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Wi-Fi Warning

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Reachers in Belguim have exposed a giant flaw in Wi-Fi security that could give hackers the key to everything from your cellphone to your home security cameras. Carolyn Gusoff has more on what you can do to keep your devices safe. Category License Standard YouTube Licens... Read More
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Amazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns in the wake of sexual harassment claim

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Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios executive Roy Price has resigned, in response to sexual harassment claims leveled online by The Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett. Contacted by The Verge, an Amazon representative confirmed his resignation. Price was also a producer on Man in the High Castle and other Amazon shows, including Transparent. Price was suspended from Amazon on Octo... Read More
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Mangano Promotes the Importance of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week : October 22nd – 28th, 2017

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Mineola, NY –  In observation of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 22nd – 28th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that lead poisoning is one of the most preventable childhood health problems.  To raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning in children and pregnant women, Nassau County participates in NLPPW and encourages parents and caregivers to learn more about preventing lead poisoning. In 2016, over 70 new cases of lead poisoned children were identified in Nassau County (blood-lead levels ≥10 mcg/dL). Lead poisoning is a preventable disease that can cause learning disabilities, behavioral prob... Read More
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Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

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A vulnerability in Wi-Fi encryption has sent the entire tech industry scrambling; the so-called Krack attack affects nearly every wireless device to some extent, leaving them subject to hijacked internet connections. In terms of scope, it doesn’t get much worse—especially for the Internet of Things. The extent of the Krack fallout remains to be seen. Security analysts say it’s a tricky vulnerability to take advantage of, and major platforms like iOS, macOS, and Windows are either unaffected or have already been pa... Read More
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SDF’s capturing of ISIL’s Raqqa came at cost of city’s destruction

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The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by the US, have announced the capture of Raqqa city after a four-month operation to drive out ISIL fighters.SDF spokesmen announced the takeover of the strategic Syrian city on Tuesday after a final battle at a sports stadium where ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant , made its final stand.AbdalAziz Alhamza, the co-founder of 'Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently' - a campaign launched by a group of non-violent activists in Raqqa to expose the atrocities committed there, talks to Al Jazeera that the SDF's offensive was carried out disregarding civilian life."It turned out that the city was comp... Read More
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Frankel and Della Ragione: The C-Suite must become involved in cybersecurity

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By Richard M. Frankel and Nicole Della Ragione The Equifax breach reported on Sept. 7 has rocked consumers and businesses across the nation and created media frenzy, all with good reason. Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, announced it had suffered a data breach from mid-May through July, 2017 that exposed personally identifiable information (PII) for 143 million United States consumers. Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, addresses, and credit card information were all revealed. While this may have been the largest breach to date for PII, Equifax is not alone in suffering from similar attacks. Companies in all industries and of all sizes are at risk, and a data br... Read More
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Career fair set for Friday

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An Oct. 20 career fair at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus is expected to draw hundreds, officials said. The job fair will open at 10 a.m. for veterans, and then for the general public at 11 a.m., running till 1 p.m. More than 100 companies are expected to attend, including Canon USA, New York Community Bank, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Henry Schein, Northwell Health, Dish Network, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and United Parcel Service. The expo is a joint effort of Suffolk’s One-Stop Employment Center and the county’s Veterans Service Agency. Candidates needing interview attire can contact Career Couture, which offers business clothing at no charge through the county’s employmen... Read More
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MANGANO PROMOTES THE IMPORTANCE OF LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEK

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October 22nd – 28th, 2017   Mineola, NY – In observation of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), October 22nd – 28th, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein remind residents that lead poisoning is one of the most preventable childhood health problems. To raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning in children and pregnant women, Nassau County participates in NLPPW and encourages parents and caregivers to learn more about preventing lead poisoning. In 2016, over 70 new cases of lead poisoned children were identified in Nassau County (blood-l... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New York State

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Sustained Testing in Manhattan in Early 2018 Made Possible by FY 2018 Legislation Authorizing Autonomous Vehicle Testing. Albany, NY - October 17, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced General Motors and Cruise Automation are applying to begin the first sustained testing of vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York State in early 2018. Through Governor Cuomo's recent legislation allowing the testing of autonomous technology, GM and Cruise are applying... Read More
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The Flawed System Behind the Krack Wi-Fi Meltdown

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On Monday, the security community scrambled to unpack Krack, a fundamental vulnerability in the ubiquitous, secure Wi-Fi network standard known a WPA2. Though some of the most popular devices are mercifully already protected (like most of those that run Windows and iOS), a staggering population remains exposed to data theft and manipulation every time they connect to WPA2 Wi-Fi. But as another interminable patching process begins, a different conversation is picking up, too, about how to catch flaws in crucial standards more quickly, and make it easier to patch them. No software is perfect. Bugs are inevitable n... Read More
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Wi-Fi flaw puts wireless devices at risk

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A new weak spot in the Wi-Fi security protocol used by millions of wireless devices has been exposed, potentially allowing hackers nearby to access a seemingly secure network. CNET executive editor Roger Cheng explains on CBSN.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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GM will be the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City

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Cruise Automation, the self-driving unit of General Motors, announced today that it will test its autonomous Chevy Bolts in one of the most torturously congested cities in the world: New York City. According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the company will be the first to test Level 4 autonomous vehicles in the state. The testing will be in Manhattan, where Cruise has begun mapping a geofenced area, Cuomo’s office said. All testing will include an engineer in the driver's seat to monitor and evaluate performance, and a second person in the passenger seat... Read More
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Google Pixel 2 review: plainly great

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Without fail, every person who has picked up the Pixel 2 XL has said virtually the same thing: "It feels like it's made out of plastic." I said it myself when I first held it. Of course, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 2 XL are made out of plastic. They're made out of Gorilla Glass and aluminum, just like every other high-end phone these days. But Google coated all that aluminum with a textured finish that hides most of the antenna lines and also makes the phones easier to grip. Google took what could have been a visually impressive design and covered it up in the name of ergonomics. It literally made a metal phone feel like a plastic one. It chose function over ... Read More
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Rhino’s new slider aims to bring motorized tracking shots to the masses

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Tracking shots are a cinematic hallmark, but pulling them off generally requires — unsurprisingly — a track of some kind for smooth motion. And motorized tracks are pretty expensive, making them a tool that’s more limited to professional videographers than amateurs. Rhino has been making camera sliders since it was founded a few years ago, but its products have been focused on the pro end of things, costing in the $1,000 range. The company hopes to change that with latest product, the ROV Camera Slider, which starts at $229, and looks to bring motorized camera shots to the masses. The ROV comes in two models: the base ROV, which is primarily designed for use with an iPhone, and a pr... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Makes Wi-Fi Hacking Possible, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Google’s ‘Advanced Protection’ Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

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When it comes to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority of people who choose a painless user experience over a paranoid one. But Google is adding a set of features specifically targeted at those who prefer the latter. You can now lock down your account to a degree that no other major tech firm has ever offered directly to users, convenience be damned. On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of a new "advanced protection" setting for Google accounts, which makes it harder than ever for hackers to break into your sensitive data on Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube or any other Google property. The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is ... Read More
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Wikipedia’s Fate Shows How the Web Endangers Knowledge

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Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis. This has nothing to do with money. A couple of years ago, the site launched a panicky fundraising campaign, but ironically thanks to Donald Trump, Wikipedia has never been as wealthy or well-organized. American liberals, worried that Trump’s rise threatened the country’s foundational Enlightenment ideals, kicked in a significant flow of funds that has stabilized the nonprofit’s balance sheet. That happy news masks a more concerning problem—a ... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Wing will send burrito drones to individual homes in Australia

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Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet’s X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division’s recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Autho... Read More
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How WebVR is reinvigorating the fine arts

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Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps scenes of Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in common is that despite their low-tech origins, they lend themselves very well to the WebVR treatment. According to a study from the PEW Research Center conducted earlier this year, 88 percent of Americans use the internet... Read More
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How WebVR is reinvigorating the fine arts

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Visiting museums, playing the piano, painting portraits and watching the ballet: activities that conjure up images of yore. Perhaps scenes of Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter traipsing through the Tuscan countryside in “A Room with a View” may spring to mind. Interestingly, what these pastimes have in common is that despite their low-tech origins, they lend themselves very well to the WebVR treatment. According to a study from the PEW Research Center conducted earlier this year, 88 percent of Americans use the internet... Read More
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Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you

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EnlargeBloomberg/Getty Images The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax's bid to retain its $7.25 million "taxpayer identity" contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people. At its core, the Equifax-IRS ordeal reveals the strangeness of the government contacting system. That's because Equifax wasn't even origina... Read More
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Drive to Success: Hiring Millennials

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Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

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Enlarge this image A Krispy Kreme doughnut was to blame for a white substance that led to an Orlando man being jailed on drug charges. Results from roadside drug test kits conducted by law enforcement officers can be unreliable. Joe Raedle/Getty Images ... Read More
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IndieCade 2017: going behind the scenes

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The 10th annual IndieCade Festival was earlier this month, and as in previous years, it celebrated innovation and creativity in independent games. One of the things that sets it apart is the way it’s modeled after film festivals. IndieCade is an event that celebrates the technical and artistic merits of games as a medium and also its cultural significance. “We’re talking about looking at a medium and saying, this is artistry. That’s our focus and our primary focus,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder of IndieCade, in an interview with GamesBeat. “That’s where, when we look at these games and talk about innovation — what we’re really talking about is looking for people who are adept with th... Read More
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Prenatal exposure to pollution may shorten life

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A new study found exposure to air pollution in utero could shorten life expectancy.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72781/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Potential Effects That Pollution Has On Lifespan Could Start In The Womb JAMA Pediatrics Published A Report Monday showing A Link Between Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution And The Aging Process the Study Looked At More Than 600 Moms And Newborns Measuring Pollution exposure And Biological Aging Markers known As Telomeres It Found Mothers With More Expo... Read More
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Tacoma, Washington Firms Translate Global Success into Local Jobs and Economic Growth

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Susan Crawford is a communications specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service’s Pacific North Network  U.S. Rep. Kilmer’s District Representative Nicholas Carr presented each of the three organizations with their Certificate of Appreciation at a recent event hosted by the World Trade Center Tacoma. L-R: Nicholas Carr, James Newman of Tacoma Community College, Dennis Morris of SAFE Boats International, Diane Mooney of U.S. Commercial Service Seattle, Jason Lollar of Lollar Guitars, Inc. Three small Tacoma-area organizations prove that it is possible to look beyond U.S. borders and succeed in the global marketplace. The Wor... Read More
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Game of Death is a bloody teen horror film with at least 24 murders

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This fall, The Verge is making a choice. The choice is fear! We’ve decided to embrace the season by taking in as many new horror movies as possible and reporting back on which ones are worth your time. We’re calling this series Hold My Hand, as we look at films you might want to watch with a supportive viewing partner. Get comfortable, put the kettle on, check the closet for ghosts, then find a hand to squeeze until the bones pop. The horny teenagers gather in a big house in the woods, unchaperoned. The horny teenagers wear bikinis. The horny teenagers drink beer. The horny teenagers die... Read More
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‘Safe Cities Index’ highlights paradox of tech advancement, cyber vulnerability

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The Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2017 Safe Cities Index, a biennial study that ranks 60 global cities using 49 indicators of safety across four categories, including digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka, Toronto and Melbourne top the global index using all four categories of indicators. At number 15, San Francisco ranked as the safest U.S. city, with Los Angeles (18), Chicago (19), New York (21) and Washington, D.C., (23) rounding out the U.S.‘s top... Read More
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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

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And just as Western analysts once scoffed at the potential of the North’s nuclear program, so did experts dismiss its cyberpotential — only to now acknowledge that hacking is an almost perfect weapon for a Pyongyang that is isolated and has little to lose.The country’s primitive infrastructure is far less vulnerable to cyberretaliation, and North Korean hackers operate outside the country, anyway. Sanctions offer no useful response, since a raft... Read More
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KRACK Vulnerability Impacts Secure Wi-Fi Standard, Leaving Millions of Devices Exposed

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When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you're probably conditioned by now to check the "WPA2" box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it's been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They're also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack. A flaw in WPA2's cryptographic protocols could be exploited to read and steal data that would otherwise be protected, according to new research from security ... Read More
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Nobody Thinks About eBay

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“Fill your cart with color,” read several giant billboards standing high above San Francisco’s highways this summer. Down below, in the city’s underground BART stations, loud posters with proclamations like, “Shop like nobody else because you aren’t like anyone else,” covered walls. On television — including during the NBA finals, in which local heroes the Golden State Warriors would ultimately clinch the title — ads featured footage of brown boxes rolling down a warehouse roller conveyer. Text on the screen read, “When did shopping get so beeeeeeeeeeeige?” before flashing dramatic shots of... Read More
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Meet the Mate 10, Huawei’s New AI-Powered Flagship Phone

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The next big thing in phones: high-end handsets that harness artificial intelligence to drive advanced features like smart photography, machine translation, and predictive behavior. While we're waiting for the Pixel 2 and the iPhone X to show up in the stores, Huawei has joined the AI fray with its new handset, the Mate 10 Pro. This is the company's first smartphone with a chip tuned to power artificial-intelligence software. Inside the phone's new Kirin 970 processor (which Huawei designed and built itself) is a component... Read More
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Why we are underestimating the impact of automation and AI

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Azeem Azhar, product entrepreneur and curator of weekly tech newsletter, Exponential View, discusses how AI can deliver real value for businesses and considers the risks related to the emerging technology AI is a very odd nomenclature. It has a competing technical definition even amongst its real practitioners (mostly in labs). We can agree, however, that it includes some tools such as machine learning, natural language processing, and a product or business quality. In short, it’s a system that learns from experience, or a system that uses any of the aforementioned tools. Two famous examples of firms using AI for profit are Google and Facebook. Take money machine Facebook: its ad business is entirely dri... Read More
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Dinklage: ‘Three Billboards’ ‘One of the best scripts I have ever read’

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Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Martin McDonagh discuss the success of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" at the London Film Festival. (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to n... Read More
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Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw

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Enlarge / 750,000 Estonian cards that look like this use a 2048-bit RSA key that can be factored in a matter of days.Steve Jurvetson A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules p... Read More
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Artificial intelligence to transform cloud market

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Artificial intelligence will have a transformative effect on the cloud market over the next decade, according to the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). ACCA Chairman Bernie Trudel gave a speech about the future of cloud markets at the Cloud Expo Asia conference in Singapore. He noted that the market for cloud-based AI is small, accounting for only 1% of the global cloud computing market. However, it is growing quickly, at a rate of 52% year over year and is expected to grow to 10% of the total cloud market by 2025. The major cloud suppliers do offer some services in cloud-based AI. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers infrastructure tools, API... Read More
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Colorado Schools Pay Students to Work With Local Tech Firms

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LONGMONT, Colo. — In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. Vrain Valley School District. It’s there that bins of materials sit next to past projects, exposing the district’s DNA. Boxes holding glue, Popsicle sticks, tape, pipe cleaners, compasses, zip ties and rulers lie nestled inside a 6-foot-high, student-constructed rack. Behind the storage unit sits a rectangular wooden box stuffed with bicycle tires filled with Silly Putty to replicate human intestines. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike... Read More
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Sam Rockwell on Weinstein: ‘It’s a horrible thing’

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Woody Harrelson sidesteps Weinstein questions, Sam Rockwell and Martin McDonagh weigh in on controversy at London Film Festival red carpet for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." (Oct. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plu... Read More
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Taking a proactive approach to data centre maintenance

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Cliff Ebsworth, Maintenance Director at Prism Power discusses the business value of establishing a robust maintenance and lifecycle strategy in the data centre The critical power infrastructure in a data centre is the most vital system for ensuring continuity of business operations. It is the backbone of everything that takes place within the facility, from the security and mechanics, to cooling and driving the overall IT systems. When building a new data centre, critical infrastructure must be considered at the early design stages so that maintainability, physical and redundant capability, as well as contin... Read More
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Scared of the City

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My girlfriend, V, and I were finishing college, with a summer to burn before the next thing, and New York beckoned. V went to the city and signed a three-month lease on the apartment of a Columbia student, Bobby Atkins, who may have been the son of the creator of the Atkins Diet, or maybe we just enjoyed imagining that he was. His place, on the southwest corner of 110th Street and Amsterdam, had two small bedrooms and was irremediably filthy. We arrived in June with a fifth of Tanqueray, a carton of Marlboro Lights, and Marcella Hazan’s Italian cookbook. Someone had left behind a spineless black plush-toy panther, manufactured in Korea, which we liberated and made ours. We were li... Read More
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The Danger of President Pence

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On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not ge... Read More
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Bots are becoming highly skilled assistants in physical therapy

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Within the last decade, we’ve seen incredible progress in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.  Innovators have been seeking out ways to meld man and machine and, in some areas, remove man altogether. In robotics, we’re seeing delivery drones, security robots, and more. In AI, chatbots, self-driving cars, and voice recognition have all made significant strides. Perhaps most importantly, we’re seeing incredible adva... Read More
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For Weinstein, a Brush With the Police, Then No Charges

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In the end, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., announced he would not press charges. Once the criminal case was closed, Mr. Weinstein silenced Ms. Battilana with a substantial payment.The case demonstrates how Mr. Weinstein, with ample funds and influence, was able to assemble a counterstrike against the sex crime investigation using the weapons available to the powerful. It also highlights the challenges such cases pose, even for the v... Read More
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Late Shift is another step toward the merging of movies and video games

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Moviegoing etiquette dictates that any cellphone use in a theater is bad form, but the film Late Shift challenges that dynamic. Viewers aren’t just encouraged to use their phones, they’re almost required to if they want to see the story progress. Late Shift, which has been making the rounds in select screenings since 2016, is an interactive film. The movie follows Matt (Joe Sowerbutts), a student coerced into joining an auction-house heist in London. Unlike a regular theatergoing experience, Late Shift progresses according to audience participation. It uses an app to guide viewers through the experience. Options to pursu... Read More
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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

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Enlarge this image Chip Councell's ancestors began farming on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1690. He says that in today's world, U.S. farmers have to look abroad for markets. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption toggle capt... Read More
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Trump Decertifying the Iran Deal Could Have Unseen Cyberattack Consequences

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On Friday, President Trump announced that he will not certify Iran’s cooperation with the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama Administration. The move doesn't eliminate or rework the deal, possibilities its proponents feared given Trump's longstanding criticism of the agreement. But it does kick the accord to Congress for reconsideration. There, lawmakers could leave the agreement the same, impose tweaks, or go all the way to reinstating sanctions against Iran, effectively ending the deal. But while the fulfillment of Iran's nuclear ambitions remain years away even if the deal falls apart, Trump's actions raise questions about whether increased tension will in turn lead to increased Ira... Read More
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Data collection and security flaws will challenge autonomous carmakers

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Autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. As car companies continue to partner with tech and ride-hailing firms in an effort to innovate more quickly and effectively, questions arise about the future of privacy in the age of driverless cars. The biggest players in the automotive industry seem to have downplayed the fact that innovation and convenience will come at a price. In this case, the price will be consumer privacy. While addressing questions on safety, key representatives from leading car companies, ride-sharing service firms, as well as tech giants have been ... Read More
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Facebook reacts to 2016 Election controversy

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in an interview says 'things happened that shouldn't have' in regards to ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. Attorney and cyber security expert Leeza Gearber joins CBSN to discuss.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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The 7 biggest unicorns you’ve likely never heard of

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When Aileen Lee first coined the term “unicorn” in 2013 to describe startups valued at over $1 billion, there were only 39 of them. There are currently about 215 of them, many of which hail from emerging markets. For instance, China is home to two of the highest valued unicorns: Didi Chuxing and Xiaomi. And ... Read More
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Game boss interview: Rob Pardo says playtesting is critical to game design

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Rob Pardo developed his relentless focus on excellent game design when he was at Blizzard Entertainment, making games such as StarCraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft. He learned to experiment and playtest, and to do that over and over again until the game felt right. He also learned to let go of games that didn’t meet the highest quality standards and move on to the next project. He took those sentiments with him when he left Blizzard in 2014, after 17 years at the big game publisher. He worked at Unity for a while and then moved on last year to start Bonfire Studios, which ... Read More
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Randi Zuckerberg: ‘Smaller cities are paving the way for entrepreneurs’

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Randi Zuckerberg, the technology executive and entrepreneur behind Zuckerberg Media, doesn’t do things in the traditional way. A strong advocate for STEM education, particularly for females, Zuckerberg has firsthand experienced being an outlier — she describes how, in her early days in Silicon Valley, she was often the only woman in a room full of tech executives or investors. She’s since launched a slew of endeavors, including a book and TV show, aimed at getting young girls interested in science or technology. True to form, when it c... Read More
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Nathan Myhrvold’s *Modernist Bread* Reveals the Secrets of Gluten

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If your homemade country loaf comes out of the oven shrunken and unfluffy, you may have neglected a central tenet of breadmaking: Hydrate the flour. When you knead the dough, you are massaging moisture into the wheat’s proteins, creating a matrix of gluten that traps gases so the bread can inflate from the inside. “The gluten structure is stretchy but impermeable,” says Nathan Myhrvold, the tech millionaire, chef, and creator of 2011’s six-volume science-of-cooking megawork, Modernist Cuisine. Now, Myhrvold and his team of food scientists and photographers are back with five more volumes, focused exclusively on bread. ... Read More
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Busan Film Festival opens amid political controversy

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Asia's biggest film festival has opened in South Korea.This comes a year after a political scandal almost threatened its future.Former president Park Geun-hye had blacklisted artists that were critical of the government.Some filmmakers boycotted last year's event in protest.Now with Park impeached and out of office, the stars have returned to the red carpet.Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Busan.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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The chill effect: Is India’s media running scared? – The Listening Post (Full)

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On The Listening Post this week: Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of the Prime Minister's right-hand man, Jay Amit Shah. Plus, how the NFL became a platform for race politics.Jay Amit Shah, Modi and the media silenceA telling media silence has followed a piece of investigative journalism by The Wire this week in India. The news website reported on the finances of Jay Amit Shah, the son of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-hand man, Amit Shah.The story tracked a sudden and exponential jump in the revenues of Jay Amit Shah's businesses after Modi came to power in 2014.Modi loyalists called the article a hit job; others called it strong adversarial journalism. Ma... Read More
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EPA says Puerto Rico residents resorted to contaminated water at Dorado Superfund site

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Supplies still aren’t reaching where they’re needed in Puerto Rico, and some people desperate for water are getting it from hazardous sources. After evaluating five places deemed especially hazardous to health and the environment, so-called Superfund sites, Environmental Protection Agency staff saw people accessing wells at a chemical-tainted water source on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. “We have confirmed that residents accessed wells only at the ... Read More
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New XR Basefund preps €50 million fund for VR and AR early stage startups

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A new early stage VR/AR startup fund has announced that it will launch in Europe by the end of the year. Coined the XR Basefund, the €50 million-sized fund is a co-venture between Ariadne Capital, 2SQRS, and the VRBASE. The XR in the name stands for “extended reality” which has become an abbreviation that more and more people in the industry (including myself) are using to wrap-up the immersive spectrum of VR, AR and MR under a single breath. Debuting in December, the XR Basefund will look to invest in up to 40 startups and will concentrate on ventures based exclusively in Europe. The fundings will range from €250,000 to €1,000,000, of which up to 50 percent of the fund will be held for follow-on investments. They will s... Read More
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With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

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Brent Henderson drives a combine on his farm near Weona, Ark. "If it's going to be legal to use, and neighbors are planting it, I'm going to have to plant [dicamba-tolerant soybeans] to protect myself," he says. "It's very annoying. It's a property rights issue. My neighbor should not dictate what I do on my farm." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption toggle caption Dan Charles/NPR The Environmental Protection Agency ... Read More
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Angela Robinson on the frank eroticism of her Wonder Woman movie

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There’s no denying that writer-director Angela Robinson has excellent timing. Her new film, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about the creation of the Wonder Woman comic book character, has been in the works for years. But it finally came to fruition the same year Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman climbed the box office charts and made a huge splash for the character. Interest in Wonder Woman and her strange, colorful, bondage-filled history... Read More
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Deadly Conflicts: More than 260 000 Afghan civilians lost homes after US bombings

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Civilian casualties from air strikes in Afghanistan have increased by more than 50% compared to last year. Over 266,000 people have also been displaced since January, and are now living in makeshift shelters.RT talked to noted whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers detailing America's real motives behind the 1970s Vietnam War. He believes there's much to be exposed about the Afghan campaign too.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSub... Read More
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How the Napa Fires Could Hurt 2017’s Wine Grapes

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Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa. But now, amid the charred, empty spaces that scar northern California’s winegrowing region, under skies yellowed by smoke, Goldschmidt has a race to win. Wildfires can ruin the flavor of wine grapes, a problem called smoke taint. “I’ve worked with smoke before,” Goldschmidt says. “It is not an easy thing to fix. But in m... Read More
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Cuphead sales pass 1 million in two weeks

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The fiendishly difficult run-‘n’-gun Cuphead launched two weeks ago on September 29, and developer StudioMDHR announced today that it’s now sold more than one million copies. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much!!! Cuphead has sold over one million copies!https://t.co/nHSCe3oKMo — Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) October 13, 2017 StudioM... Read More
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Australian defense firm was hacked and F-35 data stolen, DOD confirms

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EnlargeRoyal Australian Air Force The Australian Cyber Security Centre noted in its just-issued 2017 Threat Report that a small Australian defense company "with contracting links to national security projects" had been the victim of a cyber-espionage attack detected last November. "ACSC analysis confirmed that the adversary had sustained access to the network for an extended period of time and had stolen a significant amount of data," the ACSC report stated. "The ad... Read More
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Photo of the Week: Hell Descends on California Wine Country

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Driving through scenic Napa Valley is typically a peaceful, relaxing experience. But when photographer Stuart Palley visited Tuesday night, it was hell. Turning a corner on Wooden Valley Road, he saw an entire mountainside ablaze, the orange flames threatening the verdant vineyards below. It took his breath away. “It was just a wall of fire,” Palley says. Palley was driving toward the Atlas Fire, one of more than a dozen blazes ripping through California’s wine country near San Francisco. Fueled by powerful winds, they have scorched ... Read More
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After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract

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EnlargeBloomberg/Getty Images Last week we brought news that the Internal Revenue Service awarded a $7.2 million contract to Equifax to allow Equifax to "verify taxpayer identity." The contract was awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the personal data, including Social Security Numbers, of about 145 million people. The tax-collecting agency is now temporarily suspending the ... Read More
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How Power Grid Hacks Work, and When You Should Panic

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In 2017, it can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders. Over just the last four months, news has emerged that Russian hackers penetrated a nuclear power plant, that the same group may have had hands-on acc... Read More
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Russia promises ‘countermeasures’ if Finland joins NATO

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HELSINKI ― Russia has issued a fresh warning to Finland against joining NATO. Moscow has already issued a similar caution to Sweden, while Denmark has been told that it can expect “retaliatory countermeasures” by Russia should it decide to join NATO’s missile defense system in Europe. The Kremlin’s discontent with Finland centers on the nonaligned Nordic country’s deepening defense relations with the U.S. and NATO. Fundamentally, Russia’s chief concern is that Finland, as part of a long-term plan and expanded defense... Read More
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Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor’s software

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NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor’s software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems. The company earlier said it had disabled its credit report assistance page after reports that another part of its website had been hacked. Equifax Inc. is dealing with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier this year that exposed the personal info... Read More
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Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook

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Today Facebook is announcing that users can now order food for takeout or delivery using both the Facebook mobile app and website. But it’s not at all what you might think; Facebook hasn’t created its own answer to Seamless, which would be massive news for the restaurant industry. This isn’t that. Instead, the company is partnering with existing services Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo — not Seamless — and will now link out to those food ordering businesses for restaurants that support them. You head to the new “Order Food” section of Facebook, find the local spot you’re craving, and then hit “start order.” From there, if a restaurant supports... Read More
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Pioneer HDJ-X10 review: great for listening, terrible to DJ with

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When I first heard about Pioneer’s new flagship HDJ-X10 headphones priced at $349, I called them over-engineered. What touring DJ actually needs headphones with a frequency response that tops out at twice the limits of human hearing? Not one, I’ll tell you. I’ve been a touring DJ for a decade, and I can tell you half of us have probably lost a chunk of high-end hearing range anyway from blasting booth monitors over the years. Now that I’ve used these Pioneer headphones for a couple of weeks, I still maintain the HDJ-X10s are over-engineered, but not in the way I expected: th... Read More
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Deadly Dealings: More than 260 000 Afghan civilians lost homes after US bombings

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Civilian casualties from air strikes in Afghanistan have increased by more than 50% compared to last year. Over 266,000 people have also been displaced since January, and are now living in makeshift shelters.RT talked to noted whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers detailing America's real motives behind the 1970s Vietnam War. He believes there's much to be exposed about the Afghan campaign too.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSub... Read More
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African cinema dominates London Film Festival

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Witchcraft in Zambia, toxic masculinity in South Africa, and folk tales from Swaziland, are just some of the African themes at this year's London Film Festival.Filmmakers from the Africa are challenging the way their continent is usually depicted on screen.Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from London- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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No. 249: Plain talk, the Amazon HQ thing and how to look awesome for the rest of your life

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It’s Friday: A happy end to the week, everyone, and welcome new sponsor PSEG. Today is National Train Your Brain Day, meaning it’s OK to sudoku at work. Billy Joel released “52nd Street” on this day in 1978. It became the eventual record of the year. Yes, but what was the album’s top hit? Answer after the news. Going viral: Vaccine creator Codagenix, the star of Farmingdale State College’s Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, has landed a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health and another $1.5 million in private fund... Read More
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How To Fix the Broken Social Security Number Sytem

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Privacy and security advocates have sounded the alarm for decades about the dangers of the United States' over-reliance Social Security numbers. But serious discussion about what might replace them has become much more concrete in the weeks since Equifax revealed that attackers had potentially compromised 145.5 million Social Security numbers—along with other sensitive personal data—in a massive breach o... Read More
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Congress OKs expanded protections for federal whistleblowers

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WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to boost the protection of federal whistleblowers from retaliation, part of a bid to uncover bad behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government agencies. The House easily cleared the bill, 420-0. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature, having previously passed the Senate in May. The measure would extend whistleblower protections to federal employees who are ... Read More
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Dan Ye talks about the Internet Plus Expo in South China’s Guangdong Province

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CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Dan Ye, CEO of the student communication platform College-Node, about the Internet Plus Expo in Guangdong Province.Detected Closed Captioning: Danya Is The CEO Of College Note An Online Platform That Helps Students From Different Countries Connect With Each other It's Really Fascinating Watching what's Going On And You Can See The digital World Is Gonna Play A Much More Vital Role With The Economy And The Economic Development Talk To Me About Where You See The Growth Sectors In China Okay So There Are Several Big Growth Sectors While The Brightest Sector Right Now Is Ongoing Gaming So Right Now China Constitute Roughly A Quarter Of The World's Online Gaming Market And It's Been Growin... Read More
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The Army is working on ‘a new way of shooting’ to boost soldier lethality, accuracy

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Army researchers are targeting ways to make small arms more accurate by removing the shooter from the loop. The gear they’re working on ranges from platforms that allow a sniper to insert his rifle for better stabilization while shooting from a helicopter, to nearly fully-automated robotic firing systems that can stand alone on the battlefield while the soldier fires via remote control behind cover. “We’re ... letting the compu... Read More
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The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is working on EW, counter-drone and more

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The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force works to quickly get gear into soldiers’ hands to fill short-term needs. Col. John Ward, REF commander, sat down with Army Times at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting & Exposition this week to discuss some of the major projects he’s working on. All fall in line with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s priorities for current and near-future needs. ... Read More
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The Fate of Earth

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Yesterday evening, at Manhattan’s New School, the New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert delivered the second annual Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, an event established by the Nation Institute in honor of the late Jonathan Schell, a longtime New Yorker staff writer, and named for “The Fate of the Earth,” a series of articles that Schell wrote for the magazine in 1982 and later published as a book. Kolbert’s remarks have been edited for length. When I was asked to deliver this lecture, the prompt I was given was to address the fate of Earth. At first, I thought of... Read More
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Equifax Takes Down Web Page After Report Of New Cybersecurity ‘Situation’

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Enlarge this image The error message displayed Thursday afternoon when visitors attempted to access the particular Equifax Web page. Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screenshot by NPR Visitors to the Equifa... Read More
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Army researchers are working on mapping tech that can help you see the battlefield

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Mapping the battlefield Army researchers are developing sophisticated battlespace mapping technologies that allow soldiers to predict wave patterns for beach assaults and create instant 3D models of urban areas — with resolution high enough to identify sniper hideouts. Researchers with the Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center are at distinct phases on multiple projects to meet battlespace mapping needs at the individual soldier and small unit leader level.... Read More
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Smoke from California’s wildfires will harm people beyond the flames’ reach

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On Monday morning, I opened the door to the smell of campfires — the scent of other Californians’ homes going up in smoke. The air stung my eyes and burned my lungs. It felt like I was breathing through a straw. I rounded up my half-empty inhalers, hoping they hadn’t expired. On Tuesday, the sky turned brown and rained ash on me. California is besieged by 22 wildfires that have incinerated more than 265 square miles and killed at least 21 people. Smoke and ash blanket the Bay Are... Read More
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US Army plans light vehicle RFP in 2018 as industry offerings line up

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WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Army plans a competition in 2018 to buy a light ground mobility vehicle that would speed infantry troops off-road across future battlefields, companies showed their wares this week. Potential competitors — the General Dynamics’ Flyer 72, Polaris Defense’s Dagor and AM General’s Humvee, altered to carry a nine-man squad — appeared at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. ... Read More
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Startup Global starts local

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Tricia Van Orden, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat Philadelphia-area startups recently gathered at Temple University’s Fox School of Business for advice on going global with business. The Startup Global event, a partnership between the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Global Innovation Forum, helps entrepreneurs and early-stage co... Read More
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Riverdale’s total disregard for narrative sense makes it the most fun show on TV

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The first season of The CW’s Riverdale was like being handed a surprise bowl of that oatmeal that hatches candy dinosaur eggs when you microwave it: disgusting, delightful, and a possibility so bizarre, most people’s brains would never arrive there without help. Archie Comics’ chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was heavily involved in the process that turned Archie from a beloved comics series into a swoony suburban teen drama. Now it’s equ... Read More
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The music I test headphones with

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As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first question will be answered in an upcoming This is my next feature, the second is daft, and the third forms the subject of this article. The obvious thing to say here is that there’s no right or wrong answer, there aren’t distinct categories of “proper” or “good” music, on the one hand, and unworthy junk, on the other. So long as it can still be described as music and not noise, a... Read More
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Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans

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Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump will try to put his own stamp on health care with an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the president’s move is likely to encounter opposition from medical associations, consumer groups and perhaps even some insurers — the same coalition that so far has blocked congressional Republicans from repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Critics say the White House approach would raise costs for the sick, while the lower-premium coverage provided to healthy people would come with significant gaps. Administration officials say one of the main ideas is to ease the way for groups... Read More
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Cybersecurity risk-monitoring platform SecurityScorecard raises $27.5 million from Nokia, GV, Intel, Sequoia, others

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Cybersecurity rating and risk-monitoring platform SecurityScorecard has raised $27.5 million in a series C round of funding led by Nokia’s global venture capital (VC) arm, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Other notable participants in the round include GV (Google Ventures) — which led the company’s $20 million series B round last June — Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital, Moody’s Corporation, AXA Strategic Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Evolution Equity Partners. Founded out of New York i... Read More
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In Cities, It’s the Smoke, Not the Fire, That Will Get You

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No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. In the last five days, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and Sonoma counties, reducing parts of Santa Rosa to piles of cinder and ash and leaving more than 20 dead and hundreds missing. And far from the white-hot embers of destruction, residents from San Francisco to Sacrame... Read More
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Equifax website hacked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update

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EnlargeRandy Abrams In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with social security numbers, names, and a dizzying amount of other details for some 145.5 million US consumers. For several hours on Wednesday the site was compromised again, this time to deliver fraudulent Adobe Flash updates, which when clicked, infected visitors' computers with adwar... Read More
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Police In Queens Say Serial Flasher Has Resurfaced

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Published on Oct 11, 2017They say he's been exposing himself to teens and children since May. TV 10/55's Alice Gainer reports. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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T-Mobile website bug apparently exploited to mine sensitive account data

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Enlarge / Fastest to hack, maybe?T-Mobile USA A bug disclosed and patched last week by T-Mobile in a Web application interface allowed anyone to query account information by simply providing a phone number. That includes customer e-mail addresses, device identification data, and even the answers to account security questions. The bug, which was patched after T-Mobile was ... Read More
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Facebook’s coming blockchain problem

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Much has been written about the Russia-Facebook advertising scandal of 2017. The episode has revealed the first (and maybe only) achilles heel for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. His profit-making machine depends on being one of the two main outlets (the other being Google) where the world spends its $500 billion+ in advertising dollars. Yet, as we saw earlier this year with Google’s ... Read More
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Kaspersky’s Alleged Russia Ties Highlight the Risks of Antivirus

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So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to traul US systems for classified data—in at least one case, successfully—and that North Korea hacked into classified South Korean military files. (It’s only Wednesday.) The common culprit? Antivirus software. While antivirus... Read More
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Cybersecurity starts in the C-Suite

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A recent survey of 580 IT security professionals at the 2017 Black Hat USA conference found that 67 percent—or about two-thirds—of respondents believe their own organizations would face a major breach in the next year. This alone isn’t necessarily a shocking statistic. A quick scan of recent headlines provides an abundance of evidence of how sophisticated and widespread today’s cyber attacks have become. And there’s no sign of attacks slowing down. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center,... Read More
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North America Android Virtual Workshop: Guest Speaker Andy Zmolek, Android – Mon., Oct 23, 2017 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

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Learn from Android Engineer Andy Zmolek about the latest changes in Android that help the operating system meet the needs of Enterprise customers. Security, GMS, and manageability will be highlighted. REGISTER NOW... Read More
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Deloitte disputes reports that government clients were impacted in data breach

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Deloitte is disputing claims that a recently discovered hack on their server exposed the information of government agencies, as was reported Tuesday by The Guardian. “We are confident that we know what information was targeted and what the hacker actually did. Very few clients ― none from the government ― were impacted,” Deloitte spokeswoman Megan Doern told Federal Times. According to an anonymous source in the Guardian arti... Read More