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CareerBuilder,, Student Digital Privacy Bill, Microsoft Edge, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - April 30, 2015 8:08 am

Some news from the world of IT...

CareerBuilder listings used as Phishing platform

CSO - Malicious job applicants posted rootkits instead of resumes.

Salesforce Seen as Attractive, If Pricey, Target for Cloud Push

Computerworld - Inc., the software provider that has hired bankers to field takeover offers, would make sense as a partner for a buyer willing to spend a lot to become the leader in cloud computing.

Legislators Introduce Student Digital Privacy Bill

New York Times - The student digital privacy bill comes at a time of widespread government and industry enthusiasm for education technology, along with mounting concerns that many school districts may be ill-prepared to evaluate and adopt digital learning products.

One-third of kids use touchscreens by age one

CBS News - In a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego, researchers from the pediatrics department of Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia found that 36 percent of kids in a survey had touched or scrolled on a screen before they reached their first birthdays.

'Project Spartan' no more: Microsoft's new browser is called Edge

Network World - Microsoft is kicking the "Project Spartan" codename to the curb, revealing "Microsoft Edge" as the official name of its new web browser.

Google develops new defense against phishing

CIO - Google has developed a new extension for its Chrome browser that aims to stop people from falling prey to phishing sites.

Is 2015 the year Congress finally takes on patent trolls?

Washington Post - Proponents of "PATENT Act" think this is the year Congress takes on patent trolls.

After a bot finds Twitter's financial results early, stock plunges 18%

Ars Technica - Company lost $162M in Q1 2015, and has lost over $1.5B from 2010 through 2014.

Here's How You Hack a Military Drone

NextGov - Research studies on drone vulnerabilities published in recent years essentially provided hackers a how-to guide for hijacking unmanned aircraft, an Israeli defense manufacturer said Monday.

Verizon Outlines Plan to Transform Network with SDN

eWeek - The giant telco is working with such vendors as Cisco, Juniper and Alcatel-Lucent to implement its network virtualization initiative.

A Year Later, XSS Vulnerability Still Exists in eBay

Threat Post - A potentially dangerous XSS vulnerability has existed in eBay for more than a year and it doesn't appear the company is a rush to fix the issue.

Caterpillar Uses Better Intelligence To Drive Security

Information Week - How strategy and a Capability Maturity Model are helping Caterpillar drive its information security transformation.

Puppet Enterprise 3.8 adds Docker, AWS management

InfoWorld - Puppet Enterprise 3.8 includes Docker and AWS management modules, as well as the first supported release of Razor for bare-metal management.

Microsoft says developers can port iOS and Android apps to Windows 10

Computerworld - At Build conference, Microsoft says new toolkits require minimal changes to existing code.

How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

CNET - Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.


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