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March 10, 2014
by sjvn01
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Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
by sjvn01
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GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems

According to some reports you’d think the security sky was falling. Yes, GnuTLS, an open-source “secure” communications library that implements \Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), has serious flaws. The good news? Almost no one uses it. OpenSSL … Continue reading

October 2, 2013
by sjvn01
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Health Care Exchanges overwhelmed by demand

October 1st was the day. The US government may have shutdown, but despite the best efforts of Tea Party Republicans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s centerpiece — the state and Federal health exchanges where people can shop for insurance coverage … Continue reading