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Taking a much closer look at what’s going on inside malware. MuchMania/Shutterstock.com

Inside the fight against malware attacks

How do malware analysts examine software that's designed to wreak havoc with computers? By using tools that watch software's inner workings very closely.
How do you defend yourself in virtual reality? Imaginechina via AP Images

Sexual assault enters virtual reality

Underlying online harassment is the false idea that events that happen on internet aren't real. But whenever people are interacting, it's all real.
Will our digital phrasebook finally be able to handle more than just simple snippets? cybrain/Shutterstock.com

Has auto-translation software finally stopped being so useless?

Auto-translation software has been pretty frustrating to use. But news of vast improvements to Google's translation software raises the prospect that websites will soon be browsable in any language.
Hex code from the Blaster worm reveals the potential motivations of the worm’s creator. Ward Moerman

Why save a computer virus?

How can archivists properly preserve computer programs often written specifically to destroy data?
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data. Supplied

The big data challenge and how Africa can benefit

Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Has Facebook found a potential new business venture? Flickr/Franklin Heijnen

It’s back to school for Facebook, and it’s personal

The social network giant is developing new software that could be used to help personalise learning in schools. It's a move that should have some worried they could lose business.

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