REPORT: Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Share Cyber Secrets With Russia

June 24, 2017

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. But those inspections also provide the Russians an opportunity to find vulnerabilities in the products source code – instructions that control the basic operations of computer equipment – current and former U.S. …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… control the waters and gases out of it. I was brought up around here so I care what we do.” The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs used to offer grants to local authorities to clean up contaminated land, via the Contaminated Land Capital Projects (CLCP) programme. This funding stream came to an end in March this year. Image caption Kellie Judson is leading the campaign against 200 new homes near a hazardous landfill site The development has twice been turned down by …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 19, 2017

… to be my authentic self, like a hundred percent, and so it hurts, you know, when I don’t feel like I can.” Plenty of troubled pop stars before Perry have put on a similar show on in public before: Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and so on. We cheer them when their journey is intense but not too tortured. We mock them when they lose control. But none have tried to wrestle with their own demons and simultaneously exorcise patriarchy and white supremacy from their …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Wednesday. It tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring under control. Two neighbouring Tube lines are partly suspended until 14:00 BST on Sunday amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. The Hammersmith and City Line has been suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, and the Circle Line is also closed, Transport for London said. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning More From this publisher : …

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

… truly powerful mobile image editors. But there was Smug Mug’s Camera Awesome, which allowed you to independently control focus and exposure, make powerful edits, and select from a set of photo filters that put Instagram to shame. Unfortunately, Smug Mug couldn’t keep up with the competition and stopped supporting it a few years ago. Even so, it’s still among the most popular of the old 32-bit apps, according to data from marketing firm Sensor Tower. 4. Flappy Bird …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… over an electoral wipeout, has energized American liberal diehards now locked in a battle for control of the spirit and machinery of the Democratic party. Sanders touted the results on Twitter Friday morning, and in an email later told CNN he was “delighted to see Labour do so well.” Larry Cohen, the board chair of Our Revolution, the political organization spawned by Sanders’ 2016 primary campaign, said the British shocker held lessons for skeptical Democrats. …

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Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

… (FCC) has proposed rules that would gut net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015, which assured that internet service providers would provide equal access to all sites. Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, and Demand Progress are organizing companies to make sure those rules stick around. “The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online,” the protest website states. “If they get their way, theyll allow …

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Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

… Siri something like “Play something now” and then follow it up with “Who’s singing.” Image: Apple Though Siri’s mainly used to control music, there are other domains that Siri is well-versed in, such as news, translation, sports, etc. In other words, it doesn’t look more intelligent than the Echo. It’s nowhere near as intelligent as the Google Home, which is powered by the Assistant and taps into Google Search. Image: apple Image: …

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Run, Hide, Tell? London Attack Response Likely Saved Lives

June 5, 2017

… University and head of the Emotional Brain Institute, said humans are evolutionarily programmed to freeze when there is danger, and a person can't run if they are frozen on the spot. "It sort of short-circuits the entire slogan from the get-go," he said. Dean Mobbs, assistant professor at the California Institute of Technology, said an individual's perception of the situation can also affect whether one flees or freezes. If someone feels they can't control a situation, …

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Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

… lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety https://t.co/IOIXYZTc3g Chlo Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) May 31, 2017 “The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me. I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control,” she added in a third tweet. For now, we’ll have to see the full film to see if this version of events checks out. Mashable reached out to Moretz’s representatives for comment. WATCH: …

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Cadillac’s future cars could ‘chat’ with traffic lights

June 1, 2017

… advantage of the innovation. “There are numerous partnerships required with municipalities to equip appropriate infrastructure,” the Cadillac rep told us in an email, referring to the challenge of building a V2I network. “Unlike V2V where we can control what our car talks to (other cars we build), V2I requires a lot of partnerships or federal mandates to become viable.” V2I should help to create interconnected smart cities but for the systems to really grow, more …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… was with a European airline, you might have rights under EU law to claim if the delay or cancellation was within the airline’s control Short-haul flights: 250 euros for delays of more than three hours Medium-haul flights: 400 euros for delays of more than three hours Long-haul flights: 300 euros for delays of between three and four hours; and 600 euros for delays of more than four hours If your flight’s delayed for two or more hours the airline must offer food and drink, access to …

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Trump’s budget would allow for the slaughter of America’s wild horses

… because the Bureau of Land Management hasn’t been able to implement an effective way to control it. It’s not funded enough to implement contraception, and slaughtering horses in the U.S. is illegal. The U.S. tries to mitigate part of the problem by putting horses and burros up for adoption, but only around 2,500 are taken each year while around another 10,000 are born. The Trump administration believes they’ll save around $10 million because fewer horses penned up in …

May 26, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

May 19, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The future of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

May 18, 2017
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Twitter update shares what advertisers are interested in you

… more access to your information and greater, more granular control over how its used,” Twitter wrote. It’s a lot to digest. According to my Twitter profile and activity on the site, I am interested in business news and general info, beginning investment, financial news, investing, and mutual funds. It’s almost like they know I am a business reporter. I’m known for “Tech News,” almost like they know I report on the business of tech. But things get a little more …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

Image: ramyond wong/mashable It used to be that you bought a cheap TV from budget brands and got pure garbage for what you paid for, but that’s not so anymore. Case in point: Westinghouse and Elements new 4K Amazon Fire Edition TVs, the first smart TVs to include Alexa voice control. They start at $449 for a 43-inch and climb up to $889 for a 65-inch 4K set, but man are they anything but junk. SEE ALSO: Thanks to Amazon, it’s time to kill your landline I was extremely reluctant …

May 18, 2017
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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

… NPR. About 11 percent of U.S. children between the ages of 4 and 17 or 6.4 million kids have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011, according to the Centers of Disease control and Prevention. Their parents often search for help beyond the typical medication, which might make them more vulnerable to marketing efforts that falsely lump these toys in the category of evaluated, proven solutions that help students focus and learn. Another expert had a similarly skeptical view of fidget spinners. …

May 15, 2017
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