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Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems

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Microsoft expands Office 2016 for Windows public preview to consumers, more business workers

Microsoft today launched a broader-based public preview of Office 2016 for Windows, expanding on the March sneak peek that was available only to subscribers of select business-grade Office 365 plans.

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CoreOS gains on Docker, with support from Google, Red Hat, VMware

Google, Red Hat, VMware, and Apcera adopt App Container as an alternate to Docker in Kubernetes

Five ways Edge trumps Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

Cisco taps veteran Robbins to replace Chambers as CEO

17-year Cisco veteran Chuck Robbins stepping up from VP of worldwide field operations to replace John Chambers as CEO

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Microsoft fleshes out 'Windows as a service' strategy

Lower licensing revenue from consumers will be offset by increases in search, games and apps, company's CFO says

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Mozilla: It's HTTPS or bust for Firefox

Mozilla's plan to compel the use of encryption by default in Firefox faces backlash from Web developers

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Visual Studio code editor comes to Mac, Linux

Microsoft adds Visual Studio Code to its expanding collection of cross-platform tools

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Microsoft admits stealthy re-release of patch KB 3038314

We’re now hearing that the notorious, flawed IE rollup was re-released without notification on April 22

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Adatao enhances Hadoop with natural-language queries and machine learning

By leveraging machine learning, the Data Intelligence Platform hopes to make querying Hadoop as easy as typing questions

Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla says

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Can a startup democratize big data apps?

Startup Adatao claims it will do for data intelligence what the iPhone did for the mobile Internet

Microsoft jumps into application monitoring

Application Insights can be used to instrument applications to better understand how well they perform

Microsoft sets up machine learning demo site that guesses your age

The website's purpose is to convince developers that machine learning algorithms are easy to use

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Build 2015: Windows 10, holographic robots, and hot news from Microsoft's big event

Office is getting smarter, and so is your phone. Read about all of Microsoft's ambitious plans from Build 2015

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Microsoft open-sources JavaScript tools

ManifoldJS turns Web experiences into native mobile apps, while Vorlon.JS offers remote JavaScript debugging

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