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The Russian Hacking Story – At a Code Level

With rumors swirling around that investigation into the Trump administration’s possible involvement in Russian election hacking, the Senate has made noises about retaliation against a particular Russian tech firm. Kaspersky Lab produces an anti-virus product that is used by some U.S. government agencies, or by many of them, depending on …

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Website Review: Wimbledon.com’s Quadruple Faults

If you enjoy watching a good old-fashioned train wreck, take a look at the official Wimbledon coverage sponsored by IBM at Wimbledon.com. It’s jolly good that the All England club controls player costumes, but it’s clear that somebody should have handed off control of this dreadfully backwards website. IBM just …

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How to Convert M4V Files to MP4

With video views online skyrocketing, everybody now wants to post more videos up on their blog or website. In many cases, videos shot on a phone can look just fine on a blog post or even a website header. The problem is that when you download them from your phone …

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Trump Goes Yuge On Cybersecurity

After an election where charges flew that foreign powers used cyber-tactics to try and help him get elected, Donald Trump is apparently focused on shoring up America’s cybersecurity. Mr. Trump’s four-part cybersecurity plan calls for a full security audit of all federal government computer systems, mainly to protect the U.S. …

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Can Girls Become Coders?

There’s been lots of talk about boosting the number of women in technology over the past few decades. But it looks like the U.S. technology workplace is actually getting less diverse when it comes to gender. In 1984 almost 40% of all computer science majors in the country were women. …

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Tech Women: Pretend to Be Men!

A fairly weird op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal by venture capitalist and UC Santa Barbara professor John Greathouse has provoked a lot of understandable anger from women. Looking at a landscape where less than 20% of venture capital (VC) firms have women as founders and just 7% of …

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