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Hot products from VMWorld 2016

For the first time VMware has moved its domestic VMWorld conference to Las Vegas – and what better place than under the bright lights of the strip to talk about the latest in virtualization, SDN, containers, hyperconverged...

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Medical device security ignites an ethics firestorm

One security research company is taking a controversial approach to disclosing vulnerabilities: It’s publicizing the flaws as a way to tank a company’s stock.

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Frustrated by Congress, Obama creates startup visa-like program

Foreign entrepreneurs who can deliver a startup plan backed by significant investment can be "paroled" -- an immigration term -- to live and work in the United States.

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By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace needed to evolve or it would be left behind, which is why the cloud services company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for $4.3 billion.

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Got big data? Check out these 100 best practices for keeping it secure

Big data is best known for its volume, variety and velocity -- collectively referred to as the "3 Vs" -- and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud...

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Fake resumes, jobs, lead to real guilty plea in H-1B fraud case

One of the defendants agreed to forfeit $20.9 million in proceeds from the scam.

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Android device updates: Nougat factory images are ready, LG V10 gets AT&T Wi-Fi calling

There's another OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 3, and you can finally check in on your AT&T account details with a fingerprint login.

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Google is nixing the Device Assist app for Nexus phones

It didn't offer much beyond a few tips and tricks, which you're just as likely to find from a quick Google search instead.

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Quantum encryption gets off the ground with China’s Micius satellite

Researchers are pushing ahead with the development of powerful quantum computing technology.

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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8 cool “habitable” planets

Goldilocks?Image by NASAWith the discovery of a possibly habitable Earth-sized orbiting around our own nearest star some four light-years in the distance, we thought we’d take a look at some of the other potential Goldilocks planets...

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Privacy Shield data transfer agreement now shelters 200 companies

There are now 200 companies standing behind Privacy Shield, the framework agreement allowing businesses to process the personal information of European Union citizens on servers in the U.S.

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NASA CIO allows HPE contract's authority to operate to expire

In the wake of continued security problems, NASA's CIO is sending a no-confidence signal to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which received a $2.5 billion contract in 2011 to address problems with the agency's outdated and insecure...

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At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.

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Microsoft reveals new features in C# 7.0

Version 7.0 offers tuples and pattern matching along with performance and coding improvements

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Why distributed networks and smart sensors won’t survive in self-driving cars

Today's disconnected, high-latency sensors and processors in vehicles will have to be replaced by centralized, high-power networks that can deliver integrated decision-making for effective collision avoidance.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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