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Random USB sticks a hazard to corporate security

Employers must train their workers up to a higher standard with respect to cybersecurity best practices. That’s the message delivered by non-profit IT industry association CompTIA in the wake of a survey of 1200 full-time US workers. The survey and its corresponding white paper Cyber Secure: A Look At Employee Cybersecurity Habits In The Workplace,… Read More

Twitter announces 8% workforce cuts in that autumn email nobody wants

Twitter, in a bid to streamline operations globally, has announced that it will cut up to 8% of its workforce, primarily in the engineering and product departments. The reasoning behind this move, declared in an email from CEO Jack Dorsey to all employees this morning, is to create an Engineering department that would move faster… Read More

The Guardian joins the ‘new crypticism’ in developer recruitment with JavaScript-based job ad

Today bank holiday languor drew me to idly wonder if the JavaScript for The Guardian’s Comment is Free section could be tinkered with to send multiple upvotes on a post – pretty unlikely, as it depends on a server-side response. But, as Douglas Adams once noted, I’d already had as many baths as I could… Read More

Tianjin blasts took down Tencent data centre and local tech operations

Explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin last week reportedly took down a considerable portion of tech businesses, including internet giant Tencent’s local data centre. The blast, originating at a chemical storage warehouse, caused severe damage to the facility’s server room which led to temporary delays in video streaming for Tencent customers. The company said over… Read More

Microsoft scientists develop AI system for hiring the perfect crowdsourced team

Microsoft researchers are investigating algorithmic solutions to tackle the crowdsourcing recruitment challenge of hiring effective teams and co-workers for specific tasks. The project, led by Microsoft computer scientists Eric Horvitz and Pushmeet Kohli and ETH Zurich researchers Adish Singla and Andreas Krause, is looking to develop a computational solution for selecting the most effective team members from… Read More