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No more flash: Google moves to HTML5 only for AdWords and DoubleClick

Google continues its crusade against Flash, insisting that all new advertisements uploaded to AdWords and DoubleClick must be displayed in HTML5 instead of the insecure and increasingly archaic Adobe Flash.
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Obama asks Congress for $19 billion to overhaul U.S. ‘digital defences’

Government systems are woefully out of date, and the people using them aren't trained in digital security, which is why Obama wants to overhaul it all. But he needs $19 billion to do it.
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Humble Bundle now publishing fun and ‘risky’ games as Humble Originals 0:57

If you have a Humble Monthly subscription, you're set to get access to new unique games from developers that are published under the Humble Originals banner. They're experimental, but free and "fun!"
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Senator McCain joins the call for new laws against end-to-end encryption

Senator John McCain has called the use of encryption by terrorists “unacceptable,” and has called for new laws to allow authorities to access communications under a court order.
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Microsoft issues a reminder that those unsolicited callers aren’t from Microsoft

Microsoft celebrates Safer Internet Day with a generic list of security advice. Here's hoping that next year the software giant provides users with some more concrete steps to take.
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Utah’s proposed anti-doxxing law draws criticism

Utah State Representative David Lifferth is proposing laws to clamp down on doxxing, but the wording of the legislature is being criticized as heavy-handed and having an unfairly wide berth.
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25 Firefox add-ons that will make you love Mozilla’s browser even more

Love Firefox, but want to make it even better to use, or customize it fit your needs? This list of the best Firefox add-ons will put you on the path to web browsing nirvana.
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Amazon gets in on gaming with Lumberyard, a free engine to rival Unreal and Unity

Unreal Engine and Unity have suddenly got a new competitor. Amazon Lumberyard is a new free game engine with built-in support for Amazon's cloud services and its Twitch streaming service.
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Intel closes loophole that allowed overclocking of non-K processors

Shutting down a popular loophole that allowed PC builders to overclock non-K processors, Intel's microcode update will ultimately push users back to more expensive processors as well as add-on protection plans.
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Three new Viewsonic XG series monitors now being sold, including a 4K model 0:54

Initially revealed back at CES last month, Viewsonic has made available three of its XG series monitors, including two full HD 1080p displays and one costly, yet striking, 4K panel, starting today.
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Get 2 free GB of Google Drive storage by reviewing your security settings

Google wants you to review your security settings, and is willing to give you 2GB of free storage just for checking. The company did the same thing last year, and here's how to review your settings.
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Hacker compromises data of nearly 30,000 FBI and DHS employees with a simple phone call

A hacker has reportedly compromised the personal accounts of 20,000 FBI agents and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees, all with a single phone call.