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One of Linux’s most important commands had a glaring security flaw

Sponsored Links die-phalanx via Getty Images If you’ve used the command line in Linux or a Unix-based platform like macOS, you’re probably familiar with the “sudo” command — it lets you run tasks with different (usually elevated) permissions than you’d otherwise have. It’s powerful, but it was apparently too powerful until now. Developers have fixed …

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Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

Sponsored Links Microsoft Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll need a handset running at least Android 7.0 Nougat …

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Opera’s stricter privacy controls could also speed up your web browsing

Sponsored Links Opera Opera doesn’t want to miss the browser privacy bandwagon, and it’s taking an unusual angle to sell it: it’s promising a speed boost. The newly released Opera 64 includes a tracker blocker that prevents sites from tracking you across the web (usually for ads or behavior fingerprinting) and, reportedly, delivering roughly 20 …

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This AI Platform Identifies Privacy Threats in Social Networks and Messengers

</header> <strong>Preserving your online privacy has become almost a lost cause these days. Thankfully, some entrepreneurial minds have taken it upon themselves to help web users stay informed of privacy risks and take action to thwart attempts to access their personal data. Guard is a platform which is doing exactly that. </strong> Also read: Bankers …

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10 Tax Tools to Help Crypto Owners

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>While tax laws on cryptocurrency vary by jurisdiction, there are many useful tools to help you calculate crypto taxes, lower your tax liabilities, and simplify your filing — no matter where you are. Many of them work globally, supporting tax forms of multiple countries, and can import data directly from all major …

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Microsoft’s redesigned To Do app ties into more of its services

Sponsored Links Microsoft Microsoft is continuing its quest to replace Wunderlist with its entirely in-house offering. The software maker has unveiled a redesigned To Do app for desktop and mobile that both offers a fresher look and, crucially, tighter integration with Microsoft services. You can flag messages from Microsoft-based email accounts to send them to …

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Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud

Sponsored Links Cherlynn Low/Engadget To date, reinstalling Windows has meant using a local copy — either something already stored on your PC (and thus at risk of going bad) or something external. Soon, though, it might just be a matter of grabbing it online. On top of changing tablet mode, the latest Windows 10 Insider …

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Huawei reveals Harmony OS, its alternative to Android

Sponsored Links Richard Lai/Engadget Huawei’s long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today’s Huawei Developer Conference, the company’s Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu surprised the audience by unveiling “Harmony OS,” which is said to be faster and safer than Android. While the software is primarily aimed at IoT products (such as smart displays, …

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Crypto Wallet’s Browser Offers Thousands of DApps in One Place

A mobile crypto wallet has announced that users can now effortlessly access thousands of decentralized applications (DApps) directly through its platform. Lumi Wallet says its motivation is to create a one-stop-shop for crypto enthusiasts — a whole ecosystem focused on convenience and simplicity. At the heart of this strategy has been an ambition to streamline …

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IOTA Foundation Launches Trinity, a New Software Wallet for IOTA tokens

The IOTA Foundation has launched the Trinity wallet, as the organization announced in a press release on July 2. The announcement advertises the Trinity wallet as an improve to both ease-of-use and security for users conducting transactions in IOTA, with the purported goal of appealing to both new and advanced users. Reportedly, the wallet’s beta …

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