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7 (more) security TED Talks you can’t miss

In this selection you’ll find speakers taking on some of the most pressing, and persistent, security and privacy challenges of our time, from how society can fight the war on terror while maintaining the social values we cherish to...

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Kotlin 1.1 beta adds JavaScript compilation

The new version of the language also incorporates experimental support for co-routines on the JVM, Android, and JavaScript

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Docker 1.13 cleans up container management, but Mac issues remain

Latest version of the container software adds management, cleanup, and logging tools, but the MacOS edition still demands workarounds

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Google pushed developers to fix security flaws in 275,000 Android apps

Over 90,000 developers acted based on alerts issued through the Google Play App Security Improvement program

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

After MongoDB and Elasticsearch, attackers are looking for new database storage systems to attack

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China announces plans to produce an exascale prototype by year end -- well ahead of the U.S.

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New Senate bill seeks sweeping H-1B changes

H-1B visas should be distributed to U.S. grads first, not outsourcing firms, say Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin

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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

The company has objected in a lawsuit to unreasonable US government requests for customer data

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Farewell to the FCC as we know it

The Trump team’s plan for the FCC would strip it of authority to champion consumer rights and combat anticompetitive telecom activities

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Get to the bottom of Windows crashes with Reliability Monitor

Windows 10 tip: Largely unchanged since Windows 7, the Reliability Monitor excels at jogging your memory

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China Oceanwide, IDG Capital agree to acquire IDG

China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of PCWorld, Computerworld, and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.

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Developers invited to try out Rust Language Server alpha release

The server enables IDEs and other tools use Mozilla's Rust programming language

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Office 365 outstrips Salesforce, Box as top enterprise app

Okta's latest survey of its customer app usage data shows Microsoft Office 365 way out in the lead, and Slack gaining fast but facing a possible glass ceiling

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Microsoft yanks post urging Windows 7 users to get Windows 10 ‘for a secure and modern IT’

Controversial claims about Windows 7’s shortcomings irked many seasoned Windows experts

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Realm revives object database for mobile dev

The Realm Mobile Platform brings the object database's ease of use to mobile apps

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Trump turns to H-1B advocates for advice

Trump's 16-member team of CEO advisers includes many that offshore jobs and want the H-1B cap to increase

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Slack finally launches threaded replies

The popular work messaging app adds one of its most-requested features

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US alleges systemic employment discrimination at Oracle

The Labor Department says Oracle routinely pays white men more than women and minorities, and favors Asian candidates in product development and technical jobs

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