Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $439.7 million
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Nicked four patents then hacked off the judge

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million for nicking the tech in four patents in FaceTime and other iOS apps.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
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Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

ISIS wife had laptop packed with porn
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Say what you like about IS, they are open minded about porn

The question of how many members of the Islamic State Death cult follow Islamic moral codes has been thrown into question by the discovery of a laptop by one of the IS wives packed with porn.

Stick your hard drive in the microwave
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Western Digital’s cunning plan to squeeze more from old tech

Western Digital’s boffins have come up with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) which can use the company’s existing production chain to cram a lot more storage onto a standard 3.5-inch disk.

Russians used YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go to get Trump elected
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Full on disinformation effort

Russian linked accounts were churning out Pro-Trump propaganda during the election using diverse means such as YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go.