Security firm discovers Linux botnet that hits with 150 Gbps DDoS attacks

Security firm discovers Linux botnet that hits with 150 Gbps DDoS attacks

It's the digital equivalent of hunting mosquitos with a hydrogen bomb.

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Facebook Privacy Hoax Once Again Dupes Millions Of Users, Clutters News Feed

Facebook Privacy Hoax Once Again Dupes Millions Of Users, Clutters News Feed

Facebook is all about trends. One moment you're being bombarded with blood moon pictures taken of the supermoon lunar eclipse, and the next you're wading through hoax messages from friends and family who should know better than to post these things. There are two such messages making the rounds at this very moment.

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Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

The Japanese company behind humanoid robot Pepper has told its owners not to get frisky with it. In the user agreement for the android, mobile phone firm SoftBank states: "The policy owner must not perform any sexual act or other indecent behaviour" on the machine, which is designed to live with humans.

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Report: Twitter Prepares to Extend 140-Character Limit

Report: Twitter Prepares to Extend 140-Character Limit

Twitter plans to go beyond its current 140-character limit in tweets with the development of a new product, according to a report in Recode, a tech news, reviews and analysis website. The new product would allow users of the social media platform to publish long-form content. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.

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Vanishing Canada

Vanishing Canada

It’s not just the census. Ottawa’s been destroying research, wiping clean websites and deleting government records. How the attack on information threatens our economy, our reputation and what we know about ourselves. Records deleted, burned, tossed in Dumpsters. A Maclean’s investigation on the crisis in government data.

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First look at Chromecast Audio

First look at Chromecast Audio

There's an old saying in the manufacturing world: Don't reinvent the dongle. Or maybe it was a wheel or something. In any case, it should be little surprise that Chromecast Audio — Google's low-cost answer to the problem of streaming your music easily all over your home — essentially is on the outside the exact same device as the new Chromecast (erm, Video).

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