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+ - North Korean Defector Spills Details On The Country's Elite Hacking Force->

Submitted by mattydread23
mattydread23 (2793761) writes "Business Insider interviewed Jang Se-yul, a North Korean defector who trained in the country's Mirim University alongside some of the hackers who make up its elite Bureau 121 hacking squad. He explains how they train: "They take six 90-minute classes every day, learning different coding languages and operating systems, from C to Linux. Jang says a lot of time was spent dissecting Microsoft programs, like the Windows operating system, and how to attack the overall computer IT systems of enemy countries like the US or South Korea." He also explains that these hackers are among the elite in North Korea, and even though they have unfiltered information about the outside world that their countrymen lack, most of them would never dream of leaving."
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+ - Windows next: So what?->

Submitted by mattydread23
mattydread23 (2793761) writes "The PC isn't dead. But Microsoft tried ambitious and ahead of the curve with Windows 8 and got a resounding "huh?" from the mainstream market. If the next version plays it safe, tones down the vision, and makes enterprises comfortable with the more secure and easier to mobilize WinRT runtime, while accommodating cheap tablets for people who don't want to pay for iPad and want something more powerful than Android, Microsoft can hold onto its 14% while it builds out cross-platform versions of its apps to take advantage of the services where it's actually doing something exciting — like Power BI and Project Spark and Skype Translator and Azure ML and lots of things that have nothing at all to do with Windows."
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+ - Why Apple's HealthKit and HomeKit privacy rules are a huge competitive advantage->

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mattydread23 (2793761) writes "Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data, and they demonstrate Apple's commitment to ensuring that the most private and personal data of its users is respected and protected. In a year where Facebook admitted that it experimented with the mental state of hundreds of thousands of its users, it's refreshing to see a company that remains focused on what its users want and need, and doesn't rely on selling information about them."
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+ - VMware unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA partnership for Chromebooks->

Submitted by Gamoid
Gamoid (656769) writes "At VMworld today, VMware introduced the Workplace Suite, a platform for securely delivering applications and content across desktops and mobile devices from the cloud. The really cool part, though, is a partnership with Google and NVIDIA to deliver even graphics-intensive Windows applications on a Chromebook. I was on the scene."
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+ - Google's retreat on Pointer Events makes life harder for web developers->

Submitted by mattydread23
mattydread23 (2793761) writes "Google's decision means that's more work for web developers, as it forces them to write multiple versions of the same code.
They'll need to support Pointer Events, and whatever Google adds to Touch Events to support different input messages, and maybe Android's Motion Events if they aren't the same as Blink's version. The PC isn't growing much but it isn't dying off either. The future doesn't only look like touch — unless you're Google and all you see is Android. It would be nice if the web was ready for that future, and Google isn't helping."

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