It seems that all skeptics who believe that the hype around the Google Pixel 4a is not justified will be upset with the following news. ...
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Disruptions leapt 63% as lockdowns came into force after February Global internet disruptions went up 63 per cent after February and remained elevated throughout the first half of 2020 compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to net and cloud researcher ThousandEyes.…
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Illumio Inc. engaged Bishop Fox to measure the effectiveness of micro-segmentation using the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) as a control in limiting lateral network movement. The following report details the findings identified during the course of the engagement, which started on March 16, 2020. Goals: – Create a repeatable testing methodology that can be […]
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Mozilla today announced a new defense against advanced tracking tactics that it will be switching on in Firefox 79 starting immediately and pushing out to the remaining user base during the next few weeks.Calling the improved technologies and techniques Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0 – Mozilla said that ETP 2.0's primary job is to block redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking.[ Related: 9 steps to lock down corporate browsers ]
Trackers have been exploiting a loophole of sorts to continue following users browsing with Firefox, which enabled its first-generation ETP by default in June 2019. ETP takes a hands-off approach for first-party cookies – those tied to the site being browsed – because to do otherwise would break many of those websites or require users to, say, log in each time they returned.To read this article in full, please click here
Fitness brand Garmin paid millions of dollars in ransom after an attack took many of its products and services offline last month, Sky News reports. The payment was reportedly made through a ransomware negotiation company called Arete IR, in order for Garmin to recover data held hostage as a result of the attack.
BleepingComputer reported last week that Garmin had received a decryption key to access data encrypted by the virus, and that the initial ransom demand was for $10 million.
The attack itself began on July 23rd, and put Garmin’s wearables, apps, website, and even its call centers offline for several days. Garmin confirmed that it had been the victim of a cyberattack on July 27th, as many of its services were starting to come...
An image of a lioness has gone viral after a photographer captured a tender moment with the lioness snuggling up to her young cubs, British news agency SWNS reports.
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On July 29, 2020, Windows 10 turned 5 years old. This operating system was released in mid-2015 and was offered as a free upgrade to ...
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This article was originally published on .cult by Randy Tolentino. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers! We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world! In June of 2019, hundreds of college students arrived on the IBM campus in Austin, Texas, to participate in a three-month-long internship program. During these months, they’d gain firsthand experience of life at a large, global tech company. The majority of them were aspiring software engineers, followed by a number of designers, researchers, and offering managers. For the entire summer, they’d… This story continues at The Next Web
(Virginia Tech) Supporting fundamental research for a self-powered autonomous robot to prevent electric power line defects.
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Sony has taken the wraps off its latest list of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, these ones including a title that hasn’t even been released. As always, the games are made available for the duration of a month to anyone who has an active PS Plus subscription — and they remain available to that player as long as the … Continue reading
As anyone who has ever applied fake tan will know, the process is riddled with potential pitfalls.This Country star Daisy May Cooper found that out the hard way when she woke up looking like this on Friday morning… View this post on InstagramA post shared by daisy may cooper (@daisymaycooper) on Jul 23, 2020 at 10:34pm PDTOh dear.The star of the hit BBC Three comedy asked fans for advice after she shared the hilarious snap of her patchy work on Instagram.“PLEASE HELP,” she wrote. “I am filming a new show tomorrow and at 11pm last night thought it would be a good idea to tan my face using Poundland fake tanning mousse and have woken up like this.“I have tried EXFOLIATING and using toner but NOTHING WORKS. Please please can someone help me.”Thankfully her followers came to the rescue with tips on how to tone down her new look and Daisy later shared an updated pic of her still looking bronzed, but decidedly less patchy.“Thank you so much for your comments, managed to get rid of the patches with a steamer and baby oil so doesn’t look as bad but still very orange,” she said.Daisy, pale and interesting is so 2020.READ MORE:
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Most think of multicloud just how it sounds: an architecture that leverages plural public and/or private clouds at the same time, in support of best-of-breed cloud services. In other words, we use multicloud as a path to access the cloud services that are the best fit.As multicloud becomes the norm, I’ve observed that the design and deployment of multicloud-based architectures is really not about the underlying clouds. There are a few reasons for this:[ Learn all about the cloud at InfoWorld. Start with the basics: What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Then learn what is IaaS (infrastructure as a service), what is PaaS (platform as a service), and what is SaaS (software as a service). | Get ready for the latest trend in cloud computing: What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing. ]
First, technology to manage multiclouds should sit above and separate from the cloud-native resources it is managing. It does not matter if the tools are for AIops, identity and access management, network monitoring, metadata management, etc. When deploying multiclouds, it’s always better to leverage technology that spans the clouds and is not limited to operating a single branded platform. To read this article in full, please click here
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Following the Twitter breach that allowed attackers to access internal admin tools and take over several prominent accounts last week, the company has now revealed that the attackers also accessed DMs belonging 36 out of the 130 affected users — including one elected official in the Netherlands. This simply won’t do, at a time when Twitter is a trusted communication platform for hundreds of millions of people around the world, as well as for global leaders. The debate around what sort of damage hackers could do by tweeting incendiary messages from the verified accounts of powerful people rages on, but… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
Samsung is gearing up to bring one of its biggest events of 2020 for Galaxy products in the form of Galaxy Unpacked. The biggest starts ...
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The FDA has drawn attention to a large new recall involving many consumer CBD products over the risk of lead poisoning. This is the second recall over this issue so far this summer — we saw a similar recall in mid-May similarly caused by excessive lead levels. The latest recall comes from InHE Manufacturing Inc and covers several different brands … Continue reading
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has told Tory MPs the UK must be less naive about China and develop a “grand strategy” for a tougher approach to Beijing, HuffPost UK has learned.Pompeo held the controversial private meeting with China-sceptic Tories before talks with Boris Johnson on Tuesday.Pompeo was said to be pleased about recent moves by the UK government to strip Chinese telecoms firm Huawei out of the UK’s 5G infrastructure and to make diplomatic moves against Beijing in response to its national security law in Hong Kong.But the secretary of state told MPs that he wants to see the UK now adopt a harder “grand strategy” across Whitehall to counter Chinese influence in the West, a source said.“It’s clear that the US wants the UK to move further and faster in this area,” they said.Another source described Pompeo taking a “collegiate” approach as part of a mission to build a “coalition” of people with “significant concerns” about China and a “shared sense of values”.Paraphrasing the secretary of state, they said his concerns were broadly that “China was a one party state, was not a friend to democracy, did bad things at home and we need to be less naive really about it, which I agree with.”Pompeo is said to have told MPs that the West needs to be more “realistic” about Beijing.Following Johnson’s subsequent meeting with Pompeo, No.10 said the pair discussed the situation in China and the need for members of the Five Eyes security alliance to work on the “technologies of the future”.They also spoke about “shared global security” and the situation in China’s Xinjiang province, amid fresh outrage over the apparent persecution of Uighur people after a video circulated online showing prisoners bound and blindfolded in a train station.Frosty relations between the US and China led to president Donald Trump’s administration imposing sanctions on Huawei over security concerns – a decision that played a major part in the UK government’s move last week to demand that the Chinese technology giant’s equipment is stripped out of the country’s burgeoning 5G network by 2027.Pompeo’s arrival also came after the UK not only suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong but also slapped an arms embargo on the territory in response to China’s national security law.Britain has already offered citizenship to overseas nationals in Hong Kong who wish to flee amid fears of a crackdown by Beijing.Backbench Tories have been pressing for a tougher approach to China, particularly in relation to its role in building nuclear power plants in Britain.But the government’s U-turn on Huawei – a reversal of the announcement in January allowing it a limited 5G role – and approach to Hong Kong has left China aggrieved.On Tuesday, China warned Britain will “bear the consequences” of going “down the wrong road” after the UK suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in London said Beijing had expressed its concerns over the UK interfering in Hong Kong affairs “which are internal affairs of China”.“Now the UK side has gone even further down the wrong road in disregard of China’s solemn position and repeated representations,” the spokesperson said in a statement on the embassy’s website.“It once again contravened international law and the basic norms governing international relations and blatantly interfered in China’s internal affairs in an attempt to disrupt the implementation of the National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR and undermine the city’s prosperity and stability.“China urges the UK side to immediately stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, which are China’s internal affairs, in any form.“The UK will bear the consequences if it insists on going down the wrong road.”Related...
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For months Uber has been providing health officials with data to help them with their contact tracing efforts, Reuters reports.
The ride-sharing company has designed a portal specifically for health officials to request user data.
The new service received 560 requests from 29 countries in the first half of 2020.
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Uber has been quietly helping health officials around the world with contact tracing, the company told Reuters.
The ride-sharing company has built a special portal for health officials to request access to rider and driver data. Uber has provided user data to officials before, for example with police departments investigating a crime.
Officials can ask for data based on passenger names of ride receipts, the idea being that it could help them get in touch with someone who might need to quarantine.
Company officials told Reuters the service has been active for months, and the company is able to provide relevant data within a few hours of receiving a request. In the first half of 2020, the company received 560 coronavirus-related requests from 29 countries. Out of the 560 requests, 158 came from the US.
The service was already in the works before the pandemic hit the US, Uber told Reuters. In 2019 the company started receiving requests from US health officials following a measles outbreak.
Unspecified company executives held a meeting with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials in Los Angeles in January 2020 to discuss how Uber data could be used for health purposes. The coronavirus was discussed at that meeting.
"Our timing ended up being beneficial in that it allowed us to get ahead before COVID started ramping up globally," Uber's chief of global law enforcement, Mike Sullivan, told Reuters.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
We have already covered the launch of the new CUBOT X30 model, which brings five AI rear camera setup and nice full view display. And ...
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(Cornell University) In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D.
Huawei is unstoppable despite the US government forcing equipment manufacturers like TSMC to cut-off ties and the UK ban of its 5G equipment. Amidst the ...
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A big, red triangle on your screen? A security issue, not a foreign film alert Bork!Bork!Bork! UK broadcaster ITV came under the baleful gaze of bork over the weekend as an unexpected expiration left its online player shorn of those precious advertisements.…
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The US state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against Uber and Lyft yesterday (Tuesday, July 14) saying that the companies are misclassifying their drivers as contractors when they should be employees. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, the companies are coming under the exact same scrutiny in California. “For years Uber and Lyft have built their billion-dollar businesses on a model that exploits drivers,” Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said when announcing the lawsuit. “Uber and Lyft set the rates. They alone set the rules. Drivers are employees.” [Read: German court slams the brakes on Tesla’s bogus ‘Autopilot’ marketing] “For… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber
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Let’s spend a few minutes today catching up on the antitrust inquiries into Google. There are investigations related to competition underway against most of the biggest tech giants – Apple, Facebook, and Amazon face similar inquiries, and their CEOS are scheduled to join Sundar Pichai for a virtual hearing with the House of Representatives later this month. But there’s reason to believe the case against Google will land the soonest of any of them — in May, the New York Times reported that charges could come “as early as this summer.”
Scrutiny into the company’s business practices has since accelerated. Politico reported last week that California, which sat out an investigation led by 48 attorneys general, is preparing to mount its own...
I'm starting to feel like a broken record here, but man: Microsoft really is shaping up to be one of the most interesting forces in the Android ecosystem this year.As the company gears up to release its first homegrown Android phone, the unusually dual-screened Surface Duo, we're seeing more and more signs of how it's bending Google's virtual neighborhood to suit its needs. And the effects of those efforts could end up having a surprisingly broad impact on Android — one that'd reach every corner of the ecosystem and all of us who use it, whether or not a Microsoft-branded device is involved.To read this article in full, please click here