Computers

Robert Taylor, A Pioneer Of Modern Computing And The Internet, Dies At 85 – NPR

Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nearly 50 years ago, computer visionary Robert Taylor helped lay the foundations for what we know today as the internet. Taylor, who had Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, Calif., his son Kurt Taylor tells NPR. Like many of his peers who helped build the internet, Bob Taylor, as he was known, wasn’t a computer scientist. The University of Texas at Austin graduate had a background in…

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware – The Mercury News

Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017

PARIS — Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet. In a blog post , Microsoft security manager Phillip Misner said that the software giant had already built defenses against nine of the 12 tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has…

Microsoft Says It Has Patched Leaked NSA Hacks – Fortune

Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Windows consumers woke up on Saturday to some good news: Microsoft says it has already patched a series of potentially catastrophic hacks, published on Good Friday by the hacker group known as the Shadow Brokers. The hacks amounted to vulnerabilities in Microsoft software that let intruders take over machines running Windows software. The vulnerabilities had been discovered and used by the NSA, but the Shadow Brokers (a group widely believed…

Robert W. Taylor, a pioneer of the modern computer, dies at 85 – LA … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Robert W. Taylor, one of the most important figures in the creation of the modern computer and the Internet, has died. He was 85. According to his son Kurt Taylor, the scientist died Thursday at his home in Woodside. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. Taylor’s name was not known to the public, but it was a byword in computer science and networking, where he was a key…

April the Giraffe, an Internet Star, Gives Birth. Finally. – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017

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