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6 Trends in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies I Learned at San Francisco Blockchain Week

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EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

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US Supreme Court Divided Over How Google Settled Privacy Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google, disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits that awards money to charities and other third parties instead of to people affected by the alleged wrongdoing. The $8.5 million Google settlement was challenged by an official at a Washington-based conservative think tank, and some of the court's conservative justices during an hour of arguments in the case shared his concerns about potential abuses in these awards, including excessive fees going to plaintiffs' lawyers. Some of the liberal justices emphasized that such settlements can funnel money to good use in instances in which dividing the money among large numbers of plaintiffs would result in negligible per-person payments. Conservatives hold a 5-4 majority on the high court. The case began when a California resident named Paloma Gaos filed a proposed class action lawsuit in 2010 in San Jose federal…

US Supreme Court Divided Over How Google Settled Privacy Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google, disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits that awards money to charities and other third parties instead of to people affected by the alleged wrongdoing. The $8.5 million Google settlement was challenged by an official at a Washington-based conservative think tank, and some of the court's conservative justices during an hour of arguments in the case shared his concerns about potential abuses in these awards, including excessive fees going to plaintiffs' lawyers. Some of the liberal justices emphasized that such settlements can funnel money to good use in instances in which dividing the money among large numbers of plaintiffs would result in negligible per-person payments. Conservatives hold a 5-4 majority on the high court. The case began when a California resident named Paloma Gaos filed a proposed class action lawsuit in 2010 in San Jose federal…

Birthday Blues for Bitcoin as Investors Face Year-on-Year Loss

Bitcoin was heading towards a year-on-year loss on Wednesday, its 10th birthday, the first loss since last year's bull market, when the original and biggest digital coin muscled its way to worldwide attention with months of frenzied buying. By 1300 GMT, bitcoin was trading at $6,263 on the BitStamp exchange, leaving investors who had bought it on Halloween 2017 facing yearly losses of nearly 3 percent. A year ago, bitcoin closed at $6,443.22 as it tore towards a record high of near $20,000, hit in December. That run, fueled by frenzied buying by retail investors from South Korea to the United States, pushed bitcoin to calendar-year gains of over 1,300 percent. Ten years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin's still-unidentified founder, released a white paper detailing the need for an online currency that could be used for payments without the involvement of a third party, such as a bank. Traders and market participants said the Halloween milestone was inevitable, given los…

Birthday Blues for Bitcoin as Investors Face Year-on-Year Loss

Bitcoin was heading towards a year-on-year loss on Wednesday, its 10th birthday, the first loss since last year's bull market, when the original and biggest digital coin muscled its way to worldwide attention with months of frenzied buying. By 1300 GMT, bitcoin was trading at $6,263 on the BitStamp exchange, leaving investors who had bought it on Halloween 2017 facing yearly losses of nearly 3 percent. A year ago, bitcoin closed at $6,443.22 as it tore towards a record high of near $20,000, hit in December. That run, fueled by frenzied buying by retail investors from South Korea to the United States, pushed bitcoin to calendar-year gains of over 1,300 percent. Ten years ago, Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin's still-unidentified founder, released a white paper detailing the need for an online currency that could be used for payments without the involvement of a third party, such as a bank. Traders and market participants said the Halloween milestone was inevitable, given los…

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UK-Canadian 'Grand Committee' Seeks to Question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet. Damian Collins, the head of the U.K. parliament's media committee, is joining forces with his Canadian counterpart, Bob Zimmer, to pressure Zuckerberg to personally take part in hearings, as he did before the U.S Congress and the European Parliament. The so-called "international grand committee" session would be held Nov. 27 and could include lawmakers from other countries. "We understand that it is not possible to make yourself available to all parliaments. However, we believe that your users in other countries need a line of accountability to your organization — directly, via yourself," the pair said in a letter to Zuckerberg. "We would have thought that this responsibility is something that you would want to take up." Social media companies have been u…

UK-Canadian 'Grand Committee' Seeks to Question Zuckerberg

Parliamentary committees in Britain and Canada on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before a joint hearing of international lawmakers examining fake news and the internet. Damian Collins, the head of the U.K. parliament's media committee, is joining forces with his Canadian counterpart, Bob Zimmer, to pressure Zuckerberg to personally take part in hearings, as he did before the U.S Congress and the European Parliament. The so-called "international grand committee" session would be held Nov. 27 and could include lawmakers from other countries. "We understand that it is not possible to make yourself available to all parliaments. However, we believe that your users in other countries need a line of accountability to your organization — directly, via yourself," the pair said in a letter to Zuckerberg. "We would have thought that this responsibility is something that you would want to take up." Social media companies have been u…

Facebook Caught in an Election-security Catch-22

When it comes to dealing with hate speech and attempted election manipulation, Facebook just can’t win. If it takes a hands-off attitude, it takes the blame for undermining democracy and letting civil society unravel. If it makes the investment necessary to take the problems seriously, it spooks its growth-hungry investors. That dynamic was on display in Facebook’s earnings report Tuesday, when the social network reported a slight revenue miss but stronger than expected profit for the July-September period. Shares were volatile in after-hours trading — dropping the most, briefly, when executives discussed a decline in expected revenue growth and increasing expenses during the conference call. With the myriad problems Facebook is facing, that passes for good news these days. It was definitely an improvement over three months ago, when Facebook shares suffered their worst one-day drop in history, wiping out $119 billion of its market value after executives predicted rising expen…

S. Korean Voting Machines at Center of DRC Election Dispute

As elections approach in the central African nation the Democratic Republic of Congo, concerns have been raised over the integrity of electronic voting machines being used in the national poll that were made by South Korea’s Miryu Systems. VOA’s Steve Miller reports from Seoul on the risks.

S. Korean Voting Machines at Center of DRC Election Dispute

As elections approach in the central African nation the Democratic Republic of Congo, concerns have been raised over the integrity of electronic voting machines being used in the national poll that were made by South Korea’s Miryu Systems. VOA’s Steve Miller reports from Seoul on the risks.

Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Launches Blockchain Research Lab

The Blockchain Bandwagon Is Ready… Are You?

Ateneo and MediXserve launch blockchain facility AMBERLab

Blockchain And Water

Prior to iOS 8, iPhones automatically disconnected from VPNs when they went into sleep mode.

Now, iOS devices will stay connected to the VPN even when their screen turns off. 
You won’t have to constantly reconnect.

Configure the iPhone and iPad to use the socks proxy

Configure the iOS to use the socks proxy by pointing it to a PAC file.

In the iOS, go to Settings -> Wi-Fi and click the blue right arrow on the right of your wireless network, choose Auto in the HTTP Proxy section, and fill the URL of the PAC file (http://www.your-server.com/your-proxy.pac ).

By now, you have configured your iOS device to use the socks proxy.

HTTPS encryption is far more secure than the encryption-lacking HTTP protocol

HTTPS is a good, secure method to help ensure your data isn’t stolen during the transfer process, but it’s not securing your identity online and it’s not keeping your data wholly private.

Data breaches are a growing problem and an extremely expensive one

Responsive link units allow you to support a wide range of devices

Responsive link units automatically adapt their size to fit your page layout.  They're intended to work with sites built with responsive design, but will work on non-responsive sites too. Regardless of which device users use to visit your site, responsive link units can help you provide a great ad experience.

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China Steps Up VPN Blocks Ahead of Major Trade, Internet Shows

Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), service providers said Tuesday in describing a "cat-and-mouse" game with censors ahead of a major trade expo and internet conference. VPNs allow internet users in China, including foreign companies, to access overseas sites that authorities bar through the so-called Great Firewall, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Since Xi Jinping became president in 2013, authorities have sought to curb VPN use, with providers suffering periodic lags in connectivity because of government blocks. "This time, the Chinese government seemed to have staff on the ground monitoring our response in real time and deploying additional blocks," said Sunday Yokubaitis, the chief executive of Golden Frog, the maker of the VyprVPN service. Authorities started blocking some of its services on Sunday, he told Reuters, although VyprVPN's service has since been restored in China. &q…

China Steps Up VPN Blocks Ahead of Major Trade, Internet Shows

Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), service providers said Tuesday in describing a "cat-and-mouse" game with censors ahead of a major trade expo and internet conference. VPNs allow internet users in China, including foreign companies, to access overseas sites that authorities bar through the so-called Great Firewall, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Since Xi Jinping became president in 2013, authorities have sought to curb VPN use, with providers suffering periodic lags in connectivity because of government blocks. "This time, the Chinese government seemed to have staff on the ground monitoring our response in real time and deploying additional blocks," said Sunday Yokubaitis, the chief executive of Golden Frog, the maker of the VyprVPN service. Authorities started blocking some of its services on Sunday, he told Reuters, although VyprVPN's service has since been restored in China. &q…

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Apple's New iPads Embrace Facial Recognition

Apple's new iPads will resemble its latest iPhones as the company ditches a home button and fingerprint sensor to make room for the screen.   As with the iPhone XR and XS models, the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device and authorize app and Apple Pay purchases.   Apple also unveiled new Mac models at an opera house in New York, where the company emphasized artistic uses for its products such as creating music, video and sketches. New Macs include a MacBook Air laptop with a better screen.   Research firm IDC says tablet sales have been declining overall, though Apple saw a 3 percent increase in iPad sales last year to nearly 44 million, commanding a 27 percent market share.

Apple's New iPads Embrace Facial Recognition

Apple's new iPads will resemble its latest iPhones as the company ditches a home button and fingerprint sensor to make room for the screen.   As with the iPhone XR and XS models, the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device and authorize app and Apple Pay purchases.   Apple also unveiled new Mac models at an opera house in New York, where the company emphasized artistic uses for its products such as creating music, video and sketches. New Macs include a MacBook Air laptop with a better screen.   Research firm IDC says tablet sales have been declining overall, though Apple saw a 3 percent increase in iPad sales last year to nearly 44 million, commanding a 27 percent market share.

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Kochava unveils Traffic Index quarterly marketing report

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UN Human Rights Expert Urges States to Curb Intolerance Online

Following the shooting deaths of 11 worshippers at a synagogue in the eastern United States, a U.N. human rights expert urged governments on Monday to do more to curb racist and anti-Semitic intolerance, especially online. "That event should be a catalyst for urgent action against hate crimes, but also a reminder to fight harder against the current climate of intolerance that has made racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic attitudes and beliefs more acceptable," U.N. Special Rapporteur Tendayi Achiume said of Saturday's attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Achiume, whose mandate is the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, noted in her annual report that "Jews remain especially vulnerable to anti-Semitic attacks online." She said that Nazi and neo-Nazi groups exploit the internet to spread and incite hate because it is "largely unregulated, decentralized, cheap" and anonymous. Achiume, a…

I Synergy Group increases transactions 128% to $7.2 million

Blockchain is Manipulated, and Here's How

Fujitsu in New, Blockchain-Powered Inter-Bank Settlement System Field Trial

The Spring Boot is now the standard way to use Spring framework for Java development

Almost all the developers are moving from the traditional way of using Spring Framework to more modern Spring Boot way.

How Green Is My Forest? There's an App to Tell You

A web-based application that monitors the impact of successful forest-rights claims can help rural communities manage resources better and improve their livelihoods, according to analysts. The app was developed by the Indian School of Business (ISB) to track community rights in India, where the 2006 Forest Rights Act aimed to improve the lives of rural people by recognizing their entitlement to inhabit and live off forests. With a smartphone or tablet, the app can be used to track the status of a community rights claim. After the claim is approved, community members can use it to collect data on tree cover, burned areas and other changes in the forest and analyze it, said Arvind Khare at Washington D.C.-based advocacy Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). "Even in areas that have made great progress in awarding rights, it is very hard to track the socio-ecological impact of the rights on the community," said Khare, a senior director at RRI, which is testing the app …

How Green Is My Forest? There's an App to Tell You

A web-based application that monitors the impact of successful forest-rights claims can help rural communities manage resources better and improve their livelihoods, according to analysts. The app was developed by the Indian School of Business (ISB) to track community rights in India, where the 2006 Forest Rights Act aimed to improve the lives of rural people by recognizing their entitlement to inhabit and live off forests. With a smartphone or tablet, the app can be used to track the status of a community rights claim. After the claim is approved, community members can use it to collect data on tree cover, burned areas and other changes in the forest and analyze it, said Arvind Khare at Washington D.C.-based advocacy Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). "Even in areas that have made great progress in awarding rights, it is very hard to track the socio-ecological impact of the rights on the community," said Khare, a senior director at RRI, which is testing the app …

Smart Valor tackles cryptocurrency volatility problem

Cyprus, VeChain Foundation and CREAM Sign Deal to Develop Blockchain, Fintech

Nine Japanese Banks to Trial Blockchain Settlement Using Fujitsu Tech

ICON Showcases 3 Joint Blockchain Apps With Seoul Government

How Psychology Affects Consumers' Use of Cryptocurrency

App Taken Down After Pittsburgh Gunman Revealed as User

Gab, a social networking site often accused of being a haven for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups, went offline Monday after being refused by several web hosting providers following revelations that Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers used the platform to threaten Jews. "Gab isn’t going anywhere," said Andrew Torba, chief executive officer and creator of Gab.com. "We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people. Founded two years ago as an alternative to mainstream social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Torba billed Gab as a haven for free speech. The site soon began attracting online members of the alt-right and other extremist ideologies unwelcome on other platforms. “What makes the entirely left-leaning Big Social monopoly qualified to tell us what is ‘news’ and what is ‘trending’ and to define what "harassment" means?” Torba wrote in …

App Taken Down After Pittsburgh Gunman Revealed as User

Gab, a social networking site often accused of being a haven for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups, went offline Monday after being refused by several web hosting providers following revelations that Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers used the platform to threaten Jews. "Gab isn’t going anywhere," said Andrew Torba, chief executive officer and creator of Gab.com. "We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people. Founded two years ago as an alternative to mainstream social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Torba billed Gab as a haven for free speech. The site soon began attracting online members of the alt-right and other extremist ideologies unwelcome on other platforms. “What makes the entirely left-leaning Big Social monopoly qualified to tell us what is ‘news’ and what is ‘trending’ and to define what "harassment" means?” Torba wrote in …

Tree Traversing Techniques

Following Tree Traversing Techniques can be used to print a Binary Search Tree (BST);
Preorder traversal (left) (right) root
Postorder traversal root (left) (right)
Inorder traversal (left) root (right)

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The AWS Cloud9 IDE

The AWS Cloud9 IDE is a collection of tools you use to code, build, run, test, debug, and release software in the cloud.

A better way to ensure password security is the implementation of a multi-factor authentication.

It seems like a good idea to enforce users to change their password once in a while. 
In reality, however, this does not prevent the problem as users tend to rotate their own passwords for easy memorization. 
A better way to ensure password security is the implementation of a multi-factor authentication.

Gradle is a versatile tool which allows you to write your code in Java, C++, Python, or other languages.

Gradle is supported by popular IDEs such as Netbeans, Eclipse, and IntelliJ IDEA. 
Gradle is incremental builds, as they save a nice amount of compile time. According to Gradle’s performance measurements, it’s up to 100 times faster than Maven. 
Google chose it as the official build tool for Android Studio.

Liberland President Plans To Use New 'Merits' Cryptocurrency Instead of Bitcoin

Can AI 'Bank On' Blockchain To Power Science & Medicine's Future Progress?

Alibaba Cloud Launches A Global Blockchain Service

WhiteSource helps companies track open source components

WhiteSource helps companies track open source components in their code, identifies vulnerabilities, and offers solutions.

GitHub unveils GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions "allows developers to create small bits of code that can be used to trigger events or a set of events within the code repository service," in effect giving developers the ability "to automate everything that is needed for code production, aside from writing the code itself."

Angular 7.0.0 is now available

The 7.0.0 release of Angular is here, bringing with it updates to the core framework, Angular Material, and the CLI along with a focus on performance.

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Teen's Program Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic cancer treatment could become more advanced with help from 13-year-old Rishab Jain. He's created a tool for doctors to locate the hard-to-find pancreas more quickly and precisely during cancer treatment. The teen recently won a prestigious young scientist award for his potentially game-changing idea. VOA's Julie Taboh has more.

Teen's Program Could Improve Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic cancer treatment could become more advanced with help from 13-year-old Rishab Jain. He's created a tool for doctors to locate the hard-to-find pancreas more quickly and precisely during cancer treatment. The teen recently won a prestigious young scientist award for his potentially game-changing idea. VOA's Julie Taboh has more.

DynamoDB is a great fit for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, and IoT applications where scalability, throughput, and reliable performance are key considerations.

DynamoDB auto scaling will change the read and write capacity of your table based on request volume.

Using an AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) role called DynamoDBAutoscaleRole, DynamoDB will manage the auto scaling process on your behalf.

India's Supreme Court Asks Government To Give Opinion On Cryptocurrency

VeChain Signs MoU for Blockchain Development with Cyprus

It's a Good Time to Be a Blockchain Developer

Raketech discloses 2019 AGM nominations

YoCoin Review – Good Opportunity or Big Scam?

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Plant Fibers Make Stronger Concrete

It may surprise you that cement is responsible for 7 percent of the world's carbon emissions. That's because it takes a lot of heat to produce the basic powdery base of cement that eventually becomes concrete. But it turns out that simple fibers from carrots could not only reduce that carbon footprint but also make concrete stronger. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

Plant Fibers Make Stronger Concrete

It may surprise you that cement is responsible for 7 percent of the world's carbon emissions. That's because it takes a lot of heat to produce the basic powdery base of cement that eventually becomes concrete. But it turns out that simple fibers from carrots could not only reduce that carbon footprint but also make concrete stronger. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

All ads dilute each other

Google ads affect Bing and other ad demand on the page and visa versa.

Q&A: Facebook Describes How It Detects ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

Facebook announced Friday that it had removed 82 Iranian-linked accounts on Facebook and Instagram. A Facebook spokesperson answered VOA’s questions about its process and efforts to detect what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior” by accounts pretending to be U.S. and U.K. citizens and aimed at U.S. and U.K. audiences. Q: Facebook’s post says there were 7 “events hosted.” Any details about where, when, who? A: Of seven events, the first was scheduled for February 2016, and the most recent was scheduled for June 2018. One hundred and ten people expressed interest in at least one of these events, and two events received no interest. We cannot confirm whether any of these events actually occurred. Some appear to have been planned to occur only online. The themes are similar to the rest of the activity we have described. Q: Is there any indication this was an Iranian government-linked program? A: We recently discussed the challenges involved with determining who is behind i…

Q&A: Facebook Describes How It Detects ‘Inauthentic Behavior’

Facebook announced Friday that it had removed 82 Iranian-linked accounts on Facebook and Instagram. A Facebook spokesperson answered VOA’s questions about its process and efforts to detect what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior” by accounts pretending to be U.S. and U.K. citizens and aimed at U.S. and U.K. audiences. Q: Facebook’s post says there were 7 “events hosted.” Any details about where, when, who? A: Of seven events, the first was scheduled for February 2016, and the most recent was scheduled for June 2018. One hundred and ten people expressed interest in at least one of these events, and two events received no interest. We cannot confirm whether any of these events actually occurred. Some appear to have been planned to occur only online. The themes are similar to the rest of the activity we have described. Q: Is there any indication this was an Iranian government-linked program? A: We recently discussed the challenges involved with determining who is behind i…

A bastion host is a special purpose computer on a network specifically designed and configured to withstand attacks.

The bastion host generally hosts a single application, for example a proxy server, and all other services are removed or limited to reduce the threat to the computer. It is hardened in this manner primarily due to its location and purpose, which is either on the outside of a firewall or in a demilitarized zone (DMZ) and usually involves access from untrusted networks or computers.

One of the key features of SoftEther VPN is the transparency for firewalls, proxy servers, and NATs (Network Address Translators).

SoftEther VPN supports SSL-VPN and NAT Traversal. SoftEther VPN uses HTTPS protocol in order to establish a VPN tunnel. HTTPS (HTTP over SSL) protocol uses the TCP/IP port 443 (may vary) as destination.

The Spring Framework is a leading framework used on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to build web applications and modern distributed systems.

The Spring Framework is a leading framework used on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to build web applications and modern distributed systems.

Study: Online Attacks on Jews Ramp Up Before Election Day

Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-Defamation League's report says its researchers analyzed more than 7.5 million Twitter messages from Aug. 31 to Sept. 17 and found nearly 30 percent of the accounts repeatedly tweeting derogatory terms about Jews appeared to be automated "bots." But accounts controlled by real-life humans often mount the most "worrisome and harmful" anti-Semitic attacks, sometimes orchestrated by leaders of neo-Nazi or white nationalist groups, the researchers said. "Both anonymity and automation have been used in online propaganda offensives against the Jewish community during the 2018 midterms," they wrote. Billionaire philanthropist George Soros was a leading subject of harassing tweets. S…

Study: Online Attacks on Jews Ramp Up Before Election Day

Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-Defamation League's report says its researchers analyzed more than 7.5 million Twitter messages from Aug. 31 to Sept. 17 and found nearly 30 percent of the accounts repeatedly tweeting derogatory terms about Jews appeared to be automated "bots." But accounts controlled by real-life humans often mount the most "worrisome and harmful" anti-Semitic attacks, sometimes orchestrated by leaders of neo-Nazi or white nationalist groups, the researchers said. "Both anonymity and automation have been used in online propaganda offensives against the Jewish community during the 2018 midterms," they wrote. Billionaire philanthropist George Soros was a leading subject of harassing tweets. S…

Facebook Removes Iran-Linked Accounts Spreading False Info

Facebook says it has removed 82 pages, accounts and groups linked to Iran from its service and from Instagram for spreading misinformation. The company says the accounts were targeting U.S. and U.K. citizens and typically represented themselves to be American or British citizens, posting about politically charged topics such as race relations and opposition to President Donald Trump. Facebook said Friday that a manual review of the accounts linked them to Iran. Facebook has traditionally relied heavily on automated checks to detect misinformation and other bad behavior on its service. The company has already disclosed that it found and removed similar activity originating in Iran in August. The removals come less than two weeks before the U.S. midterm elections.

Facebook Removes Iran-Linked Accounts Spreading False Info

Facebook says it has removed 82 pages, accounts and groups linked to Iran from its service and from Instagram for spreading misinformation. The company says the accounts were targeting U.S. and U.K. citizens and typically represented themselves to be American or British citizens, posting about politically charged topics such as race relations and opposition to President Donald Trump. Facebook said Friday that a manual review of the accounts linked them to Iran. Facebook has traditionally relied heavily on automated checks to detect misinformation and other bad behavior on its service. The company has already disclosed that it found and removed similar activity originating in Iran in August. The removals come less than two weeks before the U.S. midterm elections.

Adding or changing a passphrase

You can change the passphrase for an existing private key without regenerating the keypair by typing the following command:ssh-keygen -p# Start the SSH key creation processEnter file in which the key is (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa): [Hit enter]Key has comment '/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa'Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase): [Type new passphrase]Enter same passphrase again: [One more time for luck]Your identification has been saved with the new passphrase. If your key already has a passphrase, you will be prompted to enter it before you can change to a new passphrase.

Generate SSH keys

SSH keys can be generated with tools such as ssh-keygen and PuTTYgen. These tools ask for a phrase to encrypt the generated key with.

SSH Key PASSPHRASE

A passphrase is similar to a password. However, a password generally refers to something used to authenticate or log into a system. A passphrase generally refers to a secret used to protect an encryption key. Commonly, an actual encryption key is derived from the passphrase and used to encrypt the protected resource.

Passphrases are commonly used for keys belonging to interactive users. Their use is strongly recommended to reduce risk of keys accidentally leaking from, e.g., backups or decommissioned disk drives.

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

JSON is the de facto standard for web APIs The primary reasons for JSON's success are probably that it is simple to understand, and it is easy to map to the programming data structures of JavaScript and other popular programming languages (Python, Ruby, Java, and so on). 

Google Cloud's full lifecycle API Management platform - Apigee

Apigee provides customers control over, and visibility into, the API's that connect applications and data across their enterprises and clouds. 
Google announced the general availability of various new Apigee capabilities such as Apigee API monitoring, Apigee extensions, and Apigee hosted targets.

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Air Canada joins blockchain platform

Scientific Games enhances marketing services with new personnel

Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Canada became the second country in the world after Uruguay to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

On Oct. 17, Canada became the second country in the world after Uruguay to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Li-Fi can hit speeds 100 times faster than current Wi-Fi systems.

Groundbreaking new technology could allow 100-times-faster internet by harnessing twisted light beams

Windows 10 has a secret screen recording tool that can be used to capture on-screen activity as a video file.

Hit the Windows key and G, and a popup will appear asking if you would like to open Game bar The Game bar is a toolbar which Microsoft meant for gamers to use to capture screenshots of their high scores, as well as video footage of their gaming skills. Despite the name, it is not limited to use within games.

UK Fines Facebook Over Data Privacy Scandal, EU Seeks Audit

British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At the same time, European Union lawmakers demanded an audit of Facebook to better understand how it handles information, reinforcing how regulators in the region are taking a tougher stance on data privacy compared with U.S. authorities. Britain’s Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent. The failings meant the data of some 87 million people was used without their knowledge. “Facebook failed to sufficiently protect the privacy of its users before, during and after the unlawful processing of this data,” said Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner. “A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it…

UK Fines Facebook Over Data Privacy Scandal, EU Seeks Audit

British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At the same time, European Union lawmakers demanded an audit of Facebook to better understand how it handles information, reinforcing how regulators in the region are taking a tougher stance on data privacy compared with U.S. authorities. Britain’s Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal information of users unfairly by giving app developers access to their information without informed consent. The failings meant the data of some 87 million people was used without their knowledge. “Facebook failed to sufficiently protect the privacy of its users before, during and after the unlawful processing of this data,” said Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner. “A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it…

Google Abandons Berlin Campus Plan After Locals Protest

Google is abandoning plans to establish a campus for tech startups in Berlin after protests from residents worried about gentrification. The internet giant confirmed reports Thursday it will sublet the former electrical substation in the capital's Kreuzberg district to two charitable organizations, Betterplace.org and Karuna. Google has more than a dozen so-called campuses around the world. They are intended as hubs to bring together potential employees, startups and investors. Protesters had recently picketed the Umspannwerk site with placards such as "Google go home." Karuna, which helps disadvantaged children, said Google will pay 14 million euros ($16 million) toward renovation and maintenance for the coming five years. Google said it will continue to work with startups in Berlin, which has become a magnet for tech companies in Germany in recent years.

Google Abandons Berlin Campus Plan After Locals Protest

Google is abandoning plans to establish a campus for tech startups in Berlin after protests from residents worried about gentrification. The internet giant confirmed reports Thursday it will sublet the former electrical substation in the capital's Kreuzberg district to two charitable organizations, Betterplace.org and Karuna. Google has more than a dozen so-called campuses around the world. They are intended as hubs to bring together potential employees, startups and investors. Protesters had recently picketed the Umspannwerk site with placards such as "Google go home." Karuna, which helps disadvantaged children, said Google will pay 14 million euros ($16 million) toward renovation and maintenance for the coming five years. Google said it will continue to work with startups in Berlin, which has become a magnet for tech companies in Germany in recent years.

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Campaigners in a bohemian district of Berlin celebrated Wednesday after Internet giant Google abandoned strongly-opposed plans to open a large campus there. The US firm had planned to set up an incubator for start-up companies in Kreuzberg, one of the older districts in the west of the capital. But the company's German spokesman Ralf Bremer announced Wednesday that the 3,000 square-metre (3,590 square-yard) space — planned to host offices, cafes and communal work areas, would instead go to two local humanitarian associations. Bremer did not say if local resistance to the plans over the past two years had played a part in the change of heart, although he had told the Berliner Zeitung daily that Google does not allow protests dictate its actions. "The struggle pays off," tweeted "GloReiche Nachbarschaft", one of the groups opposed to the Kreuzberg campus plan and part of the "F**k off Google" campaign. Some campaigners objected to what th…

Google Abandons Planned Berlin Office Hub

Campaigners in a bohemian district of Berlin celebrated Wednesday after Internet giant Google abandoned strongly-opposed plans to open a large campus there. The US firm had planned to set up an incubator for start-up companies in Kreuzberg, one of the older districts in the west of the capital. But the company's German spokesman Ralf Bremer announced Wednesday that the 3,000 square-metre (3,590 square-yard) space — planned to host offices, cafes and communal work areas, would instead go to two local humanitarian associations. Bremer did not say if local resistance to the plans over the past two years had played a part in the change of heart, although he had told the Berliner Zeitung daily that Google does not allow protests dictate its actions. "The struggle pays off," tweeted "GloReiche Nachbarschaft", one of the groups opposed to the Kreuzberg campus plan and part of the "F**k off Google" campaign. Some campaigners objected to what th…

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Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that company moderators during the last quarter removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity with the help of previously undisclosed software that automatically flags such photos. The machine learning tool rolled out over the last year identifies images that contain both nudity and a child, allowing increased enforcement of Facebook's ban on photos that show minors in a sexualized context. A similar system also disclosed Wednesday catches users engaged in "grooming," or befriending minors for sexual exploitation. Facebook's global head of safety Antigone Davis told Reuters in an interview that the "machine helps us prioritize" and "more efficiently queue" problematic content for the company's trained team of reviewers. The company is exploring applying the same technology to its Instagram app. Under pressure from regulators and lawmakers, Facebook has vowed to speed up removal of extremist and illici…

Facebook Unveils Systems for Catching Child Nudity, 'Grooming' of Children

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that company moderators during the last quarter removed 8.7 million user images of child nudity with the help of previously undisclosed software that automatically flags such photos. The machine learning tool rolled out over the last year identifies images that contain both nudity and a child, allowing increased enforcement of Facebook's ban on photos that show minors in a sexualized context. A similar system also disclosed Wednesday catches users engaged in "grooming," or befriending minors for sexual exploitation. Facebook's global head of safety Antigone Davis told Reuters in an interview that the "machine helps us prioritize" and "more efficiently queue" problematic content for the company's trained team of reviewers. The company is exploring applying the same technology to its Instagram app. Under pressure from regulators and lawmakers, Facebook has vowed to speed up removal of extremist and illici…

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