Retail group says FBI backs PIN use in chip-based cards

(Reuters) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday the Federal Bureau of Investigation's warning on the new chip-based credit cards being vulnerable to fraud backed its stand on the need for a personal identification number instead of a si...

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China arrested hackers at U.S. request: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass to Chinese state-run companies, the Washington Post reported on Fri...

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In iPhone 6s battery shock, Apple says you’re testing it wrong

[Developing story: Updated 8:08 am PT with more comment]

Some iPhone 6s units have much better battery life than others. That's the claim made by amateur benchmarkers who compared ones with A9 SoCs made by either Samsung or TSMC.

So, sigh, everyone's calling it "batterygate." Ho hum. 

Anyway, Apple's response boils down to the now-classic, Jobsian line: "You're [something] it wrong." And as for the weirdly worded PR statement... What is this, Zero Wing? Noun/verb agreement FAIL (for great justice).

TSMC's A9 SoC might be 33% better than the Samsung-sourced chip, according to several benchmarks by real users. That doesn't sound like 2–3%. Is it credible that Apple and the users should be an order of magnitude apart?

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IoT will become a matter of life or death for security pros

Orlando, Fla. -- Internet of Things means different things to different people: Self-driving cars, smart cities, connected homes, health and fitness apps, among others. But for security professionals, IoT will become a safety issue.To read this articl...

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BlackBerry CEO may kill off BlackBerry phones

The end of the BlackBerry handset is nigh -- or at least it will be if the company can't get its phone business in the black before 2016 is out. BlackBerry CEO John Chen already said he'd think about giving up on handsets if the company's situation ...

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