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DDoS attacks hit record numbers in Q2 2015

DDoS attacks have grown substantially in the last quarter, according to Akamai's latest State of the Internet report. Large-scale attacks have increased, and gaming networks on the most common victim.

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What’s your favorite emoji? SwiftKey’s ‘United States of Emoji’ map reveals our habits

SwiftKey analyzed user data to see which emoji are most popular in each state of the U.S. and got some entertaining results. Vermont uses the poop emoji more than any other state, and California is a fan of the taxi emoji.

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Ashley Madison hackers follow through with threat to dump members’ data online

Cheating spouses who use the Ashley Madison site may be sweating it out in the coming days after hackers dumped stolen data online that reveals not only names and payment information, but also intimate details of their sexual preferences and fantasies.

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Amazon looks set to test click-and-collect system for picking up packages

Amazon looks as if it's gearing up to test a new click-and-collect service called "Flex" that offers customers another option when it comes to getting their hands on ordered items.

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Target in $67m settlement with Visa over massive 2013 hack

Target was hit by a massive hack back in 2013, one which affected as many as 110m customers. To cover the costs of card issuers that had to deal with its aftermath, the retail giant has agreed with Visa to pay $67m to those affected.

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Feeling adventurous? Bar Roulette wants to take you to a random bar

Are you sick of going to the same old bar to grab a drink? A new Web app called Bar Roulette, wants to bring out your adventurous side and introduce you to new bars. It uses Uber to drive you there and Yelp to vet the bars for quality.

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Want to track something? You can repurpose Amazon Dash buttons

There was a lot of skepticism when Amazon introduced its $5 Dash buttons. Instead of using them to buy diapers, one guy repurposed them to keep track of when his baby wakes up at night.

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NYT exposes reasons why you might not want to work at Amazon

Led by CEO Jeff Bezos, Amazon is one of the world's most successful companies — but it's also one of the most punishing places to work, as a new report in The New York Times outlines.

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Chaplain services make virtual house calls, offer spiritual guidance via Skype

With the rise of telemedicine and other remote medical services, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that counseling would need to go digital. Now, patients can seek spiritual guidance by way of Skype,

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Stories you missed this week: Tinder dumps its CEO, Samsung’s dueling Galaxies

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

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Mozilla makes private browsing on Firefox even more private

Mozilla is testing private browsing enhancements for Firefox to give secretive users invisibility from website services that track can their browsing activity and collect their data.

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Google could soon be searching your desktop too

A patent application granted to Google this week shows the company (now part of Alphabet) wants to take a closer look inside your desktop applications and your offline data in the future.

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When Airbnb experiences are more mediocre than mortifying

The sharing economy is partly based on people giving honest reviews, but this might not always happen. When you have a negative Airbnb experience but your host was really nice, how do you review them?

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How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

It’s always tempting to connect to public Wi-Fi networks when you find them, especially when mobile data is patchy, but is it safe? What are the risks of public Wi-Fi and how can we mitigate them? We asked an expert.

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Bitmoji leaps out of Facebook and smartphones, now a Chrome extension

Bitmoji, the app for creating those humorous avatar emojis, is now available as a Chrome extension. Now, in addition to iOS, Android, and Facebook, users can use Bitmojis on the Web.

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