Ask Slashdot: What's the Ultimate Backup System? Cloud? Local? Sync? Dupes? Tape...?

Long-time Slashdot reader shanen noticed a strange sound in one of their old machines, prompting them to ponder: what is the ultimate backup system? I've researched this topic a number of times in the past and never found a good answer... I think the ultimate backup would be cloud-based, though I can imagine a local solution running on a smart storage device — not too expensive, and with my control over where the data is actually stored... Low overhead on the clients with the file systems tha...
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Apple Responds to macOS Privacy Concerns, Explains Why Apps Were Slow to Launch

Apple has clarified the privacy protections in macOS related to Gatekeeper and notarization.
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Apple Addresses Privacy Concerns Surrounding App Authentication in macOS

Following the release of macOS Big Sur on Thursday, Mac users began to experience issues with opening apps while connected to the internet. Apple's system status page attributed the situation to issues with its Developer ID notary service, with developer Jeff Johnson specifying that there were connection issues with Apple's OCSP server. Shortly after, security researcher Jeffrey Paul shared a blog post titled "Your Computer Isn't Yours," in which he raised privacy and security concerns relate...
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[Update: Apple explains and addresses] Recent server outage reveals potential Mac privacy concerns

Apple's servers had issues on macOS Big Sur launch day that impacted a variety of services revealing potential Mac privacy and security concerns.
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iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max nearly beat all DxOMark contenders

Although it was a pioneer in the smartphone photography field, it seemed for a time that Apple was slipping off the charts, at least...
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Google Cloud has now launched a new Data Migration Service (DMS) Google Cloud has released its new Data Migration Service to make it easier for its enterprise customers to move their production databases to the cloud.  Customers can now move migrate their MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server databases to Cloud SQL from environments on-premises or on other clouds. Customers can start the migration at no extra cost and Google states that simplicity, security and compatibility are the...
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macOS Big Sur Update Reportedly Bricks Some Older MacBook Pros

Engadget writes: According to MacRumors, users on Apple's forums and Reddit are stuck with a black screen when trying to update their late 2013 or mid 2014 13-inch MacBook Pro models to Big Sur... An engineer investigating one customer's problems appeared to have resolved the issue after removing an IC chip for the HDMI port, but it's not certain that's the cause. Citing user reports, MacRumors writes ominously that "Key reset combinations, including NVRAM, SMC, safe mode, and internet reco...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Reddit, Engadget, MacBook Pros

Former WeWork China exec launches a ‘startup studio’ for real estate

The real estate industry has been slow to adopt technology compared to many other sectors. So when Dominic Penaloza left his job at WeWork China as the head of innovation and technology this spring, he decided to focus on proptech in Asia. Instead of building a startup himself or investing in one, Penaloza combines both objectives by launching a “startup studio” called REinvent (“RE” short for “real estate”). The industry jargon refers to an organization that builds startups with an in-house tea...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Real Estate, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Asia Pacific, Starbucks, WeWork, GIC, Lazada, Jumia, Penaloza, WeWork China, Shanghai Taipei

Penawaran Finders | Office Depot: Monitor LED Lenovo 31,5-Inch HANYA $ 159 (Reg $ 250)

Percepat! Harga bisa berubah sewaktu-waktu! Temukan penembak jitu dengan mudah saat bermain game dengan monitor LED Lenovo QHD IPS 31,5 inci ini. Sudut pandang 178 derajat memungkinkan menonton yang nyaman dari berbagai arah, sementara waktu respons 4 ms menghasilkan kecepatan bingkai yang cepat.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Who's winning advertising as it returns in 2020

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 16. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: 14 ad buyers pick the winning media companies and platforms, Endeavor snaps up Fred Santarpia, and behind DoorDash's marketing. Michael Becker / FOX 14 ad buyers that control billions in spending named the media compa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Media, Instagram, Ipo, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Fox, Nba, Burma, Fidelity, Conde Nast, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Snap

SpaceX Launches a Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying a Crew Dragon Capsule With Four Astronauts

The big launch finally happens in 2 minutes. "All systems are go for tonight's launch at 7:27 p.m. EST of Crew Dragon's first operational mission with four astronauts on board," SpaceX tweeted this morning. But live coverage is already streaming on SpaceX's web site. explains it's the first operational flight of SpaceX's "astronaut taxi," the Crew Dragon: Called Crew-1, this will be the second Crew Dragon mission to carry astronauts. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and...
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SpaceX and NASA successfully launch four astronauts to space for first operational Dragon crew mission

SpaceX has become the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the culmination of years of work in partnership with NASA on developing human spaceflight capabilities. At 7:27 PM EST (4:27 PM PST), NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi left launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS. SpaceX’s human launch program was developed under the Commercial Crew program...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing

Apple's M1 SoC Shreds GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in New Graphics Benchmark (tom's hardware)

The new Apple M1 chip shows its graphical prowess in the latest GFXBench 5.0 benchmarks.
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Sales readiness platform MindTickle raises $100 million led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

MindTickle, a startup that is helping hundreds of small and large firms improve their sales through its eponymous sales readiness platform, said on Monday it has raised $100 million in a new financing round. SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Pune and San Francisco-headquartered startup’s new financing round, which is a combination of debt and equity. Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Canaan, NEA, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round, wh...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Europe, India, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Zynga, SaaS, Accel Partners, Nea, Qualcomm Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, Pune

Another Cryptocurrency Heist, This Time $2 Million Stolen from Akropolis

$2 million worth of Dai was stolen Thursday from the cryptocurrency borrowing/lending service Akropolis, reports ZDNet — after which the service's admins paused all transactions. These attacks have been growing in numbers since early February this year, and one of the biggest flash loan attacks took place last month, in October, when hackers stole $24 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from decentralized finance service Harvest Finance. The good news is that Akropolis says it has already...
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Penawaran Finders | Amazon: Mainkan Kitchen Set, Besar, Multicolor Hanya $ 199,99 (Reg: $ 99,99)

Buruan ……………………… Harga bisa berubah sewaktu-waktu! BELANJA DI SINI: AMAZON. Aksesori 18 buah dan set mainan makanan. Kompor cahaya dan suara yang terinspirasi dari api. Pembuat es dengan 3 es batu pura-pura. Majelis EZ Kraft. Untuk instruksi perakitan yang lebih cepat dan mudah, unduh Aplikasi BILT gratis dari Apple App Store atau Google play.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Australia's News Media Bargaining Code: an update

We’re approaching the end of the year, and the finalisation of Australia’s draft News Media Bargaining Code: a proposed law that would govern the relationship between news businesses and digital platforms.How the final Code is designed and enforced matters to millions of Australians who rely on digital tools like Google Search, and may well have broader, global ramifications—so this is a critical stage. Over the past few months, we’ve made it clear that while we have serious concerns about the w...
Tags: Google, Australia, France, ACCC, Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC, Mel Silva, News Showcase

Ad Chatter, Episode 9: Jacked Santa, “Cameron” Rides Again, and Beats by Dre

All episodes of Ad Chatter are now available on Buzzsprout \ Apple Podcasts \ Spotify \ Stitcher \ Amazon Music \ Listen Notes \ Deezer \ Podchaser \ Podcast Addict \ Google Podcasts \ iHeartRadio In this new episode of Ad Chatter, hosts Dan Goldgeier and David Burn discuss three new ad campaigns. Two new […] The post Ad Chatter, Episode 9: Jacked Santa, “Cameron” Rides Again, and Beats by Dre appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Google, Advertising, Dre, David Burn, Dan Goldgeier, Ad Chatter, Jacked Santa, Jacked Santa Cameron

Penawaran Staples Black Friday | Perangkat Amazon & Apple AirPods

Sudahkah Anda melihat-lihat brosur Staples Black Friday 2020? Staples akan melakukan penawaran Black Friday 2020 sedikit berbeda tahun ini. Alih-alih satu hari belanja yang panas, Staples akan menawarkan promo 7 Days of Black Friday. Penawaran akan mulai online pada Minggu, 22 November pukul 12.00 dan diperpanjang hingga Sabtu, 28 November.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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15 Asia-Pacific Countries Form World's Largest Trade Bloc, Exclude the US

"Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the world's largest free trade bloc on Sunday," reports CNBC, "a China-backed deal that excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump." Amid questions over Washington's engagement in Asia, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may cement China's position more firmly as an economic partner with Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, putting the world's second-biggest economy in a better posi...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Washington, China, US, Tech, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Cnbc, China Japan

Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark

The first native benchmarks of Apple's M1 chip appeared on the Geekbench site last week showing impressive native performance. Today, new benchmarks have begun showing up for the M1 chip emulating x86 under Rosetta 2. Single core Mac benchmarks The new Rosetta 2 Geekbench results uploaded show that the M1 chip running on a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of 1,313 and 5,888 respectively. Since this version of Geekbench is running through Apple's translation l...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Rosetta, MacBook Air, M1, Geekbench, Mac Mini, Intel Core, MacBook Pro 13, Intel Mac, Apple Silicon

Cheating-Detection Software Provokes 'School-Surveillance Revolt'

New webcam-based anti-cheating monitoring is so stressful, it's made some students cry, the Washington Post reports: "Online proctoring" companies saw in coronavirus shutdowns a chance to capitalize on a major reshaping of education, selling schools a high-tech blend of webcam-watching workers and eye-tracking software designed to catch students cheating on their exams. They've taken in millions of dollars, some of it public money, from thousands of colleges in recent months. But they've also s...
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Doctor Who's Sonic Pioneers Will Turn the Internet Into a Giant Musical Instrument

"The Radiophonic Workshop has always broken new sonic ground, from the Doctor Who theme to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Now they're at it again — this time using the internet as a musical instrument," reports the Guardian. "The band includes composers from the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which created soundtracks for most BBC shows from the 60s to the 90s and influenced generations of musicians from Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Mike Oldfield to Aphex Twin, Orbital and Mary Ep...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Workshop, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Paddy Kingsland, Radiophonic Workshop, Mike Oldfield, Mary Epworth, Peter Howell, Earland, Paul McCartney Pink Floyd, Aphex Twin Orbital, Bob Earland

Kickstarter Mistakenly Emails Responses To Complaints From Seven Years Ago

The BBC reports: Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has surprised some of its users by replying to complaints they made seven years ago. Users who received responses to long-expired projects from 2013 took to Twitter to congratulate the company on its response times. Kickstarter said the emails were "auto-generated in error... The emails folks received yesterday was due to an unfortunate human error while working on a clean-up task completely unrelated to the ticket from 2013," a company spoke...
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Aaron Swartz's Memory Honored with Virtual Hackathon

Saturday saw 2020's virtual observation of the annual Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon, which the EFF describes as "a day dedicated to celebrating the continuing legacy of activist, programmer, and entrepreneur Aaron Swartz." Its official web site notes the wide-ranging event includes "projects and ideas that are still bearing fruit to this day, such as SecureDrop, Open Library, and the Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project." The event even included a virtual session for the...
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Apple Shares New 'Everyday Experiments' Shot on iPhone 12 Video

Apple today shared a new shot on iPhone video called "Everyday Experiments," which is designed to show off the photographic capabilities of the iPhone 12. The video showcases water-filled balloons, liquid moving around, popsicles freezing, and more, before going into a tutorial on how to make "beautiful images with stuff you can find around the house." Apple's tutorial teaches customers how to use water balloons and slo-mo to make slow motion animations and how to make psychedelic liquid forma...
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Data Breach Exposes 27 Million Texas Driver's License Records

"A software company that provides services for insurance groups disclosed this week that about 27.7 million Texas driver's license records were exposed in a data breach earlier this year," reports The Hill: The company, Vertafore, said in a statement posted on a website set up to address the breach that the data was exposed between March and August and affected licenses issued before February 2019. Exposed data included driver's license numbers, addresses, dates of birth and vehicle registratio...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Social Security, Vertafore

Original Content podcast: ‘The Vow’ offers a muddled look at the NXIVM cult

“The Vow” is a fascinating documentary, but we can’t quite recommend it whole-heartedly. As we discuss on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, HBO’s new docuseries tells the story of NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um), a self-improvement company that was subsequently revealed as a sex cult, with its leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison. The core story is both compelling and horrifying. And “The Vow” features an astonishing amount of footage showing Raniere and other hig...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Starz, Original Content Podcast, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Mark Vicente, The Vow

Hands-on: iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone 12 Pro Max design

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max have officially arrived, marking the largest and the smallest iPhones ever made with Apple’s...
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MSNBC: Parler Does Censor, Removes Users, and Really Hates Trolling

For seekers of a right-leaning free-speech utopia, "Parler may turn out to be, in the end, a false refuge," warns Marc Ambinder at MSNBC: First — sorry, folks — Parler does censor. It removes users, regularly. It does not actually seem to tolerate hate speech, and because it's a much smaller platform, it might even be more efficient in finding and exorcising it than the social giants. Oh, and the founders really, really don't like trolling. This includes the sort of trolling that feeds the outr...
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