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New tool forces JavaScript code correctness

The Prettier formatting tool ensures outputted JavaScript conforms to a consistent style

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Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google prides itself on its encryption efforts, but it lags behind Amazon and Microsoft in providing encryption tools for the cloud

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Nim language draws from best of Python, Rust, Go, and Lisp

Nim compiles and runs fast, delivers tiny executables on several platforms, and borrows great ideas from numerous other languages

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Windows 10 Build 15007 boosts Edge browser

The preview release of Build 15007 also features UWP and Bluetooth improvements, and it fixes several bugs

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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC security update installs Chrome spyware

Adobe says the data collected by the new “Adobe Product Improvement Program” spyware is anonymous, thus innocuous

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Social network App.net to shut down, open-source its platform

The developer-centric alternative to Twitter and Facebook might give rise to something new—but it probably won't be a social network

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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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