Windows 7 Users: You Need SHA-2 Support or No Windows Updates After July 2019

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 users need to have SHA-2 code-signing installed by July 16, 2019, in order to continue to get Windows updates after that date. Microsoft issued that warning on February 15 via a Support article. From a report: Windows operating system updates are dual-signed using both the SHA-1 and SHA-2 hash algorithms to prove authenticity. Bug going foward, due to "weaknesses" in SHA-1, Microsoft officials have said previously that Windows updates will be using the more secu...
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Big tech is coming for big bank profits, finance regulators warn

Giant technology companies are moving inexorably into the finance business and could quickly upend the banking industry, according to the financial industry's global watchdog.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News

United States: Google To Pay $57 Million For GDPR Violations - Orrick

On January 21, 2019, the French data protection supervisory authority ("CNIL") fined Google €50 million (approximately $57 million) for violating the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Tags: Google, News, United States, Cnil, European General Data Protection

New Features Possibly Coming to Google Search Console by @MattGSouthern

These new features are likely on the way to Google Search Console, according to code discovered in the interface.The post New Features Possibly Coming to Google Search Console by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo, Google Search Console

How Badly is Google Books Search Broken, and Why? (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a blog post: It appears that when you use a year constraint on book search, the search index has dramatically constricted to the point of being, essentially, broken. Here's an example. While writing something, I became interested in the etymology of the phrase 'set in stone.' Online essays seem to generally give the phrase an absurd antiquity -- they talk about Hammurabi and Moses, as if it had been translated from language to language for decades. I thought that it mu...
Tags: Google, News, Google Books, Moses, Congressional, Hammurabi, Msmash

Your top sources for purchased Epub books

What are your top 2 or 3 favorite sources for purchased books in epub format? For each, I'm interested to know the main pros and cons as you see it. Mine: Source: Google Play Books Pros: Decent Epub 3 support and book formatting quality; good selection; Android/iOS/browser apps; easy download/import-to-Calibre via ADE; uploaded books get full support for sync of positions/notes/highlights; notes saved to Google docs and easy to export Cons: Selection and pricing often inferior to Amazon;...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Walmart, Epub, Kobo, Barnes, Walmart Kobo, Google Play Books Pros, Kobo Walmart Books Pros

Buying Netflix Would Have Been a Costly Mistake for Apple

An analyst is taking CEO Tim Cook to task for not buying Netflix. Here's why he's wrong.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Netflix, Tim Cook, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, C3b9a81b-91d7-51b4-b38f-170b8664455f

India’s state gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers

Another security lapse has exposed millions of Aadhaar numbers. This time, India’s state-owned gas company Indane left exposed a part of its website for dealers and distributors, even though it’s only supposed to be accessible with a valid username and password. But the part of the site was indexed in Google, allowing anyone to bypass the login page altogether and gain unfettered access to the dealer database. The data was found by a security researcher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of ...
Tags: Google, India, Tech, Robert, Aadhaar, Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI, Elliot Alderson, Baptiste Robert, Indane, Supreme Court Many

Where to find Lyon vs. Barcelona on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Lyon vs. Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Tuesday with their broadcast of Lyon vs. Barcelona. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, and TNT has decided not to show this game, so if you want to watch the game on TV, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network are the only ways to go (in Spanish). Match: Lyon vs. Barcelona Kickoff: Tuesday, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Uefa, TNT, Lyon, Cnbc, Turner, UEFA Champions League

Pakistan flag is top result for 'the best toilet paper in the world' on Google. But, why?

If you’re searching Google for “the best toilet paper in the world,” you won’t come across Charmin or Angel Soft. The top results: The green and white national flag of Pakistan.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Huawei founder: US cannot crush technology firm

Ren Zhengfei hits back at criminal indictments he calls politically motivated The US cannot crush Huawei, the company’s founder has insisted, as he hit back against criminal indictments levelled at the firm and allegations that it poses a security threat.Washington has warned allies off using Huawei products in recent weeks. But Ren Zhengfei, whose daughter Meng Wanzhou – a fellow senior Huawei executive – is among those charged by US prosecutors, told the BBC on Monday that the firm would survi...
Tags: Business, Technology, Law, Washington, Americas, US, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Canada, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Espionage, Huawei, Ren Zhengfei

New Chrome feature aimed at preventing websites from blocking Incognito Mode

A new Chrome feature will prevent websites from blocking Chrome users as they browse using Incognito Mode. The feature is supposed to fix a known loophole that allows websites to detect and block those using Incognito Mode. The post New Chrome feature aimed at preventing websites from blocking Incognito Mode appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Trends, Web, Computing, Incognito Mode

Amazon cuts prices on the Apple Watch Series 3 for Presidents’ Day

The Apple Watch Series 3 is seeing the same price cut we saw during the Amazon sale just last week. So if you're hoping to pick up an Apple Watch for less than $250, this $50 discount from Amazon can make that happen for you. The post Amazon cuts prices on the Apple Watch Series 3 for Presidents’ Day appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends

What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs

Rudina Seseri Contributor Rudina Seseri is founder and managing partner at Glasswing Ventures, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Harvard Business School and an Executive-In-Residence for Harvard University’s Innovation Lab. More posts by this contributor The problem with ‘explainable AI’ How do we change the dynamics of the VC industry? At a high level, the American AI Initiative seems to be headed in the right direction. We absolut...
Tags: Column, Technology, France, Government, China, America, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, United States, United Kingdom, Computing, Cybernetics, National Venture Capital Association, Harvard Business School, China France

Stop Saying, 'We Take Your Privacy and Security Seriously'

Security reporter Zack Whittaker writes: In my years covering cybersecurity, there's one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. "We take your privacy and security seriously." You might have heard the phrase here and there. It's a common trope used by companies in the wake of a data breach -- either in a "mea culpa" email to their customers or a statement on their website to tell you that they care about your data, even though in the next sentence they all too often admit to misusi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Tech, Zack Whittaker

Oculus co-founder shipping free Rift repair kits to users with VR headset audio issue

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey isn’t in the VR hardware business these days since getting canned by Facebook (he’s focused on smart border security at his new company Anduril), but he still wants people to like the product he helped design. A couple of months back he detailed some of the rather intricate mods he had made to the company’s Oculus Go headset to better tailor the headset to his use cases. Today, he’s showcasing a fix for an audio hardware issue in the original Rift that he says ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Palmer Luckey, Luckey, Virtual Reality Headset, Anduril

5 top smart home trends seen at the Consumer Electronics Show

Still haven’t installed your first smart home product? You could soon be the last home on the block. Nearly 30 million smart home products will be sold in 2019, according to the Consumer Technology Association. That’s a 23 percent increase from last year, signaling a real tipping point for the industry. HomeAdvisor sent a team to the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to check out the latest innovations. Here are five ways technology will impact the American home in 2019. Camer...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Technology, Ge, Home Improvement, Sport, Soccer, Las Vegas, Homeadvisor, GE Lighting, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Consumer Technology Association That, Chamberlain Group

Ready for more Apple? Report details AirPods, Macs, iPhones, iPod Touch updates for 2019

From new AirPods to iPhones, Apple may be in for a very busy 2019.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Deep Learning May Need a New Programming Language That's More Flexible Than Python, Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Says

Deep learning may need a new programming language that's more flexible and easier to work with than Python, Facebook AI Research director Yann LeCun said today. From an interview: It's not yet clear if such a language is necessary, but the possibility runs against very entrenched desires from researchers and engineers, he said. LeCun has worked with neural networks since the 1980s. "There are several projects at Google, Facebook, and other places to kind of design such a compiled language that c...
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It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Willing to Bend Its Own Rules to Promote Its Services

Apple seems to really, really want people to commit to its services.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Science, Streaming, App Store, Notifications, Apple Music, No One Asked For This

Apple made a mistake by killing the iPhone SE (AAPL)

The above image shows Apple's current iPhone lineup, which includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Apple quietly discontinued a few older iPhones to make room for the new models, including most notably the iPhone SE. The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, and the only phone made at an incredibly accessible price point of just $350. SEE ALSO: 9 reasons you should buy an iPhone XR instead of an iPhone XS At the same September event where it unveiled three new iPhones, Apple...
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Instagram’s fundraiser stickers could lure credit card numbers

Mark Zuckerberg recently revealed that commerce is a huge part of the 2019 roadmap for Facebook’s family of apps. But before people can easily buy things from Instagram etc, Facebook needs their credit card info on file. That’s a potentially lucrative side effect of Instagram’s plan to launch a Fundraiser sticker in 2019. Facebook’s own Donate buttons have raised $1 billion, and bringing them to Instagram’s 1 billion users could do a lot of good while furthering Facebook’s commerce strategy. ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Charity, Tech, Payments, Philanthropy, Zuckerberg, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Non-profits, Instagrammers

Apple Plans To Launch an 'All-New' 16-inch MacBook Pro and 32-inch 6K Monitor This Year, Says Report

Apple is planning an "all-new" MacBook Pro design for this year, well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said. From a report: The lineup is reportedly led by a model with a screen of between 16 and 16.5 inches, which would make it the biggest screen in a Mac notebook since the 17-inch models stopped being sold in 2012. Kuo says the lineup may also include a 13-inch model with support for 32GB of RAM; right now only the 15-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with that amount of memory. [...] Mor...
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All of the essential phones and gadgets that are actually worth your money in 2019

It's 2019. If you're not very familiar with technology, where do you start? There are tons of gadgets and services out there vying for your attention and your dollars, but only a handful of them could be called "essential" — technologies that make your life easier in significant ways. Here's your guide to all the essential technologies worth your money in 2019. SEE ALSO: We just got our first real look at 'Cyberpunk 2077' — here are 31 things we learned about the futuristic video game people c...
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Popular Apple Product About to Get an Upgrade

Long-awaited upgrades to wireless Airpods are rumored to be here soon as Apple works to build on a success story.
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After camera hacks, Nest locks customers out until they change their password

Nest is locking people out of their accounts if it believes there may have been a breach. Users will have to set up a new, secure password before they are able to regain access to their account. The post After camera hacks, Nest locks customers out until they change their password appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Hack, Nest, Smart Home, Nest Security Camera

HiHello raises $2.5 million to finally fix contact management

HiHello, the latest startup to take aim at business cards with its own digital alternative, has now raised a $2.5 million seed round to continue its efforts in building a better contact management solution designed for the mobile era. The new financing was led by August Capital, K9 Ventures and TenOneTen Ventures, and will see Villi Iltchev from August Capital joining the HiHello board as a result. The now six-month-old startup was dreamed up by K9 Ventures founder Manu Kumar, along with co-f...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Contacts, Linkedin, Tech, Business Cards, Bump, Columbia, Caltech, Kumar, Plaxo, Cardmunch, TenOneTen Ventures, Villi Iltchev, K9 Ventures, Manu Kumar

TCL leaks foretell a weird future for foldable phones

Foldables are going to get weird. And I’m here for it. Just check out these leaked TCL renders from CNET. All manner of strange and wonderful folding devices — two tablets and three smartphones, including one that flips all the way around into a Futurama-style bracelet. There are renders for tablets and phones that fold both in and out. Granted, few if any will actually come to fruition, but if this first wave of foldables opens up smartphone design in new and interesting ways like these, th...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile World Congress, Cnet, Alcatel, Tcl, Foldables, Royale FlexPai

Contemplating Trump's taxes (again) on Presidents Day

Today technically is George Washington's Birthday, but we've come to call it Presidents Day in honor of all our commanders in chief, like these four greats on Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (Image courtesy Mount Rushmore Facebook page) How are you celebrating George Washington's birthday? Yep, that's what today officially is, despite all the Presidents Day sale signs in retailers' windows. Technically, America's first president was born on Feb. 22, 1731. However, since 1971 we've celeb...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Taxes, Congress, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, America, Gop, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Lincoln, Irs

Google Explains How it Weeds Out Disinformation in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google published a 30-page white paper with details about how the company fights disinformation in Search, News, and YouTube.The post Google Explains How it Weeds Out Disinformation in Search Results by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Digital Experience

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