How a Chinese Agent Used LinkedIn to 'Lure' American Targets

Today the BBC told the story of Jun Wei Yeo, "an ambitious and freshly enrolled Singaporean PhD student" who was gradually recruited by Chinese intelligence. Yeo "would end up using the professional networking website LinkedIn, a fake consulting company and cover as a curious academic to lure in American targets." Some of the targets that Yeo found by trawling through LinkedIn were commissioned to write reports for his "consultancy", which had the same name as an already prominent firm. These w...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Bbc, Afghanistan, Pentagon, Yeo, Dickson Yeo, Jun Wei Yeo

Global prospects dim for China's tech champions as great powers clash

Huawei Technologies' founder Ren Zhengfei's global ambitions are marked in bricks and mortar at a new company campus in southern China, where the buildings are replicas from European cities. Zhang Yiming, founder of ByteDance, the operator of short video app TikTok, has plastered his Beijing headquarters with posters including a cover of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's book "How Google Works", and has long said he will build a global firm that can compete with U.S. tech giants.
Tags: Google, News, China, Beijing, Eric Schmidt, Huawei Technologies, Ren Zhengfei, Zhang Yiming, Tiktok

Is SEO Important For Every Business?

by Uday Tank SEO – Search Engine Optimization was a term unknown to many people years back. Nowadays, with the advent of digital marketing, this term has caused the make and breaks of many businesses. SEO consists of the techniques, strategies, and actions that are involved in making your website popular in the search website results. As a result of this optimization, your page will rank higher, and ultimately more people will have access to it. SEO can be either on-page or off-page. In On-page...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, UK, Seo, Ppc, Canada, Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing, Others, Digital Marketing, Uday Tank, Uday Tank SEO, SEO Service Canada

Digital Banking Site 'Dave' Admits Security Breach Impacting 7.5 Million Users

"Digital banking app and tech unicorn confirmed today a security breach," reports ZDNet, "after a hacker published the details of 7,516,625 users on a public forum." In an email to ZDNet today, Dave said the security breach originated on the network of a former business partner, Waydev, an analytics platform used by engineering teams... The company said it has already plugged the hacker's point of entry and is in the process of notifying customers of the incident. Dave app passwords are...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Dave, Zdnet, Waydev

Australia sues Google over data collection practices that merged DoubleClick data to create single user profiles

Alleges opt-in that promised “more control” actually sent more data without informed consent The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has hauled Google into the nation’s Federal Court for misleading local users “… to obtain their consent to expand the scope of personal information that Google could collect and combine about consumers’ internet activity, for use by Google, including for targeted advertising.”…
Tags: Google, Australia, Software, Federal Court, DoubleClick, Competition Consumer Commission ACCC

How to use split screen mode on your iPad

Learn these essential tricks if you want to maximize your iOS productivity and nearly replace your computer.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Split Screen Mode

SAP will spin out its $8B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition

Well, this isn’t a story you see every day. Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut, it has now decided to spin out the company in a brand new IPO. In a press statement released Sunday, SAP said that Qualtrics had seen cloud growth “in excess of 40 percent” in a...
Tags: Enterprise, Ipo, Tech, Smith, Sap, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, Alex Wilhelm, Wilhelm, Christian Klein

Media Industry Awaits the Impact of Apple’s Upcoming iOS 14

Some feared Apple would revoke its identifier for advertisers (IDFA) when it announced details of its upcoming iOS 14 rollout last month, which is the primary means for advertisers to target and track the effectiveness of their ads on iOS devices. Such a move would have replicated the rollout of intelligent tracking prevention, which has...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Magazine, Ad Tech & Mar Tech

7 Useful Tech Tips For Time Savvy Business Owners

Did you know that statistically, only 25% of businesses will survive more than 15 years? In recent years, many people took the opportunity to start new businesses in positive economic conditions. However, as circumstances change, recessions hit, and markets adjust, businesses are faced with unexpected challenges. How can you give your business the best chance of survival? One way is to develop productive time management habits. A few simple tech tips can help you do this. Why not take a minute ...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Ppc, Others, Gantt, Entrepreneur Advice, Time Savvy Business Owners, Employ Analytics Analytics, Project Management Software Evert

Ask Slashdot: How Long Do You Expect Your Smartphone To Last?

Long-time Slashdot reader shanen is facing "the death of another smartphone from acute battery swelling." And he wants to know if you're having the same problem: It seems to me that they've become quite good at designing smartphones to last two years and little longer, which is a bit worrisome since my primary phone is entering into its third year. Can you share your experiences...? It seems fair to start by summarizing what I can remember of mine: - First was an HTC that lasted a little ove...
Tags: Asus, Tech, Htc, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, Slashdot, Freetel

Top Stories: New Music Icon in iOS 14, iPhone 12 Rumors, Face ID Macs, Favorite macOS Big Sur Features (mac rumors)

Apple's beta train kept on rolling this week with the third beta versions of all of the major operating system updates coming later this year. The new beta of iOS 14 includes some interesting tweaks like a new color theme for the Music app icon, new informational pop-ups for some of the new features, a new clock widget, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In other news, we heard some more rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, the potential for some new...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Intel, Huawei, Notification Center, Apple Music, Beta, Control Center, MacRumors YouTube, Big Sur, Ming Chi Kuo, MacRumors Staff, MacRumors Newsletter Each, FaceDetect

Facebook Criticized For Blocking Entire Domain ''

Dreamwidth is an online journal service based on the LiveJournal codebase, according to Wikipedia — "a code fork of the original service, set up by ex-LiveJournal staff Denise Paolucci and Mark Smith, born out of a desire for a new community based on open access, transparency, freedom and respect." "I discovered, about an hour ago, that all of my posts on Facebook which were links to Dreamwidth had vanished. Suddenly gone as if they'd never existed," complains Dreamwidth user Andrew Ducker. I c...
Tags: Facebook, Wikipedia, Tech, Slashdot, Denise, Mark Smith, LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, Denise Paolucci, Andrew Ducker

Islanders’ Third Line Gets Consistency & More With Pageau

The New York Islanders’ third line has been a black hole, a revolving door, a who’s who of skaters since the beginning of the 2018-19 season. In the summer of 2018, general manager Lou Lamoriello signed center, Valtteri Filppula, to a one-year contract to fill the hole that was created when former captain, John Tavares, left for Toronto. Throughout the 2018-19 season, Filppula was the only consistent player to the third line, but he opted to sign with his former team, the Detroit Red Wings, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Florida, Toronto, Sport, Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Long Island, Edmonton, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Adam Pelech, Isles

Qualtrics is going public less than 2 years after SAP bought the Utah-based cloud software company for $8 billion (SAP)

SAP has announced that Qualtrics, the subsidiary it purchased for $8 billion in 2018, will be going public. The company said that SAP's board has already approved the deal, and that it plans to maintain its majority stake in the company even after the IPO. Qualtrics was just days away from going public at the time of the SAP acquisition. SAP has said that cloud applications like Qualtrics are core to its business strategy, as a differentiator from the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Utah, Microsoft, Ipo, Trends, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Ryan Smith, Qualtrics, Morgan, Provo Utah, Klein, Christian Klein, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan

A Free Stanford Course on How to Teach Online: Watch the Lectures Online

Earlier this month, Stanford's Online High School offered (in partnership with Stanford Continuing Studies) a free, five-day course "Teach Your Class Online: The Essentials." With many schools starting the next academic year online, this course found a large audience. 7,000 teachers signed up. Aimed at middle and high school teachers, the course covered "general guidelines for adapting your course to an online format, best practices for varied situations, common pitfalls in online course de...
Tags: Google, Education, College, Stanford, K-12, Facebook Twitter, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Online High School, Stanford s Online High School

Apple Being Sued For Refusing To Help ITunes Gift Card Scam Victims

"Apple is being sued for allegedly refusing to help those who have fallen victim to a iTunes gift card scam," reports 9to5Mac, in an article shared by Slashdot reader AmiMoJo: An 11-count class action lawsuit has been filed against the company. Apple is accused of lying when it says that there is no way to trace or refund the value of the cards... iTunes gift card scams usually work in a slightly different way, typically being used to buy paid apps owned by the scammers, so they receive 70% of...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Slashdot, Zdnet

Facebook Criticized For Temporarily Blocking Entire Domain ''

Dreamwidth is an online journal service based on the LiveJournal codebase, according to Wikipedia — "a code fork of the original service, set up by ex-LiveJournal staff Denise Paolucci and Mark Smith, born out of a desire for a new community based on open access, transparency, freedom and respect." "I discovered, about an hour ago, that all of my posts on Facebook which were links to Dreamwidth had vanished. Suddenly gone as if they'd never existed," complained Dreamwidth user Andrew Ducker on ...
Tags: Facebook, Wikipedia, Tech, Slashdot, Denise, Mark Smith, LiveJournal, JoshuaZ, Dreamwidth, Denise Paolucci, Andrew Ducker

Trump and Biden Attack Social Media - By Running Ads on Social Media

In 100 days the U.S. will vote on whether Donald Trump, Joe Biden or somebody else should be America's president. But both candidates are also running political ads attacking social media — on social media. "They're shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money," reports the Associated Press: Biden has focused on Facebook, with a #MoveFastFixIt campaign that admonishes Facebook for not doing enough to protect users from foreign meddling or being duped by falsehoods, particularly those s...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, America, Social Media, Tech, Ohio, Associated Press, Biden, Trump, Jim Jordan, Louisiana State University, Brooking, Kathleen Searles, Facebook Trump, Donald Trump Joe Biden, Searles

On Hodan Nalayeh’s brave legacy, and what it means to be Somali

Hodan Nalayeh was a Somali journalist famous for telling uplifting, positive stories about her country. She was killed in a terrorist attack in Kismayo in July 2019. A year later, the writer Ifrah Udgoon remembers how Nalayeh’s life and work shaped her own The post On Hodan Nalayeh’s brave legacy, and what it means to be Somali appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Africa, Journalism, Somalia, Journalists, Mogadishu, Kismayo, Top Six, Hodan Nalayeh, Ifrah Udgoon, Nalayeh

Researchers Achieve AI Breakthrough Using Light To Perform Computations

"Researchers have achieved a breakthrough in the development of artificial intelligence by using light instead of electricity to perform computations," reports the Independent. "The new approach significantly improves both the speed and efficiency of machine learning neural networks..." A paper describing the research, published this week in the scientific journal Applied Physics Reviews, reveals that their photon-based (tensor) processing unit (TPU) was able to perform between 2-3 orders of m...
Tags: Tech, Applied Physics Reviews, Mario Miscuglio

Vigilante Sabotages Malware Botnet By Replacing Payloads With Animated GIFs

An anonymous reader writes: An unknown vigilante hacker has been sabotaging the operations of the recently-revived Emotet botnet by replacing Emotet payloads with animated GIFs, effectively preventing victims from getting infected. The sabotage, which started on July 21, has grown from a simple joke to a serious issue impacting a large portion of the Emotet operation, reducing the biggest malware botnet today to a quarter of its daily capabilities. Since the attack started, the vigilante has rep...
Tags: Tech, Emotet, James Franco GIF, Hackerman

Open-Source Intelligence Analyst Spotted Russian Missile Test In Arctic

An anonymous reader quotes Forbes: U.S. Navy submarines have spent years shadowing Russian warships, hoping to snap photographs of missile tests through the periscope. It is the stuff of Cold War legends, taking intelligence, skill, courage and patience. Now by pure chance, a commercial satellite flying 488 miles above the Earth has captured exactly that. The unusual event took place in the Barents Sea, in Russia's arctic north. You can clearly see the yellow fireball as the missile erupts from ...
Tags: Navy, Russia, Tech, Earth, Arctic, Russian Navy, Barents Sea, Northern Fleet, Frank Bottema, Bottema, Severomorsk

Apple's AirPods Pros just dropped below $200 for the first time ever

Apple Airpods Pro earbuds are the best wireless earbuds on the market, and they're marked down below $200 for the first time ever—find out more.         [Author:]
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THE FUTURE OF FINANCE: Check out the 60 fintech startups VCs are betting will be breakout hits

Hello! The financial-services industry is changing at a rapid clip, with fintechs addressing people's needs among the big winners in the wake of the coronavirus, as Dan DeFrancesco and Shannen Balogh reported this week. For example:  Robinhood, which has seen massive growth as market volatility continues, is now valued at $8.3 billion after its most recent funding round in May. Meanwhile, other personal finance apps like Chime and Stash have also seen record sign-up numbers recently.  With that...
Tags: Google, New York, Instagram, Softbank, US, Trends, Dave, Goldman Sachs, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Alex, Bond, Exxon, Wells Fargo, Neiman Marcus, Citi

Will Global Warming Drive Polar Bears Toward Extinction?

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: Polar bears could become nearly extinct by the end of the century as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic if global warming continues unabated, scientists said Monday. Nearly all of the 19 subpopulations of polar bears, from the Beaufort Sea off Alaska to the Siberian Arctic, would face being wiped out because the loss of sea ice would force the animals onto land and away from their food supplies for longer periods, the researchers said. Pr...
Tags: Tech, Alaska, New York Times, Arctic, Arctic sea, Molnar, Beaufort Sea, University of Toronto Scarborough, Peter K Molnar

Researchers Use DNA to Store 'The Wizard of Oz' - Translated Into Esperanto

"DNA is millions of times more efficient at storing data than your laptop's magnetic hard drive," reports Popular Mechanics. "Since DNA can store data far more densely than silicon, you could squeeze all of the data in the world inside just a few grams of it." In a new paper published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ilya Finkelstein, an associate professor of molecular biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin and company detail their new error ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Darpa, Ibm, University of Washington, National Academy of Sciences, Hawkins, John Hawkins, Walmart Supercenter, University of Texas at Austin, Ilya Finkelstein, U S Intelligence Advanced Research

Repeated Amazon Purchases Sufficient to Impute Notice of Arbitration Clause

We blogged Nicosia v. Amazon in 2015 and 2016. (See “The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart”; “Anarchy Has Ensued In Courts’ Handling of Online Contract Formation (Round Up Post).”) A recent Second Circuit ruling in favor of Amazon, while unpublished, warrants a mention. This lawsuit involved weight-loss products, purchased on Amazon, which had been removed from the market at the FDA’s request. The district court initially found in favor of Amazon with respect to its argument...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Law, E-commerce, United States, Fda, Faa, Trudeau, Nicosia, District Court, Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit, Amazon com Inc, Nosal, Llewellyn, Reinhardt

The best astronomy apps for iOS and Android

Stargazers, you can use apps to discover the universe and determine what you're looking at in the night sky.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Tier 4, Astrology Apps

Universal Robots in A Manufacturing Setting

Business acumen requires that the entrepreneur ensures that costs do not go over the roof and outweigh the… The post Universal Robots in A Manufacturing Setting appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Technology, Robots, Robot

Top 4 CRM Systems

Every company wants to have a good relationship with their customers. They do everything in their power to… The post Top 4 CRM Systems appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
Tags: Technology, Salesforce, CRM, Zoho, Customer Analytics

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