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Got big data? Check out these 100 best practices for keeping it secure

Big data is best known for its volume, variety and velocity -- collectively referred to as the "3 Vs" -- and all three of those traits make security an elusive goal. Targeting companies grappling with that challenge, the Cloud...

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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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iPhone 7's headphone jack removal draws critique from Woz

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks the iPhone 7 design will upset users.

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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8 cool “habitable” planets

Goldilocks?Image by NASAWith the discovery of a possibly habitable Earth-sized orbiting around our own nearest star some four light-years in the distance, we thought we’d take a look at some of the other potential Goldilocks planets...

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Apple may be too late to make a big social impact

If Apple is working on a social app, or even eyeing an outright foray into a social network, is it too little too late?

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At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.

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Privacy Shield data transfer agreement now shelters 200 companies

There are now 200 companies standing behind Privacy Shield, the framework agreement allowing businesses to process the personal information of European Union citizens on servers in the U.S.

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Red Hat CEO: Open-source innovation is always user-led

According to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, the prevailing narrative about the growth and spread of Linux is only half-true.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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U.S. convicts Russian hacker in credit card theft scheme

A U.S. federal court has convicted a Russian hacker of stealing and selling over 2 million credit card numbers.

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Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

To spy on a human rights activist, government hired hackers may have gone as far to use three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS.

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Apple patches iOS against potent zero-day spyware attack

Apple is issuing patches for three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities known as Trident that have been exploited for years by an Israel-based spyware vendor against a human rights activist, an investigative journalist and others.

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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12 most powerful hyperconverged infrastructure vendors

Hyperconverged infrastructure has emerged as an important platform for hosting private clouds, virtual desktops and new application development.

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How CloudHealth Technologies keeps your clouds healthy

Boston-based cloud management startup CHT is a cloud manager for all your cloud management tools.

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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's 3D NAND chips -- which increase the density and durability of flash drives -- are coming to more consumer and enterprise SSDs.

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Cisco: US Trade Rep. backing Arista product import ban

Cisco says: “For Arista’s customers and partners, the cease and desist order blocks the marketing, sale or distribution of all inventory of imported infringing products.”

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