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By Vitor Domingos | Daily hand picked articles about technology, science and communication, from a former TNW editor, blogger and videocaster

New MacOS Malware, Signed With Legit Apple ID, Found Spying On HTTPS Traffic

Many people believe that they are much less likely to be bothered by malware if they use a Mac computer, but is it really true? Unfortunately, …

An Exploration of Identity

Pushing A Trillion Row Database With GPU Acceleration

April 26, 2017 Timothy Prickett Morgan<p>There is an arms race in the nascent market for GPU-accelerated databases, and the winner will be the one that …

Databases

Report: Apple is working on iPhone to iPhone money transfer

Apple is working on a Venmo-like money-transfer service, according to a report by <i>Recode</i> – and perhaps even its own debit card.<p>Rumors have been floating around about an Apple Money-transfer service since 2015; now it seems the company is making another push in the space. Unfortunately, it seems the …

iPhone

These are the bots powering Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post efforts to build a modern digital newspaper

<b>Editor’s note</b>: Last weekend was the latest edition of my favorite journalism conference, the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin. You can catch up on what you missed through these two epic YouTube videos of the two days’ livestreams.<p>But there were two talks in particular that I …

Journalism

An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

The lambs spent four weeks in the external wombs and seemed to develop normally<p>Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, …

Pregnancy

Hipchat was hacked over the weekend, and it's bad

Over the weekend, an unknown intruder broke into HipChat, the Atlassian-owned team communication platform, and made off with a significant amount of data.<p>According to a security notice published on the HipChat blog, the attacker was able to access user-account information, including names, email …

Security

Why is Blockchain Technology in Banking a Boon?

Brands in the banking sector are always on the toes because of the stiff competition in this industry. Better interest rates, prompt service, wide …

FinTech

Apple Hires NASA Augmented Reality Expert Jeff Norris

Apple has hired Jeff Norris, an augmented reality expert who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>Norris has reportedly joined Apple as a senior manager working on the augmented reality team led by Mike Rockwell, who formerly ran Dolby …

Augmented Reality

Wikipedia founder to fight fake news with new Wikitribune site

Crowdfunded online publication from Jimmy Wales will pair paid journalists with army of volunteer contributors<p>Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists with an army of volunteer community …

Journalism
Assistive Technology

Leaked NSA tools, now infecting over 200,000 machines, will be weaponized for years

More than 200,000 machines have been infected by an NSA backdoor leaked nearly two weeks ago by the Shadow Brokers hacking group, according to the …

Security

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Immune Engineering

Genetically engineered immune cells are saving the lives of cancer patients. That may be just the start.<p>The doctors looking at Layla Richards saw a …

A 3D-printed patch could help you recover from a heart attack

Scientists have dreamed of easily patching up heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks, but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real tissue. However, there may be a solution in sight. Researchers have produced a 3D-printed cell patch that …

Immortality

Geeks vs government: The battle over public key cryptography

<b>Two graduate students stood silently beside a lectern, listening as their professor presented their work to a conference.</b><p>Usually, the students would want the glory. And they had, just a couple of days previously. But their families talked them out of it.<p>A few weeks earlier, the Stanford researchers …

Cryptography

.:: C++ TCP Proxy Server - By Arash Partow ::.

Description<p>The C++ TCP Proxy server is a simple and high performance utility using the ASIO networking library, for proxying (tunneling or …

I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry

A growing number of people feel like an old carton of milk, with an expiration date stamped on their wrinkled foreheads. One paradox of our time is that Baby Boomers enjoy better health than ever, remain young and stay in the workplace longer, but feel less and less relevant. They worry, …

Leadership

tuned kernel

Canonical and Amazon Web Services have been working closely together to create the best experience of the world’s most popular cloud OS, on the …

Ubuntu

‘Bro, I’m Going Rogue’: The Wall Street Informant Who Double-Crossed the FBI - Bloomberg

On the night he cut a deal with the FBI, Guy Gentile was on his way to a Connecticut casino for his cousin’s bachelor party. He’d jetted up from the …

Google's data center raises the stakes in this state's 'water wars'

Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers.<p>For Google, that enormous thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina, where the tech giant hosts a sprawling data center …

Water

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading.<p>For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to …

Uber
Elon Musk

Three apologises after network problems

<b>Mobile phone company Three has apologised after some of its customers were unable to make calls or texts.</b><p>The company said it had a "temporary network issue" which affected calls and texts during Saturday afternoon and evening.<p>It said calls had since been restored and that it is working to restore …

Data Breach

Over 36,000 Computers Infected with NSA's DoublePulsar Malware

DOUBLEPULSAR, one of the NSA hacking tools leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, has been used in the wild by ordinary hackers, who infected over …

Infosec

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard

<b>A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.</b><p>The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa.<p>The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a …

Authentication

How The Economist covers the world – The Economist

Flip through any issue of <i>The Economist</i> and the variety and number of datelines — the lines of text giving the place and date of writing — are …

Journalism

do not feed the emails

When you work for a multinational or a bigger company, emails are your tasks, tickets and work timeline. Everyone emails anyone for anything. Some …

Productivity
Advertising

Tech companies should take a page from the MLB playbook and create ‘farm teams’ to close the talent deficit

Companies like LinkedIn, Intuit, Adobe and GE are experimenting with tech apprenticeship programs filled with diverse bootcamp grads.<p>There are more than half a million open computing jobs in America today, according to code.org, and just about 43,000 computer science graduates who graduated in …

Programming