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VMware, Splunk & Juniper among highest paying networking companies

Networking and other technology businesses are among the highest paying companies in America, according to a new report from jobs marketplace Glassdoor. And if you find yourself out of a tech job, well, there’s always consulting,...

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Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

No free or open-source social network has really taken off. That could change with Mastodon, an alternative to Twitter and other social networks.

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How to deal with the bot crisis on Twitter

You may have run into these bots a few times. What looks like an actual human being could have been a bot sending you Twitter spam...or even worse. One of the most nefarious examples is when Twitter bots are used to inflate traffic to...

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Twitter pulls lawsuit after US government backs down

Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed on Thursday against the U.S. government after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection withdrew a demand that it reveal details about a Twitter account that is critical of the agency.

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Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

You’d think ponying up for a technology leader to be your school’s commencement day speaker would be so much less of a hassle than going with a high profile politician such as President Donald Trump or his rival Hillary Clinton, yet...

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Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

Facebook’s appeal against 381 warrants for information from the accounts of its users was rejected by a New York court on the ground that earlier orders refusing to quash the warrants issued in a criminal proceeding could not be...

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After political Twitter bot revelation, are companies at risk?

With reports of Russia using social media and bots to push fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions are arising over how these same tactics could be used against an enterprise.

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April Fools from the tech industry

There’s nothing like a giant, powerful technology company really letting its collective hair down with a goofy April Fools’ announcement.

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Do you own your social media contacts or does your employer?

A fight at conservative news outlet The Blaze over Tomi Lahren’s Facebook page could set precedent on if you own your social media contacts.

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Trump again uses iPhone to tweet, backtracking from 2016 pledge

President Donald Trump now uses an iPhone to broadcast his famous early-morning tweets, even though last year he urged supporters to boycott Apple.

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Donald Trump using a new iPhone after calling for Apple boycott

Donald Trump has been busy tweeting from a new iPhone even though he once called for an Apple boycott

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Experts: Online trolls are here to stay, unless we do something

A report issued this morning by the Pew Research Center and Elon University said that online interactions will continue to be shaped by trolling and mistrust, according to a survey of digital scholars and futurists.

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Smyte wants to get biblical on all those bad online actors

Smyte wants to do some biblical-level smiting of its own and strike down credit-card fraud, scams, spam and other devious online activities.

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner did not just delete his tweets, says Wayback Machine

The alleged recent mass deletion of tweets did not happen, at least according to the indispensable Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner tweets nothing like Trump

Jared Kushner has had a twitter account for eight years but uses it nothing like his famous father-in-law, President Trump.

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Peelytics turns peeing into a way to promote products

Not many companies would want you to pee on their product, but one at Cebit positively encourages it.

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6 of the most effective social engineering techniques

It takes a layered approach to technology and added protections and assurances for your people to fight social engineering.

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Social media companies have a month to update service terms in the EU

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been given a month to make changes to their user agreements in the European Union or face "enforcement action."

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