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Stealing encryption keys through the power of touch

> August 21st, 2014 ---
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Researchers from Tel Aviv University have demonstrated an attack against the GnuPG encryption software that enables them to retrieve decryption keys by touching exposed metal parts of laptop computers.

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Facebook’s Plan to Make Apps Work Like Webpages Gathers Momentum

> August 21st, 2014 ---
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Facebook says that hundreds of online companies have adopted its plan to let mobile apps operate more like the world wide web, seamlessly linking together in much the same way that pages do inside your web browser.

How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

> August 21st, 2014 ---
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As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S.

Owners of the Tesla Model S plug-in car largely rely on the company's Supercharger network, which can now facilitate a cross-country trip on one route, with more to come. But what does it actually take to build a Supercharger station? A lot of digging, apparently.

Google gets patent to make Glass look like ordinary specs

> August 21st, 2014 ---
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Google appears to be redesigning Glass to make the wearable computer look less nerdy and more like ordinary eyeglasses.

With the company's computerized eyeglasses, users can take photos and video, view maps and weather reports and read news stories with a tiny see-through display screen that sits above the user's right eye.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2, new iTunes 12 beta for testing

> August 21st, 2014 ---
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OS X Yosemite Beta 2 is now available to download from the Mac App Store for members of the OS X Beta Program. The public release comes a few days after OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 was issued to registered members of Apple's development community.

The first public beta of Yosemite arrived in late July, marking the first time members of the general public could officially test Apples next-generation Mac operating system. OS X Yosemite is scheduled to arrive this fall, and brings new connectivity options between Macs and mobile devices running the upcoming iOS 8 platform.

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Heartbleed behind massive healthcare data breach

> August 20th, 2014 ---
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Further details are emerging on the massive data breach at US hospital operator Community Health Systems (CHS) that saw around 4.5 million patient records being leaked.

Security vendor TrustedSec claimed yesterday that the "Heartbleed" in the open source cryptographic library was to blame for the data breach.

This 16-Year-Old Wants To Make Email More Secure Than Ever

> August 20th, 2014 ---
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In the next two weeks, Abe Storey is aiming to launch his latest startup, an email product called Lock Up Mail.

He’s on a self-imposed time crunch, because after that, he’s starting his junior year of high school. “In its most simple form, locked Up Mail is two things. One, it’s super secure email. The other is a new authentication system,” Storey told Business Insider.

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Apple preps final non-security OS X Mavericks update

> August 20th, 2014 ---
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Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.

Apple issued a new build of the beta of 10.9.5 yesterday, according to 9to5Mac.com. The build, the fourth in a series for 10.9.5, was identified as “13F18.”

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UPS now the third company in a week to disclose data breach

> August 20th, 2014 ---
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Credit and debit card information belonging to customers who did business at 51 UPS Store Inc. locations in 24 states this year may have been compromised as the result of an intrusion into the company's networks.

In a statement Wednesday, UPS said it was recently notified by law enforcement officials about a "broad-based malware intrusion" of its systems.

Twitter suspends accounts sharing beheading images

> August 20th, 2014 ---
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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced Wednesday that the social network was suspending all accounts that posted images from the appalling video allegedly showing the beheading of photojournalist James Foley.

"We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery. Thank you," Costolo tweeted.

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