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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Women in Cyber Take the 2019 Spotlight

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threatpost.com - As the cybersecurity industry continues to struggle to meet a workforce gap – an estimated 3.5 million jobs are expected to remain unfilled by 2021 – it’s clear that encouraging women and those from …

Don’t demonise social media, it can be a blessing for teens with problems | Micha Frazer-Carroll

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www.theguardian.com - I remember my first phone. A sticky-buttoned Nokia, given to me by my mum when I was 11, to be used strictly for communication between myself and her (who else was I going to text?), on the way to an…

Annex Cloud Executive Discusses Loyalty Technology

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loyalty360.org - Annex Cloud provides customer marketing solutions designed to help clients improve customer loyalty, referral marketing, and user generated content marketing. Its platform is intended to build custom…

Here’s how Lyft envisions self-driving cars communicating with pedestrians

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techcrunch.com - The question of how self-driving cars will interact and communicate with humans is one that has come up before, but the answer is still up in the air. Google has been looking into this at least since…

Huawei, Google and the tiring politics of tech

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techcrunch.com - The defining question of the 21st century is pretty simple: who owns what? Who owns the telecommunications infrastructure that powers our mobile devices? Who owns the OS that powers those devices? Wh…

Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer

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techcrunch.com - No one has any trouble tracking their steps today. But how can you make sure people know you’re doing it? Ostentatiously checking your phone or watch every five minutes is a pain. What if I told you …

Congress squanders Google CEO’s time on the stand with focus on political bias

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techcrunch.com - Google may have evaded the first few rounds of grill-a-tech-exec, but its CEO Sundar Pichai wound up in the hotseat on the Hill after all. Pichai appeared today, weathering a three and a half hour-lo…

Lift Aircraft’s Hexa may be your first multirotor drone ride

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techcrunch.com - We were promised jetpacks, but let’s be honest, they’re just plain unsafe. So a nice drone ride is probably all we should reasonably expect. Lift Aircraft is the latest to make a play for the passeng…

Elon Musk’s plans for 2019 might include a Tesla pickup truck prototype

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techcrunch.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has floated the idea for an all-electric pickup truck numerous times in the two years. Now, he’s back at it, this time with a teaser that Tesla might have a prototype to unveil in…

Dell votes to buy back VMware tracking stock and go public again

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techcrunch.com - Dell announced it has agreed to buy back the VMware tracking stock from the EMC acquisition. The company confirmed the buy-back price of $120 per share for a total of $23.9 billion. With today’s move…

Gift Guide: Ideas for bullet journalers

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Since digital product designer Ryder Carroll’s list-based method for organizing his life first wen…

Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction

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techcrunch.com - Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said on Monday, adding that all of its models remain available in its third-largest market. Th…

Dell’s long game is in hybrid and private clouds

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techcrunch.com - When Dell voted to buy back the VMware tracking stock and go public again this morning, you had to be wondering what exactly the strategy was behind these moves. While it’s clearly about gaining fina…

A bug in Microsoft’s login system made it easy to hijack anyone’s Office account

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techcrunch.com - A string of bugs when chained together created the perfect attack to gain access to someone’s Microsoft account — simply by tricking a user into clicking a link. Sahad Nk, an India-based bug hunter, …

Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

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techcrunch.com - First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This …

Wix launches a new suite of products for support, sales and marketing

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techcrunch.com - Wix is taking a big step beyond website building today with the launch of a suite of products called Ascend. PR Manager Matt Rosenberg explained that just as Wix was founded with the aim of “demystif…

WaveOptics nabs $26M as it sets sights on lower-cost AR hardware

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techcrunch.com - At the heart of the lightweight augmented reality glasses that you’ve been promised is the a display engine that a handful of tech companies are racing to improve. WaveOptics is one such startup look…

Google’s CEO thinks Android users know how much their phones are tracking them

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techcrunch.com - Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks Android users have a good understanding of the volume of data Google collects on them, when they agree to use the Android mobile operating system. The exec, who is tes…

Supermicro says investigation firm found no spy chips

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techcrunch.com - Supermicro has sent a letter to its customers saying that it has found no evidence of malicious chips on its motherboards. The company asked third-party company Nardello & Co. to audit Supermicro’s h…

Ultra-affordable ultrasound startup M-SCAN wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa just finished in Lagos Nigeria, where 15 companies took the stage for the chance of winning the $25,000 equity-free grand prize, a trip for two to TechCrunch Dis…

Supermicro refutes report of malicious implants with audit

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arstechnica.com - In a letter to customers issued December 11, Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang and other top executives announced that an audit conducted by an outside investigating team had found no eviden…

Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

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arstechnica.com - Console hackers yifanlu and madmonkey1907 were among those who were able to dump the PlayStation Classic's code via the system's UART serial port in the days after its release. From there, as yifanlu…

Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead

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arstechnica.com - A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network. Comcast offered to bring cable Internet to up to 96 percent of households…

Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium

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arstechnica.com - The company's browser will still be named Edge and should retain the current look and feel. The decision to switch was motivated primarily by compatibility problems: Web developers increasingly test …

macOS Mojave’s dark mode is coming to Google Chrome

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arstechnica.com - As noted on Reddit and reported by MacRumors, a code change was submitted to Chromium on December 5 that lays the groundwork for the future public release. Here are the notes on the change from the C…

Qualcomm says a Chinese court has banned sales of older iPhones nationwide

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arstechnica.com - Qualcomm says it has scored an important victory in its long-running global patent battle with Apple over patent rights. According to Qualcomm, a Chinese court ruled that several recent iPhone models…

CodePen: Now with More Sidebar - CodePen Blog

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blog.codepen.io - We've just released a big UI change to CodePen! The main navigation for most pages is now a sidebar: We used member feedback to design the new sidebar to make navigation more intuitive and handy, hel…

What Sundar Pichai Couldn’t Explain to Congress

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www.theatlantic.com - It was the kind of borderline surreal, mostly useless exchange that typified the hearing. Serious issues with Google’s practices around the world got very short shrift. Democrats and Republicans alik…

Google's Pichai says people know how much Android snoops (really?) | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - The question from Republican congressman Ted Poe was a simple one. If he moved from his seat to go and sit with his Democrat friends, would Google know? Sitting somewhat uncomfortably exposed in his …

Alexa update brings location-based routines and reminders

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androidcommunity.com - Last September, Amazon announced that its Alexa-supported devices will soon be getting new features, including location-based routines and reminders. It took them a while but now 3 months later, that…

10 Important 2019 SEO Trends You Need to Know

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www.searchenginejournal.com - It’s time to take our annual look at what’s ahead for SEO professionals in 2019. What SEO strategies and tactics will work and help you dominate in the SERPs and earn more revenue in 2019? Here are 1…

Tips For Driving Traffic To Your Site | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - So, you have shelled out some cash to create a website and you are all set to go. You have created content and you have great things to say or to sell. You have told your friends and family about the…

When Smart Home Technology Meets The Transformers | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - In case you hadn’t noticed, the future is now. By 2018, you may have been hoping for flying cars and the like. For instance, the film ‘Blade Runner’ was set in 2019. So, you could be forgiven for exp…

Major Role Of A VPN Towards Streaming | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - VPNs are no doubt slow. They take out a noticeable chunk of our bandwidths. Yet despite this, they are widely used nowadays. From unblocking geo-restricted sites to anonymizing your online presence, …

Kevin McCarthy: Google’s Political Bias 'Shouldn’t Creep into Its Search Products' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The Judiciary Committee held the hearing on Monday with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to answer questions over whether the company biases its search engine, its Google+ privacy leak of 52 million users, a…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Runs From Alex Jones & Roger Stone at Congressional Hearing

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www.infowars.com - Google CEO Sundar Pichai fled from Alex Jones and Roger Stone before a Congressional hearing during which Pichai will be grilled about censorship of conservative voices. Pichai appeared agitated as J…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in Written Testimony: Leads Company 'Without Political Bias' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - As Google CEO Sundar Pichai prepares to appear before the House Judiciary Committee today in a hearing titled: “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filte…

Human Rights Groups Fire Broadside at Google

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www.infowars.com - More than 60 human rights groups are now taking aim at Google over its development of a censored search engine custom made for China. The groups say that Google has downplayed concerns over Dragonfly…

Dem Who Called Conservative Bias a ‘Fantasy’ Gets Major Contributions from Google

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www.infowars.com - Democrat House members rejected claims of Google’s conservative bias during a Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, but a close look at the financial backing of those politicians reveals they could lo…

At the Google hearing, Congress proves they still have no idea how the internet works

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mashable.com - Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s long-awaited Congressional hearing took place on Tuesday. Pichai testified before Congress on Google+ data breaches, the controversial Chinese-censorship friendly search pr…

4 Tips for Driving the Customer Journey with CRM – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - As I’ve written about in the past, in today’s digital world, the customer journey is no longer a straight line. While you can’t exert complete control over the way in which customers and prospects in…

Hard Time Designing A Home Page? Try These Ideas!

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agentmonhost.com - A good web designer is skilled. A good design can really set you apart from those who rely on decidedly mediocre ones.Knowledge is necessary to create a good web page design. Pay careful attention to…

Google and Disney partner to bring storybooks to life

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www.impactlab.net - A new Google and Disney partnership brings Disney Storybooks to life. When reading out loud select Disney Little Golden Books, Google Home will add sound effects and soundtracks to accompany the stor…

Apple Watch Series 4 Heart Rate app takes ‘faster reading with higher fidelity’ using Digital Crown

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9to5mac.com - Have an Apple Watch Series 4? The built-in electrodes let you take an electrocardiogram from your watch if you’re at least 22 and live in the United States, but they can also improve general heart ra…

Marketers say Time Well Spent movement isn't influencing social media plans - Marketing Land

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marketingland.com - Social media apps and mobile device operating systems introduced a number of features this year to help people be more mindful of their digital usage. The initiatives are part of the Time Well Spent …

How to vaccinate your data from potential exposure - Marketing Land

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marketingland.com - Just as our bodies need a balanced diet, exercise and regular check-ups to stay in optimum condition, data needs routine maintenance, too. Yet, more than 50 percent of companies aren’t taking the hea…

OPINION: Human factor weak link in health data security

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www.cio.com.au - Crystal ball gazing is an art usually left to mediums and psychics who profit off the hope of the true believers. It’s the ability to sell a belief that makes what a medium has to say an interesting …

Reskilling for digital...or, can a leopard really change its spots?

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www.cio.com - Within my organization – a large United Nations body – we embarked on our digital journey a couple of years back. Our IT Division re-positioned itself from one providing traditional backend services …

All the Ways in Which Your Smartphone Can Track You and How to Put an End to It

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www.entrepreneur.com - A friend and I had the strangest discussion: He had been at a jewelry shop, looking for something for his wife. And, never one to browse among such shops' glittery merchandise, he had hoped to make a…

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