Facebook Covertly Launches A Photo-Sharing App In China

Facebook Covertly Launches A Photo-Sharing App In China
The Chinese market is no doubt a pot of gold for big technology giants with over 700 million internet users, but the Chinese government heavily controls the Internet within its borders through its Golden Shield project – the Great Firewall of China.The Great Firewall has blocked some 171 out of the world's leading websites, including Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Dropbox, and The Pirate Bay in the country. But tech giants like Facebook and Google always try alternative ways to…
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IPS as a Service Blocks WannaCry Spread Across the WAN

IPS as a Service Blocks WannaCry Spread Across the WAN
One of the most devastating aspects of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack was its self-propagating capability exploiting a vulnerability in the file access protocol, SMB v1.Most enterprises defences are externally-facing, focused on stopping incoming email and web attacks. But, once attackers gain a foothold inside the network through malware, there are very few security controls that would prevent the spread of the attack between enterprise locations in the Wide Area Network (WAN).This is…
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Begone, silicon: new semiconductors touted as the future for our chips

Begone, silicon: new semiconductors touted as the future for our chips
File Photo Researchers hope the future of our semiconductors lies not within silicon, but new materials which can be used to create transistors ten times smaller than our current circuitry. Last week, Stanford associate professor of electrical engineering Eric Pop and post-doc Michal Mleczko revealed a new study into the applications of semiconductor material po…
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Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based 'Coco Framework' to Speed Up Blockchain Network

Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based
A growing number of enterprises are showing their interest in blockchains, but the underlying software fails to meet key enterprise requirements like performance, confidentiality, governance, and required processing power.However, Microsoft wants to help solve these issues and make it easier for the enterprises to build their networks using any distributed ledger.Microsoft has unveiled a framework called "Coco" — short for "Confidential Consortium" — a new open-source foundation for enterpris…
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How to test chargers and power banks to make sure they don't blow up your expensive smartphone

How to test chargers and power banks to make sure they don
What's the best way to avoid problems?Buy devices from a reputable vendor. I've yet to come across a charger from Apple or Samsung or Amazon that has been unsafe. As for third-party brands, I've found Anker to be consistently high-quality and I've never had an issue with a product.Avoid no-name brands, or brands that you've never heard of.If in doubt, seek advice. Reputable manufacturers are always open to being asked safety-related issues, so if you think something isn't right, disconnect the d…
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HBO Offered Hackers $250,000 As Ransom to Prevent More Leaks

HBO Offered Hackers $250,000 As Ransom to Prevent More Leaks
Hackers who recently hacked into HBO network and stole scripts, shows, and employee information documents, have now provided an email in which the United States cable channel offered them $250,000.The company offered the payment as a "bounty payment" reward in which companies reward white-hat hackers for discovering cyber security vulnerabilities in their computer networks.Late last month, the HBO hackers claimed to have obtained around 1.5 terabytes of information from HBO and dropped upcomi…
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Best iPhone and iPad accessories from $6 to $200

Best iPhone and iPad accessories from $6 to $200
Since the screen takes up half the iPhone, and the screen is made of glass, and glass breaks, a screen protector can mean the difference between a broken iPhone and an iPhone that lives to fight another day.At only 0.3mm thin, the Anker screen protector doesn't add any bulk to the iPhone, but it does offer some extra protection against scratches, chips, and breakages.Combine this with a heavy-duty case - such as the OtterBox Commuter (also listed here) - and you have all-round protection for you…
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Cyberspies Are Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools to Spy On Hotels Guests

Cyberspies Are Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools to Spy On Hotels Guests
An infamous Russian-linked cyber-espionage group has been found re-using the same leaked NSA hacking tool that was deployed in the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks—this time to target Wi-Fi networks to spy on hotel guests in several European countries.Security researchers at FireEye have uncovered an ongoing campaign that remotely steals credentials from high-value guests using Wi-Fi networks at European hotels and attributed it to the Fancy Bear hacking group.Fancy Bear—also known as APT28, S…
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Qualcomm and Logicalis eye IoT opportunities in Brazil

Qualcomm and Logicalis eye IoT opportunities in Brazil
Chipmaker Qualcomm will partner with IT services firm Logicalis to create a portfolio of Internet of Things (IoT) services and products geared at Brazilian clients.The companies will seek to exploit opportunities within manufacturing, agribusiness, healthcare and smart cities, with Qualcomm technologies being applied for connected sensors and other products, while Logicalis will contribute with its development, integration and consulting expertise. …
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Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power

Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
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