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John Mello
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Freelance writer and former managing editor of Boston Business Journal and Boston Phoenix
Freelance writer and former managing editor of Boston Business Journal and Boston Phoenix

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The best agile development conferences of 2017 | TechBeacon - Agile sounds great in theory, with its promise to accelerate development, increase software quality, and foster collaboration among team members....

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Apple's Cook Blasts 'Mind Killing' Fake News | Internet | ECT News Network - Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for a campaign against fake news. Its purveyors -- largely interested only in getting the most clicks -- are defeating the people who are trying to tell the most truth, he said. Fake news is "killing people's minds in a way," Cook remarked. The worldwide epidemic of fake news requires a crackdown by both government and tech, he suggested.

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The best mobile and IoT conferences of 2017 | TechBeacon - Keep up to speed on customers' needs by attending one or more of these hand-picked mobile and connected device conferences.

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Dozens of iOS Apps Vulnerable to WiFi Snooping | Mobile Apps | ECT News Network - Dozens of applications for Apple's mobile devices are vulnerable to WiFi snoopers, according to Will Strafach, CEO of the Sudo Security Group. He identified 76 popular iOS apps available at Apple's App Store that were vulnerable to wireless eavesdroppers, even though the connections were supposed to be protected by encryption. There have been 18 million downloads of the vulnerable apps, he said.

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The best information security conferences of 2017 | TechBeacon - Not all information security conferences are the same. Here's a curated list of the shows that security pros should short-list.

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Anonymous Hacker Pulls Plug on Thousands of Dark Net Sites | Hacking | TechNewsWorld - Twenty percent of the Dark Net was taken offline last week, when a hacker compromised a server hosting some 10,000 websites on the Tor network. Tor, designed to hide the identities of its users, is widely used on the Dark Web, which serves as a hub for illegal online activities. Visitors to the affected pages were greeted with the message, "Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you've been hacked."

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3 Teams Qualify for Tube Test in Hyperloop Pod Competition | Emerging Tech | ECT News Network - Elon Musk's hyperloop dream began to take shape in reality last weekend as 27 teams, including six from outside the U.S., participated in a competition to create the mass transit vehicle of the future. The competition in Hawthorne, California, sponsored by SpaceX, which Musk founded, attracted teams made up mostly of students who created pods designed to run on hyperloop transportation systems.

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Hackers Targeted DC Police Cams Days Before Inauguration | Malware | ECT News Network - A ransomware attack darkened the video surveillance system of the District of Columbia's police department eight days before the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Video storage devices for 70 percent of the CCTV system reportedly were unable to record anything between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15, as police techies scrambled to combat malicious software found on 123 of 187 networked video recorders.

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Trump Clings to Personal Phone Despite Security Risks | Cybersecurity | ECT News Network - President Donald J. Trump apparently has continued to use his personal Android smartphone despite security concerns. Trump was concerned about losing access to his personal phone even prior to taking his oath of office, according to a report citing unnamed aides who said he worried about how isolated he could become in the White House without his phone to keep in touch with friends.
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