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Employee Surveillance Software Demand Increased as Workers Transitioned to Home Working
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Employee Surveillance Software Demand Increased as Workers Transitioned to Home Working

A study by website Top10VPN found demand for employee surveillance software rose 55% in June 2020, compared to the average before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Python's Popularity: Ahead of Java for 1st Time, Still Trailing C
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Python's Popularity: Ahead of Java for 1st Time, Still Trailing C

Python has overtaken Java to become the second-most-popular programming language on the Tiobe index for the first time.

Honeywell Introduces Quantum Computing as a Service with Subscription Offering
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Honeywell Introduces Quantum Computing as a Service with Subscription Offering

Each subscriber gets eight or sixteen hours per month of dedicated time with Honeywell scientists to run algorithms on the trapped-ion hardware.

Brazil Launches AI Center
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Brazil Launches AI Center

Brazil's Artificial Intelligence Center officially launched earlier this month.

Ransomware vs WFH: How Remote Working is Making Cyberattacks Easier to Pull Off
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Ransomware vs WFH: How Remote Working is Making Cyberattacks Easier to Pull Off

This year has forced organizations to adapt quickly to enabling employees to work from home. That's creating 'chaos with no control' - which cyber criminals are...

Singapore Tightens Security Requirements for Home Routers
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Singapore Tightens Security Requirements for Home Routers

Beginning next April, home Wi-Fi routers sold in Singapore must meet new security requirements.

2020's Fastest-Rising Tech Jobs? Programming Language PHP Leads the Way
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2020's Fastest-Rising Tech Jobs? Programming Language PHP Leads the Way

Job search engine Indeed said entry-level PHP developer is the fastest-growing technology job industry-wide.
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