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Google dev tools beef up Content Security Policy defenses

Cross-site scripting attacks are all-too-common and Content Security Policy on most websites provide no security protection. Google's CSP Evaluator and CSP Mitigator tools address the configuration mistakes.

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Firefox blocks websites with vulnerable encryption keys

Users will receive an error when trying to access web servers that use weak Diffie-Hellman key exchange with weak keys

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Old problems linger with new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, build 14393.222

The drive freezes, install failures, and network lockups continue, but many little bugs are finally gone

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Could Cortana 2.0 be a chatbot? Microsoft's new AI chief hasn't ruled it out

Microsoft's XiaoIce and Tay chatbots could teach Cortana a thing or two

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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

The company argues that control over LinkedIn's data would be anticompetitive

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Java 9 proposal could speed some apps, but slow others

A Java Development Kit proposal from Oracle would bring ahead-of-time compilation to the platform with minimal impact on peak performance or user workflow

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Revenge of the broadband bullies

Pushback against municipal broadband and stalling tactics in granting access to utility poles keep incumbent ISPs safely entrenched

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Google rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features

Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, and Calendar all get enhancements

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Google Cloud Machine Learning hits public beta, with additions

Finally released from private alpha, Google Cloud Machine Learning lets all comers build software powered by trained algorithms

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed to 2017, Developer Preview 3 out now

The first really huge update to Google's watch platform is taking a little longer than expected

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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new...

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Shakeup: Qi Lu is out; Microsoft shifts Cortana, Bing, Office, Skype

This morning saw Microsoft's breathtaking push to put Cortana in the driver's seat and breaking Office out into its own unit

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Microsoft opens up its 'million dollar' bug-finder

Project Springfield, which includes Microsoft's in-house testing technology for Windows and Office apps, uses whitebox fuzzing technology to sniff out flaws that could lead to crashes

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New Microsoft tool shows how Windows 10 might affect devices

The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service analyzes app compatibility and helps to automate deployment

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FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system

There have also been 'scanning activities,' which could be preludes to attacks

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Tech leaders form educational nonprofit for AI

The nonprofit will publish its research and recommended practices under an open source license

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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