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India has overtaken the U.S. as the top offender for sending junk e-mail, according to a report by Sophos.

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India has overtaken the U.S. as the top offender for sending junk e-mail, according to a report by Sophos.

India Claims Spamming Crown

The sleaziest thing about spam isn’t just that people are bombarded with crass penis-enlargement ads and identity-theft scams. Even more unseemly is that many of us are spammers, and don’t know it. Spammers typically steal our computing resources by renting...

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An asteroid several miles across could push most of life into extinction.

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An asteroid several miles across could push most of life into extinction.

How to Destroy Earth and Other ‘Apocalyp-tech’ Scenarios

With Earth Day this Sunday, my colleague Eric Roston over at the Sustainability channel put together the mother of all how-to slideshows: “How to Destroy the Planet.” Of course, he’s not bent on our collective destruction. As he puts it,...

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The elephant in the room may be your smartphone. Put it down and have some real face time.

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The elephant in the room may be your smartphone. Put it down and have some real face time.

How to Behave at Work, And Reduce Stress, But Not at the Same Time

Congratulations, you made it to Friday. So let’s end the week with Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu, who spoke with LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth about the top stories being shared on the social network. At the top of the list...

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

Who’s Fastest? Google Measures Web Speeds Around the World

If you feel the need for online speed, log on in the Slovak Republic or South Korea. Earlier this month, Google measured Web page load speeds on desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest Internet connections....

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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

Where Did the Bugs Go? Check the Gray Market, HP Report Says

On its face, it seems like a good sign in the battle against hackers: The number of known software vulnerabilities fell by nearly 1,700 last year. Not so. A new report from Hewlett-Packard said the drop — to 6,843 last...

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

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When killing technology, sometimes a bat is required.

Yahoo, Google: Proud Product Killers

For top Internet executives, a failed project is apparently something to brag out. In earnings calls during the past few days, chief executives for Google and Yahoo boasted about how many products they had shuttered. Last week, Google CEO Larry...

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

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Nationwide Mutual Insurance is the latest business to support the switch to Apple and Android phones.

Nationwide Workers Reach for IPhones in Latest Blow to RIM

As soon as Nationwide Mutual Insurance allowed its employees to use iPhones and Android smartphones for work last October, people started ditching their BlackBerrys. Since then, about 15 percent of the company’s 7,000 BlackBerry users have traded in their devices,...

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Google cited patent disputes as key to its agreement to buy Motorola Mobility and its thousands of patents.

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Google cited patent disputes as key to its agreement to buy Motorola Mobility and its thousands of patents.

At U.S. Patent Office, Mobile Makes Up Nearly Quarter of Those Granted

Want to know how much technical brainpower went into making that smart phone in your pocket? By one estimate, nearly a quarter of all patents being granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are now going to mobile technologies,...

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

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Greenpeace gave Apple low marks for its failure to use clean energy to power the massive data centers that run its iTunes store and iCloud synchronization service.

Greenpeace Says Apple, Amazon Clouds Are Dirty, But They Disagree

In 2009, as Apple tried to prove its green credentials with environmentalists, Steve Jobs said he thought the company had made big strides to win over its loudest critic: Greenpeace International. After years of withering attacks, the group had tempered...

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