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Apple may be too late to make a big social impact

If Apple is working on a social app, or even eyeing an outright foray into a social network, is it too little too late?

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

To spy on a human rights activist, government hired hackers may have gone as far to use three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS.

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Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme

The relatively new "Plus Codes" are another way to identify a location that doesn't require a geography course.

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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SwiftKey Beta resurrects predictions for phone numbers, emails, and other saved data

The update also adds in the new Android Nougat emojis and fixes a number of pesky bugs.

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When will your phone get Android Nougat?

Our continually updated list has all the latest details, announcements, and rumors to give you the best possible picture of when you'll get Android 7.0.

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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's 3D NAND chips -- which increase the density and durability of flash drives -- are coming to more consumer and enterprise SSDs.

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VR, machine learning drive tech job market

Demand for virtual reality experts and machine learning engineers is spiking as enterprise adoption of these technologies grows.

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So your company’s been hacked: How to handle the aftermath

Education and planning are key, cyber-security expert Tyler Cohen Wood says.

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Facebook will use Whatsapp users' personal data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

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Cisco starts patching firewall devices against NSA-linked exploit

Cisco Systems has started releasing security patches for a critical flaw in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls targeted by an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Experts challenge Skyhigh's patent for cloud-based encryption gateway

Skyhigh Networks, Inc., announced today that it has received a patent for using a hosted gateway to encrypt and decrypt data moving between users and cloud services such as Office 365, but some experts say that the technology is...

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Linux's brilliant career, in pictures

Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more.

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

A plan by the U.S. government to require some foreign travelers to provide their social media IDs on key travel documents is drawing outrage from group who call it un-American.

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Microsoft brings iOS JavaScript debugging to MacOS, Windows

The iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code is the latest attempt by Microsoft to woo iOS developers

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New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

Computerworld Podcast: Mingis on Tech

Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers move in the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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