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Why manipulation campaigns are the biggest threat facing the 2020 election

This era of political espionage is rooted in manipulative ads, fake news articles and other forms of digital content. It's one of the nation’s greatest threats, especially as we approach the 2020 presidential election.


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Microsoft blinks again, promises to clean up after its Win7 'Stretch' black screen mess

Microsoft introduced a new 'Stretch' wallpaper bug in its last-ever Win7 patch, then claimed it would only fix the problem for paying customers. Now, it looks like everyone will get it — but how?


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Will Apple's iOS 14 really support all today's iOS 13-compatible iPhones?

The latest Apple rumor could make a significant difference to enterprise IT budgets...


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FAQ: What the new Edge offers the enterprise

Now that Microsoft has rolled out its new Chromium-based Edge browser, it's time to sort out what that means for IT admins and enterprises. Here's what's important to know.


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Sad but true

Some things just can’t be anonymized.


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Google and Microsoft have gone too far

Google and Microsoft are using dark pattern design to trick or force users to do things they never intended. Is it time to switch to more ethical search engines? (We list 10 alternatives.)


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Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

Usually it’s smart to wait until the end of the month before installing the Patch Tuesday patches. This month, though, patches seem to be behaving themselves, and the Crypto API CurveBall CVE-2020-0601 security hole looms. Admins take...


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What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

NeXT co-founder Dan’l Lewin, president and CEO of the Computer History Museum, explains why people matter to IT.


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Need-to-know

They’re like a ‘Kick me’ sign you wear on your chest.


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10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more — if you have the right apps.


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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19551 for the Fast ring, released on Jan. 23, 2020.


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Atlassian expands Jira roadmaps for better project status visibility

The function has proved popular with users since last year’s big overhaul of Jira.


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1912 (Build 12325.20344), released Jan. 22, 2020.


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Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

In spite of what you’ve read, that NSA-advertised Crypto API security hole still doesn’t pose an immediate threat. There are minor problems with various patches, Win7 saw a sloppy farewell, and threats of browser search hijacking...


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The 20-minute Android tune-up

A few minutes of maintenance each year can keep your Android phone running like a well-oiled machine.