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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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Smart shopping cart developer IMAGR raises $14m

IMAGR, the Auckland-based developer of a smart cart that enables check-out free shopping, has raised $14 million in a pre-Series A funding round.

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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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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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Apple says it’s healthy to be skeptical about digital health

Apple’s vice president for health, Dr. Sumbul Desai, says it's important to question what digital health solutions can do.

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Microsoft to force Bing on Chrome users in the enterprise

IT admins can block the the search engine change using either a group policy or by configuring Office 365 with Intune or Configuration Manager.

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Major upgrade for schools’ Wi-Fi and network services

Network for Learning launches four-year upgrade program

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Will Apple’s iPhone 9 be ‘Made in India’?

With more and more of Apple's iPhone supply chain partners setting up shop there, is it possible the next entry-level iPhone will be made in India?

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Galaxy users, take note: Samsung's probably selling your data

When you buy a Galaxy phone, Google's promise to protect your information isn't the only one that applies.

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NZ government forges digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore

International trade rules have not kept up with the unprecedented growth of digital trade, government says

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Feeling revenue squeeze, Mozilla lays off 70

The Firefox browser maker had more trouble creating revenue-generating products in 2019 than it expected, leading to the job cuts. Mozilla has set aside $43 million to pay for building new products.

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Feds may already have found a way to hack into Apple iPhones

By refusing to put a permanent backdoor in its iOS platform, Apple wants to protect millions of users from future threats by both governments and hackers, privacy advocates said.

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Tim Cook keeps promising new health features, probably for Apple Watch

The Apple CEO seems very positive that we'll hear a lot more from him on digital health.

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Don’t worry about CurveBall just yet — get your Citrix systems patched

All eyes are focused on the NSA-promoted CVE-2020-0601 Crypt32.dll vulnerability, for which there are no active attacks. Meh. There’s a much bigger problem with Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway. If you have...

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Spoke phone raises $7 million to grow cellphone-as-office-phone business

Auckland based startup Spoke Phone — which has developed technology designed to make a mobile phone the primary business phone — has raised $7 million in Series A funding.

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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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