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Friday - May 22, 2015
Malware has been turning computers into what security pros calls "zombies" since the turn of the century. Ever since, the security industry has struggled to keep pace with new malware variants to keep the threats in check. An approach called "containerization" adds a promising new way to control the zombie outbreak for good. Just as zombies in pop culture suck the brain power from their victims, certain malware can turn your PC into its own oblivious slave. It creates a zombie-like machine running in the background without you even knowing. [More...]

Friday - May 22, 2015
The United States and its leading Western allies, known as the "Five Eyes," reportedly planned to hack into smartphones through their links to Google and Samsung's app stores. They wanted to infect apps with spyware and find ways to send misinformation to targets, according to documents released to the media by National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The intelligence agencies also apparently began targeting the mobile browser UC Browser in late 2011, after discovering it leaked revealing details about its users. [More...]

Friday - May 22, 2015
The latest edition of Simplicity Linux, version 15.4, recently became available for download. Simplicity Linux delivers just what its name suggests: It is a simpler way to run a fully powered Linux desktop on any computer you touch. Simplicity lets you carry your entire desktop, favorite installed applications, and complete collection of documents and files in your pocket everywhere you go. Other Linux distros let you do much the same thing -- but solutions like Puppy Linux, Porteus, Knoppix and such are a bit trickier to set up and configure. [More...]

Thursday - May 21, 2015
Within a few years, 1 million B2B sales roles will be eliminated, according to a recent Forrester Research report. That's 20 percent of them gone, thanks to the evolution of technologies like self-service and customers' increasing desire to avoid the hassle of speaking to sales reps. Personally, I think that's a bit overstated -- or rather, a mischaracterization of an ongoing trend. Those sales reps who have devolved into order takers are becoming extinct, but that's been the case for a long time. [More...]

 

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Does technology create more jobs than it destroys?
Yes - The jobs new technologies create outnumber those lost due to machines replacing humans.
No- Companies fixated on cost-cutting are building workforces of robots and computers instead of people.