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A researcher recently found a vulnerability in a piece of software called Log4j, which is used in the programming language Java and essentially creates a log of activity that can enable a hacker to take over a device. Christopher Schirner/Flickr hide caption

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Companies scramble to defend against newly discovered 'Log4j' digital flaw

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks onstage during the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco event in San Francisco on Oct. 3, 2019. Benioff is a proponent of stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies must look out for the broader good. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch hide caption

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Why the Salesforce CEO wants to redefine capitalism by pushing for social change

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In dueling lawsuits, Match, which owns Tinder, alleges that Bumble infringed on Tinder's intellectual property — while Bumble says that argument is bogus. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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The Tinder-Bumble Feud: Dating Apps Fight Over Who Owns The Swipe

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Tech giant IBM announced Sunday that it will acquire open source software company Red Hat. The company's logo is seen here at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February. Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Words classified according to their gender, as the word embedding sees it. Words below the line are words that (generally) should be gendered, while words above the line are problematic if gendered. Adam Kalai hide caption

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New York police officers stand outside an Apple Store on Tuesday while monitoring a pro-encryption demonstration. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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In Fighting FBI, Apple Says Free Speech Rights Mean No Forced Coding

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