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Watch Out, North Korea Wants Your Bitcoin
A phishing email that targets the cryptocurrency industry has been linked to the Lazarus Group, a shadowy hacking collective believed to work for North Korea.



Does the End of Net Neutrality Mean I Need a VPN?
The end of net neutrality means that ISPs may start preferring some websites and services over others. If you don't like that idea, get a VPN.



Vivo Will Offer First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
If you were expecting Samsung, Google, or LG to get it first, think again, Vivo is Synaptics' first customer for Clear ID.



'Triton' Malware Attacks Industrial Safety Systems
The malware, believed to have hit a target in the Middle East, is designed to reprogram the safety system controllers, causing them to potentially ignore any hazardous conditions.



Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating Mirai Botnet
A New Jersey man named Paras Jha was the mastermind who developed and refined the Mirai malware's source code, according to the Justice Department.



Google Opens AI Research Center in Beijing
Google wants to tap Chinese talent even though its services are blocked in the country.



Synaptics Starts Mass-Producing In-Display Fingerprint Sensors
Next year's premium smartphones will probably embed their fingerprint sensors under the touchscreen.



Reddit, Kickstarter Join Net Neutrality Protests, Rally Users
Bigger sites such as Google were quiet during Tuesday's "Break the internet" protest to oppose the upcoming FCC action to end the net neutrality protections.



Steam Bans Text Adventure For Pornographic Content
Seemingly Pointless' You Must Be 18 or Older to Enter may be all text, but it's viewed as porn by Steam.



Tech Pioneers Blast FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
Steve Wozniak, Tim Berners-Lee and other prominent internet pioneers signed Monday's letter, calling for Congress to cancel Thursday's vote.