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​G Suite: The new Google office in the cloud

Google’s end-user applications have always been useful, and they’ve been reasonably well-integrated. Now, with Diane Greene, founder and former CEO of VMware, calling Google’s cloud shots, things have gotten more closely aligned. In G Suite, Google Apps for Work hasn’t just been renamed. It’s been re-framed. With the new G ...

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​Sloppy programming leads to OpenSSL woes

When OpenSSL issues a patch, you usually want to implement it as soon as possible. But when OpenSSL issued several patches on Sept. 22, it also included a boneheaded blunder that can cause OpenSSL to crash and opens up an opportunity for hackers to crack servers. When OpenSSL works well, ...

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​The debate sacks football on Internet TV

Americans love football. Nine out of the ten most popular TV shows in the United States were Super Bowl games. But, things are changing. According to Sling TV, an Internet TV aggregator, far more people watched the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate than Monday Night Football. Politics beat out football for ...

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So long, ads? The future of messaging apps

Image: Laurent Delhourme, Getty Images/iStockphoto Two years ago, Forrester made the claim that mobile was the new face of social. With more than 3 billion users worldwide, messaging apps demonstrated one of the fastest-growing online behaviors and passed social networks. The reach of these apps is huge, which presents a ...

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New York kiosks taken offline after becoming porn hubs

NYC.gov New York kiosks which offered online browsing for residents are being stripped of tablet-based Internet access after too many people used the free service to view pornography. Eight months ago, New York officials and partnering firm LinkNYC converted old pay phones in the city to smart kiosks in the ...

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