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Cloud Drive Providers Won’t Respect Your Privacy? There’s An App For That

I haven’t been using cloud storage providers much (just for a few things that aren’t important like cat photos) for multiple reasons: They won’t respect my privacy. They aren’t secure enough (usually no end-to-end encryption, despite it being simple concept, they just don’t want to do it!). Considering the leaks and hacks associated with using…

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LinkedIn: Blockchain Is The Most In-Demand Hard Skill

I have had my eye on blockchain for a few years, and came across a number of articles claiming that blockchain is a farce and that it doesn’t provide any benefits (I wrote about some of its benefits if you’re curious). Fast forward to the past few months, i’m seeing more positive articles about blockchain —…

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Introduction To Cryptography

Cryptography is something that we all depend on at least indirectly (it protects your online banking activity and your credit card information, passwords, and other sensitive information), but it is a complex topic and having to navigate around it as a beginner is always unpleasant. Cryptography is one of the most crucial facets of cybersecurity.…

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Why Blockchain: As Quickly As Possible

As is the case with most technologies, blockchain has its use cases. The first step to identifying blockchain’s use cases and why you should use blockchain, or why blockchain may not be for you is to learn how it works (hardly any technical details required). To put it frankly, blockchain is a data storage concept…

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Intel Launches Xeon Server Processors With Up To 56 Cores

Intel has launched their latest Cascade Lake Xeon processors at the Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco. These second-generation Xeon Scalable processors come in many varieties (53) and offer up to 56 cores. If you’ve explored the Xeon processor lineup in the past, you’ll know that there is a broad variety of them, including Xeon…

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Microsoft Will Release Their Compression Algorithm’s Source Code

Microsoft has open-sourced the Project Zipline data compression technology used in their Azure cloud services. Project Zipline is capable of compressing datasets with up to two times the compression ratio of the Zlib-L4 64KB model. At a time when the scale of data collection and storage has increased, the need for strong data compression is…

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Microsoft Advises Users To Stop Using Internet Explorer

The Internet Explorer web browser has been discontinued for some time. However, some businesses are still using it. Microsoft commented on their blog stating that there is a cost (‘technical debt’) associated with using outdated software. There are multiple issues associated with using outdated technology, but in many cases it can work just fine. In…

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Advantages of Using Project Management Software in Construction

Effective management of a construction project depends on how streamlined it is. It helps in tracking the developments and stay on budget. It helps to improve and boost communication throughout the project. One of the best manners to ensure efficiency of a project is by implementing construction management software as early as possible for developing…