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FCC Votes 2-1 To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules

May 19, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

The FCC has voted 2-1 to repeal net neutrality rules originally put in place by the Obama administration as reported by Reuters. The vote took place on Thursday, May 18,…

Wannacry Ransomware Decrypters WannaKey & WannaKiwi Released

May 19, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

Two separate decryption tools to get around the encryption scheme used in the Wannacry ransomware have been released as reported by The Hacker News. WannaCry (also known as Wcry or Wanna)…

NSA-Derived Ransomware WannaCry Shuts Down Computers Worldwide

May 14, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

A ransomware derived in part from NSA tools publicly leaked last month has shut down computers around the world recently. The ransomware is known as WannaCry, WCry, or simply Wanna.…

Google Chrome To Expand On HTTPS Warnings

April 29, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

Google Chrome will be expanding on its warnings about whether or not a site uses the HTTPS protocol. Aside from being the first four letters in any web address, HTTP…

Microsoft is Cutting Certain Services From Standalone Versions Of Microsoft Office

April 21, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

Services such as OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business will be cut from the standalone versions of Microsoft Office as reported by PCWorld. The change is planned to take…

Windows 10 Is Now On A Six-Month Upgrade Cycle

April 21, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be shifting to a six-month cycle for major upgrades to Windows 10, Tom’s Hardware reports. The core reason for the stated move is…

Open-Source Patch Circumvents Windows Next-Gen CPU Check

April 20, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

An open-source patch has been created to circumvent a Windows Update CPU check in Windows 7 & 8.1 as reported by Bleeping Computer. Microsoft had previously stated that the latest…

Google Introduces PAX – The Android Networked Cross-License Agreement

April 4, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

Google has announced PAX, the Android Networked Cross-License Agreement for devices in their software ecosystem. PAX – no relation to a certain webcomic convention – is intended to make it easy for…

President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Rollback Bill

April 4, 2017 by Robert N. Adams

The EFF reports that President Trump has signed S.J. Res. 34, the final version of the bill set to repeal an FCC internet privacy rule that prevented ISPs from sharing Consumer…

Developers Can Now Reply to User Reviews on the Apple App Store

April 3, 2017 by Chris Anderson

Apple has implemented a new feature that allows developers of apps found on the Apple App Store to reply to reviews posted by users. This feature comes after years of…