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It Doesn't Have To Be Sophisticated To Be Good

The genius was in the simplicity: (via CNet) How US cybersleuths decided Russia hacked the DNC / https://www.cnet.com/news/how-experts-decided-russia-hacked-dnc-election/

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USB Shipped with Malware

Getting more than you want for your money: (via ZDNet) IBM warns of malware on USB drives shipped to customers / http://www.zdnet.com/article/ibm-warns-of-malware-on-usb-drives-shipped-to-customers/

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Google vs. Fake News

Just in time for the Wikipedia volunteer fact checking announcement. The ongoing battle: (via PCW) Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback / http://www.pcworld.com/article/3192354/data-center-cloud/google-will-try-to-combat-fake-news-using-search-and-user-feedback.html

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The Speed of Open Source

Not a surprise: (via ZDNet) Almost all the world's fastest supercomputers run Linux / http://www.zdnet.com/article/almost-all-the-worlds-fastest-supercomputers-run-linux/

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Volunteer fact checkers?

I've got a bad feeling about this. Ask any librarian about the use of Wikipedia as a primary source: (via CNN) Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a news website / http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/25/media/wikitribune-jimmy-wales-fake-news/index.html


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