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French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

Giving government spies unfettered access to everyone's wireless communications is not such a good idea after all


Chinese firm admits its hacked products were behind Friday's massive DDoS attack

Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in Friday's cyber attack

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion in content play

The move reflects a trend for consolidation among communications and media firms

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NPM 4 seeks to fix JavaScript package search

Other breaking changes include removal of the npat config setting, deprecation of the prepublish lifecycle script, and discontinuation partial shrinkwraps

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Dyn DDoS attack exposes soft underbelly of the cloud

The DDoS attack against Dyn affected numerous websites, but the biggest victims are the enterprises that rely on SaaS for critical business operations

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5 wicked-fast Python frameworks you have to try

If old Python networking and web libraries aren't fast enough for you, these new additions break speed limits and unleash new possibilities

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The wait for TensorFlow on Windows is almost over

There's work in progress to deliver Google's deep learning framework to Windows, but it's still a ways from being a drop-in-and-go project

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iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm's modem is better than Intel's

Apple made some iPhone 7 models with Qualcomm modems and some with Intel modems

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Bugs in latest Windows/Office patch bundles create confusion

Recent buggy patches have been handled in conflicting, confounding ways

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Intel asserts its trademark rights against John McAfee

Use your personal name in connection with your business but not as a trademark, Intel says

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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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MIT ports Tesseract OCR to JavaScript

Port from developers at MIT supports dozens of languages and makes it easier and cheaper to build image-processing applications

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Virtual lineup: Your face is already on file

A new report pulls back the curtain and reveals the ‘Wild West’ of unrestricted facial recognition monitoring by American law enforcement

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Ex-NSA contractor hoarded two decades' worth of secrets

The former National Security Agency contractor suspected of stealing U.S. hacking tools allegedly was found hoarding two decades' worth of classified materials.

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Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft

Microsoft's ongoing move to the cloud paid off once again over the past quarter, as strong growth from Azure and Office 365 offset declines in the PC market.

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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability


Snowflake now offers data warehousing to the masses

The cloud data warehouse solution spearheaded by a former Microsoft exec is now cheaper and easier to use, but competition might loom from Amazon -- the very platform it's hosted on

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Puppet tightens links to Docker, Jenkins, VMware

The latest edition of the Puppet Enterprise datacenter orchestration platform focuses on containers, continuous integration pipelines, and virtual machines

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