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Fine Google and pay

In what some are calling retaliation to a five billion dollar fine levied against Google by the EU, the search behemoth has announced that manufacturers will soon have to pay a licensing fees for devices destined for use inside the EU’s Economic Area (EEA) that use Google pre-installed apps. While technically the Android O/S is free …

News about Microsoft’s Managed Desktop (MMD) Service

Microsoft plans to help / replace traditional IT administrators with the launch of its Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) service. With MMD, customers get pre configured hardware running on top of Windows 10. Along with 365 Enterprise subscriptions and cloud based system management. The new platform allows Microsoft to monitor subscribed systems, and install security patches, O/S …

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  • Ambient computing is in the air
    by Mike Elgan on December 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Everybody’s talking about ambient computing. And there is so much to talk about.But with all this chatter comes confusion. People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it’s for.So let’s bring clarity to this muddled and confused concept.Ambient computing: Both hype and happening First and foremost, ambient computing is not a technology.When you talk about, say, “internet computing” or “wireless computing,” you’re talking about a very specific set of technologies, protocols, standards and devices.Ambient computing isn’t like that. It’s not specific. But it does point to a profound shift in how business operates, how we get things done and, ultimately, human culture.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • PyText builds on PyTorch for language recognition
    by Serdar Yegulalp on December 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Facebook has open-sourced its PyText project, a machine learning library for natural language processing (NLP) intended to make it easier to put together both experimental projects and production systems.PyText, built with Facebook’s existing PyTorch library for machine learning and used internally by the company, was created to address how machine learning using neural networks (such as for NLP). Such libraries typically were “a trade-off between frameworks optimized for experimentation and those optimized for production,” they said in a post.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Best security software: How 25 cutting-edge tools tackle today's threats
    by John Breeden II on December 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror those trends so users get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. Along those lines, Gartner has identified the most important categories in cybersecurity technology for the immediate future.We wanted to dive into the newest cybersecurity products and services from those hot categories that Gartner identified, reviewing some of the most innovative and useful from each group. Our goal is to discover how cutting-edge cybersecurity software fares against the latest threats, hopefully helping you to make good technology purchasing decisions.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice
    by Hayden Dingman on December 14, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, they turned their attention to headsets. So many headsets.We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: “What’s the best gaming headset I can buy with my hard-earned dollars?” This page holds the answers you seek, no matter what your budget is.We’ll keep updating our recommendations as we look at new products and find stronger contenders. Updated 12/14/18 to include our review of the HyperX Cloud Mix, a jack-of-all-trades option for those who want both a wired gaming headset and a mobile Bluetooth headset. See the bottom of this article for all of our headset reviews.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Trello adds IFTTT-style automation with Butler buy
    by Matthew Finnegan on December 14, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Trello users will get native IFTTT-style automation capabilities from the company’s acquisition of Butler, a “Power-Up” add-on designed to free users from repetitive tasks.Butler was created in 2016 as a third-party integration – known as a Power-Up – for Trello. It lets users set up simple rules to automate various Trello processes such as automatically moving a Trello card from “To-Do” to “Doing” on a specified date, or assigning a card to team members as soon as it is placed in a “Doing” list.[ Related: 7 Trello alternatives for visual task management ]No coding is required: actions are created using a simple language interface, meaning that any  user can write rules, said Trello.To read this article in full, please click her […]

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  • Spammed Bomb Threat Hoax Demands Bitcoin
    by BrianKrebs on December 13, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    A new email extortion scam is making the rounds, threatening that someone has planted bombs within the recipient's building that will be detonated unless a hefty bitcoin ransom is paid by the end of the business day. […]

  • Scanning for Flaws, Scoring for Security
    by BrianKrebs on December 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Is it fair to judge an organization's information security posture simply by looking at its Internet-facing assets for weaknesses commonly sought after and exploited by attackers, such as outdated software or accidentally exposed data and devices? Fair or not, a number of nascent efforts are using just such an approach to derive security scores for companies and entire industries. What's remarkable is how many organizations don't make an effort to view their public online assets as the rest of the world sees them -- until it's too late. […]

  • Patch Tuesday, December 2018 Edition
    by BrianKrebs on December 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Adobe and Microsoft each released updates today to tackle critical security weaknesses in their software. Microsoft's December patch batch is relatively light, addressing more than three dozen vulnerabilities in Windows and related applications. Adobe has issued security fixes for its Acrobat and PDF Reader products, and has a patch for yet another zero-day flaw in Flash Player that is already being exploited in the wild. […]

  • How Internet Savvy are Your Leaders?
    by BrianKrebs on December 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Back in April 2015, I tweeted about receiving a letter via snail mail suggesting the search engine rankings for a domain registered in my name would suffer if I didn't pay a bill for some kind of dubious-looking service I'd never heard of. But it wasn't until the past week that it become clear how many organizations -- including towns, cities and political campaigns -- actually have fallen for this brazen scam. […]

  • Bomb Threat Hoaxer, DDos Boss Gets 3 Years
    by BrianKrebs on December 8, 2018 at 1:38 am

    The alleged ringleader of a gang of cyber hooligans that made bomb threats against hundreds of schools and launched debilitating denial-of-service attacks against Web sites (including KrebsOnSecurity on multiple occasions) has been sentenced to three years in a U.K. prison, and faces the possibility of additional charges from U.S.-based law enforcement officials.&nbs […]

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  • Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store
    by Brian Heater on December 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia’s app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store and access purchases via third-parties, but beginning this week, they’ll no longer be able to buy apps through the store. Founder Jay “Saurik “ Freeman revealed the […]

  • The limits of coworking
    by Arman Tabatabai on December 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, issues of public service, and other complexities that people have full […]

  • California says all city buses have to be emission free by 2040
    by Connie Loizos on December 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    On the heels of a dire government report published last month about climate change and its devastating impacts, many cities and states are scrambling to find ways to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten their air quality, not to mention their economies. As is often the case, California is leading the charge, yesterday becoming […]

  • Tony Hawk goes mobile
    by Brian Heater on December 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    For three years, Tony Hawk has been conspicuously absent from the video store shelves. For most game developers, that’s little more than a blip between titles. When your name and face are attached to 16 titles in 15 years, however, everyone starts to notice when you’re gone. “It’s usually the first topic of discussion with […]

  • Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse
    by Brian Heater on December 15, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100. It’s a fairly familiar refrain for the company, after years of reports about questionable working conditions. Some […]