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What’s new in Rails 5.1: Better JavaScript, for one

Rails 5.1 allows developers to manage JavaScript dependencies with Facebook's Yarn package manager

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What IT must do now that Cloudflare leaked user data

No one really knows what website and mobile app information got leaked where, but here's what IT should consider doing to be safe

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Don't panic about SHA-1—fix it

Crypto experts agree it's time to ditch SHA-1 if you haven't already, but also to know where the real risks are

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Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

After months of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is opening up Assistant to a bunch of Android smartphones

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Yes, that really is a new BlackBerry keyboard phone

The new BlackBerry is from TCL, not BlackBerry, but includes BlackBerry's Dtek security software as well as programmable keys

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3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Here's what virtualized GPUs, better cache management, and better handling of writes will mean to your cloud provider and your Linux apps

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UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

It means you won't get real 5G service until 2020, according to the ITU, the UN's telecom standards body

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Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

F-Secure publishes 34 pages of chat transcripts between victims and gang's 'support rep'

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FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules

Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices

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Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Project Portola would port the JDK to the security-focused, lightweight Linux distribution

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Uber ugliness unmasks Silicon Valley's bro culture

Recent revelations about sexual harassment and gender discrimination at Uber are the tip of the iceberg for a ‘bro culture’ run amok

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A trove of new but unexciting Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Older brands like BlackBerry and Nokia to reappear with new devices, as Chinese manufacturers show their updates

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Node.js 7.6.0 tackles asynchronous operations

The upgrade is experimental, so enterprises are advised to hold off on upgrading and wait for Node.js 8, due in April

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Microsoft machine learning program tackles coding drudgery

The DeepCoder experimental machine learning project from Microsoft and the University of Cambridge can learn how to write simple software from provided example code

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Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

SHA-1 in digital certificates and cryptographic keys hasn't been safe for years. With the world's first successful collision attack, the clock has run out for the hash function

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Windows 10's next big update, Redstone 3, hits the radar

A new Windows 10 version, likely called 1710 or 1711, build 15141, has been posted on BuildFeed

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Verizon plans 5G trial service in 11 cities this year

The pre-commercial service for selected customers will connect homes with high-speed wireless

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New MacOS ransomware spotted in the wild

A new file-encrypting ransomware program for macOS is being distributed through bittorrent websites and users who fall victim to it won't be able to recover their files, even if they pay.

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