Linux says open source more secure than closed, responds to Wikileaks’ claims

As much as we don’t like news of hacking and security being compromised, we have a duty to inform the consumers about any compromising situations. WikiLeaks well, continues to leaks information we shouldn’t know and the latest includes the idea that Samsung smart TVs are spying on the people. It’s not Samsung’s doing but rather the CIA who has been targeting OS systems.

Link: Linux says open source more secure than closed, responds to Wikileaks’ claims
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Top 10 List of Best Android Cloud Storage Apps

Almost all of you would be familiar with Google Drive – Google’s very own cloud space. A lot of people(including me) rely heavily on Google Drive. They’ve come a long way from where they started. Initially, you get 15GB free storage when you create a Google account. Users can get additional space if needed by purchasing it.

Link: Top 10 List of Best Android Cloud Storage Apps
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Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive — Redmondmag.com

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option that’s designed to thwart “data leakage” scenarios when users access SharePoint or OneDrive using unmanaged or noncompliant devices. This new control, called “Limited Access to SharePoint and OneDrive” in Microsoft’s announcement, is a setting option that lets IT pros specify browser-only access to SharePoint or OneDrive from such devices, or it can be set to block all access by those devices.

Link: Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive — Redmondmag.com
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Nvidia Debuts HGX-1 for Cloud; Announces Fujitsu AI Deal

On Monday Nvidia announced a major deal with Fujitsu to help build an AI supercomputer for RIKEN using 24 DGX-1 servers. Midweek at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., the GPU technology leader unveiled blueprints for a new open source Tesla P100-based accelerator – HGX-1 – developed for clouds with Microsoft under its Project Olympus.

Link: Nvidia Debuts HGX-1 for Cloud; Announces Fujitsu AI Deal
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NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI cloud computing | Networks Asia

Amazon today announced Chime, a unified communications as a service (UCaaS) offering hosted in Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Amazon is entering a crowded market of UC solutions, some of which are already cloud-based and others that run on…

Link: NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI cloud computing | Networks Asia
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In the cloud wars with Amazon and Microsoft, Google’s eighth employee says its killer edge is…Google

One of the first things that VMware cofounder Diane Greene did after she took the reins as Google Cloud boss in late 2015 was to establish the “Office of the CTO,” a unit that would work directly with the largest customers. . The idea, explains Google’s Greg DeMichillie, Director of Product Management with the Office of the CTO, is to meet the need of.

Link: In the cloud wars with Amazon and Microsoft, Google’s eighth employee says its killer edge is…Google
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Microsoft: Systems seem safe from WikiLeaks alleged CIA hacks

The Central Intelligence Agency’s alleged hacking tools shouldn’t be able to crack the latest Windows PCs. That’s according to a Microsoft statement Thursday afternoon, which was responding to a Tuesday data dump from WikiLeaks that accused the CIA of creating programs that take advantage of unknown vulnerabilities in nearly all the world’s mobile phones, tablets and computers.

Link: Microsoft: Systems seem safe from WikiLeaks alleged CIA hacks
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Data usage tracker Glasswire finally available on Android

if you want to keep a close eye on the apps you’ve installed on your app as well as manage your data usage, you cannot manually track them all. Well, you can but it will cause so much stress and hassle of course. So you get a data-tracking app, but most of them also use data themselves and so adds to your usage and even gets your personal information to sell to advertisers.

Link: Data usage tracker Glasswire finally available on Android
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Chrome 57 rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux

Chrome 57 is rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux with a number of features and security fixes. For desktops, this release adds a new grid layout system that allows​ developers to better design for a variety of screen sizes. However, the majority of changes in this version are for Android and Chrome OS.

Link: Chrome 57 rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux
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Episode 121 with Richard Moe on Microsoft Teams Extensibility—Office 365 Developer Podcast

In episode 121 of the Office 365 Developer Podcast, Richard diZerega and Andrew Coates are joined by Richard Moe, the Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft Teams to discuss the launch of Microsoft Teams and the developer story with…

Link: Episode 121 with Richard Moe on Microsoft Teams Extensibility—Office 365 Developer Podcast
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6 games console flops that gave gaming a bad name

A successful games system can sell hundreds of millions of units, generating an incredible amount of revenue for its manufacturer via raw sales and licensing fees on every game sold. If you’ve owned all of the machine listed here then you can consider yourself to be a true console connoisseur – or perhaps glutton for punishment.

Link: 6 games console flops that gave gaming a bad name
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Amazon bets big on gaming with high-profile hires

Amazon clearly has ambitions in the high end of the game business. Today, it announced that Command & Conquer veteran Louis Castle has become the head of Amazon Game Studios in Seattle. It has also hired high-profile developers such as John Smedley, Rich Hilleman, and others as well. And the company is using its Twitch gameplay livestreaming division and its Amazon Web Services as the foundation of its relationships with game companies.

Link: Amazon bets big on gaming with high-profile hires
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