UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans


In Japan, smartphone apps time spring's cherry blossoms

Smartphones are becoming indispensable for the national pastime of drinking under the pink petals

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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The things end users do that drive security teams crazy

To protect users from public embarrassment their identities have been withheld in these true stories of failures to follow security protocol.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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8 ways analytics are changing pro sports

Sports statistics were once viewed as something only computer geeks were interested in. Those days are long gone.

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.

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Internet Explorer 11 won't use Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser engine in Windows 10

It's clearer than ever: Internet Explorer is the past and Project Spartan is the future. Microsoft recently said IE11 will not use Project Spartan's Edge rendering engine in Windows 10.

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Why .sucks domain names really suck for businesses

In June, .sucks domain names will go on sale, and companies that want to buy them to thwart trolls or critics will have to pay an absurd $2,500 per site address.

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12 standout social media success stories

During the past year, the social media world saw a variety of well-executed ad campaigns, but these 12 standouts, from companies including Coca-Cola, IKEA, Mercedes-Benz and McDonald's, are the cream of the crop, according to social...

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9 compelling reasons to keep your old PC instead of upgrading

Sure, new stuff is nice and shiny. But do you really NEED a new PC?

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10 Android devices that were too weird to succeed

There's breaking the mold with innovative new features, and then there are these phones.

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Java: The once and future king of Internet programming

Would you believe that Java is poised to dominate the next explosion of the Internet? Built for embedded computing and streamlined for real-time applications, here's why Java is the language for IoT.

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The future of Microsoft Surface: What to expect from Surface 3 and Surface Pro 4

Cool new features on the horizon include power-sipping chips and the Hello authentication technology.

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Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

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Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car, the self-driving lounge of the future

You could drive this car, but wouldn't you rather relax, sit back, and chill with your friends? That's what the self-driving F 015 is all about.

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4 ways to beat the Big Data talent shortage

Big Data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

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10 obscure, highly specialized browsers that will make you forget about Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Sick of the Big Three browsers? These 8 alternatives scratch more niche interests.

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