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Venezuela’s largest ISP blocks Tor

Venezuelans have been relying on tools like Tor to access news sources, including local outlets like El Nacional and international ones like CNN en Español, after the government banned them in the country. Unfortunately, they're going to have…

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WiFi’s tougher WPA3 security is ready

WiFi security is finally getting an upgrade after 14 years. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched WPA3, the next-generation standard that promises to tackle many of the vulnerabilities that have persisted in wireless networking. Most notably,…

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Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms by SHEERA FRENKEL and MATTHEW ROSENBERG


By SHEERA FRENKEL and MATTHEW ROSENBERG

A meeting in May was meant for a discussion of foreign meddling in this year’s midterm elections. But some tech officials left frustrated.

Published: June 24, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89 by KATIE HAFNER


By KATIE HAFNER

Mr. Heart’s team built the gateway device for the Arpanet, the precursor to the internet. Data networking was so new then, they made it up as they went.

Published: June 24, 2018 at 07:00PM

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What’s on TV: ‘The Expanse’ season finale and ‘Kiss Me First’

This week The Expanse comes to an end — but only on Syfy, since Amazon has agreed to continue the series. Desus & Mero are also wrapping up their run with Viceland before moving over to Showtime, while Netflix is ready to present season two of G…

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‘NBA Live 19’ News: Joel Embiid Revealed As Cover Athlete

Joel Embiid revealed as the cover athlete of NBA Live 19, and that’s a fairly rare occurrence for Philadelphia 76ers players.

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‘Dota 2’ team kicked from $15 million finals for using illegal mouse

There have been several eSports cheating scandals before, including a match-fixing arrest, an 'Overwatch' hackers being fined almost $10 thousand and a PUBG hacker arrested for selling game cheats. The stakes continue to remain high, as with a Dota 2…

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