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Windows Defender will strap scareware to its ass-kicking machine

Junkware claiming it can rid PCs of viruses, clean up the Registry, etc are doomed

Microsoft will tighten the screws on scummy developers who use scare tactics to frighten people – particularly non-tech savvy folks – into paying for unnecessary software.…

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Source:: Register

Facebook is still raking it in, but big changes lay ahead – CNET

The world’s biggest social network is almost minting money, even after Mark Zuckerberg’s warnings that news feed changes could hurt business. …read more

Source:: CNet

Foldable Samsung phone for 2018 could have a folding display – CNET

Samsung’s doubling down on foldable screens. Here’s the proof. …read more

Source:: CNet

As wireless growth ebbs and flows, AT&T set for fight of its life – CNET

Casting a shadow over the company’s fourth-quarter results, which saw an increase in wireless subscribers, is the looming court fight with the US Department of Justice over its Time Warner acquisition. …read more

Source:: CNet

Shots of the super blue blood moon worth waking up early for – CNET

Those who woke early enough were rewarded with a lunar eclipse and supermoon on Jan. 31. …read more

Source:: CNet

FBI slams secret memo alleging Feds spied on Team Trump: ‘Material omissions of fact’

Partisan nonsense has engulfs law enforcement

Analysis The FBI has slammed a still-secret memo that claims the bureau was politically motivated when it requested a wiretap on a key advisor of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Sorry, Rex Tillerson isn’t offering you a $1.85 million ATM card – CNET

Commentary: The Federal Trade Commission warns of an email scam that suggests the secretary of state is participating in a big giveaway. …read more

Source:: CNet

Big Backing For ‘Universal Stylus’ Campaign

Google has backed an effort to standardise touch-screen styluses so they can be used on many devices. From a report: The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) was launched, in 2015, to encourage companies to produce styluses that work on rivals’ products Dell, Intel, Lenovo, LG and graphics tablet-maker Wacom have all backed the project. However, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung have not. One expert suggested the big brands would keep their proprietary pens. Styluses designed to work with modern touch-screen devices and graphics tablets usually contain sensors to detect pressure, movement and orientation of the pen.

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Source:: Slashdot

Samsung meets Bitcoin? Yep, the firm is making crypto chips – CNET

The phone and appliance powerhouse is also the world’s largest chipmaker. And it’s making processors for mining virtual dinero. …read more

Source:: CNet

Lotus hopes to launch an SUV, two sports cars in the next four years – Roadshow

We’ll believe ‘em when we see ‘em. …read more

Source:: CNet

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