Monday, April 16, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

Team Trump Just Blew Its Cover

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observer.com - President Donald Trump on January 25, 2018. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images In a recent column I noted how President Donald Trump seemingly can bend time in a near-supernatural fashion. Our commander-…

Report finds more than half of Android apps for children are in violation of COPPA

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www.theverge.com - A new study titled Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies has found that more than half of Android apps directed toward children under 13 potentially violate the US Children’s Online Privacy P…

TaskRabbit app down as it investigates 'cybersecurity incident'

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www.cnet.com - TaskRabbit is investigating a "cybersecurity incident," it told users. TaskRabbit has a job for cybersecurity experts: find out what happened to their own network. The handyman-for-hire app, which co…

Facebook points finger at Google and Twitter for data collection

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techcrunch.com - “Other companies suck in your data too,” Facebook explained in many, many words today with a blog post detailing how it gathers information about you from around the web. Facebook product management …

Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

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techcrunch.com - This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about h…

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

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techcrunch.com - At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices — the kind of devices that use tiny and …

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys

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techcrunch.com - The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is…

The Skagen Falster is a high fashion Android wearable

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techcrunch.com - Skagen is a well-know maker of thin and uniquely Danish watches. Founded in 1989, the company is now part of the Fossil group and, as such, has begin dabbling in both the analog with the Hagen and no…

Sega to release Mega Drive Mini this year

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techcrunch.com - Just like Nintendo before it, Sega is releasing a mini version of its iconic Mega Drive game system. The system is supposed to be available sometime in 2018; the company also announced at least 15 cl…

U.S. companies banned from selling components to ZTE

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techcrunch.com - This time last year, Chinese electronics giant ZTE pled guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and North Korea. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a seven-year export restriction …

Bumble drops Facebook login requirement

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techcrunch.com - The week after Mark Zuckerberg testified in front Congress, Bumble is announcing that it will no longer require that users have a Facebook account to log in. The popular women-first dating app is set…

Here’s the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised

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techcrunch.com - Sony promised an ‘ultra low-light camera’ during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagsh…

Target debuts same-day delivery for in-store purchases in some urban markets

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techcrunch.com - Target wants to make it easier for customers in urban markets to shop its store and get their hauls home, without having to lug their bags onto the subway or other public transit. These customers may…

Adobe acquires voice interface platform Sayspring

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techcrunch.com - Adobe today announced that it has acquired Sayspring, a startup that helps developers prototype and build the voice interfaces for their Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant apps. The company says the S…

What to read this weekend?

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om.co - The Facebook Hearings have kept me distracted, and I wasn’t doing much other than keeping up with the torrent of news and hot takes. Not much was said, not much was done. No surprise, as I have writt…

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

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gearpatrol.com - Behind the creation and evolution of automotive emblems there’s often tradition, folklore and mystery. So we’ve compiled a bit of history on the most famous automotive emblems — from Alfa Romeo to Vo…

Google refuses to fix Waze so it won’t route people on 32%-grade road

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arstechnica.com - Paul Krekorian recently contacted Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez after Lopez described earlier this month how some apps (notably, Waze) route Angeleno drivers over Baxter Street, which featu…

Russian hackers mass exploit routers in homes, govs, and infrastructure

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arstechnica.com - Hackers working on behalf of the Russian government are compromising large numbers of routers, switches, and other network devices belonging to governments, businesses, and critical-infrastructure pr…

Malicious apps in Google Play gave attackers considerable control of phones

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arstechnica.com - Hackers pushing nation-state-style surveillance malware recently scored a major coup by getting three advanced malicious applications hosted in Google's official Play marketplace, researchers said. T…

Sony’s flagship smartphone pairs a 4K display with a design from 2013

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arstechnica.com - The Sony Xperia ZX2 Premium: lots of pixels, miles of bezel. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium versus the Sony Xperia Z from 2013. Sony has been recycling the same design for five years now. There are some…

Microsoft’s bid to secure the Internet of Things: Custom Linux, custom chips, Azure

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arstechnica.com - The drive to connect everything to the Internet and build the Internet of Things has created a new security nightmare. Millions of devices with little to no active maintenance are now permanently onl…

T-Mobile deceived customers with “false ring tones” on failed phone calls

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arstechnica.com - T-Mobile USA has agreed to pay a $40 million fine after admitting that it failed to complete phone calls in rural areas and used "false ring tones" that created the appearance that the calls were goi…

3 reasons augmented reality will grow in 2018

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thenextweb.com - How can we train doctors without risking lives? How can we get from point A to point B in our cars without having to look at our phone? How can we see a product halfway around the world without flyin…

Your Brain Needs You To Move To Stay Sharp

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www.forbes.com - Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio, center, flanked by party colleagues Giulia Grillo, right, and Danilo Toninelli, left, walks to the Quirinal Palace to meet Italian President Sergio Matt…

This Is The Overlooked Trait That We Need To Cultivate At Work

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www.fastcompany.com - The world of work is changing. advertisement This statement has become a perennial mantra of sorts, blazoned across everything from trade show booths to billboards to websites for software companies.…

Fitbit Versa now available on Amazon starting at $199.95

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been pretty excited about Fitbit’s second true smartwatch, the Versa, you can now purchase it through Amazon with the price starting at $199.95. While the Fitbit Ionic was slightly more exp…

Study shows thousands of apps in Google Play tracks kids’ data illegally

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androidcommunity.com - It’s not just Facebook and YouTube that are in hot water for their data-collection practices, specifically those involving minors. A new study by researchers affiliated with the International Compute…

Samsung embracing the notch design

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung may soon jump on the notch bandwagon. It did skip such feature with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ but we’re expecting the Note 9 will have it according to a recently leaked illustration of what seems…

Google Chrome’s home button might make a comeback

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androidcommunity.com - In the multitude of redesigns that Google Chrome for Android has gone through, one of the bigger things that happened was that Chrome’s Home button – up near the address bar – was deprecated and repl…

Want Successful Landing Pages That Convert? These Are 5 Must Haves!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Bel Air spec house gets a $62 million price chop

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la.curbed.com - An enormous Bel Air mansion that hit the market last year with a $250 million price tag is no longer the nation’s priciest listing, after a healthy $62 million price reduction. Dubbed Billionaire, th…

New Redstone 4 RTM Build Resets the Magic Window - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft’s unprecedented bungling of the final release of Windows 10 version 1803 has an interesting side-effect. So if you used my tip to upgrade to this release during the so-called “magic window”…

All Quiet on the Redstone 4 Front - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A week ago today, I discovered that Microsoft was delaying the deployment of Windows 10 version 1803 (Redstone 4). So here’s a recap of what’s happened since. Well, not literally. But I do find Micro…

Microsoft's Next OS is Based on Linux, Not Windows - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft announced a new operating system for IoT called Azure Sphere OS. But here’s the shocker: It’s based on Linux, not on Windows. I’ll pause a moment while you let that one sink in. During a li…

How Brands Are Justifying an Increased Need for Consumer Data

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www.adweek.com - Value is the key measure at the center of the debate. It was Benjamin Franklin who sparked the debate between freedom and security. Back then, it was a robust conversation among our Founding Fathers …

Johnson & Johnson Is Using Pollen Data to Push Into Voice-Based Marketing

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www.adweek.com - Even allergy recommendations are getting souped up with algorithms powered by brands. Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson’s Zyrtec rolled out a Google Assistant skill that cranks out daily allergy …

How Marketing Through Voice Technology Will Put Savvy Brands Ahead of the Curve

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www.adweek.com - Brand voice has long been a product of written copy, whether it be on websites, marketing materials or email newsletters. With the relatively recent advent of voice recognition tools like Amazon Echo…

Toyota to Launch 'Talking' Vehicles in United States in 2021

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www.newsmax.com - Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousa…

Zuck-Ups: 5 Times Zuckerberg Let Uncomfortable Truths About Facebook Slip Out | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Here are the facts about Facebook that the company would rather we didn’t know, which came out during the hearing: 1) Facebook can’t define “hate speech” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) threw Zuckerberg a numb…

Amazon daily deals for Monday, April 16: Save on gaming laptops, Bluetooth headphones, camping gear, and more

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mashable.com - For those days when you just need to curl up with a laptop and binge watch something, Amazon has certified refurbished HP Omen laptops and processors on sale. SEE ALSO: SEO can be tricky — this $10 a…

The End of Facebook Partner Categories: What You Can Do Next

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instapage.com - It’s bad news if you’re an advertiser on Facebook. In a recent blog post, the social network announced it would be shutting down Partner Categories: While it’ll help improve user privacy, it’ll also …

A Few Things Every Iphone Owner Should Know

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Doesn’t everyone has an iphone? Although iPhones are incredibly popular, getting the most from the iphone is not always easy.If you own an iphone and are looking to better understand all the possibil…

Ideas To Consider For Your Website Creation Business

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agentmonhost.com - If you are doubtful about the value of good web page design, try to compare Facebook to Yahoo or Google. The difference between these sites illustrates the importance of website creation is important.

Get Helpful Tips About Facebook Marketing That Are Simple To Understand

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duracmarketing.com - Everyone all over the world seems to be addicted to Facebook these days. The millions of users there want to know about your products, too. Keep reading to find out what you need to know. A page is g…

AI is an excuse for Facebook to keep messing up

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www.theverge.com - Over the course of an accumulated 10 hours spread out over two days of hearings, Mark Zuckerberg dodged question after question by citing the power of artificial intelligence. Moderating hate speech?…

Honor 7C: the most affordable dual camera phone on the market

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www.standard.co.uk - Last January, Chinese smartphone maker Honor unveiled the first dual camera smartphone to cost under £250 with the Honor 6X. Now, the company has smashed this benchmark with the 7C, its new smartphon…

Apple Stock Could Face 'Sell The News' Reaction To Quarterly Report

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www.investors.com - With expectations for Apple's (AAPL) fiscal second-quarter largely baked into the company's shares, the iPhone maker's stock faces a "sell the news" reaction when it posts results on May 1, a Wall St…

Google to add extra Gmail security … by building a walled garden

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www.theregister.co.uk - Comment Google is planning to add several new security features to its ubiquitous email service, Gmail, but they will come with a cost – literally and figuratively. Among the new features reportedly …

Third-party, insider threats one of the biggest concerns to IT pros - Help Net Security

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www.helpnetsecurity.com - External threats are not the main concern for IT professionals, but rather breaches that are linked to vulnerabilities caused by staff or third-party vendors operating within an organization’s own ne…

Qualys brings web application security to DevOps - Help Net Security

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www.helpnetsecurity.com - Qualys announced new functionality in its web application security offerings that helps teams automate and operationalize global DevSecOps throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), drasti…

UK spy agency warns Brit telcos to flee from ZTE gear

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www.theregister.co.uk - GCHQ's cyber security advice group has formally warned of the risk of using ZTE equipment and services for the UK's telco infrastructure. The National Cyber Security Centre, the cyber part of the UK'…

Microsoft has designed an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip. Repeat, an Arm Linux IoT cloud chip

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www.theregister.co.uk - Microsoft has designed a family of Arm-based system-on-chips for Internet-of-Things devices that runs its own flavor of Linux, and securely connects to an Azure-hosted backend. Dubbed Azure Sphere, t…

The real reason why JD Wetherspoon is shutting down its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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www.independent.co.uk - Wetherspoons has announced that it will shut down its social media accounts. But why? The bizarre decision, announced this morning, came as a surprise to fans of the pub chain. The decision applies n…

Sell While You Sleep With These 5 Proven Strategies for Getting Customer Reviews That Close Sales

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www.entrepreneur.com - It's no secret reviews are the lifeblood of getting more business. Reviews and ratings have been instrumental to me and my career for years. Related: How Online Customer Reviews Help SEO and Drive Sa…

Govt sees red attributing last year's Cisco switch attacks

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www.cio.com.au - The Australian government has blamed Russian state-sponsored actors for attacks on Cisco devices which targeted government and private-sector organisations, critical infrastructure providers, and the…

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

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www.entrepreneur.com - Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The same is true of smart entrepreneurs. When you’re…

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 379, Steve Durham on $83MM SEC Whistleblower Award | JD Supra

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www.jdsupra.com - JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through its website (the "Website") as well as through other sources. Our policies with regard to data co…

Today’s ERP is All About Emerging Technology

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www.erpnews.com - Next-generation ERP applications will leverage emerging technologies like machine learning, intelligent apps, Internet of Things, and Blockchain for efficiency. In the digital age, and with turbulent…

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