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10/12/2018

D.J. Koh, CEO of Samsung's mobile business, said the company's upcoming foldable device, which could be launched as early as next month, aims to be more than a gimmick. Koh reported that the company is focusing heavily on creating a seamless user experience, saying, "If the user experience is not up to my standard, I don't want to deliver those kind of products."

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10/12/2018

Google announced a plan to curb data sharing with outside developers whose apps do not provide email or productivity services. Effective next Jan. 9, the new rule will also restrict developers from selling data or using sensitive customer information for marketing research or targeted ads.

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10/12/2018

The long reign of Moore's Law in IC design and manufacturing is ending, and artificial intelligence technology is its successor, per Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. "Accelerated computing looks at the entire stack, algorithms, software and processor," he said at a company conference, touting the capabilities of graphics processing units.

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10/12/2018

Apple users have been more receptive to the iOS 12 update than they were to iOS 11, with more than half of all Apple devices running the latest upgrade, according to ZDNet data. The iOS 12 update prioritized stability and improved performance over added features.

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10/12/2018

A Tappable study found 42% of gamers prefer playing through mobile phones, while 32% prefer consoles and 26% like computers. Tappable founder Sam Furr credits the growing sophistication of smartphones as well as their sheer availability and convenience for the popularity boost.

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10/12/2018

Widespread breaches of Social Security numbers make it necessary for the US to move beyond basic Social Security cards to cards with chip-and-PIN technology, McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies write in a newly released report. A digital smart card could provide better security by including two-factor authentication or other biometric technologies, the report adds.

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10/12/2018

The US Chamber of Commerce and FICO have developed a system to provide scores on the extent to which businesses and sectors have secured their networks. The Assessment of Business Cybersecurity score is based on a range of factors, such as the degree to which networks are exposed to the internet.

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10/12/2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are highly convenient for many consumers looking to buy items for the coming holidays, but they are also prime times for hackers to reach those customers' data. Garry McCracken advises retailers to check where their shoppers are from, assess risk exposure, encrypt their data, streamline their data security and get their employees involved in the process.

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10/12/2018

Google plans to help educate children about proper online behavior through a partnership with the National Parent Teachers Association and nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. As part of a National Cybersecurity Awareness and National Bullying Prevention Month initiative, Google will offer Pixelbook laptops for parents and kids with presentation materials about online safety and other issues.

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10/12/2018

A European investigation is now underway into Google's refusal to reveal a major data breach in its Google+ social network for months after it was discovered. The problem came to light internally in March but reportedly was not announced due to fears of regulation.

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