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After MongoDB, ransomware groups hit exposed Elasticsearch clusters

Over 600 Elasticsearch instances had their data wiped and replaced with a ransom message

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Will Trump's policies increase IT employment?

This year's IT jobs outlook varies widely, and Trump administration’s plans for H-1B visa are also uncertain

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Apple to face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

Appeals court says Apple must face antitrust charges as a distributor of iPhone apps; Apple had argued it sells 'software distribution services to developers'

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Suspected NSA tool hackers dump more cyberweapons

The Shadow Brokers released hacking tools designed to spy on Windows systems after attempting to sell a large cache for bitcoin

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GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

A bug in the CA's domain validation system for the past five months could have allowed attackers to obtain certificates without authorization

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Trump's CIA nominee grilled on his advocacy of surveillance database

Nominee Mike Pompeo has called on Congress to reverse its 2015 decision to rein in the phone metadata collection program run by the NSA

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Yahoo adds Screwdriver to devops toolbelt

Yahoo's internal continuous delivery system makes its open source debut, joining a crowded field

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AT&T and Verizon squeeze 'unlimited' data users

AT&T and Verizon would like nothing better than to push legacy unlimited data customers onto more expensive capped plans

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New JVM language stands apart from Scala, Clojure

The functional language Eta, a Haskell dialect, can reuse Java libraries, features strong type safety, and is lazy by default

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Still in the early stages, the Fission framework turns any Kubernetes cluster into a system for delivering lambda architecture or serverless applications

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Win10 updates KB 3213986, KB 3210721 have multimonitor problems

Other problems few and far between for the security-light 14393.693, 10586.753, and 10240.17236 patches

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NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Your next smartphone could be a carbon-based lifeform

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Go 1.8 goes for efficiency and convenience

The latest release candidate for Go features HTTP2 Push support and an updated compiler back end for more efficient code

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RStudio's new enterprise platform moves out of beta

On the eve of its annual user conference, RStudio announced that its RStudio Connect publishing platform is out of beta and available for a free 45-day evaluation.

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Professionally designed ransomware Spora might be the next big thing

Security researchers have found a new very well designed ransomware program dubbed Spora that can perform strong offline file encryption and brings several innovations to the ransom payments model.

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Beam offers a high-level API and programming paradigm for streaming and batch systems

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Trump: It was probably Russia that hacked the DNC, Clinton campaign

The incoming president comes as close as he ever has to agreement with U.S. intelligence

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