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Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach
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Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and a blog post by CEO Adam D’Angelo, the company said a “malicious third party” gained unauthorized access to Quora’s systems on Friday. Its internal security teams and a “leading digital forensics […]

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Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen
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Enlarge / Natural gas meters are fixed to the outside of residential townhouses and apartments (credit: Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Three natural gas distributors issued a report this week detailing plans to convert the UK’s residential gas system to a hydrogen delivery system. UK firms Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, as well as Norwegian […]

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Many Free Mobile VPN Apps Are Based In China Or Have Chinese Ownership
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A new study has found that more than half of the top free mobile VPN returned by Play Store and App Store searches are from developers based in China or with Chinese ownership, raising serious concerns about data privacy. “Our investigation uncovered that over half of the top free VPN apps either had Chinese ownership […]

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Sun’s closest solo star may have company
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Enlarge / The position of Barnard’s star relative to the Earth and its other neighbors. (credit: IEEC/Science-Wave/Guillem Ramisa) From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based telescopes, we now know that planets are common in our galaxy. But the methods we’ve used to detect most of them are biased toward […]

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Being a morning person might have some health advantages
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Enlarge / If you consider 10:50 a reasonable time to wake up, it may or may not say something about your breast-cancer risk. (credit: Henrique Simplicio / Flickr) A paper presented at the National Cancer Research Institute this week has made for some flashy headlines, like this confident declaration from India’s Economic Times: “Ladies, check your […]

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How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years
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Enlarge / A bike of roughly the same vintage as the author’s. (credit: Billy Meinke / Flickr) We tend to think of technology as something that moves electrons around. But I’m going to take a little diversion into technology that is used to move us around (and yes, our electrons as well, you pedants). The […]

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A Bug in Steam, Which Was Recently Patched, Could Have Given Users Access To Activation Key of Any Game
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Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]

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In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have internet at all     – CNET
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5G is around the corner, yet pockets of America still can’t get basic internet access.

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Google's CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Have Been Very Promising
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At Wired’s 25th anniversary summit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company’s internal tests developing a censored search engine in China have been very promising. Pichai is strengthening his commitment on the controversial search engine, codenamed Project Dragonfly, saying the potential to expose the world to more information is guiding Google’s push into China. “We […]

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