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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Magecart payment card skimmer gang returns stronger than ever

Web-based card skimmers are becoming harder to detect and remove thanks to evolving techniques.

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Data caps must die: How Google and Microsoft's cloud gaming ambitions could conquer ISP greed

If Google Stadia, Microsoft XCloud, and Sony PlayStation Now are to succeed, ISP data caps have to die. For once, some big companies might be fighting right alongside consumers against ISP greed.

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Trello, in major update, hands admins more control over public boards

The task management app gets a range of new enterprise admin tools, with automation related to Trello’s purchase of Butler being rolled out for all users.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla muzzles all auto-play audio

Firefox 66 now turns off all auto-playing audio; promises smoother scrolling; and offers clearer warnings of potential security problems before a website is rendered.

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Facebook’s blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill 'fake news'

Blockchain would enable Facebook users to make PayPal-like purchases of advertised products and authenticate people posting on the site, effectively creating an audit trail and confirming they're not bots.

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Cisco spreads AI across Webex meetings

Cisco Webex has integrated AI collaboration technologies it acquired from Accompany and MindMeld.

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As Teams turns two, Microsoft adds compliance and meeting features

More than 500,000 organizations have now deployed the collaboration and communication application. ‘Microsoft is killing it with Teams,’ says one bullish analyst.

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When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide

The botched rollout of last fall's Windows 10 feature upgrade means the upcoming release of its successor could cause trouble for users not ready to update their computers again so soon.

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Slack rolls out enterprise key management, but has no plans for end-to-end encryption

The team collaboration software maker hopes to give enterprise customers more control over sensitive data such as messages, files and comments with the key management feature.

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IBM launches global blockchain-based payments network

IBM has launched a global blockchain network for cross-border payments that will use both stable coin backed by U.S. dollars and cryptocurrency to make near real-time cross border financial transactions.

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Apple resurrects the Air and updates the mini, but the iPad lineup has the same old problems

Apple has resurrected the iPad Air and updated the iPad mini in an attempt to streamline and simplify its family of tablets.

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

VMware networking and security chief Tom Gillis looks at competing with Cisco and how the company will bolster NSX and more.

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Apple sounds off on Spotify's antitrust claims in surprisingly tone-deaf screed

Apple has published a statement in response to Spotify's claims that it is being anti-competitive with its App Store fees. But it hits a sour note.

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PS4 Remote Play vs. Steam Link: It's not clear why Apple allows one over the other, and that's a problem

As remote game streaming gains popularity, Apple needs to clarify its policies.

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Meet the new, tougher Cinebench R20 benchmark: We test it on Xeon and Threadripper

Here's what you need to know about Maxon's new Cinebench R20 benchmark, and how to use it to test your computer.

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Windows 10 to automatically uninstall faulty monthly updates

Expected to be included in the upcoming feature upgrade for Windows 10, the new functionality will back out of failed installations and then wait 30 days before trying the install again.

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Tetrate emerges from stealth to bring service mesh to the enterprise

The architects of open source service mesh technology Istio and Envoy have broken off to set up an enterprise-grade solution aimed at large-scale customers.

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