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A Privacy War is Raging Within the World Wide Web Consortium 

msmash  | July 14, 2021
Inside the World Wide Web Consortium, where the world's top engineers battle over the future of your data. From a report: One of the web's geekiest corners, the W3C is a mostly-online community where the people who operate the internet -- website publishers, browser companies, ad tech firms, privacy advocates, academics and others -- come […]

Will a Pandemic Wave of Automation Be Bad News for Workers? 

EditorDavid  | July 4, 2021
The New York Times reports: When Kroger customers in Cincinnati shop online these days, their groceries may be picked out not by a worker in their local supermarket but by a robot in a nearby warehouse... And in the drive-through lane at Checkers near Atlanta, requests for Big Buford burgers and Mother Cruncher chicken sandwiches […]

Claroty, which develops security tech for industrial companies, raises $140M Series D, bringing its total raised to $235M, ahead of an IPO (Joseph F. Kovar/CRN) 

Get Accessible  | June 17, 2021
Joseph F. Kovar / CRN: Claroty, which develops security tech for industrial companies, raises $140M Series D, bringing its total raised to $235M, ahead of an IPO  —  'We are able to reverse-engineer OT protocols and use them thanks to help from Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, and Siemens.

To Secure Data Centers, AI and Automation Are Key 

Michael Durand  | June 15, 2021
Disruptive cyberattacks are not slowing down for higher education. To avoid being next to fall victim to malicious server code, universities and colleges need to secure their data more effectively than ever before. For many universities, this can be achieved through data center automation. A recent report from Mordor Intelligence found that “The boom in social networking […]

Classroom Culture in an Age of Distance Learning 

In these times of uncertainty, students look to the adults in their life to provide a sense of comfort and stability even if they seem to be worry-free. While teachers and administrators quickly adapt curriculum and instruction to maintain a high quality of learning as schools around the world close, it’s important for us to […]

Creating Better Materials for Distance Learning and Professional Development 

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash This back-to-school season is throwing all sorts of curve balls, and no matter how much preparation has been done for the year, sometimes it still feels like anything could happen. Time is of the essence, and there seems to be so little of it. When choosing what’s most important it’s easy […]

Automation Strategies Are Shaping Up 

A combination of older and newer technologies is making a difference in IT workload management. Here are six areas of IT automation that are delivering results today.

Apple’s latest accessibility features are for those with limb and vocal differences 

Devin Coldewey  | June 10, 2021
Apple announced a batch of accessibility features at WWDC 2021 that cover a wide variety of needs, among them a few for people who can’t touch or speak to their devices in the ordinary way. With Assistive Touch, Sound Control, and other improvements, these folks have new options for interacting with an iPhone or Apple […]

Doximity’s S-1 may explain why healthcare exits are heating up 

Natasha Mascarenhas  | May 28, 2021
There was a time when this column was more than a never-ending run of IPO coverage. Then the unicorn liquidity cycle kicked off and it’s been a long run of public offerings ever since. This morning is no exception. Doximity filed to go public earlier today. You likely haven’t heard of the company because it […]

The SPAC trash ticker is counting down 

Natasha Mascarenhas  | May 28, 2021
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week had the whole crew aboard to record: Grace and Chris making us sound good, Danny to provide levity, Natasha to actually recall facts and Alex to divert us from staying on topic. It’s teamwork, people — […]