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Apple CEO Tim Cook chats with China about security and his plans for Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook says talks with Chinese officials about security and user privacy were "very open." He described China as a "key market," and also hinted at the introduction of Apple Pay there in the future.


The NYPD commissioner doesn’t like phone encryption, either

NYPD commissioner William Bratton criticized companies like Apple and Google for enabling encryption for their handsets. Bratton hopes to push legislation that would allow access to handsets without worrying about encryption.


Grandma blocks Wi-Fi and mobile signals from her house with $6,400 paint

According to 72-year-old Stefanie Russell, she suffers from electro-sensitivity. To combat this, she hired specialists to coat her house with four layers of anti-radiation paint.


Zuckerberg is mastering Mandarin, and joins the Tsinghua University advisory board

With Facebook looking to learn more about China's tech market, how long until the ban on the social network is lifted from the country?


Get your fix for pigskin play with this NFL live stream watch guide

The NFL season is finally here. Here's our guide on how to stream live football games online.


Security upgrade! Google will now let you log in with a special USB key

Google on Tuesday announced support for Security Key for its Web services. The Mountain View company promises that the system, which uses a special USB stick, will provide stronger online protection for "particularly security-sensitive" individuals.


Staples is the latest company to announce a credit card data breach

Probably not the last retailer to suffer a massive breach of credit card data this year, office supply chain Staples is looking into the loss of consumer payment information and significant fraudulent activity.


Apple acknowledges iCloud hacking in China, but says its servers are safe

Apple acknowledges iCloud hacking in China, but says its servers are safe. The man-in-the-middle attack aims to compromise the credentials of iCloud users.


Flickr’s simple ‘Park or Bird’ tool is actually a demo of complex image recognition

Flickr's new "Park or Bird" analyzes a photo to tell you if it was photographed in a national park, and if it contains a bird. It seems useless, but it demonstrates the work Flickr's computer vision team is putting into image search.


There’s almost no chance Congress will force companies to decrypt their phones

Even though FBI director James Comey wants Congress to step in if companies don't decrypt their phones, lawmakers don't sound like they will do that. In fact, a measure expanding the FBI's surveillance power will most likely die in Congress.


Facebook sues the law firms that backed a fraudulent ownership claim against it

Several years after Paul Ceglia's case was dismissed and revealed as a fraud, Facebook is suing the law firms which supported the claim he owned 84 percent ownership of the social network.


Sting sings classic phone ringtones, and it’s amazing

During an interview, super talented singer Sting was challenged by Tonight show host Jimmy Fallon to recreate famous ringtones, and thus, the Stingtone was born. It's possibly the best thing you'll hear all day.


How to send email using another address from your Gmail account

Check out this brief guide where we show you how to send email from different accounts using Gmail.


Apple’s Oct. 16 iPad and Mac event is over — Thanks for joining our live chat!

Here are our detailed instructions on how to view Apple's live feed, and if you want to have some fun, join our chatroom for the event and chat with DT staff.


Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ tool lets friends know you’re OK when a disaster hits

Although many people already connect through Facebook to check up on the safety of friends caught up in a disaster, a new tool rolled out by the social networking giant on Wednesday aims to make the process even simpler.