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As Netflix ramps up its films, Rob Redford in this sci-fi...

A sci-fi film about life after death kicks off what could be a big 2017 for Netflix.

A kitten becomes Exhibit 41 in defamation suit against Buzzfeed over...

"Six ways Buzzfeed has misled the court... and a picture of a kitten."

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.At the Cebit trade show in Hannover, Germany, he'll be looking back at that period in live video interview from Moscow on Tuesday evening.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and web data. • Maximum-security essential tools for everyday encryption. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]There have been a lot of changes on the internet in those four years, but one of the biggest is the growth in the use of encryption.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

Amidst all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one thing was crystal clear: People have no idea what hacking an Android smartphone or an iPhone means, or what it entails.News headlines warned of hacking tools that let CIA agents break into anyone’s iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Wikileaks claimed that there were tools that let agents bypass secure messaging apps like Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, and Confide to intercept encrypted messages.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at...

Whether it involved trucks, buildings, or banquettes, AR/MR headset has made life easier.

Don’t read too much into the Switch’s successful launch numbers

Strong opening weekend is necessary, but not sufficient, for long-term success.

Hacker George Hotz cancels Model S order after Tesla reminds him...

Was set to receive a car last week, then came a last-minute call from Tesla legal.

The Internet of Evil Things Being Fueled by Mirai Botnet

Security tools testing vendor Pwnie Express is in the business of helping organizations test their security and identify areas of vulnerability. Over the course of the last year, what has become increasingly apparent to Pwnie Express (and everyone else...

Survey: 14% Of IT Execs Would Pay $500K To Avoid ‘Shaming’...

Bitdefender report shows how negative media headlines following an attack can cause financial damage, ruin business forecasts and severely damage reputations.

Zika crosses the placenta by latching on to fetal blood vessels

Another step toward understanding why the virus causes microcephaly.

Munich’s Linux deployment once again in doubt, may switch to Windows...

Administrative committee claims that using Windows is necessary for compatibility reasons.

Apple’s “new” UAC port wasn’t made by Apple and it isn’t...

"Ultra Accessory Connector" is Apple's name for an obscure but already-existent port.