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  • NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

    A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.

  • North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

    Two cities in North Carolina could be the first to benefit from a planned expansion of Google's fiber-optic Internet service.

  • Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

    These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don't even know they're talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.

  • Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.

  • China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

    China is clamping down on unrestricted access to the Internet by blocking services that allow users to get around government censorship.

  • US spy program has financial, security impacts, says Snowden

    The U.S. National Security Agency needs to consider the repercussions of its spying on electronic communications and data, especially how that impacts U.S. economic interests, former NSA analyst Edward Snowden said today.

  • Sony delays earnings report in wake of hack attack

    Sony has requested approval to delay its third-quarter earnings report, citing damage to network systems in its Sony Pictures Entertainment division caused by the cyberattack it sustained late last year.

  • Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

    In a move to beef up its portfolio of analysis software and services, Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

  • Republicans call on FCC to release net neutrality proposal before voting

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should release his proposed net neutrality rules to the public before the commission votes in late February, three top Republican lawmakers said Friday.

  • Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

    The most famous twins in social media and cryptocurrency want to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange -- named Gemini, of course.

  • Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

    Over 5,000 devices used by gas stations in the U.S. to monitor their fuel tank levels can be manipulated from the Internet by malicious attackers.

  • Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

    Dutch authorities have started fining ride-hailing service Uber Technologies €10,000 (about US$11,200) every time they catch a driver using the UberPop service, which is banned in the Netherlands.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

    Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

  • China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack

    The Chinese government has denied any involvement in a recent cyber attack against Microsoft's Outlook.com, and it even went as far to accuse a watchdog group of slander for suggesting that the country could be behind it.

  • Uber applies for license in Delhi under new conditions

    Banned from Delhi in December after the alleged rape of a woman passenger by one of its drivers, Uber has applied for a license under the city's revised Radio Taxi Scheme that places tighter controls on taxi operators.

  • Hutchison Whampoa in talks to acquire O2 in the UK in over $15B deal

    Hutchison Whampoa is in negotiations to acquire O2, a mobile operator in the U.K., leading to significant consolidation in the country's mobile services market.

  • Windows Phone 10 tries to become the smaller side of Windows 10

    The Windows Phone platform commands no more than 4 percent of the world's smartphone market, and the opportunity for developers to attract that group of users has never been a great one.

  • Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

    When Windows 8 was first previewed to developers during Microsoft's first preview event for that operating system in September 2011, one of the system's most indispensable sources of functionality was said to be the cloud -- specifically, the cloud service known at that time as Windows Azure.

  • Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

    Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

  • Your typing style could better protect your accounts

    A new type of keyboard could make it irrelevant if your password is divulged, providing a much higher level of computer security.