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Can developers dictate how their software is used?

The politics of the Silicon Valley are colliding with customers and impacting innocent bystanders who put their trust in open source software.

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Welcome to Insider Pro

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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement.

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3 reasons you can’t fight facial recognition

The biometric backlash is but a brief blip. Resistance is futile. You WILL be identified. But is that good or bad?

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Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Of all the challenges Google faces this year, one hurdle seems particularly pressing — and problematic.

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Is AI judging your personality?

Forget ‘surveillance capitalism.’ AI-based social media monitoring could cost you a job, college admission, rental property and more – and you’ll never know how it happened.

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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2019

We remember scientists, programmers, engineers, and business leaders who bettered the world through technology.

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Top tech stories of 2019

The new Apple Card, the battle for cryptocurrency dominance, cybersecurity skills shortage – just a few of the stories that made headlines in 2019. Watch as IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss the top tech...

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Why does everyone want to replace Android?

Several companies – including Google – are working hard to replace Android with other operating systems. Here's why and which OS is the likely victor.

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Can Google (yes, Google) save social media in 2020?

Laugh all you want. Google’s new approach to social might be the way forward for brands.

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The tech market: Moving from ‘tell’ to ‘listen’

The technology market is going through an amazing and unanticipated change as it adapts AI to its own needs. It’s moving from a model that favors lock-in to one in which the vendor preserves and drives choice, and where the customer...

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Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

There's a fine line between AI that interacts for us and AI that interacts AS us. Or is there a line at all? Will anyone care? Questions abound.

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6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

If you want to process this week's bombshell that Google's founders are resigning, these are the themes you should focus on.

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How Apple is already part of Industry 4.0

Apple has entered manufacturing infrastructure with its products seeing wide deployment across Industry 4.0.

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What's on our 2019 holiday wish list | TECH(talk)

Computerworld's Ken Mingis is joined by PCWorld's Michael Simon to discuss what they're wishing for this holiday season. From existing smart home gadgets and the Mac Pro to the yet-to-be-announced 5G iPhone, Ken and Michael hash out...

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Podcast IDG TECHtalk

Technology we're thankful for | TECH(talk)

In honor of Thanksgiving, Ken and Juliet are joined by Macworld's Michael Simon to discuss the technology they appreciate the most. From iPhones to WiFi, there's plenty to be thankful for.

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Why isn't Apple (yet) supporting Tim Berners-Lee to 'save the web'?

The inventor of the web has launched a campaign to make sure the web benefits everyone, but Apple hasn't joined up yet.

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