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    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    PC Maker Offers Clean Windows Builds, Full Transparency By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Lenovo Promises: No More Bloatware

    Lenovo, the world's largest PC manufacturer, promises to stop preinstalling any software on its Windows laptops that doesn't need to be there. The move comes following security alerts relating to the Superfish adware the company had been preinstalling.

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    Visa Europe Debuts Tokenization Service

    Fraud-Fighting Move Lays Foundation for Apple Pay By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Visa Europe Debuts Tokenization Service

    Visa Europe will launch in April a new mobile payments service to tokenize payment card data, enabling consumers to pay retailers with their smart phones and wearable devices. The move could pave the way for an Apple Pay rollout in Europe.

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    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    When Manufacturers Preload 'Free' Apps, Buyers Lose By Mathew Schwartz
    Time to Ban the 'Bloatware'

    Manufacturers of PCs and mobile devices must end the practice of preloading "bloatware." Lenovo's experience with offering "free" adware shows the hidden security and performance tradeoffs buyers must endure.

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    Secure Domains: The DNS Security Debate

    Will CloudFlare's DNSSEC Move Improve Internet Security? By Mathew J. Schwartz<br>Tracy Kitten
    Secure Domains: The DNS Security Debate

    Better DNS security could help block some types of spoofing, poisoning and DDoS attacks. But the DNSSEC approach has its critics, and it wouldn't improve Internet security overnight.

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    RSA's Amit Yoran: 2015 Security Agenda

    New President Speaks Out on Attacks, Controls, Staffing By Tom Field
    RSA's Amit Yoran: 2015 Security Agenda

    RSA President Amit Yoran's focus is on refining RSA's vision, growth strategy and emerging technology. A key consideration in honing that strategy: the rise and pervasiveness of advanced threat actors.

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