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Companies including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL are working on a system to help prevent users from receiving malicious emails. The group’s goal is to make email a more secure messaging system, where sensitive data like bank information can be transmitted safely. In other news, hope isn’t lost if you used Megaupload.com to store personal files. Prosecutors are working on a deal with the companies storing the data and hope to release your files in the near future. If no deal is made, the data could be gone as early as this week. And finally, AT&T announced that the highly anticipated Samsung Note would be available February 19th. The 4G LTE smartphone has a huge 5.3-inch screen and includes a stylus that converts your handwriting to text. It costs $300 with a two-year contract and pre-orders begin February 5th.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategy, design and engineering firm focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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