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RunSafe could eliminate an entire class of infrastructure malware attacks

RunSafe, a Mclean Virginia startup, got started doing research for DARPA on how to defend critical infrastructure. They built a commercial product based on that initial research that they claim eliminates an entire class of attacks. Today, the company released a product called Alkemist that enables …

Cybersecurity

5 Marijuana Stocks With the Highest Expected Sales Next Year

One pot stock could approach $700 million in full-year sales.<p>Exactly two months from today, what had once seemed impossible will become a reality. On …

VMware Jumps On The Kubernetes Bandwagon With A Managed Cloud Service

VMware has announced a multi-cloud, managed Kubernetes offering called VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE). The service, which is currently in private beta, will be available at US-East1, US-West2 and EU-West1 regions of AWS.<p><b>VKE Value Proposition</b><p>VMware claims that its managed Kubernetes service is …

Customers

Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to ads

Facebook has repeatedly denied tapping into phones microphones for targeted advertising, but just because it isn't doesn't mean it can't. According to <i>Metro</i>, Facebook has applied for a controversial patent for software that will allow smartphones to begin recording when they hear secret messages …

Targeted Advertising

These 6 Cannabis Stocks Shot Up After Canada Legalized Marijuana

On Tuesday, Canada legalized marijuana, becoming the world’s second nation (and the first in the G7) to authorize the sale and use of recreational …

This Marijuana Stock Could Soon Be the Fourth-Largest Producer in Canada

When fully ramped up, this pot stock could generate 130,000 kilograms of cannabis a year.<p>In case you haven't noticed, things are about to get really …

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

While the recent buzz is all about MacOS getting a long-sought dark mode, Windows 10 has long had this color-switching capability.<p>The built-in dark …

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.<p>Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also …

Firefox will stop hiding an important privacy feature: Tracking protection

An obscure but increasingly important browser privacy feature in Firefox is getting a big promotion.<p>Mozilla developers accepted an update to the Firefox Nightly test version on Wednesday that makes tracking protection easier to discover, easier to use and more nuanced. Tracking protection blocks …

Apple launches new privacy portal, users can download a copy of everything Apple knows about them

Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents. This is currently only available …

Amazon is moving into blockchain with a new partnership

Amazon's cloud computing arm is looking to make it easier for customers to use blockchain with a new partnership announced Tuesday.<p>The cloud …

Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs To Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50 million operation has left the company.<p>After growing the Big Four accounting firm’s blockchain team from three people in 2012 to 1,200 people today, global blockchain lead Eric Piscini is striking out on his own, though he’s …

Blockchain

4 Healthy Dinner Sides So Easy Anyone Can Make Them

1<p>Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble<p>A crumble topping made from flaxseed and walnuts (yay, Omega-3s!) tops roasted asparagus in this …

8 fat-releasing habits that will help you slim down

It seems everywhere we turn, something makes or keeps us heavier than we should be. Food is obviously a biggie: We consume more than we used to, and today's overly processed foods often trick our bodies into craving seconds and thirds. Our diets also tend to fall short of certain healthy nutrients, …

How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

Like Facebook and Google, Apple has a really simple way to download a file that shows all of the information that Apple knows about you.<p>Apple has …

PSA: There’s a new fake Flash Player installer for Macs, and it’s nastier than usual

Macs are not immune to malware, but they are pretty well-protected. By default, macOS won’t allow unrecognized apps to be installed, and it needs the user to agree to override this. Even when they are installed, sandboxing limits the damage that can be done, which is why most Mac malware is …

Adobe Flash

34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are a global issue that can cause havoc regardless of who's involved, and key members of the tech industry are uniting in a bid to fight these attacks. A group of 34 companies has signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, an agreement promising to defend customers around the world from …

Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook shadow profiles

The fact that Facebook probably has a profile of you whether you’re a Facebook user or not might come as a surprise to some users, though today even the company’s chief executive denied knowledge of the practice — or at least the term used to describe it.<p>In this morning’s hearing with the House …

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder

ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.<p>But as the city government’s desktops, hard drives and printers flickered back to life for the first time in five days, residents still could not pay their …

Cybersecurity

Dear Diary: I Want To Grow Weed

Anyone who wants to grow weed, from the first-timer to the seasoned expert, must take detailed notes in order to improve their cannabis cultivation …

7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Canada's Proposed Recreational Marijuana Tax

With adult-use legalization likely by this summer, the taxation of cannabis is expected to play an important role in the industry's success.<p>Marijuana …

Cannabis

How to Download Photos from iCloud & Upload Photos to iCloud—the Easy Way

Mentioning iCloud is the quickest way to confuse people. I know plenty of people who won’t try to use iCloud services because the idea of it boggles their mind. But once you’ve set it up, you can seamlessly use it to upload photos to iCloud automatically, be able to access iCloud photos on your PC …

If You Believe in Marijuana, Then This Is the Stock to Buy Now

This marijuana stock may be in a perfect position to profit from legalizing marijuana worldwide.<p><b>Canopy Growth</b> (NYSE:CGC) is Canada's market-share …

10 Cities With the Most and Least Expensive Marijuana in the World

A gram of cannabis in the most expensive city costs 23 times as much as in the least expensive city.<p>In case you haven't noticed, the cannabis …

Cannabis

Goldman Sachs: Apple is primed for a much bigger acquisition than $3 billion Beats

Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall and his team initiated coverage of Apple with a February 6 note which argues the company is now primed for a larger M&A move than the company is used to.<p>When Apple acquires other companies, it tends to do small "tuck-in" or "acquihire" deals, in which it buys small …

Markets

Justice Department shuts down massive cybercrime ring

The US Justice Department said it's taken down a cybercrime behemoth, which had sold millions of people's stolen information before it closed.<p>The agency announced on Wednesday that it's charged 36 individuals who allegedly ran Infraud, a massive forum with more than 10,900 members globally. The …

Swiss mobile data of 800,000 customers is stolen

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers …

Customers

4 Marijuana Stocks That Should Yield at Least 100,000 Kilograms of Cannabis Annually by 2019

If you want a piece of the fast-growing legal pot market, these companies would be a great place to start your research.<p>Sure, cryptocurrencies have …