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Why Google is wrong in its fight against Oracle America

"What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine."

With all due respect to Pete Townsend and The Who, no, no it’s not. If you take something that’s mine without compensating me for it then it’s stealing, plain and simple. In fact, the concept of private property rights is so fundamental to the American experience that it’s literally baked into our founding documents. Yet, as details surrounding an upcoming Supreme Court case ("Google v Oracle America") attest, the folks at search giant Google appear to think they should operate by different rules than the rest of us.

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Google Translate gets quintet of new languages

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Things would be much easier if everyone in the world spoke the same language, but sadly, we do not. Inconvenience aside, I suppose there is beauty in each and every language — it might be boring to only have one.

Thankfully, thanks to translation technology, it is much easier to communicate with people that speak a different language nowadays. Google Translate, for instance, is a great service that can help people around the world speak with each other. Today, the service gets even better, as the search giant adds five new languages.

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Malwarebytes launches enhanced business cloud platform

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Malwarebytes is today launching a new set of enhanced enterprise features for its business cloud platform, Malwarebytes Nebula.

The platform offers cloud delivery and management across the entire Malwarebytes’ product portfolio including Incidence Response, Endpoint Protection, and Endpoint Detection and Response. Native capabilities include guided UI, threat reporting, and simple API integrations, which enable security teams to overcome gaps in team experience and bandwidth.

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Microsoft starts to roll out the new Edge on Windows 10 systems

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Microsoft released the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser officially on January 15, 2020. The Edge web browser had to be installed manually up until now on supported systems.

Microsoft did reveal in January 2020 that it had plans to push the new Microsoft Edge browser via Windows Update. The company planned to migrate customers running Windows 10 to the new Edge starting "with a subset of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring".

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Integrated attack simulations help protect against cyber threats

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Security teams can often spend as much time managing security tools as they do defending against threats, and this can lead to extra risk such as misconfigured controls.

Enterprise security company ReliaQuest is introducing a new capability to its GreyMatter platform. Called Verify it uses both provided and customizable attack simulations to verify that security investments are performing as expected.

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New tool aims at improving enterprise end user experience

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The user's endpoint system is a major factor in their productivity and overall view of a system. But often IT departments have a limited view into the performance and responsiveness of these devices.

To address this, endpoint management specialist 1E is launching a digital experience monitoring and remediation tool as part of its Tachyon real-time endpoint control, self-servicing capability, and task automation platform.

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What happens when your identity is stolen on social media? [Q&A]

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Scams involving social media and online dating sites are on the increase. So it's not surprising that recent research shows a majority of people are now worried about identity theft and account hijacking.

But what happens when your identity gets stolen? And what can you do to protect yourself from this kind of scam?

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Google displays warning in Microsoft Edge encouraging users to switch to Chrome

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Having embraced the Chromium engine, Microsoft Edge now gives users the chance to install Chrome browser extensions -- but Google would rather you just stick with Chrome in the first place.

The company has start to display warning messages to anyone who has the audacity to visit the Chrome Web Store using Microsoft Edge with a view to downloading extensions. The message advises users that "Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely" and includes a link to download the browser. The browser wars are back, complete with sneaky underhand tactics.

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IBM-backed global code challenge focuses on climate change

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Now in its third year, the Call for Code Global Challenge encourages and fosters the creation of practical applications built on open source software. The goal is to employ technology in new ways that can make an immediate and lasting humanitarian impact in communities around the world.

For the 2020 challenge IBM is joining forces with key UN agencies and world leaders to help tackle climate change.

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Opera R2020 debuts new workspaces feature, makes sidebar setup simpler

Opera Software has released Opera 67.0 (also known as Opera R2020), the latest major update to its Chromium-based web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new release focuses on improving user experience.

The headline feature is the introduction of workspaces to help users keep their browser tidy and organized. This is accompanied by the addition of a new Sidebar Setup panel, plus two new tab management tools.

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Arch-based Manjaro 19.0 'Kyria' Linux distro is here with GNOME, KDE, and Xfce

If you are a Linux user, you are undoubtedly in heaven right now. Recently, there have been updates to some truly excellent distributions, such as MX Linux 19.1, Netrunner 20.01, elementary OS 5.1.2, and OpenMandriva Lx 4.1. While I suppose having to choose from so many distros can be seen as a negative for some, I say it's a damn good problem to have!

Guess what? Things are getting a bit more crowded! Today, one of the most popular Linux distributions gets a new version. Yes, Manjaro Linux 19.0 is finally here! Named "Kyria," it can be had with your choice of three desktop environments -- Xfce 4.14, KDE Plasma 5.17, and GNOME 3.34. While Xfce is highlighted by the developers, the others two DEs are arguably superior.

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Whoa! Brave browser can now show you web pages that no longer exist

When browsing the web, it can be frustrating to encounter a 404 error. You know the page isn’t there, but you don’t always know why. Has it been removed on purpose, by accident, or was it never there in the first place?

Well, Brave -- the browser from Brendan Eich, a former CEO of Mozilla -- is about to make 404 frustration a thing of the past, by giving you the chance to view the actual web page after it’s been removed.

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Hey Apple, this is how iOS 14 should look

Last June, as its WWDC in San Jose, California, Apple took the wraps off iOS 13, revealing many of the new features we were expecting see, as well as plenty of new additions we weren't. The standouts included a system-wide dark mode, better multitasking, advanced Photo and Camera features, the ability to securely sign into apps using Sign In with Apple, and an all-new Maps experience.

It will be a few months yet until we see what Apple has planned for iOS 14, but if you want a glimpse what the OS should look like we’ve got this stunning video to wow you. It takes everything we like about iOS 13, but improves on it significantly.

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Ultimate Ears unveils HYPERBOOM Bluetooth speaker with 24-hour battery life

Bluetooth speakers have largely replaced giant stereo systems in people's homes -- all you need to do is connect your smartphone and stream music to it. It is inexpensive, easy, and -- depending on the speaker -- sounds great. Long gone are the days of CD players, receivers, and giant floor speakers.

Ultimate Ears has long been making some of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. Its offerings are loud, rugged, and most importantly, offer superior sound quality. Today, the company announces its newest such speaker. Called "HYPERBOOM," the large wireless speaker has an impressive 24 hours of battery life and an insane 150 feet of range. Ultimate Ears promises tons of volume and bass.

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Shadow IoT threatens enterprise security

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A 1,500 percent increase in IoT traffic over the past year and a rise in unauthorized devices being used in the workplace represents a major threat to enterprise security, according to a new report.

The latest IoT report from cloud security company Zscaler reveals its customers are now generating more than a billion IoT transactions each month. Analysis of just two weeks of this traffic through Zscaler cloud found 553 different IoT devices across 21 categories from 212 manufacturers.

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