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A cord cutter’s dream come true: Comcast offers HBO without cable service

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It happened, cord cutters… it really happened. Following a report from DSLReports, it appears as though Comcast has made a new Internet service plan available in some markets that really is a cord cutter’s dream come true.

http://bgr.com/2013/10/25/hbo-go-no-cable-comcast/

http://bgr.com/2013/10/25/hbo-go-no-cable-comcast/

How Snowden’s Email Provider Tried To Foil The FBI Using Tiny Font

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Right before Edward Snowden told the world it was he who had leaked information about some of the government’s most secret surveillance programs, the FBI was hot on his trail. One of the places they looked was Lavabit, the company that hosted Snowden’s email account.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228878659/how-snowdens-email-provider-tried-to-foil-the-fbi-using-tiny-font

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228878659/how-snowdens-email-provider-tried-to-foil-the-fbi-using-tiny-font

Goodbye Microsoft Security Essentials: Microsoft Now Recommends You Use a Third-Party Antivirus

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Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender on Windows 8) was once on top. Over the years, it’s slid in the test results, but Microsoft argued the tests weren’t meaningful. Now, Microsoft is advising Windows users to use a third-party antivirus instead.

http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

http://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/

Researchers reverse-engineer the Dropbox client: What it means

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This past February, at Mobile World Congress, CEO Drew Houston mentioned that Dropbox, the company’s file-hosting service, surpassed 100 million users, and those 100 million users upload over a billion files to Dropbox servers each and every day.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/researchers-reverse-engineer-the-dropbox-client-what-it-means/

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/researchers-reverse-engineer-the-dropbox-client-what-it-means/

Apple neglects OS X privilege escalation bug for six months, gets Metasploit on its case…

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Six months ago, we wrote about a risky bug in the sudo command, the Unix equivalent of Run As… on Windows. You use sudo to run an operating system command as a different user, usually root, the all-powerful Unix administrator account.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/apple-neglects-os-x-privilege-escalation-bug-for-six-months-gets-metasploit-on-its-case

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/29/apple-neglects-os-x-privilege-escalation-bug-for-six-months-gets-metasploit-on-its-case

Introducing Toopher and Duo Support for LastPass

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We’re excited to announce that two new options join the family of multifactor authentication methods we support with LastPass! LastPass now supports Toopher and Duo, both of which can be run from your Android or iOS smartphone and are free for consumers.

http://blog.lastpass.com/2013/08/introducing-toopher-and-duo-support-for.html

http://blog.lastpass.com/2013/08/introducing-toopher-and-duo-support-for.html

Kevin Spacey Reminds Us (and Apple) That TV Execs Are Doofuses video

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One of the mantras of the rumored Apple TV project is that Apple will somehow, through its vision, talent, customer focus and technical expertise give TV viewing customers what they want. Freedom, control and great stories.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/cool_stuff_found/post/kevin-spacey-reminds-us-and-apple-that-tv-execs-are-doofuses

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/cool_stuff_found/post/kevin-spacey-reminds-us-and-apple-that-tv-execs-are-doofuses