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Malware developers have begun to mix politics with their malicious payloads according to the Cisco Talos Group which recently discovered a payload named Trump.exe.The firm first found the politically-themed payload while investigating a recent malspam campaign and they then decided to look into other malicious programs that contained political references or themes and found hundreds of other examples.In a blog post titled 'How adversaries use politics for compromise', the Talos Group explained their methodology, saying:"Pivoting off of this campaign, we began to look for other IOCs that utilized political references.We developed a list of various names, terminology and iconography that has generated headlines across the political spectrum over the past few years.We then began a search throughout various malware repositories and discovered that not only were political names and iconography surprisingly common, but the results produced a wide variety of threats and was almost a microcosm of what we see on the threat landscape daily."
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Italy has become the first country in the world to make lessons on climate change compulsory in schools, in a move announced by the country’s education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti.The news comes as students around the world continue to strike from school to protest a lack of action on climate change, while leading scientists have declared a “climate emergency”.HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.Verizon Media and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Verizon Media will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Verizon Media and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Google two years ago launched Teachable Machine, a web experiment intended to elucidate machine learning concepts.It let any user with a webcam train an AI model to output specific media — an image, sound, speech, or GIF — corresponding with a hand gesture, object, or activity.Now Teachable Machine is expanding to incorporate inputs beyond those it initially supported, including audio.Additionally, it will allow folks to export their trained models to websites, apps, devices, and more.Google says it worked with people across industries with different needs — like architect Steve Saling, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — to test and shape the new Teachable Machine.“People are using AI to explore all kinds of ideas — identifying the roots of bad traffic in Los Angeles, improving recycling rates in Singapore, and even experimenting with dance,” wrote the company in a blog post.
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In April 2018 Facebook implemented new rules restricting the amount of personal data third-parties could access following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.These rules precluded app developers from gaining access to individuals' data through Facebook groups.Facebook admitted on Tuesday a recent review has revealed some 100 app developers still had access to users' data through private groups.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.More than a year after Facebook clamped down on how much personal data third parties could see, the company has found some app developers still had access to people's data through Facebook Groups.In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook tightened its rules on what personal data app developers could access.
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China’s Xiaomi looks set to extend its smartphones, and other product offering to more markets.We reported earlier today that the Chinese brand is mulling foraying into the Japanese market in 2020, and now comes report of its expansion into Sweden.The company already sells smartphones in India, China, and 20 other countries, and with the planned roll out in China, the figure will be rising to a total of 23.The firm isn’t currently present in the US market, at least not yet.Talk of devices coming to the US has been around for years but hasn’t materialized, though you can still get Xiaomi smartphones in the market through other means.Speaking of its launch in Sweden, the brand has now scheduled a launch event for November 13th in Sweden.
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Apple announced the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max at a special event on Sept. 10, 2019, on its futuristic campus in Cupertino, California.It comes in six different colors, including a great yellow, a subtle purple, a green, black, white, and a special red version.Apple has also added a new Night Mode that automatically activates when the light is low, and a slow-motion video mode.The iPhone 11 uses the new A13 Bionic processor, which Apple claims is the fastest processor ever in a smartphone, and is 20% faster than the A12 Bionic inside the previous generation iPhone models.It is currently available for pre-order, and deliveries will start on September 20 when the phone fully releases.It comes in a stunning midnight green, space gray, silver, and a new gold finish.
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The hearings are expected to take two to three weeks, and are the first for the three key executives charged for their alleged roles in the OneCoin cryptocurrency caper.Mark Scott, once a partner at major law firm Locke Lord, was arrested just over a year ago at his beachfront property in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.The FBI accused the 50-year-old of acting as a money launderer for OneCoin, which has taken in an estimated $5bn worldwide, and making many times his salary by moving funds from the scheme.Prosecutors allege that OneCoin works by getting people to purchase packages of the cryptocurrency with the assurance that at some point it will go live on a public exchange and they will become instant millionaires.But, it is claimed, there is no evidence that OneCoin even possesses the fundamental foundation of a cryptocurrency – a blockchain – and the entire program is a multi-level marketing pyramid, where members receive commissions for recruiting others.Incredibly, despite the FBI case and widespread global media reports, OneCoin continues to function across the world and its founder – the self-titled "CryptoQueen" Ruja Ignatova – remains at large.
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Alcohol breath tests, used by police stations across the country to convict drunk drivers, often produce inaccurate results, a New York Times investigation found.The skewed results can be from problems with software or how police stations maintain hardware.Still, the tests are highly regarded as accurate by law enforcement.Now, judges and states are starting to question the tests and throw out thousands of convictions.That can help some who were wrongly convicted, but also could let dangerous drivers off the hook.Alcohol breath tests, used by police stations across the country, often produce results that are incorrect, an investigation by the New York Times found.
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The new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Max have arrived and so have a multitude of cases to protect them.As always, when the new iPhones arrive every year, I've put together a list of my favorite cases, with a focus on those that are relatively slim but offer strong protection.A few budget cases are included, but since this is supposed to be more of a best-of-the-best list, most of my picks tend to cost more than the typical generic case you'll find on Amazon for $20 or less.Also, since the iPhone 11 comes in a variety of colors people may want to show off, I've included a number of cases that are translucent.If you're looking for a clear case for your new smartphone, you can't go wrong with Speck's Stay Clear case that resists discoloration (yes, cheap clear cases can turn yellow), provides 13-foot drop protection and includes Microban antimicrobial product protection.The case also allows for easy wireless charging.
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Macrumors har publicerat nya uppdaterade skärmdumpar på gränssnittet i Hitta-appen i IOS 13.2 som det kommer se ut när Airtags har släppts.Skärmdumparna hittades av en läsare och visar hur Apple har stuvat om i designen en aning sedan september då Macrumors publicerade de första bilderna.Guilherme Rambo på 9 to 5 Mac har rotat runt i IOS 13.2-uppdateringen som släpptes i går och har hittat nya uppgifter om den prylhittarbricka som Apple ser ut att snart ha redo för lansering.Tidigare har den bara varit känd som "B389".Guiherme Rambo har hittat en mapp med bildresurser till den, men bilderna i mappen är hämtade från andra produkter som Homepod och Airpods.Det är en modell Apple har använt tidigare för att försöka dölja registreringen av olika varumärken.
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Gatwick Airport and its chums at EasyJet have been experimenting on their human cargo, and appear to have come up with a method that gets passengers on their aeroplanes to exotic short-haul destinations a fair bit quicker.The airport loading life hack you won't believe?They analyse the makeup of the passenger load for a flight, then call the window-seat sitters first.Once they're on, they fill the aisles, then leave the irritating families with their endless overhead locker fiddling until last.This, they say, can lead to at least a 10 per cent time saving when it comes to loading up an aeroplane, giving the pilot a little less time to orient him or her self and prepare for the next mission.Gatwick's also segmenting the plane's layout more in another trial, with detailed new boarding screens better prepping passengers for the aggressive scrum come boarding time.
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When a leaflet for a camera called the EOS Ra appeared on Canon UK's site in September, it piqued the photography world's interest.According to the leaflet – which has since been taken down – "the EOS Ra is a version of the EOS R designed for astrophotography".Since then, though, we've barely heard anything about the EOS Ra, but reliable camera rumors site Nokishita has tweeted that the astrophotography-focused camera has been added to Canon's product list and is "probably the next camera to be announced".If this rumor turns out to be true, this will be the first specialized camera from Canon since 2012, and the first full-frame mirrorless model ever specialized for astrophotography.The older cameras that were designed for astrophotography were DSLR variants of existing Canon snappers – the difference is that they had their infrared-blocking dielectric mirror (also called a 'hot mirror') removed to make it more sensitive to hydrogen-alpha light (the wavelength of light emitted by stars and needed to produce high quality astro images).The EOS 20Da (a variant of the EOS 20D) was announced in 2005, but has since been replaced by the EOS 60a (a spin on the EOS 60D) which was announced in 2012.
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They waltz into the office Monday morning, talking about how they crushed that 13-mile hike over the weekend on a straight 90-degree incline.Listening to their fitness routine is enough to send you into a coma.I mean that in the sense it has a stupid number of features and is offensively hideous on my petite wrist.(For reference, a smartwatch is considered swim-proof at 5 ATM, which is a depth of 165 feet.It’s the sort of watch that will catch on jacket sleeves, leave impressions on your skin, and totally get in the way of typing.That discomfort extends to activities and sleep tracking too.
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A few more weeks and Google's Stadia platform will make its debut.As such, the developers are starting to share little tidbits of what the game-streaming service can do better than the competition.A few weeks ago, one of the things the company touched upon is the issue regarding lag.Understanding that internet service is never the same anywhere, Google claims it will overcome the limitation with the use of negative latency.By now, the majority of consumers know that every console has its limitation.Even with Gaming PCs, these machines are likewise limited to a few years until enhancements will no longer be compatible.
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Mophie has released the Juice Pack Access battery cases it announced for the iPhone 11 smartphones back in September.The cases extend the run time for the iPhone 11 and its sibling, enabling users to go a full day or longer without having to recharge.Among other things, the battery cases feature USB-C, full Lightning port access, and Priority+ charging.Though smartphone battery life has improved considerably over the years, it’s still easy to deplete a phone’s battery with heavy usage, particularly when shooting video or playing a mobile game.Rapid charging makes it possible to quickly top up these batteries, but doing so depends on being located close to a power outlet.Battery cases offer the best compromise, allowing users to sacrifice a bit of weight and thinness in exchange for a much larger battery.
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National Grid Partners, the investment arm of big power company National Grid, announced it has invested in three new startups in artificial intelligence and energy infrastructure, bringing its portfolio of investments in the past year to 18 companies.To date, NGP has invested $102 million of its $250 million venture fund in emerging technology companies at the intersection of software and energy.Lisa Lambert, National Grid’s chief technology and innovation officer and president of NGP, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the latest investments are geared toward helping solve the challenges of utilities like National Grid, such as modernizing assets, providing advanced safeguarding and security measures, and embedding AI into customer service operations.“Our mandate at National Grid Partners is to push financial returns like any other good investor, but also to produce strategic returns with our portfolio,” Lambert said.“We invested in all three of these companies with a strategic mandate in mind, in particular, to provide a digital and conversational assistance for people at utilities.”NGP’s newest additions to its growing portfolio include the following:
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The retailer's brick-and-mortar pitch should resonate with all businesses.I was recently in the market for a new vacuum cleaner and was doing my usual shopping routine -- i.e.It certainly feels that way sometimes, and it's true that online shopping poses significant threats to traditional business models.But with its "offline shopping" spot, a company like Bed Bath & Beyond demonstrates that physical retailers can still impart some valuable lessons in sales and marketing strategy.Bed Bath & Beyond can't offer the same value proposition as Amazon -- and that's OK.They probably have more conversations about vacuum cleaners in one day than I do in five years.
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IBM has been working with a number of different industries to help improve food safety with the help of blockchain technology.Today it announced its latest effort, a partnership with Massachusetts firm, Raw Seafoods, Inc, to bring this approach to seafood starting with scallops.While business blockchain buzz has quieted recently, the supply chain still seems like a solid use case, allowing various stakeholders to trace a shipment from farm, factory or fishing boat to market.The challenge has been getting suppliers to participate, especially when there is such a wide range of technological abilities along the chain.In this case, IBM is working with a fleet of scallop boats out of New Bedford, MA, which will be sharing data about their catches, enabling all the stakeholders in the supply chain to know where and when the catch happened.As IBM describes it, “The platform will also track when the boat landed portside, and when each scallop lot was hand graded, selected, packed and shipped to its final destination.” It will also include pictures and video before the boat reaches the dock.
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China’s emerging social credit system (SCS): rarely has a topic been more hotly discussed, and more poorly understood.Government agencies: NDRC, Ministry of Transport, Public Security Bureau, Civil Aviation Administration, China Railway Company, and othersDevelopers: Tianxia Credit, Pengyuan CreditOnce every year, China is home to the world’s largest annual human migration, chunyun, when hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their hometowns to celebrate the Spring Festival.National transport services become severely overloaded during this time, and with so many people packed together in such tight quarters, the public behavior of travelers becomes a yearly focus of discussion.These incidents are typically reported by aviation and rail staff, but Chengxin Chunyun, an app released in 2017 by a consortium of national state agencies and credit companies, allows users to upload reports of their own.
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Audi may not take to the skies nearly as quickly as once thought.Although the German luxury marque appeared to be headed toward a flying taxi at full speed with Italdesign and partner Airbus, those plans are now on the back burner.In a Monday report from Automotive News Europe, Audi told the publication it's "working on a new direction for our urban air mobility activities and have not yet made a decision regarding potential future products."Roadshow reached out to Audi for more information on the decision but the automaker did not immediately respond.The decision curiously comes after Porsche, also under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, revealed a Boeing partnership for premium air taxi travel in the future.It's unclear if this decision to suspend work at Audi is related.
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Apple is one of the largest phone makers in the world.Its iPhones running iOS compete with high-end Android phones for consumers’ attention and money.We know that Android Authority readers know a lot about Google’s mobile OS and the phones that run it, but how much do you know about its rival from Cupertino?We’re about to find out!This quiz contains 10 questions that revolve around Apple’s products, history, services, and much more.There are four choices available for every question, only one of which is correct.
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The first comet seen visiting our solar system from another star system isn't coming bearing gifts.What comet 2I/Borisov is bringing our way, though, is toxic gas that can be produced from cyanide compounds.Astronomers reported in a recent issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters that they'd detected CN gas, which is a molecule of one carbon atom and one nitrogen atom linked together, in the comet's atmosphere.The discovery doesn't mean intergalactic aliens have launched a cometary canister of tear gas across the cosmos.Rather, it shows that comets from beyond the solar system could be quite similar to the local ones we see all the time, which also bring CN gas with them."We could have expected to observe a very different composition, since we don't know the origin and history of this object, which probably wandered for millions of years between the stars before reaching us," the University of Liège's Emmanuël Jehin explained in a release.
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Sedan juli måste nya elbilar i EU ge ifrån sig ett ljud på minst 56 decibel så fort de kör långsamt – från 20 km/h.USA har tagit beslut om liknande regler.Från 30 km/h ska hybrider och elbilar ge ifrån sig ett ljud som är hörbart i trafikbruset, men exakt hur det ska låta har inte specificerats av amerikanska myndigheter.Det samma gäller för bilarnas signalhorn.Där specificeras bara ljudstyrkan, och nu utnyttjar Elon Musk utrymmet för att ha lite skoj.Han har utlovat att Tesla-ägarna snart kommer kunna skräddarsy bilens tuta såväl som varningsljud.
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Air fryers have the amazing ability to make chicken wings, nuggets, fries and more crispy with just a little bit of oil.We’ve already chosen our top picks for 2019’s best air fryers, but we thought we’d help out those that are on a budget find a great one for under $100.Plus it has an easy-to-use touchscreen that is flat so it wipes clean easily.If you’re forgetful, the built-in alarm reminds you to shake the basket so that all of your food gets evenly crispy.The Black & Decker Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven is a different breed of air fryers.In addition to air frying, it can also be used as a toaster oven, which is super economical for those that need their appliances to be multi-functional.
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Adult Swim has just dropped the new trailer for Rick and Morty Season 4 which airs on November 10, and some familiar faces are back, oo-wee!The downside to this glorious and long-awaited news is that only the first half of the season is making its way to our tellies.10 episodes were confirmed after an interminably long negotiation period which resulted in Adult Swim ordering 70 episodes.Season 4 episodes will air on a weekly basis which seems frustratingly archaic in this age of binge-watching, and while the date for the latter half hasn't been confirmed, we'll probably see it roll out next year.The series will be a Channel 4 exclusive here in the UK, while the first three seasons migrated to E4 earlier this year.While the Adult Swim launch date has now been confirmed, we're waiting on the UK premiere date which hopefully won't be too far behind.
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The dust has barely settled on the iPhone 11 event, but already we have an idea of what to expect from the next Apple keynote, which could be held as soon as this month.The computational magic to reduce noise and improve image quality all happens behind the scenes.Some developers, such as Tyler Stalman, have got their hands on the beta already and have posted some interesting side-by-side example photos showing Deep Fusion in action.Apple held an event in October last year, where we got a redesigned iPad Pro (without a home button) and new MacBook Air, as well as a refreshed Mac Mini.That's what some leaks are pointing towards, such as this image on MacRumors, via Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.According to 9to5Mac, the new laptop will have a 16-inch screen, except it will have the same overall size as the current 15-inch model.
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After The Verge released leaked audio from a Facebook Q, CEO Mark Zuckerberg livestreamed one of the sessions.He responded to a question about remote work by explaining that the company is primarily growing outside of the Bay Area.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in a public Q on Thursday that the social media company plans to expand primarily outside the Bay Area.One employee had asked Zuckerberg about the possibility of remote work.In response, he said that Facebook believes in the importance of large hubs for engineers, but the company is planning to grow outside of the Bay Area.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Attention Capital is building and acquiring media companies designed to promote healthy ways of spending time and attention.Attention Capital, founded by the entrepreneur and media exec Joe Marchese, is betting on companies designed to promote healthy ways of spending time and attention.The holding company is buying up media companies at all stages and planning to build new ones.Read more: Joe Marchese has been saying for years that advertising is broken.Video, in general, is a big focus area for Attention.
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