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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

This week the soon to be released book "The New Digital Age" authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal. Their review includes words from the author regarding the future digital dominance of China across our planet, especially as it pertains to the United States in the very near future. This is not the first time Schmidt has predicted political waves crashing in before they've gone ahead and happened - an essay by Schmidt and colleague Jared Cohen called “The Digital Disruption" (published in 2010) correctly predicted Arab Spring (more or less). Could this be the next great digital high tide coming towards us?

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

iOS 6.1 jailbreak arriving Sunday, here’s how to prepare

An official iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is just around the corner. Come Super Bowl Sunday, iOS users will once again be able to jailbreak the latest firmware in order to open up a world of customization on their iOS devices. However, we haven’t seen an untethered jailbreak since Apple released iOS 5.1.1 back in May 2012, so it’s definitely been awhile since avid jailbreakers have had anything to do. With that said, we’ve decided to refresh your brain and help get you on the right track towards a successful jailbreak before it officially releases on Sunday. Here are a few things you should do before you dive in.

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New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

New York Times repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers

The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, Chinese hackers have repeatedly attacked the company's computer system, something it says coincides with an investigation it published on Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's relatives. With the aid of security experts, the company has stopped the attackers, but not before they managed to get data on reporters and employees.

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HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

HTC HD2 Windows RT hack brings metro apps to WVGA

One of the most-hacked smartphones in the history of the mobile universe, the HTC HD2, is continuing to get its guts spun as Windows RT (tablet Windows 8) gets pushed to it with full-screen metro-style apps! This hack is a continuation of a project being run by @CotullaCode as mentioned a few weeks ago right here on SlashGear. This smartphone originally ran Windows Phone 6.5 and has since been hacked to run Android, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, and even oddities such as First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE.

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Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

Another SnapChat hack lets you save photos forever

If you've ever used the app SnapChat to send out pictures that you didn't want people to have access to forever, you have new reason to be worried today. In the past, a hack surfaced allowing you to see sent pictures and texts after they expired that was rather complicated. The complicated nature of the hack meant most people simply wouldn't bother.

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Google taps Yubico for password USB rings of the future

Google taps Yubico for password USB rings of the future

This week it's been revealed that Google is getting pumped up about working with the company known as Yubico with intentions of creating a sort of "Password Key" that exists in a USB plug around your finger. The report that's about to be published in IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine is bringing word from Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and Engineer Mayank Upadhyay on not just the key, but a variety of ways they see online account security working in the future. Are you ready to trust your online life to the ring around your finger?

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 17th, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 17th, 2013

This week it's all about the after-shocks of CES, and that means apps galore, denials of wrongdoing, and lots of super fun reports of malware. New devices continue to flow after CES's departure including the iriver ULALA smartphone, Genius Gila gaming mouse, and Satechi USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure. You'll want to be following the Aaron Swartz story as well - this isn't over yet!

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