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Marketing Manager here at RoboForm reaching out to see if anyone would be interested in helping create an article for RoboForm Password Manager. Thanks! SoftwareGirl (talk) 22:07, 11 December 2017 (UTC)SoftwareGirl

Splitting public-policy from technical material at Computer security

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Talk:Computer security#Some initial ideas on a split and an overhaul.

Summary: The present article is a mish-mash of material of a general nature (technical, academic, practices, history, terms, incidents, notable-figures) and material of a socio-political nature (infrastructural, regulatory, legal, corporate, financial, espionage and cyberwar, public impacts).

This started as an RM discussion but turned into a scope one. I've proposed that a Cybersecurity article (using the term favored in technology-and-public-policy circles) should be a spinoff, per WP:SUMMARY, for the second group of material, leaving the bulk of the more general info at Computer security (the basic, non-jargon, descriptive term for the field). This would be in keeping with Cyberwarfare, Internet privacy, Internet censorship, Genetically modified food controversies, and numerous other clear splits between technology and technology policy articles (sometimes multiple such articles, e.g. Electronic cigaretteRegulation of electronic cigarettes, Safety of electronic cigarettes, and several others – but let's just start with one here).

I've done a section-by-section review of what needs to be done, but it's just one opinion, so additional input is sought.

Computers: In particular, a whole lot of "cybersecurity" isn't about computers and their security so much as it is about telecommunications infrastructure and its management and control.
 — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  10:42, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Help with M2M public key certificate

Could someone have a look at the recently created M2M public key certificate to see if it deserves an article of its own? – Uanfala (talk) 22:22, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

This has now been nominated for deletion. Please discuss here. ~Kvng (talk) 14:50, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

AVG AntiVirus

Shouldn't article about faimily of the antivirus software which including independent programs like "AVG AntiVirus" and "AVG Internet Security" exists under common name like "AVG (software)"? As I said "AVG AntiVirus" is name one of the programs from family. I couldn't check the whole article but it looks like article is focusing mostly on "AVG AntiVirus" program only so It could be possible to delete all informations not reffering to "AVG AntiVirus" program and change definition. Eurohunter (talk) 09:53, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

There is AVG Technologies for content not related to specific software. AVG (software) exists as a redirect to AVG AntiVirus. It is possible that there's a better title for AVG AntiVirus but I personally don't see a problem with current organization. Maybe once the articles have been improved a bit, a better shememe will become evident. ~Kvng (talk) 12:52, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Current state is chaotic. Eurohunter (talk) 16:25, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Charlotte Empey and I work at Avast/AVG. I support AVG (software) as a consolidated article because WP:PRODUCT encourages the company page to use WP:Summary Style to summarize its products, but this isn’t practical if the product page is on just one product. Additionally, WP:PRODUCT says to avoid creating multiple stubs on products of marginal notability and there are other AVG products that have been covered in in-depth articles[1] An AVG (software) page would be the best place for these sources.

I realize the article-content won’t jive well with the article-title initially, but I will eventually assist in adjusting the content in an appropriate manner given my conflict of interest. Empey at Avast (talk) 19:42, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

I think if few AVG products meet notability criterion they deserve few articles. If only one product meet criteria only one article should be created and rest products created by AVG Technologies should be included in AVG Technologies article. Eurohunter (talk) 20:41, 23 May 2018 (UTC)


I work at Lookout and we shared this draft article that I hoping will be reviewed by an editor. Here is the link to the talk page where we shared the draft: Eileen at lookout (talk) 17:21, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

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