HPE’s new CEO presents strong first quarter for hybrid IT

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Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use

For the first time ever, Google has established a baseline for what constitutes an Android smartphone that’s ready for use by enterprises.

“Some of the top concerns we’ve heard from customers include the need for frequent security updates, reliable and consistent software experiences and simplified device selection,” David Still, Google’s director of Android Enterprise, said in a blog post.

To address those needs, Google this week launched the Android Enterprise Recommended program, a global initiative that raises the bar for what passes as an enterprise-level device and service.

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from Computerworld https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257589/android/google-lists-the-android-phones-it-recommends-for-business-use.html#tk.rss_all

Clever, redefined

It’s the 1990s, and this pilot fish is hired at a big international company to maintain a group of Linux servers — and they definitely need help.

“My initial survey of the systems uncovered some serious security problems,” says fish. “Everything had been set up and users added with no regard to security.

“As a temporary holding action, I set all the users’ login shells to a custom restricted shell that allowed each user access to only the directories and commands necessary for their work while I analyzed all the systems, planned a decent security configuration for each, got approvals, did testing and, finally, implemented the new security.”

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from Computerworld https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257613/security/clever-redefined.html#tk.rss_all

How ad-blocking works in Google’s Chrome browser

Google, as promised, has launched the Chrome browser ad-blocking feature it has touted for nearly a year.

Although not the first such effort by a browser maker, Google’s decision – effectively a pre-emptive strike against even more users turning to independent add-ons for killing online advertisements – has both import and impact by virtue of Chrome’s dominance.

With more than 61% of all browser users running Chrome as of January, according to analytics vendor Net Applications, when Google’s browser whispers, the web listens. Sites that instead tune out last week’s move do so at their peril.

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from Computerworld https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257690/internet/how-ad-blocking-works-in-googles-chrome-browser.html#tk.rss_all

FAQ: How Chrome’s ad-blocking works

Google, as promised, has launched the Chrome browser ad-blocking feature it has touted for nearly a year.

Although not the first such effort by a browser maker, Google’s decision – effectively a pre-emptive strike against even more users turning to independent add-ons for killing online advertisements – has both import and impact by virtue of Chrome’s dominance.

With more than 61% of all browser users running Chrome as of January, according to analytics vendor Net Applications, when Google’s browser whispers, the web listens. Sites that instead tune out last week’s move do so at their peril.

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from Computerworld https://www.computerworld.com/article/3257690/internet/faq-how-chromes-ad-blocking-works.html#tk.rss_all