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Corporate Cultural Issues Hold Back Secure Software Development

An anonymous reader shares a report: As the digital economy expands and software becomes more critical, security worries grow. In a new survey, 74 percent of respondents agree that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing

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Intel Urges OEMs and End Users To Stop Deploying Spectre Patch As It May ‘Introduce Higher Than Expected Reboots’

Intel executive vice president Neil Shenoy said on Monday that the chip-maker has identified the source of some of the recent problems, so it is now recommended that users skip the available patches. From the blog post: We recommend that

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iTunes Snafu Made ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Available Almost a Month Early

An anonymous reader shares a report: When you check out the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ page on iTunes, it says pre-orders of digital copies are expected to arrive on February 20th. But as TorrentFreak reports, some people got their hands on the

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‘Reskilling Revolution Needed for the Millions of Jobs at Risk Due To Technological Disruption’

A new report, published by The World Economic Forum on Monday estimates that 1.4 million U.S. jobs will be hit by automation between now and 2026. Of those, 57 percent belong to women. Without re-education, 16 percent of affected workers

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S Laptops Starting at $189 and New Office 365 Tools for Students

An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft today unveiled new Windows 10 S devices from Lenovo and JP, starting at $189, aimed at the education market. The company also announced new Office 365 learning tools for students. The news mirrors

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Google’s $20 Million Race To the Moon Will End With No Winner — and Google is OK With That

Michael Sheetz, reporting for CNBC: More than ten years after it was announced — and extended over and over — the Google-sponsored race to win $20 million by landing on the moon will end with no winners. The four teams

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Facebook Says It Can’t Guarantee Social Media is Good For Democracy

Facebook said on Monday that it could offer no assurance that social media was on balance good for democracy, but noted that it was trying what it could to stop alleged meddling in elections by Russia or anyone else. From

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Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy Announce F-Droid Android App Store, a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don’t Do Any Tracking

Google Play, the marquee Android apps store, is filled with apps that are riddled with hidden trackers that siphon a smorgasbord of data from all sensors, in all directions, unknown to the Android user. Not content with the strides Google

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Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy’s F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps That Don’t Do Any Tracking

Google Play, the marquee Android apps store, is filled with apps that are riddled with hidden trackers that siphon a smorgasbord of data from all sensors, in all directions, unknown to the Android user. Not content with the strides Google

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To Combat Shortage, Nvidia Asks Retailers To Limit Graphics Card Orders

An anonymous reader writes: If you’re a PC builder — or your aging desktop system is in dire need of some modern upgrades — you’ve probably wondered why it’s impossible to get a graphics card lately. You can thank the

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