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Gemalto denies 'massive theft' of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ [updated]

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Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks, and dramatically underplayed the significance of the NSA-GCHQ targeting of the company and its employees."

Original story: Digital security vendor Gemalto revealed its findings today following last week's report of an incursion by the NSA and the GCHQ into the vendor's SIM card encryption keys. While Gemalto noted that an operation by NSA and GCHQ "probably happened" in 2010 and 2011, the intrusion could not have resulted in a "massive theft" of SIM card encryption keys as the breach affected the company's office network and not its secure networks.

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OneNote Staff Notebook allows staff members to easily collaborate

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AT&T Lumia 830 with Fitbit Flex is now available for free on-contract

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The Witcher Twos-days: Read our Episode 3 recap and watch the new episode!

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The Witcher 3 is set to be one of the year's biggest role-playing games when it arrives on Xbox One, Windows, and Playstation 4 this May. The third game in the Witcher series differentiates itself from other open-world action-RPGs with its dark and mature storyline filled with meaningful player choices and memorable sidequests.

To help prepare our readers for The Witcher 3, Windows Central has begun a new weekly Twitch series focused on The Witcher 2. Every Tuesday night at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we play through another section of the game while you guys watch the stream at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch. Join us and engage in our social take on this epic Witcher adventure!

Did you miss the previous episode of our Witcher Twos-day series? Don't worry; we've got a full write-up that will get you up to speed – complete with screenshots from the stream!

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WhatsApp scores an update, no changelog in sight

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Five laptops built for travel

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Five laptops built for travel

We've collected our favorite light and travel-friendly laptops here for your consideration.

There are some excellent Windows-powered ultrabooks available for those that need to get serious work done while on the road. Given the booming popularity of these light, powerful laptops, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, but we've found five that we're really enjoying right now. Keep in mind that you may end up paying a bit of a premium for portability, but sometimes a tablet just isn't enough to get things done. On the flip side, you may also take a hit in horsepower for the sake of saving battery, as in the case with the (still entirely capable) Core M processors.

Enough yap, let's dig into some great laptops built to move.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone snags bug fixes in latest update

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Cortana also gets 'Fitness Tracker' support for workout recommendations

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Besides movies and 'pick the winners', some users are reporting to us that Cortana also has a new Lifestyle interest. Heading deeper into the category reveals a Fitness Tracker section, which we presume ties into the Microsoft Band.

Currently, none of us at Windows Central has the interest in our Cortana Notebook, so we can only guess as to how it works.

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Cortana can now tell you about new movies, plus you can 'Pick the Winners'

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If you are using Cortana on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 preview device, you may want to dive into Settings > Interests to check off some new categories. It looks like the Cortana team has finally delivered on some new items for Cortana to follow, and we are excited to see how they work.

Sometime in the last few days 'Showtimes + Trailers' (found under Movies) and 'Pick the Winners' (found under Entertainment) were added to Cortana's information repository. Users can then enable the categories and the personal assistant will keep you up to date when there are changes.

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Review - JOTO Screen Protector Film Guard for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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These days most electronic devices, especially high-end ones like the Surface Pro 3, have durable, scratch-resistant glass screens. That makes screen protectors much more of a personal preference than a must-have accessory.

They can also serve other functions, such as glare filtering. Since I often work in a very well lit environment most of the day, I find having a glare filter can be beneficial, so I decided to try a few. Today I will be looking at the JOTO Screen Protector Film Guard for the Surface Pro 3.

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Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

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Microsoft is removing Google Chat and Facebook Chat support from Outlook.com

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Stardock's CEO talks to us about the company's new Windows 10 Start menu, Start10

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Windows 10 won't officially be launched until sometime later in 2015, but software developers are already working on applications that will expand on the features in Microsoft's next operating system. One of the most well known third party Windows app makers, Stardock, has just launched their first Windows 10 program, Start10. The app offers users a way to bring the classic Windows 7-based Start menu to Windows 10, along with a number of other features.

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The Windows Phone action game I, Gladiator is this week's myAppFree Deal

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I, Gladiator is an action adventure Windows Phone game that has you playing the role of Rufus, a pawn that is caught in the middle of two warring Roman gods. To escape the clutches of the gods and regain control of his fate, Rufus must battle his way from the bottom of the gladiator hierarchy in a series of increasingly difficult tournaments.

I, Gladiator normally runs $2.99 but for the next twenty-four hours, through the myAppFree deal, you can pick the Windows Phone game up for free. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the graphics look good, gaming controls are gesture based and in just tinkering with I, Gladiator for a short time the game comes across as an entertaining way to pass the time.

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D&D-themed MMO 'Neverwinter' launches for the Xbox One March 31

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