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John Mello
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Freelance writer and former managing editor of Boston Business Journal and Boston Phoenix
Freelance writer and former managing editor of Boston Business Journal and Boston Phoenix

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Apple Unveils Budget-Friendly iPad, Dresses iPhone in Red | Tablets | ECT News Network - Apple has announced an iPad update, a red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a new video-editing app for iOS. The iPad upgrade has a 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536-pixel Retina display and Apple's A9 64-bit processor. The unit will come in silver, gold and space gray with a starting price of $329 for 32 gigabytes of storage and WiFi-only support. It will cost $459 for a 32-GB unit with WiFi and cellular support.

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Apple May Alter the AR Competition | Tech Buzz | ECT News Network - Apple is stockpiling resources to make a splash in the augmented reality market. The company reportedly is not only marshaling internal resources behind its AR efforts, but also hiring talented outsiders and acquiring companies with expertise in AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software. The new outsiders include engineers who worked VR headsets for Google and Microsoft.

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Facebook Gets Tough on Spy Apps | Privacy | ECT News Network - Facebook has updated its Facebook and Instagram policies to prohibit developers from using data obtained from those platforms in surveillance tools, according to Rob Sherman, deputy chief privacy officer. Facebook already has taken enforcement actions against devs who created and marketed surveillance tools in violation of the company's previous policy, he noted.

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Malware Found Preinstalled on Dozens of Android Phones | Mobile | ECT News Network - Malware has been discovered preinstalled on 36 Android phones belonging to two companies, security software maker Check Point reported. "In all instances, the malware was not downloaded to the device as a result of the users' use -- it arrived with it," noted Oren Koriat, a member of Check Point's Mobile Research Team. The malicious apps were added somewhere along the supply chain.

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Tech Companies Weigh Responses to WikiLeaks Exposure | Cybersecurity | ECT News Network - Following WikiLeaks' publication earlier this week of classified documents stolen from the CIA, major technology companies, including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Cisco, have been scrambling to assess the risks posed to their customers by the revelations. The so-called "Vault 7" leak includes information about methods and tools the CIA crafted to hack into products produced by those companies.

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WikiLeaks Dumps CIA Hacking Docs Online | Cybersecurity | ECT News Network - WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped thousands of classified documents onto the Internet, exposing hacking programs used by the CIA. The torrent of data is just the first in a series of dumps WikLeaks is calling "Vault 7." This first installment includes 8,761 documents and files stolen from an isolated high-security network within the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.

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Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) ReportCybersecurity Ventures - Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Report

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USB-C Port, Curved Display Top Latest iPhone Rumor List | Tech Buzz | ECT News Network - Apple poked a hornet's nest when it removed the standard headphone jack from the iPhone 7. It may do it again by replacing the Lightning port with USB-C in the next iPhone. The Lightning port, introduced in 2012, is used to charge and connect accessories to the iPhone, but Apple reportedly plans to swap it for USB-C, which the company has been introducing into its computer lines.

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Snap Sells Itself as Camera Company as IPO Nears | Wall Street | ECT News Network - As it approaches its IPO, Snap, maker of the popular Snapchat messaging app, is positioning itself as a camera company. "We feel like we're really at the beginning of what cameras can do," said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. "Before, cameras were the best way to perfectly save or record something that you saw. They sort of helped augment memory -- but now, you know, cameras augment the way that we talk."

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The best DevOps conferences of 2017 | TechBeacon - DevOps isn’t yet a detailed, systematic, and codified process. By attending these shows you will learn best practices from leading organizations.
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