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Computer crashes may be due to forces beyond our solar system

As our personal electronic devices get more complex, researchers say cosmic rays could put them at a greater risk of operational failure.

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Facebook’s latest goal is to connect (and save) the world

In a blog post Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out an agenda that envisions creating a global community to make the world a better place.

Your IT dollars at work...and play

This pilot fish and 11 of his co-workers are being taken out to dinner by a very big IT vendor -- and fish and his boss, who both know fine wines, get to select the drinks. How could this possibly go wrong?

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U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

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Toshiba's in chaos, but not quitting PCs yet

Toshiba is more than a laptop maker, but the vast Japanese conglomerate shrunk under a wave of bad news.

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Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

Microsoft is calling for a “Digital Geneva Convention,” as global tensions over digital attacks continue to rise.

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Quarter of firms can't fill open infosec positions

The information security industry hasn't made any significant strides in addressing the workforce shortage, according to a report released this morning by ISACA.

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

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Intel, McAfee dispute heads for settlement talks

A dispute between Intel and security expert John McAfee over the use of his name for another company is headed for settlement talks, according to court records.

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U.S. chipmaker plans new factory in China

GlobalFoundries will open a new factory in Chengdu, China, to make inexpensive chips for wireless devices.

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Microsoft lawsuit against indefinite gag orders can proceed

Microsoft’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over indefinite gag orders attached to search warrants can proceed, following a federal judge’s ruling on Thursday.

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Oracle settles with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accounts

Oracle has informed a federal court that it is settling a lawsuit in which a former employee had charged that she had been terminated from her job for refusing to go along with accounting principles that she did not consider lawful. ...

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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board

A move by a watchdog group and a small group of shareholders to oust Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from his post as chairman would be an uphill battle that would be unlikely to succeed and could hurt the company, analysts said.

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How Google made 'zoom and enhance' a reality

Cop shows always want to zoom in and enhance pictures of the bad guys. Thanks to Google Brain, we can now do that.

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Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers.

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Tech stance against immigration ban aims to protect employees

The 97 tech firms who have vocally opposed President Trump’s executive order on immigration say they are looking to protect their employees and business interests

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French to fight fake news with backing from Google, Facebook

News organizations operating in France will open up a new fact-checking service, CrossCheck, at the end of this month. Their initial focus will be on covering the forthcoming French elections, but with a number of international...

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