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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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What's a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world. Here's what they do and why...

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Public cloud winners take most

CIOs plan big increases in cloud spending in the coming year, with AWS and Azure first in line

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Will complexity kill Kubernetes?

Kubernetes wouldn’t be the first huge open source project to collapse under its own weight, but its champions say it’s different

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What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

The cloud-provided application development platform provides greater flexibility and less overhead so your programmers can focus on code

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What is a service mesh? Service mesh explained

A service mesh brings security, resiliency, and visibility to service communications, so developers don’t have to

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What is serverless? Serverless computing explained

Simple functions in isolation make development easier, while event-driven execution makes operations cheaper

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Google defends 'critical' language experts who listen to and transcribe your Assistant recordings

Responding to Assistant audio transcriptions leaked by an employee, Google says the practice is essential to product development.

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What is SaaS? Software-as-a-service defined

Internet-delivered software makes applications available anywhere, anytime

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ExpanDrive 7 review: Number seven not all lucky for Mac cloud storage utility

ExpanDrive 7 adds cloud and network-attached storage volumes to the macOS Finder, and expands support for services like OneDrive and Dropbox.

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IBM closes $34B Red Hat deal, vaults into multi-cloud

IBM has completed its acquisition of Linux giant Red Hat in a move the companies say will allow them to tackle larger projects for customers and create more partnerships with other vendors.

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6 ways to find the perfect TV show or movie on Netflix

Picking just the right Netflix video for a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it could be. Find out how to take a deep dive into Netflix’s collection of movies and TV episodes, slicing and dicing its categories to pinpoint...

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Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

The company is touting a new OneDrive Personal Vault feature that allows users to protect sensitive files and requires two-factor security.

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Juniper’s Mist adds WiFi 6, AI-based cloud services to enterprise edge

Mist, a Juniper Networks company, has rolled out an artificial-intelligence, cloud-based appliance and a WIFI 6 access point aimed at helping users roll out smart, high-density wireless networks.

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Microsoft adds OneDrive Personal Vault to secure your critical files and increases storage options

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault provides a more secure locker for storing files in the cloud. New storage options are available, too.

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment

Cisco and IBM are working todevelop a hybrid-cloud architecture that meld Cisco’s data-center, networking and analytics platforms with IBM’s cloud offerings.

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TVision by T-Mobile review: This streaming TV service shows promise, but it’s not what cord-cutters want today

If you don’t like making sacrifices in your TV entertainment choices, and it’s available where you live, TVision isn’t a bad deal. But subscribers should be prepared to feel like beta testers.

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7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

The blockchain industry is still something of a wild west, with many cloud service offerings and a large universe of platforms that can vary greatly in their capabilities. So enterprises should beware jumping to conclusions about the...

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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