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Plus: Latest hardware results from MLPerf and why so-called text deepfakes are dangerous In brief  Rite Aid, an American drugstore chain, secretly deployed facial recognition cameras to spy on its shoppers across 200 stores for eight years.…
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Twitter said the hackers targeted employees via a phone spear phishing attack
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Warner Bros. announced when many countries can expect to see the new movie.
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It might seem minimal, but this could lead to future security headaches for hundreds of OnePlus customers.
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If you've followed my ramblings for long, you know how I feel about Inbox — Google's short-lived experiment with reinventing the way we experience email.Inbox, built atop Gmail's foundation, was a wildly different approach to managing messages. At its launch in 2014, the service was described as being "years in the making" — a "completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters." Google told us Inbox was "designed for the problems we're going to see in the next 10 years" and painted the app as being the future of not only Gmail but also of email itself.To read this article in full, please click here
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"They were under the impression that only four devices were connected to their network on this oil rig. We found 127 of them" The post “These People Aren’t Muppets” – Tackling the OT Security Realm with Humility appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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Honda is adding a new sensor to its portable gas generators, a carbon monoxide (CO) detector aiming to warn about build-up of the potentially deadly gas. The Honda Power Equipment CO-MINDER system is designed to track levels of carbon monoxide – which is odorless and tasteless – and can shut the generator down in emergency situations. Portable generators can be … Continue reading
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OnePlus has just launched its new mid-range device, the OnePlus Nord in India and Europe. The phone costs $335 and is targeted to appease junta who’s looking for a pocket-friendly option under $500. I’ve been using the Nord for more than 72 hours, and I’d say: color me impressed. The phone has almost all ingredients necessary for a sub-$500 to be a success — at least on the paper. Before I tell you my initial thoughts about the device, let’s look at specifications. Specifications Screen: 6.44-inch full HD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G RAM: 6GB(India only)/8GB/12GB Rear camera: 48-megapixel… This story continues at The Next Web
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The social media company pulled the video after rock band Linkin Park filed a complaint about the use of its music.
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SpaceX's upcoming high-speed internet offering is coming soon.
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Icelandic fintech startup Lucinity has raised $6.1 million in fresh funding from Karma Ventures and byFounders.  The anti-money laundering company uses a cloud-based integration to help financial institutions better understand transaction data.  "Banks are trying their hardest to combat money laundering, but the tools to prevent it are limited," Lucinity founder and CEO Gudmundur Kristjansson (better known as GK). "That's why we set out to 'make money good' using our AI to help banks ensure that the money that flows through them comes from clean sources." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Financial crime and money laundering is a thorn in the side of financial institutions. Compliance is often costly and manual. A 2018 report by data provider Refinitiv suggested that $1.45 trillion had been lost by businesses as a result of financial crime. Cloud-based Icelandic anti-money laundering fintech startup Lucinity has just raised $6.1 million in fresh funding to help alleviate the problem. "Banks are trying their hardest to combat money laundering, but the tools to prevent it are limited," Lucinity founder and CEO Gudmundur Kristjansson (better known as GK). "That's why we set out to 'make money good' using our AI to help banks ensure that the money that flows through them comes from clean sources." The anti-money laundering company uses a cloud-based integration to help financial institutions better understand transaction data.  The new round was co-led by Karma Ventures and ByFounders, bringing the startup's total funding to $9 million. Previous investors Crowberry Capital and Preceptor Capital also participated in the company's seed round in June last year. Lucinity was already planning for its next raise when it closed that earlier seed round, Kristjansson said. The round started off in March and was officially closed at the start of July. "We were planning our Series A for this year and saw an opportunity in Covid. We foresaw a rapid increase in digitization and remote working that speaks perfectly to our value proposition," GK added. "We are in a position to leverage whatever situation comes out of Covid, and the fundraising showed us that many investors agree." Lucinity's product focuses on what it calls "Human AI," effectively a feedback loop which provides charts and explanations of data, which Kristjansson calls the "secret sauce" which has been missing from many previous anti-financial crime products. Funding will be used to continue scaling the Lucinity team as it looks to deploy its services within financial institutions in Europe and the US.  Check out Lucinity's pitch deck below:SEE ALSO: Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck London fintech Lanistar used to raise $19 million at a $190 million valuation
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(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
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Chinese beverage chain Luckin Coffee replaced founder and former chairman Charles Lu with its acting CEO, Guo Jinyi.
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Facebook is trying to really hard to tell people it owns Instagram and WhatsApp.Earlier this month, the company introduced new branding for all of its apps.On Wednesday, it introduced Facebook Pay, a service that’ll work across all apps.Now, it’s testing an Instagram feed-like feature in its main app.A report by TechCrunch suggests the social network tested a feature called ‘Popular Photos’ in its app last month.Currently, if you tap on a photo from the news feed, and swipe down you’re redirected back to your feed.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for the computer game "League of Legends"Many consider "League of Legends" to be difficult and time-consuming, but the game has spawned an international community with millions of fans and hundreds of dedicated professional players.Ocasio-Cortez's Silver IV rank makes her better than about 15% of "League of Legends" players in ranked matches, and more than 8 million people play the game every day.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for "League of Legends," a popular computer game with millions of players worldwide.Ocasio-Cortez shared a picture of her "League of Legends" screen after she earned the rank of Silver IV.
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There are few game developers who have achieved rockstar fame as much as the two Johns of the former id Software.And of the two, one is moving on from games or at least from working on games directly.John Carmack will always be remembered for his pioneering work not only iconic franchises such as Doom and Wolfenstein 3D but also for pushing the computer gaming industry as a whole.At 49, however, he wants to be remembered for something else as well: making an impact in the field of Artificial Intelligence.John Carmack is probably considered a hero among games and graphics developers and especially among PC gamers.His face as well as his voice has been one of the loudest in pushing the PG gaming market not just in games but, more importantly, the technology that underlies those games.
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While the number of jobs related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin has skyrocketed in the past four years, the number of searches for those jobs has drastically dropped recently, according to job search site Indeed.Over the past year, the share of cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related job postings per million has slowed on Indeed, increasing 26%.A year ago, Indeed's data similarly showed interest in blockchain development skills, including the creation of cryptocurrencies, had waned as bitcoin's value - and the hype around it - fell off."We've previously covered how bitcoin's volatility seems to correlate with job seeker interest, and the change in bitcoin price this year might be why job searches have declined," said Allison Cavin, a writer for Seen, Indeed's tech hiring platform.According to Indeed.com, in the four-year period between September 2015 and September 2019, the share of cryptocurrency jobs per million grew by 1,457%.In that same time period, the share of searches per million increased by only 469%.
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We've waited over a year to see KSI and Logan Paul step into a boxing ring for their rematch, but tonight is finally the night.Read on to find out how to watch a KSI vs Logan Paul live stream - no matter where in the world you are.Last year, 18,000 devoted fans came to watch as America fought Great Britain in one of the biggest events ever organised by YouTubers.The huge rematch between these two YouTubers will go down at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles tonight.After an epic six rounds in their first head-to-head match, a draw was called leaving fans on both sides wanting a re-match.Since then both Paul and KSI have been in training, improving their fighting styles and stamina and it looks like this year, anyone watching a KSI vs Logan Paul live stream could see a knockout go down.
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Noteringarna inom gamingsektorn har kraftigt minskat i antal under de senaste åren, sedan bolagen valt att bli uppköpta i stället.Men nu tror Redeyes spelanalytiker Tomas Otterbeck på en förändring.Spelutvecklarna Avalanche Studios och Fatshark har har båda pekats ut som två av sektorns hetaste börskandidater under de senaste åren.Redan i januari 2018 lyfte Tomas Otterbeck, analytiker på Redeye, fram Avalanche som en noteringskandidat.Men ett par månader senare klev danska Nordisk Film in i bilden och köpte upp bolaget för 1,2 miljarder kronor.Inom denna bransch är det mycket floppar och flippar och i just Avalanches fall har det varit mestadels floppar de senaste åren, jag tror man först vill se ett par flippar innan man noterar sig”, säger Tomas Otterbeck.
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While we wait for the Vivo S5 to be officially launched, the Chinese phone maker appears to be more interested in promoting their collaboration with Cai Xukun; a renown singer, dancer, rapper and songwriter from the Asian country.Vivo did indeed just tease the upcoming device with some images of the Vivo S5 IKUN Special Edition and its gift box.Which is what you’re expected to get if you’re a fan of the Chinese artist.Inside the gift box you’d find a custom lanyard with a badge, a postcard and a sticker; all of them portraying Cai Xukun.Vivo S5 Coming in an Ikun Special EditionSpecs wise, the Vivo S5 is going to be a mid-ranger packing an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.3Ghz, according to a previous appearance on Chinese certification site TENAA.
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Operator group Vodafone will be flogging the Fairphone 3 to its European customers from next year.As the name implies, the Fairphone aspires to be fairer than other phones.Those conversations are apparently still ongoing as we could find no definition of the term on the site other than a regular insistence that it’s something everyone should be striving towards.Nebulous platitudes aside, the substantial differentiator for Fairphones lies in their ecological credentials.There is an emphasis on renewable materials and sourcing, which presumably means the manufacture and distribution of a Fairphone somehow does less damage to the environment than that of regular phones.But this doesn’t seem to be enough for Fairphone, which has also adopted a broader social agenda.
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The Simpsons’ annual tradition of anthology spooktaculars is one of the venerable show’s most venerable of institutions.The freedom they provide – within the realm of horror at least – often leads to the series’ best homages, the finest parodies, and the greatest gags.They’re just good, silly, often comically violent bits of fun.But while Treehouse of Horror has endured even as The Simpsons has grown over the last three decades – for better or worse, or however you feel about it – it’s kind of amazing to think that the show has still not quite managed to nail a singular Treehouse as unequivocally and brilliantly as its fourth time at spook-bat in 1993 with Treehouse of Horror IV.The Twilight Zone homage in Terror at 5 Feet!Flanders as the devil in The Devil and Homer Simpson!
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The initiative, called Team Trees, had YouTubers flooding the platform with videos asking their viewers to donate money, with the goal of raising $20 million by the end of the year to plant 20 million trees through the Arbor Day Foundation.The halfway point came quickly, thanks to some large donations from tech executives.Tesla CEO Elon Musk donated $1 million on Tuesday; Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke donated $1,000,001 on Wednesday; YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki donated $200,000 on Wednesday; and Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to make two separate donations, of $150,000 and later of $200,000.(Twitter and Square declined to confirm that Dorsey made the donations, which appear on the Team Trees site beside his name; Musk, Lütke, and Wojcicki confirmed their donations on Twitter.Wojcicki even shot a video in which she plants a tree.)Major YouTubers also made some of the top donations.
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The Pixel 4‘s Motion Sense feature is a rather interesting capability, as Google uses a radar chip to detect hand gestures.The feature is currently capable of skipping music tracks and silencing interruptions (e.g.calls and alarms), and it’s also used in a few demo apps.But what about third-party developers getting in on the action?Google has confirmed to Android Police that it isn’t opening the Motion Sense API to third-party developers right now, but that they’d let the outlet know “if plans change.”Hopefully plans do change in the future, as opening the floodgates for the Motion Sense API could enable a variety of use-cases that Google didn’t think about.
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European officials are urging the creation of a local alternative to the cloud computing services offered by Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.The finance ministries of France and Germany on Tuesday issued a joint statement calling for an European alternative, Reuters reported.The European cloud project had been the brainchild of Germany, but France has now joined it to build a “secure data infrastructure.”At the moment, AWS, Microsoft and Google have more than a combined 50 percent market share, and the concern for the European nations is that by using cloud infrastructure from US providers, could threaten their sensitive corporate data.Specifically, Reuters said there is European concern of the adoption of the US Cloud Act of 2018, and the absence of any major competitors, barring China’s Alibaba.“We want to establish a safe and sovereign European data infrastructure, including data warehouses, data pooling and develop data interoperability,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was quoted by Reuters as saying in a statement.
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When the iPhone 11 launched, one of its touted features was 'Slofies', or slow-motion selfies shot using the front-facing camera.Many thought this was a weird gimmick, but it seems Samsung Galaxy phones will soon have the feature too.This news comes from the beta for One UI 2, the newest Samsung smartphone interface, as spotted by Sam Mobile.One UI is typically laid over Android on Galaxy phones, and One UI 2 is the newest version, built for Android 10.It's being beta tested at the moment for select phones, and there's an important feature present.And these are the best iPhones
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If you or someone you know is still clinging on to an iPhone 5, it needs to be updated within the next week to iOS 10.3.4, otherwise the handset is going to lose a serious amount of functionality.The App Store, iCloud services, the ability to send and receive emails, and access to the web are some of the features you'll lose if you don't update in that time – so that covers a lot of the important stuff you do on your phone.Apple says the problem is down to a GPS-related time bug that affects the way GPS services track times and dates (it's a bit like the millennium bug).Most modern devices have been built to cope, but some older hardware can get confused.That older hardware includes the iPhone 5, but if you are still using one, then you should already know about this: Apple has been displaying full-screen alerts warning people to install the newest update.Keeping your phone (and every other device you own) up to date is of course good practice anyway – that's why these updates are usually set to install themselves manually without much in the way of user interaction.
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The Ocean Cleanup Project, which launched a system last year to clear away the Great Pacific Garbage Patch off California (The Ocean Cleanup launches to the Pacific Garbage Patch), just announced a new device to catch plastic before if flows into the ocean.During an Oct. 26 press conference (link to the highlights reel here) in the Netherlands, Ocean Cleanup CEO Boyan Slat unveiled the Interceptor, which'll be used to clean up 1,000 of the most plastic polluting rivers in the world.The rivers being targeted are "responsible for about 80% of ocean plastic pollution," according to a press release, and the goal is to finish the cleanup before the year 2025 is out.The Interceptor is a large scalable device that'll be anchored to riverbeds to autonomously catch plastic as it flows along.The group says the Interceptor can extract 50,000 kilograms (about 110,000 pounds) of trash per day and could potentially collect up to "100,000 kg per day under optimized conditions."The device is designed to be environmentally friendly.
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You can clear the cache on your Xbox One to improve its performance and make your system run faster.It's easy to clear your Xbox One's cache through a simple process using the console's power cord.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The cache on your computer — as well as your Xbox One — is used for storing data and accessing it quickly.While useful for saving files, if your cache isn't cleared out on a regular basis, it can become bogged down from the growing amount of data it's holding.If your Xbox One is running slowly or having problems loading apps, it may be helpful to clear its cache.
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Scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have pinpointed epigenetic differences in the way lupus affects black women compared to other lupus patients, revealing important mechanics of the puzzling disease.Scientists in Devin Absher's Lab at HudsonAlpha published findings in August showing that increased risk and harm to lupus patients can be linked to epigenetic differences--essentially, the degree to which certain genes are functioning.The finding, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, helps create a more complete understanding of an often misunderstood disease, revealing some of the mechanisms that contribute to it.It causes symptoms that are often difficult to quantify, including fatigue and extreme joint pain.She notes, "The diagnostic process can also prove long and tedious, because the symptoms come and go and often can only be observed through patient description."Ancestry can dramatically impact disease genetics, so understanding why the disease affects populations differently could go a long way toward telling us what genetic factors play a part in developing the condition.
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