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Throwback Thursday: Ultimatum

‘I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that.’

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Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

France and Germany are the latest nations to come out against cryptocurrencies, saying they will block Facebook's Libra as it poses a risk to consumers and “the monetary sovereignty” of European nations.

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Wayback Wednesday: When you said ‘gone for good,’ I only heard ‘good’

And I have a very different definition of ‘irretrievable.’

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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

For more than a week, Mozilla touted a service called 'Mozilla Enterprise Client Support' for Firefox, then pulled the information off its website.

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Now let me guess your password

I’m going with 123456.

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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

The company's Firefox Private Network is an extension that encrypts traffic between Firefox and websites to better secure user data and privacy.

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Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches

If you thought you could install Microsoft’s 'security-only' patches and just, you know, get security fixes, think again. This month’s KB 4516033 (Win7) and KB 4516064 (Win8.1) install and activate full telemetry.

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Throwback Thursday: Let’s get an expert opinion

Was he on vacation or at a seminar on blame-shifting?

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Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.

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Lemonade is changing the way we insure our homes

Your home can be broken into or destroyed by a natural disaster when you least expect it. When that happens, how will you get back on your feet? Ideally, you would’ve been paying homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to cover your...

Android 10 Privacy Permissions

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

Attention, Android device owners: Follow these fast steps to make sure you get the full benefits from one of Android 10's most important additions.

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Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

If you haven’t yet installed the May Windows patches (yes, May), your machine just inherited a giant “Kick me” sign.

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Time to install the August Windows patches — but watch out for the bugs

We’re still smarting from a deluge of Win10 version 1903 patch bugs, but with Patch Tuesday coming, now’s a good time to get your updates updated. Most of the problems have workarounds, so if you’re cognizant and cautious, you should...

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Why Apple’s little ‘Find My’ Tile competitor is big news

One step toward Apple-developed home security systems?

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Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera is a distributed ledger that runs on a new protocol that enables higher transactional throughput than bitcoin or Ethereum and is aimed directly at business use.

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Throwback Thursday: Timing is everything

From the ‘Things could have been worse’ files.

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Microsoft removes August patch block on Win7/2008R2 systems running Norton, Symantec AV

Symantec and Microsoft have come to an agreement about Symantec/Norton AV problems with the August Win7 and Server 2008 R2 patches. The block is gone, but questions remain. Nothing has changed, so why was it blocked in the first...

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Microsoft offers free post-2020 Windows 7 support for Win 10 Enterprise subscribers

The company will give Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to EA and EAS customers with active subscriptions to Windows 10 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security.

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Throwback Thursday: Eyes only

Whatever the policy says, it must be very strict.

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Safari to ape Firefox, go all-in on anti-tracking

The WebKit team has unveiled a new Tracking Prevention Policy that could help bolster privacy for users of Apple's Safari browser.

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