Axel

3,322 Flips | 4 Magazines | 3 Likes | 9 Following | 78 Followers | @alex_perkons | #tech, #EU, #startup, #kickstarter, #innovations, #horizon2020, #IT, #software, #systems, #regulation, #data #protection

Gmail now supports Content Security Policy to reject malicious extensions

With Gmail being so universally popular, it’s no surprise there are some malicious pieces of software that try to interfere with the platform. To help prevent this from happening, Gmail is now adding support for Content Security Policy (CSP).<p>CSP is meant to stop malicious extensions from loading …

EU backs 328 top early-career researchers with €485 million

The European Commission has approved the merger between Essilor and Luxottica...<p>Trind Ventures, an early-stage tech investor based in Tallinn, has …

The Death Of The Password Starts Today (Maybe)

Your voice (or fingerprint or iris) is your passport to the online world<p>Passwords are a pain. They're incredibly important for the security of our data, and yet they're hard to remember and keep track of. Plus, it seems like we constantly have to change them as the result of some new hack or …

YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

The Google-backed password-killer just crossed a major milestone

In October, Google unveiled a surprising new way to log into Chrome and Gmail: a USB key. It only worked as part of a two-factor setup, standing in for an authentication code, but it served as a wakeup call to anyone tired of the standard username-and-password login. Smart people are thinking of …

CoolChip Technologies Is Redesigning The Humble Computer Fan

If there’s one part of a PC that doesn’t get enough love, it’s the fan. These small plastic spinning pieces cost almost nothing and keep hundreds or thousands of dollars of advanced technology from cooking itself.<p>The only time anyone talks about a computer’s fans is when we notice them doing their …

The OPEC Era Is Over

The 54-year-old organization still exists on paper, but it's unclear whether it wields any influence as a cartel above and beyond the desires of one member: Saudi Arabia.<p>Here's what the BAML commodities research group wrote in a note at the end of November about the subject:<p>...the fact that the …

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

Sony hack leaked 47,000 Social Security numbers, celebrity data

"[Corporations] think they are protected by firewalls and perimeter security, but the border is becoming blurred, and attacks get through."<p>Todd Feinman, CEO, Identity Finder

Social Security

Google Just Made Another Smart Move In Its War With Microsoft

It is rolling out a better, more sophisticated program to attract partners, called "resellers," to help it sell.<p>And one big thing it will do is paying its most successful resellers a bigger commission.<p>Currently, the standard commission it pays is 20%, sources close to Google told the Wall Street …

Black Friday hits Britain: in pictures - Telegraph

Sunday’s elections could decide whether former Soviet nation continues on westward path of last five years or turns back east<p>The small motorcade arrived along potted mud roads and past single-storey peasant homes and pulled up in the village of Parcani, near Moldova’s northern border with Ukraine. …

Oh No They Didn't: European Parliament Calls For Break Up Of Google

Today, many Americans were busy preparing Thanksgiving meals or getting ready to travel to the homes of friends and family to celebrate the holiday. …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

David Cameron under fire across Europe for migrants plan

David Cameron faces a daunting task persuading 27 other governments to change the EU treaties in order to enshrine discrimination against European citizens working in Britain.<p>The prime minister’s call to deprive Europeans in low-paid jobs in Britain of income support for four years is illegal under …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

European parliament votes yes on ‘Google breakup’ motion

The European parliament has approved a motion calling for tougher regulation of internet search, including suggesting breaking up Google as a solution to its dominance in Europe.<p>The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to …

Museum switches on historic computer

<b>A project to recreate one of Britain's pioneering computers has reached a key milestone.</b><p>The first recreated parts of the re-built Edsac machine have been switched on at The National Museum of Computing.<p>The Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator first ran in 1949 and was created to serve …

Photograph: Comstock/Getty Images<p>Gold bugs believe a giant global crash will eventually make the addictive metal the only safe investment.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/25/1416956266611/6be24079-cd9b-4f51-9932-7beb93cf1b5e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

The Snowden Effect, Quantified

The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomplete in its scope was thought of by some as a possible first step. To others, it was a way for …

Juncker's colossal investment plan aims to 'kick-start' European economy

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Google.com Domain Should Be Covered By Search De-Listing, Say European Regulators

Google has kicked against it. Eric Schmidt was doing so in public only last month. But European regulators are now stipulating the so called ‘right to be forgotten‘ ruling should apply to search results displayed on Google.com, not just on European sub-domains such as Google.co.uk.<p>The reason the …

China's Google will launch a smart bike later this year

What's the next hot connected gadget category? Forget watches, we're thinking <i>bikes</i>, judging by the overwhelming interest in crazy, innovative new models like Teague's 'Denny' e-bike. Chinese search giant Baidu is all over that with the Dubike, a non-motorized bicycle equipped with regenerative …

Decipher Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Via Bluetooth

A little wireless car whisperer<p>Despite my fondness for (and previous career in) computer troubleshooting, I find myself at sea when it comes to dealing with my car. But fortunately pretty much every car <i>has</i> a computer in it these days, and that onboard system can provide a first step to diagnosing a …

Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY will teach at the College of Europe | College of Europe

The College of Europe is pleased that Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council, has agreed to teach “Leadership and decision-making in …

In Time to Protect Holiday Shoppers, Security Startup Zenedge Aims to Fight Hackers

For many companies, securing their own network isn't enough.<p>Black Friday is upon us, and if you’re one of 70 million consumers who were affected by the massive breach of credit card data at the retail giant Target last year, it’s an anniversary you’d prefer to forget.<p>Alp Hug and Leon Kuperman have …

Investment Plan for Europe: the Juncker Plan

Press release28 May 2018<p>EIF and CVI support €200 million portfolio of Polish companies' bonds<p>Press release23 May 2018<p>ESB and Bord na Móna announce …

Europe

Self learning computers: giving machines a human brain

The race is on to bring us cognitive computing… machines and systems that are faster than anything we know and that have the ability to teach themselves<p>From HAL to C-3PO, films and TV have for decades portrayed a vision of the future where machines have some level of human intelligence. In labs …

3 Reasons Every Startup Should Consider An In-House PR Team

When you’re first starting out, hiring a public relations team might seem excessive. But sometimes, it’s necessary.<p>For many Fortune 500 companies, PR is a critical part of the business.<p>Whether it’s proactive or reactive communications, a great public relations team is able to protect the brand and …