Patrick ThibodeauSenior Editor, Computerworld

Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

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Microsoft’s Nadella takes on privacy fears about LinkedIn, Cortana

One Gartner analyst called Cortana "Big Brother" combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions.

Election 2016 teaser - A hacker pulls back the curtain on United States election data

If the election is hacked, we may never know

At particular risk are touch-screen voting machines that have no paper trails. If those are hacked or a hack is even suspected, it will be difficult to prove—and impossible to reconstruct the real tally.

Election 2016 teaser - Electronic voting, Republican and Democrat

One election-system vendor uses developers in Serbia

But even an all-U.S. team is no guarantee of security.

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

The goal is now an exascale computer by 2023, which will consume the output of a small power plant all to itself.