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Vermont Technology Alliance announces new board members

The Vermont Technology Alliance, the business association representing Vermont’s tech sector, announces the recent addition of new board members.

New members joining the Vermont Technology Alliance Board of Directors are:

Rod Butler, Director of Software Engineering at Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive brand and the leading digital marketing and technology provider for the automotive industry. Rod has 15 years of management experience in Engineering and Operations.

Patrick Coughlin, Chief Development Officer for FirstLight Fiber, which provides a complete portfolio of fiber-based communications services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast. Patrick is responsible for leading all aspects of corporate development,

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Why WhatsApp users are pushing family members to Signal

Encrypted messaging app Signal saw a spike in new downloads after Facebook-owned WhatsApp alerted users it was updating its privacy policy.


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When WhatsApp users started freaking out about privacy on the messaging app last month, Kevin Woblick knew it was time to encourage his family to move to another chat service: Signal.

The 30-year-old German software developer had broached the topic after Edward Snowden leaked classified documents detailing America’s mass surveillance program. But Woblick couldn’t convince his family to delete WhatsApp despite the Snowden news and the global uproar over digital privacy that followed. So this time,

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