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Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete”


Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete”
Bucking a major trend, the company speaks out against the age-old practice.

June 3, 2019 at 10:35PM
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Naked protesters condemn nipple censorship at Facebook headquarters


Naked protesters condemn nipple censorship at Facebook headquarters
The demonstrators covered their bodies with stickers of male nipples to protest against Facebook and Instagram’s ban on “some photos of female nipples” on the platforms. The activists say the ban harms artists and users exploring gender and identity.

June 3, 2019 at 10:35PM
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Apple Backs Off Crackdown on Parental-Control Apps by JACK NICAS


By JACK NICAS

The iPhone maker acted as tech giants faced more scrutiny over what critics argue is anticompetitive behavior.

Published: June 2, 2019 at 07:00PM

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Australian National University hit by huge data breach

Vice-chancellor says hack involved personal and payroll details going back 19 years

The Australian National University is in damage control after discovering a major data breach a fortnight ago in which a “significant” amount of staff and student information was accessed by a “sophisticated operator”.

In a message to staff and students, vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt said in late 2018 someone illegally accessed the university’s systems.

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A Eulogy for iTunes by KEVIN ROOSE


By KEVIN ROOSE

Apple’s software changed the way we listen to music. And though it got a little bloated over the years, we will miss it.

Published: June 2, 2019 at 07:00PM

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Ransomware

Ransomware is a special type of malware. Once it infected your computer, it encrypts all of your files and demands you pay a ransome if you want your files back. Be suspicious of any emails trying to trick you into opening infected attachments or click on malicious links, common sense is your best defense. In addition. backups are often the only way you can recover from ransomware.

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The rise and fall of iTunes, Apple’s most hated app


The rise and fall of iTunes, Apple’s most hated app
It was a long run for iTunes, the jukebox software that revolutionized the music industry after its launch in 2001. But now, in the year 2019, it’s finally being put out of its misery — and ours.

June 3, 2019 at 07:55PM
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