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Congress vs. Big Tech: Breaking Up Is Hard (and Stupid) to Do

Like a lot of you, last week I watched the congressional testimony from the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google -- and there were a lot of apparent things that...

World War II’s Indelible Influence on Technology

At 8:15 a.m. local time on the morning of Aug. 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb -- codenamed "Little Boy" -- was dropped from the B-29 "Enola Gay" on the Japanese...

New Security Hole Puts Windows and Linux Users at Risk

By Jack M. GermainJul 29, 2020 10:10 AM PT If you are a Windows or Linux user, brace yourself for a long siege of vulnerability nightmares. The fix will be long and...

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

By John P. Mello Jr.Jul 29, 2020 4:00 AM PT Amazon's Alexa mobile app has a new look. The company on Monday introduced an updated version of the app that aims to give...

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack

By John P. Mello Jr.Jul 28, 2020 4:00 AM PT Garmin confirmed Monday that many of its online services have been disrupted by a cyberattack on its systems that occurred on July...

The Essential Need for 5G in the COVID World

Much of my time these last few weeks has been spent looking at schools and companies that tried and often failed to pivot to remote work and education. One of the biggest...

The Case Against Full-Disk Encryption

Like with any industry, the information security industry, more commonly referred to as "cybersecurity," for all its raging debates, has rallied around a small corpus of best practices. One of the highest...

Microsoft Drops a Massive Windows 10 Build 19042.421 – 20H2 Will Likely Be a...

Image: Drew Angerer / AFP / GETTY Images Microsoft has released Windows 10 20H2 Insider Preview Build 19042.421 to Insiders in the Beta Channel who are currently testing the Fall version of...

Beware of Counterfeit Network Equipment

By Jack M. GermainJul 24, 2020 4:00 AM PT Counterfeit hardware, especially in corporate settings, is a recurring problem that often goes unnoticed. Having such gear online poses serious financial, operational, and...

Don’t Panic: iOS 14 Beta 3 Temporarily Disables 3D Touch

According to the iOS 14 release notes, Apple has temporarily disabled 3D Touch in iOS 14 beta 3. This does not affect Haptic Touch-only devices. Apple has Temporarily Disabled 3D Touch in...

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