Archives: January 2014

Java's security dilemma: Old, vulnerable versions won't go away

January 21, 2014
There are some ways to get rid of older Java versions, but there's no easy path to doing so
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DIY Internet of things: The ultimate maker project

January 21, 2014
With sensors and microcontrollers as cheap as they are, the Internet of things is poised for support from the maker crowd
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What Obama's NSA reform means for tech

January 17, 2014
The few surveillance reforms described in Obama's speech leave too many unanswered questions about NSA's overreach into tech
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Moot aims to revolutionize online discussion technology

January 17, 2014
JavaScript-based platform features better integration with websites, allows search engines to crawl discussion content
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This data will self-destruct: Snapchat meets encrypted messaging

January 17, 2014
Snapchat's model of deliberately ephemeral data is becoming a selling feature for commodity messaging and data storage
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Net neutrality: Mostly dead or all dead?

January 17, 2014
This week's court ruling struck a blow to Net neutrality rules, but debate still surrounds the FCC's role in regulating broadband
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Microsoft extends XP anti-malware support until July 2015

January 16, 2014
Microsoft will offer updates to Microsoft Security Essentials for XP well into next year, giving existing XP users even less incentive to leave
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Java gives Android development an edge

January 16, 2014
Evans Data survey also finds app dev is quicker for Android than for rival OSes, due to improved tooling and cross-platform development
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Leader abandons Node.js project for Npm riches

January 16, 2014
Isaac Schuleter defects to his own Node-related commercial outfit, raising questions about his ambitions and Node.js itself
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Welcome to the Internet's new toll lane

January 15, 2014
The recent Net neutrality ruling gives ISPs unprecedented freedom to charge a premium for preferred services
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