The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield. From a report: Three decades ago, drones were available to only the most technologically developed state military organizations. Today they’re everywhere, being used by weaker states and small military forces, as well as many non-state actors, including Islamic State and al-Qaeda. “We’re seeing a cycle of…

October 31, 2019
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Slow Retreat from Python 2 Threatens Code Security

The end of life is near for Python 2, and there will be no rising from the grave this time. So why are some companies and developers risking a lack of security patches to stay with the old version of the programming language? At least one in 10 Python developers and data scientists continue to use the legacy version of the popular programming language as their primary development tool, despite…

October 31, 2019
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Microsoft relents on planned Power Platform self-service purchasing changes

Credit: Microsoft Citing customer feedback, Microsoft is making some changes to a sudden planned change in the way it will allow business users to buy Power Platform products. The changes riled a number of IT pros who feared they might result in more “shadow IT” operations and create compliance issues. Microsoft noted the changes in an update on October 31 to its Self-service purchase FAQ. The quick back story: Last…

October 31, 2019
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