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Google embraces Internet Explorer tech to help improve Chrome's scrolling

March 27, 2015 | IAN PAUL

Google and Microsoft aren't exactly friends, but the two companies are working closely to add some Microsoft magic to Chrome that could improve the browser's scrolling issues--especially on mobile. Google recently said it would introduce Microsoft's Pointer Events (a technology that controls mouse, touch, and stylus inputs) in Chrome.

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The state of open source security

March 27, 2015 | PAUL ROBERTS

If there's a poster child for the challenges facing open source security, it may be Werner Koch, the German developer who wrote and for the last 18 years has toiled to maintain Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG), a pillar of the open source software ecosystem.

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US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

March 27, 2015 | GRANT GROSS

A group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced legislation aimed at encouraging government agencies to give up their spectrum by allowing the agencies to share in the profits when the spectrum is auctioned to commercial mobile carriers.

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Security flaw found in fitness wristband: Kaspersky

March 27, 2015 | ZAFIRAH SALIM

According to a Kaspersky study, the authentication method implemented in several popular wristbands allows a third-party to connect invisibly to the device, execute commands, and in some cases – extract data held on the device.

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Cisco inks 10-year global deal with Covata

March 27, 2015 | HAFIZAH OSMAN

Networking multi-national corporation, Cisco, and data-centric security solution provider, Covata (ASX:CVT), have forged a long-term licensing agreement. The 10-year deal will allow Cisco to deliver the Covata platform and related products to their clients.

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How to reduce losses caused by theft at POS

March 27, 2015 | BOB VIOLINO

Retail theft is a huge and costly problem for the industry. According to the "Global Retail Theft Barometer 2013-2014," released by Checkpoint Systems in October 2014, total shrinkage among retailers in North America was $42 billion for the time period covered by the report.

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The CSO security career survival guide

March 27, 2015 | GEORGE V. HULME

There is little doubt cybersecurity is a hot career path right now. According to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, cybersecurity job postings grew 74% from 2007 through 2013 – a rate of growth that was twice as rapid as all IT jobs combined. And demand for cyber information security positions certainly hasn't let up since.

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