaysia has actually begin to ship more products with Windows 10 pre-installed in them. This was confirmed by Johnson Seet, Head of Mobile Computing and Smart Handheld for Acer Malaysia during the launch of Aspire R11 last week who also claimed that Acer is one of the first brand in the Malaysia to deliver products with pre-installed Windows 10.

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Sony Advises VAIO Users To Delay Windows 10 Update

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 12 Comments · 1.2k views

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VAIO users have been warned against updating their laptops to Windows 10 for the time being. Sony is still testing drivers for the new operating system, and it is not yet ready to offer support for the older machines.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 IoT Core; Builds Air Hockey Robot To Show It Off

by Farhan · 3 weeks ago · 1 Comment · 1k views

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Microsoft has released its version of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi and Minnowboard Max. Windows 10 IoT Core is free to download, and is meant to power the next generation of embedded devices that may not have displays. The company has also built an air hockey table to show off its new technology.

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