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At hearing, Facebook’s Zuckerberg rejects law to protect privacy of children

(Image: pool photo via CSPAN) Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would not support a law that would give children greater privacy protections on sites like Facebook. The social network’s boss was testifying in a joint session of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees over matters of data protection. Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat for Massachusetts, asked if Zuckerberg… Read more →

The next iPad Pro and what Apple needs to deliver

Video: Hands-on with Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad for education See also I don’t want an iPad Pro, I want an OS X tablet ​Reports are circulating that Apple is preparing to unveil a larger, enterprise and power-user focused (and undoubtedly more expensive) iPad called the iPad Pro. Read More In July 2010, I wrote about the next-generation iPad and what… Read more →

Microsoft delivers more fixes for Windows 10 ‘Redstone 4′ plus new Server 2019 test builds

Microsoft is still rolling out fixes for Windows 10 “Redstone 4″ to its Insider testers. On April 10, this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft made available to Fast, Slow and Release Preview Ring testers Build 17133.73 of Windows 10 Redstone 4. This is a cumulative update — KB4100375– for test build 17133. The update includes fixes for a PDF security issue… Read more →

iOS 11.3 breaking iPhones fitted with aftermarket screens

Screen removal, iPhone 6 iFixit If you’ve had the screen repaired on your iPhone 8 by anyone other than Apple or an Apple authorized repairer, you should probably hold off on upgrading. Must read: iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances According to Motherboard, the latest iOS update is killing the touch functionality of iPhone 8… Read more →

RHEL 7.5, ​the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, arrives

Video: ISS’ Linux high-performance computer could help future Mars mission Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More Red Hat has come a long way in 25 years. Now, the Linux company is continuing to drive forward both in the Linux server business and… Read more →

Sprint, T-Mobile reportedly back to merger talks

Sprint and T-Mobile are back to talks about a merger that would combine the nation’s third and fourth largest mobile carriers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The discussions are said to be preliminary. Could the Sprint-T-Mobile merger be back on? (James Martin/CNET) The carriers’ latest talks come after walking away from preliminary discussions five months ago. Sprint-parent SoftBank bought… Read more →

LG says its G7 ThinQ set to launch May 2

LG on Tuesday confirmed its next flagship phone will be called the LG G7 ThinQ, and it will be announced May 2 in New York. While it’s the seventh-generation LG phone, the G7 will be the first G series smartphone to adopt the ThinQ name, LG said. LG G7 ThinQ flagship will launch May 2. (LG) LG is remaining quiet… Read more →

Facebook launches bounty program to spot misuses of data by app developers

A violation of trust: Where Facebook and Cambridge Analytica went wrong Facebook is launching a bounty program that will reward people who find and report any misuse of data by app developers on its platforms. The social networking giant said the program is the first of its kind in the industry. Similar to its existing bug bounty program, the data… Read more →

MicroStrategy 10.11 ups the front-end ante

In January, MicroStrategy announced something pretty radical: supported connectors for its core BI platform for popular self-service BI front-end tools, specifically Tableau, Microsoft Power BI and Qlik. Also read: Enterprise, self-service BI hook up: MicroStrategy releases connectors for Power BI, Tableau, Qlik That announcement convinced some people that MicroStrategy was ceding the front-end to the self-service BI holy trinity. Were… Read more →

Splunk intros IoT platform for industrial operations

Splunk on Tuesday announced the launch of its first platform built specifically for the Internet of things. Running on top of Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Industrial Asset Intelligence (IAI) is designed to help customers in manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, energy and utilities monitor and analyze industrial IoT data in real time. The San Francisco-based company is highlighting the platform’s real-time… Read more →

Oracle rolls out Loyalty Cloud, other new CX products

Oracle on Tuesday is announcing three new products within its Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Suite: an analytics application called Infinity; a powerful, easy-to-use segmentation tool for marketers called CX Audience; and a new cloud service called the Loyalty Cloud. In the last couple of years, most enterprises have come to recognize they need to undergo a digital transformation to react… Read more →