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The legal implications of digital money: What you need to know

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Digital money, digital currency, most popularly known as cryptocurrency, has seen its rise to fame over recent years. Despite its popularity, many remain skeptical of cryptocurrency and its impact on society.

According to the World Economic Forum, cryptocurrency helps continue, stabilize, and substitute existing money. However, cryptocurrencies operate totally differently than legal tender, and the authorities are concerned about a non-existent monetary policy for this digital money. This article will discuss digital money, its impact, and all the legal implications of cryptocurrency transactions.

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Data management gets more complex as IT infrastructure diversifies

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IT infrastructure is increasingly diverse, with organizations struggling to integrate data management and control.

The latest Enterprise Cloud Index from Nutanix shows the majority of IT teams (60 percent) use more than one IT infrastructure -- a trend that's expected to intensify in the future -- but struggle with visibility of data across environments.

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Best Windows apps this week

Five-hundred-and-thirty-five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days.

Microsoft changed the schedule for Windows update previews. Preview updates are now always released in the fourth week of a month.

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Microsoft has hidden Cloud PC references in Windows 11 as a hint of future Windows 12 features

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The Windows Insider program is one of the best places to gain access to the latest features and options, but there are sometimes some hidden gems that serves as signposts of what's to come. The latest Dev build is a good case in point.

References were spotted in Windows 11 build 23419 to Cloud PC thanks to the arrival of the settingshandlers_cloudpc.dll file. There are even entries in Settings that make it clear that Microsoft is betting big on Cloud PC, but it remains to be seen whether this ends up in Windows 11 or Windows 12.

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How artificial intelligence is transforming banking [Q&A]

Banking is a key industry, playing a major role in the economy, historically though it's been one that's slow to adapt to technological advances.

That's starting to change though, partly down to the arrival of more agile fintech companies. We spoke to co-founder of Iterate.ai, Brian Sathianathan, to find out more about how AI and machine learning can help transform the banking sector.

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CISA releases open source Untitled Goose Tool to detect malicious activity in Azure, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 environments

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The CISA has launched a new security tool designed to help protect various Microsoft cloud services. The open source Untitled Goose Tool is available for both Windows and macOS.

The utility was developed by the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories. The aim of the tool is to help to detect and respond to malicious activity in Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Microsoft 365 (M365) environments.

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Twitter says it is stripping all verified accounts of their 'legacy' blue ticks from April

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With the chaos that has followed the arrival of Elon Musk at Twitter, it's often difficult to know which announcements to accept at face value, and which to take with a pinch of salt.

The latest announcement concerns the blue ticks used to signify verified accounts. The social platform has announced that "legacy" checkmarks (that is, those that have not been paid for) will be removed starting on April 1 -- April Fool's Day.

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Microsoft fixes serious privacy vulnerability in Windows 11 Snipping Tool... but not for everyone

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Earlier this week we learned about a worrying security and privacy flaw in Windows 11's Snipping Tool screen capture app. The way the software saves cropped screengrabs means that it is possible to "uncrop" images, potentially exposing sensitive information.

Acting quickly to address the problem, Microsoft has fixed the vulnerability with a new update. There is just one problem -- the update is not available to everyone, leaving unknown numbers of users at risk.

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Windows 11 Canary Channel Build 25324 comes with an evolved widgets board

Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 11 Build 23419 for Insiders in the Dev Channel. Today, it’s the turn of testers in the cutting edge Canary Channel to get a new flight to play around with.

Windows 11 Build 25324 comes with an evolved widgets board that sports a larger canvas (up to three columns), with dedicated sections for widgets and feed content.

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TEAMGROUP launches T-FORCE VULCAN SO-DIMM DDR5 gaming RAM

TEAMGROUP today launches a new product in the form of T-FORCE Vulcan SO-DIMM DDR5, which is designed for high-performance laptops, gaming notebooks, and small form factor PCs. The new DDR5 memory module provides a significant boost in speed and performance compared to its predecessor DDR4.

The T-FORCE Vulcan SO-DIMM DDR5 comes in a sleek black design with a heatsink that is designed to improve thermal dissipation, which ultimately enhances stability and reliability. The memory module is available in capacities of up to 32GB, which is ideal for multitasking, gaming, and demanding workloads.

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How to measure UI/UX design impact on business

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UI/UX design refers to the process of creating interfaces that users can interact with on digital platforms. The UI (User Interface) is the graphical layout of an application while the UX (User Experience) refers to the overall experience a user has when interacting with a digital product or service. UI/UX design encompasses several elements such as visual design, interaction design, information architecture, and user research.

Measuring the impact of UI/UX design on business is essential as it helps companies to understand the effectiveness of their designs in achieving their business goals. A well-designed user interface can lead to increased user satisfaction, retention, and revenue. Therefore, businesses need to have a clear understanding of how UI/UX design impacts their business to make informed decisions about design investments.

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The defining characteristics and roles of an enlightened CIO

A company’s chief information officer (CIO) is responsible for overseeing the people, processes and technologies that comprise its IT environment to support business objectives. In today’s information-focused business landscape, the performance of an organization’s CIO is often critical to its overall success.

The CIO’s role and the specific responsibilities of the position have undergone significant evolution and now demands a more enlightened and holistic approach to the issues that affect the way IT impacts the current and future goals of the business.

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20 percent of endpoints have legacy security vulnerabilities

According to a new report, at least 20 percent of enterprise endpoints remain unpatched after the remediation is completed, meaning that a fifth of machines still have a significant number of legacy vulnerabilities that could be exploited at any time.

The study of over 800 IT professionals from Action1 Corporation finds 10 percent of organizations suffered a breach over the past 12 months, with 47 percent of breaches resulting from known security vulnerabilities.

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Get 'Digital Etiquette For Dummies' for FREE

Conducting yourself online can be challenging. It sometimes seems like the web and social media is tailor-made to cause upset and anger. But, with the right guide, anyone can learn how to be a beacon of civility and politeness online.

In Digital Etiquette For Dummies, a team of online communication experts share their combined insights into improving your presence on social media, writing emails that exude positivity and clarity, behaving correctly in virtual meetings, and much more.

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Are you sure about this? Confidence in modernization projects drops as they progress

When preparing for modernization, 70 percent of companies are confident or very confident in their understanding of their applications.

However, a new report from EvolveWare shows the high confidence level drops as companies plan their modernization project (41 percent) and begin their project (28 percent), suggesting that organizations only start to understand the level of knowledge needed for these efforts after they are further into their planning or execution.

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