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Windows 10 build 10159 loses the Guest account

The ability to enable a Windows Guest account is gone in build 10159, but it's not clear whether that's a bug or a feature

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Chicago taxes cloud and streaming services

Sweeping new 9% tax could be a preview of other jurisdictions targeting cloud and streaming services

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

It's not just California that's trying: N.J. lawmakers passed an anti-offshoring bill that was later vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie

Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

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Obsolete Internet protocol once again becomes an attack vector

The RIPv1 routing protocol is being used to launch DDoS attacks against many hosts on the Internet, according to an Akamai threat report

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

State lawmakers want to use regulatory power to keep utilities from offshoring jobs and ask feds for broader investigation

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More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Internal storage sales benefited from healthy server sales as worldwide enterprise storage shipments grew more than 41 percent year-over-year

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Will AI drive the human race off a cliff?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to help mankind, but we need policies to prevent the technology from one day killing us all

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What’s the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors of its potential demise, Microsoft likely to hold on to the mobile business to keep its hand in the market

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on easy-to-parse data cubes

New big data software from startup Kyvos Insights can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Another day, another preview: Windows 10 build 10159 brings Hero wallpaper

Microsoft claims build 10159 fixes 300 bugs found in build 10158, but the main distraction is the new wallpaper

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Why Microsoft might deliver 'R-as-a-service'

Now that Microsoft is supporting development of the R language, it could take the next step and deliver R as an Azure service -- without running afoul of the GPL

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Open source lives! The R project is the real deal

The community around the R language is the real deal -- not just another feel-good open source contrivance to enable big companies to collaborate on code

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable

New open source encryption library is meant to be easy to implement as well as easy to audit for security issues

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

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Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

The big vendors are among founding members of a consortium aimed at strengthening technical and user communities

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