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BlackBerry opens up BBM to Windows phone users

TORONTO - BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients.

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Microsoft ordered by U.S. judge to submit customer's emails from abroad

NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp must turn over a customer's emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

Ireland, Media 31 Jul 2014

Canada takes steps to secure network after China hacking claim

TORONTO - Canada's top research body has taken steps to tighten security on its computer network, it said on Thursday, days after the government accused state-backed Chinese hackers of breaking into the system.

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Smartphone management flaws puts users at risk, researchers say

VIENNA - Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices.

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China slams Canada for 'irresponsible' hacking accusations

BEIJING - China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

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Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

BOSTON - USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

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