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15 programming productivity killers

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15 programming productivity killers
Meetings, know-nothing managers, productivity metrics -- here's what's threatening to slay the next generation of great software Read More


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Scammers promise easy money in trolling for LinkedIn users
Scammers exploiting the weak job market are looking for hapless victims on LinkedIn, which has become a major meeting site for job seekers and recruiters. Read More

NSA reportedly compromised more than 50,000 networks worldwide
The U.S. National Security Agency reportedly hacked into over 50,000 computer networks around the world as part of its global intelligence gathering efforts, and also taps into large fiber optic cables that transport Internet traffic between continents at 20 different major points. Read More

Another Apple supplier faces criticism over labor conditions in China
A manufacturer of glass coverings for Apple is drawing accusations of worker exploitation from Hong Kong labor groups concerned with several employee suicides at its factory in China. Read More

Review: NAS goes outside the box
Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment—whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud. We looked at FreeNAS, Openfiler, Open-E DSS, NexentaStor, and SoftNAS. All offer some sort of free solution or service, with some being fully open sourced. 
Here are the individual reviews, Read More


Is open source encryption the answer to NSA snooping?
When Unisys CISO John Frymier came in to work on Friday, Sept. 6, the phones were ringing, and continued to ring all day. Customers were panicking over the news headlines of the day before. Read More


Time to Retire the Serial Port
I was recently setting up a new piece of networking equipment, and, lo and behold, I needed to do that initial setup via a CLI on a serial port. Yes, I know that testosterone is recharged by such activities; real men configure routers and such with obscure commands over difficult-to-configure interfaces based on RS-232. I don't want to pick on any particular vendor here, because there are so many of... Read More

Twitter implements perfect forward secrecy in order to reduce traffic snooping
Twitter has implemented perfect forward secrecy on traffic to its website, in order to prevent communications from easily being captured and decrypted en masse. The new measure is one that clearly takes aim at the bulk data collection being done by the NSA. Read More

HP private cloud service leads the pack, followed by Cisco and Microsoft, Forrester says
Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester. Read More

Fitbit Force logs activity by day and night
Riding the wave of wearable technology Fitbit showed its new wristband activity tracker at an event in New York last week. Read More

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