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BlackBerry will fully exit Pakistan over government surveillance demands
BlackBerry has decided not to operate in Pakistan after Dec. 30, rather than let the local government intercept communications on its enterprise services.
‘USB Killer’ is a flash drive designed to fry your laptop
Have you ever heard stories about malicious USB thumb drives frying laptops and thought they were far fetched? An electronics engineer heard them too, and then set out to create a prototype.
US Congress members urged to embrace encrypted apps
Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.
One in Four Countries Block Some Google Services
Google’s services are blocked or censored to some degree in one-fourth of the countries where it operates, the company said Monday. “China is the most polarizing example, but it is not the only one. Google products — from search and Blogger to YouTube and Google Docs — have been blocked in 25 of the 100 [...]
Microsoft Updates Windows 7 Activation Technology
Microsoft has revised the way it authenticates copies of Windows 7, the company announced Thursday. Microsoft is adding to Windows 7 a new signature-based approach for checking if an OS is properly licensed. This signature checking will happen in addition to the key-based verification process.