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Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p><i>“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs</i><p>Anyone who’s paying …

Don't take meetings sitting down, study says

We've already heard about the miracles of standing while you work (less back pain, improved focus, more energy). Now researchers are suggesting that standing is more than just the ideal way to work solo at your desk. It can also improve meetings, making them more collaborative.<p>Professors at the …

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Cops can access your connected home data

Your lights are off and your doors are locked, but if you've got a "smart home" system, you may be offering cops a window into your house.<p>Smart home technology is the latest craze among big tech and telecom companies, which are rolling out products that allow people to remotely control things like …

Secret message app Wickr moves to Wall Street

In the post-Snowden world, encryption is cool. Lots of personal messaging apps want to cash in on privacy.<p>Wickr is one of them. It's a free app that offers self-destructing, encrypted messages. But its founder, Nico Sell, sees vast and untapped potential in the finance industry. To her, Wickr is …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

The Cold War didn't end in the 1990's. It simply moved online.<p>That much is clear after a security firm reported this week that Russian hackers have launched unprecedented, highly-sophisticated attacks on Western oil and gas companies.<p>The cyber operation nicknamed Energetic Bear is the latest …

Look Out Box and Dropbox — Here Comes Amazon’s Zocalo

The enterprise file-sharing dance floor is looking a little more crowded today.<p>To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon.<p>The Web retail giant, which also happens to be …

Changes — And Possibly Layoffs — Are Coming For Microsoft Employees

For one thing, he wants to measure everything and everyone by a new standard: data.<p>Nadella is creating something he calls "Data and Applied Science" for every product team. The purpose is "measurable outcomes for our products and predictive analysis of market trends."<p>He didn't clarify, but it …