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On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Oracle plans to release a collection of patches as a part of their Critical Patch Update. This Patch Update contains fixes across hundreds of their products and corrects some 73 new security vulnerabilities. Please take a look at the Pre-Release Announcement located at Oracle, and start planning your patch management strategy for your organization.
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Some smartphone apps use ambient sounds to figure out what you're paying attention to or watching on TV, or where you're shopping. It's a way for marketers to target ads to you. It's also snooping. Mike Elgan explains.

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