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The customized shortened URLs of many media outlets are being repurposed by hackers to point to fraudulent news sites, according to security experts from Websense. One of the reasons for this hijacking is due to the fact that many news organizations make their Bitly API keys publicly available, which the Websense team says is a mistake.

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At its annual Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this summer, Apple unveiled its plans for the next version of its desktop OS, Mac OS X. Mavericks, which was released last year, was the first non-big cats version of the OS and so far, the changes have been subtle and not revolutionary. Yosemite follows a similar path and inches the OS closer and closer to its mobile cousin, iOS. The Verge has a great overview of what to expect from Mac OS X Yosemite.

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Ever since Windows 95, the Start Menu has cemented itself as an iconic part of Windows operating system. The initial removal of the menu in the first version of Windows 8 caused significant controversy that ultimately resulted in the return of the Start Menu in Windows 8.1. But new screenshots, courtesy of The Verge, show that Microsoft is ready to evolve the Start Menu with Windows 9.

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Emojis, the emoticons that have become commonplace in texting and on social media, have become a form of communication in their own right. Now, there's a social network that's poised to take emojis to the next level by allowing users to communicate in nothing but emojis, reports Engadget. Emojis are officially taking over.

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Google made several impressive announcements on the first day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O. The company unveiled its Android One program, which will finally offer mobile device manufacturers a consistent and unified Android experience. The Next Web has a comprehensive list of all of the major announcements made at Google I/O that's worth reading.

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