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Microsoft Defender coming to devices running Android, iOS

Microsoft Defender software will extend its activity to fight the good fight against malware on iOS and Android mobile platforms. Expect to see the Defender software for these devices later this year, according to reports. ...

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TikTok offers feature that gives parents more control over their kids' access

Parents concerned with their children's TikTok obsession can perk up with the app's new feature that lets them have more control over how many videos is too many.

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Storytelling can reduce virtual reality cybersickness

A storyline with emotionally evocative details can reduce virtual reality cybersickness for some people, according to a new study.

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Apps could take up less space on your phone, thanks to new 'streaming' software

If you resort to deleting apps when your phone's storage space is full, researchers have a solution.

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Patches to make Sudo utility less open to abuse

A flaw that gave out root privileges gets patched. It is a utility that, said Dan Goodin in Ars Technica, can be found in "dozens of Unix-like operating systems."

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Rockstar loses its rock star GTA game producer

The creative force behind the Grand Theft Auto video games, Dan Houser, will leave next month the Rockstar Games firm he cofounded, its parent company said.

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Engineer still concerned over Safari tracking prevention

The headlines on many tech-watching sites this week amounted to one big whaaat? An anti-tracking feature in Apple's Safari browser was actually exposing private browsing habits, according to researchers outside Apple. This ...

Tinder unveils 'panic button' for emergency response

Tinder announced Thursday that US users would soon have a "panic button" to alert authorities to potentially dangerous situations as part of a stepped up safety initiative by the popular dating app.

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Plugin vulnerability finders tell WordPress users to update asap

Three WordPress plugins have been picking up quite the glare of attention this month after researchers found serious vulnerabilities in them—and the numbers are sobering, in that these plugins have been installed on more ...