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  • Facebook Shuts Down Fake Accounts Linked To Russia, Iran

    Facebook said it identified a slew of fake accounts and pages that appear to be tied to two groups: Russian military intelligence and Iranian state media. Both entities acted independently of each other, but tried to spread political messages. […]

  • The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2018

    Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost services to help you find the best free antivirus for protecting your PC. […]

  • 7 Signs You Have Malware and How to Get Rid of It

    Is your PC acting strange? Look for these signs you have malware, but don't freak out if it turns out that you do. Our tips can help you get rid of it. […]

  • Teenager Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple Multiple Times

    Over the course of a year he repeatedly hacked into Apple's servers and stole around 90GB of data because he admired the company. Apple states no customers were affected by the breaches of its security. […]

  • Google Launches Searchable Database of US Political Ads

    The new site offers an eye-opening view of how online political ad spending through Google can work, including a breakdown on individual ad campaigns, and a catalog of which ads were served and to which demographic groups. […]

  • Home Chef Meal Delivery Service

    True to its name, Home Chef is the homiest of meal services we've tried. The recipes are simple and not too adventurous, but for some home chefs, that's a good thing. […]

  • Martha and Marley Spoon Meal Delivery Service

    Martha & Marley Spoon features delicious recipes and fresh ingredients, though it's expensive compared with other meal delivery services. […]

  • Plated Meal Delivery Service

    Plated is a meal-subscription service that offers tasty, unfussy recipes, but it's not as much of a learn-to-cook tool as some competitors. […]

  • Purple Carrot Meal Delivery Service

    Purple Carrot is the vegan dish on the meal-kit delivery service table, offering delicious and creative meals that could even appeal to meat eaters. […]

  • AmazonFresh Meal Delivery Service

    AmazonFresh is a winner in shipping and packaging, with two-hour delivery slots and reusable totes, but is held back by its limited selection of meal kits. […]

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  • Flatpak Linux app distributor is now ready for prime time
    by Paul Krill on August 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    The Flatpak framework for distributing Linux desktop applications is now in prodaction release, after three years of beta status. The framework, originally called XDG-app, is intended to make Linux more attractive to desktop app developers. Applications built as a Flatpak can be installed on just about any Linux distribution.The open source FlatPak can be used by different types of desktop applications and is intended to be as agnostic as possible when it comes the building of applications. There are no requirements for languages, build tools, or frameworks. Users can control app updates. Flatpack uses familiar technologies such as the Bubblewrap utility for setting up containers and Systemd for setting up Linux cgroups (control groups) for sandboxes.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it
    by David Linthicum on August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Gartner’s latest quarterly report “Emerging Risks Report” surveyed 110 senior executives about risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations. Not surprisingly, they identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter.Why? Moving to the cloud means changing major business processes, which adds risk, and the cost of risk. Risk took in the form of cybersecurity disclosure and legal compliance ranked among the top concerns of the executives surveyed.[ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape. | Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]The Top 2 high-impact risks of moving to the cloud are related to information security threats. Social engineering and GDPR compliance were cited as the risks most likely to cause the greatest enterprise damage if there is no planning and preparation. But only 18 percent of the cross-functional executives surveyed considered social engineering to be an enterprise risk.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh
    by Simon Bisson on August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Microsoft’s Azure platform services have always offered support for microservices. In fact, Azure Service Fabric has been there from the start. Initially supporting Azure’s SQL services, it’s now a foundation of much of the Azure platform, along with Cosmos DB.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • Java JDK 11: The new features coming soon
    by Paul Krill on August 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Java Developmemnt Kit (JDK) 11 is just around the corner. The first release candidate has arrived, and the final release candidate is due on August 30, 2018. The production version is due September 25, 2018, as part of Oracle’s new six-month release schedule for the standard edition of Java, Version 11 will have 15 major feature changes.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier
    by Martin Heller on August 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    As I discussed in my review of Google Cloud Bigtable in 2016, Google’s 2006 Bigtable paper inspired several large-scale distributed open source NoSQL databases, including Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra. I went on to explain that Cassandra was born at Facebook using ideas from Bigtable and the key-value store Amazon Dynamo, and that while Cassandra is a bit more popular than HBase, has a SQL-like query language (CQL), and is easier to get up and running than HBase, it is still complicated and has a significant learning curve.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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