LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft board following $26B acquisition

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft board following $26B acquisition Q&Microsoft Office chief Kirk Koenigsbauer on his ‘aha’ moment with Teams, the new culture under Satya Nadella, and the competition Inside Amazon’s Spheres: Official Instagram account launches to chronicle plant life and views Inside look: How Slack, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams stack up in enterprise messaging So.

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Apple Joins Microsoft to Support Google in Resisting FBI Warrant

After a Pennsylvania court ruled that Google has to hand over emails stored overseas in response to an FBI warrant, Apple and several other tech companies have come forward in Google’s support.
While they may be rivals, there’s no bond like the tech-bond (cheesy, I admit) when it comes to law…

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The Gyroscopes in Your Phone Could Let Apps Eavesdrop on Conversations

In the age of surveillance paranoia, most smartphone users know better than to give a random app or website permission to use their device’s microphone. But researchers have found there’s another, little-considered sensor in modern phones that can also listen in on their conversations. And it…

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How to monitor your Linux servers with nmon

If you make use of Linux in your data center, then you have good reason to be on the lookout for a simple-to-use monitoring tool that can give you a quick rundown of what’s going on with your server. Within the realm of Linux, tools like this are plentiful. So where do you start in your quest to find that perfect tool?

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Donald Trump’s potential cyber security executive order bolsters defenses

In January, President Trump was set to sign an executive order aimed at strengthening our nation’s cybersecurity. But that order was delayed, and a new one is expected any day now. An early draft of the order, obtained by the Washington Post, shows that Trump intends to strengthen the…

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Microsoft won’t bring Word Flow keyboard to Android, will add the tech to SwiftKey instead

Microsoft has changed its mind about what to do next with the SwiftKey virtual keyboard apps for Android and iOS, which became property of Microsoft as a result of an acquisition last year. At the time, Microsoft said that in the months to come it would talk more about how it would “integrate SwiftKey technology with our Guinness World Record Word Flow technology for Windows.

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Why the cloud will (entirely) replace in-house applications

This article is a direct reaction to my colleague Steve Ranger’s “” article that he posted yesterday. I’m not blaming Steve for his viewpoint, because he shares it with a lot of people. I can’t tell you how many times I hear that “cloud computing is a fad” or “the cloud is inherently not secure”, or best of all, “the Cloud is not a sustainable business model”.

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