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Encrypted email service ProtonMail is now accessible over Tor

The creators of encrypted email service ProtonMail have set up a server that's only accessible over the Tor anonymity network as a way to fight possible censorship attempts in some countries.

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Facebook plans new data center in Denmark

Facebook has chosen Odense in Denmark as the site of its third data center outside the U.S.

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Modern warfare: Death-dealing drones and ... illegal parking?

A cloud of 3D-printed drones big enough to bring down the latest U.S. stealth fighter, the F35, was just one of the combat scenarios evoked in a discussion of the future of warfare at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday...

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Tech world has changed dramatically since the White House last changed hands

Eight years is but a blink in the grand scheme, yet so much will have changed on the technology and social-media landscape between when Barack Obama took the oath on Jan. 20, 2009 and Donald Trump does so Friday.

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Terrorists are winning the digital arms race, experts say

Terrorist groups are embracing a huge number of digital tools to recruit members and plan attacks, putting them a step ahead of governments trying to combat them, a group of counterterrorism experts said.

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End User Involvement, Governance, and Expert Help Drive Success in the 10 Best Intranets of 2017

The 10 Best Intranets of 2017 were officially announced on January 7, 2017. Even though it’s a little weird to call these the best intranets of 2017 – especially because the submissions were completed in June of 2016 – the report has...

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4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft built Teams on the strength of its Office 365 productivity suite, a known and trusted entity for IT departments, and now it's set to go up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market.

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A techie's guide for voting on new Monopoly game tokens

Hasbro is giving Monopoly fans a choice of going old school, very old school or new school in an online vote to determine which tokens will come standard with a new version of the game hitting shelves in August.

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IT teams put conversations to work with ChatOps

Putting tools, alerts and processes into the chat interface gives both developers and the ops team a new model for working with infrastructure.

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Before you select a visual collaboration platform, ask yourself these questions

With so many new visual collaboration platforms emerging, how can you decide which one best suits your needs? Start by answering these 8 questions.

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Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days

A bill has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives that would require that law enforcement agencies get a warrant before they poke around users’ emails and other communications in the cloud that are older than 180 days.

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Recombinant communications: The new 'genetics' of enterprise communications

The emerging API economy and 'as-a-service' industries hold promise to revolutionize the 'genetics' of enterprise communications.

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Facebook gets 2017 tech industry Year in Apologies rolling

No sooner had we put our list of 2016's Sorriest Tech Companies to bed than Facebook rang in the new year with a fresh apology -- for blocking an Italian writer from using a photo of a well-known statue of nude sea god Neptune found...

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A New Year’s Resolution for your Intranet: Do an IA Health Check!

Even with the best search engines available, Information Architecture is still critically important for your intranet. This article provides six key checks to help ensure that your intranet IA is delivering value.

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Donald Trump offers cybersecurity warning: 'No computer is safe'

Donald Trump showed off his IT security credentials at a New Year's Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap.

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Why employees don't use collaboration tools

Enterprises continue to roll out tools like Slack and Hipchat, but many struggle to get users to adopt them. Here's why.

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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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10 hot chatbot builders

Chatbots are taking over! These platforms are where your ‘bot gets started.

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