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Repealing Obamacare could hurt the gig economy

Will Congress make it possible for independent workers to remain independent?

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Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

The new processing memory can at least double mobile device and laptop performance

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

The company dictated licensing terms by threatening phone makers' access to chips, the agency says

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

Assange had earlier promised to face US extradition if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, which she was on Tuesday

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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Why IoT standards aren't coming any time soon

A few standards are starting to come together, but it looks like the battles will go on for a few more years

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Pijul strives to be a simpler, safer Git

The challenger to Git and Subversion emphasizes patches over commits and snapshots for distributed version control

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Sensitive access tokens and keys found in hundreds of Android apps

A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that around 2,500 had API keys and access tokens for third-party services hard-coded into them.

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Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016

Also in today’s open source roundup: Why Linux users should worry about malware, and DistroWatch reviews Zorin OS 12 “Core.”

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The unseemly world of Darkweb marketplaces

Find out the various characteristics of a variety of underground markets that offer services for cyber criminals to profit from

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Intel's BigDL deep learning framework snubs GPUs for CPUs

Why create a deep learning framework that doesn't use GPU acceleration by default? For Intel, it's part of a strategy to promote next-gen CPUs for machine learning

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race

Countries need to work together to craft an online counternarrative, security experts say

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4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft Teams is going up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market

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Former Microsoft exec tapped to lead Chinese search giant Baidu

Qi Lu, Microsoft’s former executive VP of applications and services, will be involved with AI efforts in his new position as Baidu's COO

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The war for cybersecurity talent hits the Hill

The workforce shortage of cybersecurity workers in the U.S. currently is at 300,000 or more, experts estimate

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Starting in February, IE security updates will again be separate, letting business that abandoned the browser receive smaller downloads

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Google ventures into public key encryption

Google's Key Transparency project offers a model of a public lookup service for encryption keys

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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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