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Hey, he said sorry | Computerworld

This pilot fish wakes up around 1:30 a.m. to go to the bathroom and checks his work cellphone. Lo and behold, there are a lot of emails about a very important filesystem that’s full. This filesystem contains all the user home directories for an entire facility, and according to the emails, even though several people […]

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Patch Tuesday brings a reprise of the Autopilot debacle, now quashed, and another Win7 nag

Patch Tuesday in December rarely brings anything worthwhile — everybody’s on vacation, or wants to be on vacation — and this month’s no exception. We got patches for 36 separately identified security holes and two new advisories, full of sound and fury but covering very little. The one “exploited” security hole — CVE-2019-1458 Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability — shouldn’t […]

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Apple is forcing the ad industry to change

Advertising has become too personal. Modern systems learn too much about your personal life, tastes and aspirations, and while this is manna from heaven for advertisers, it’s an invasion of privacy for many. And Apple is changing the equation. Intelligent Tracking Prevention Apple has built a technology that reduces the quantity of data advertisers can […]

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Microsoft Teams comes to Linux

Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux as a public preview, the first time an Office 365 application has been brought to the open source operating system. A native Linux client has been one of the most requested Teams features on Microsoft’s User Voice forum; plans to introduce were announced at the company’s Ignite conference […]

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Building a Digital City for All

As Chicago moves toward a tech-driven future, officials want to make sure no resident is left behind. By Marty Graham, Contributor When Chicago committed to becoming a smart city, officials worried that the digital divide between residents would deepen. No city can thrive when a wide swath of people are left behind, and individuals whose […]

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Can Studying Social Sciences and the Arts Help Technologists Close the ‘Soft Skills Gap’?

By Stephanie Walden, Contributor Creative destruction is a relatively straightforward sociological concept: When something new is created, something else is often destroyed or displaced. It’s a phenomenon that’s particularly important for engineers to grasp, as it goes hand in hand with innovation. Yet, many engineering students balk at the idea of a sociology or humanities […]