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Investigatory Powers Bill: ‘Snoopers Charter 2’ to pass into law, giving Government sweeping spying powers

The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, putting the huge spying powers on their way to becoming law within weeks. The bill – …

Developers Accidentally Ship Dropbox And Gmail Logins In Horribly Unsecure Motorola CCTV Cameras

Developers can’t help but leave vulnerabilities in the software they build. But leaving email and cloud storage account credentials in code is certainly avoidable and wholly inadvisable, especially when the login details are going to be shipped inside some seriously unsecure home CCTV devices from …

Information Security

Apple's Big Data Center Plans Worry Amazon Cloud Watchers

The prospect of Apple moving a big chunk of its IT spending out of Amazon’s cloud and into its own data centers caused a stir this week.<p>It all …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

We’re destroying our kids — for nothing: Too much homework, too many tests, too much needless pressure

We have our kids in an achievement race — it’s bad for their health, and not the way they learn<p>My own awakening to the toxicity of the achievement race came the way it does to many parents: via years of trying to keep up with it.<p>I sensed the problem in my home before I could name it. My daughters, …

No Such Thing As a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy by Linsey McGoey – review

Is his vast charity empire changing the world for the better? Or is Bill Gates playing God?<p>Ten years ago, when the Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was midway through his startling metamorphosis from monopolistic software magnate to possibly the world’s most admired philanthropist, he made a speech …

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California passes the country's best-ever online privacy law

Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which "bars any state law enforcement agency or other investigative entity …

Salesforce Analytics Cloud gets Wave Actions, Lightning reports, embedded dashboards

Salesforce today announced new capabilities for its Analytics Cloud, a cloud-based business intelligence tool that Salesforce launched almost a year ago. It’s becoming possible to embed dashboards from the Analytics Cloud into other parts of Salesforce, and new Wave Actions allow salespeople to …

Microsoft is auto-downloading Windows 10 on PCs without user permission

Microsoft is automatically downloading between 3.5GB to 6GB of Windows 10 installation files onto PCs even without users opting for the …

Windows 10

Color-Blindness Is Counterproductive

Many sociologists argue that ideologies claiming not to see race risk ignoring discrimination.<p>How many times have you heard someone say that they “don’t see color,” “are colorblind,” or “don’t have a racist bone in their body?” Maybe you’ve even said this yourself. After all, the dominant language …

60+ Free Books on Big Data, Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, R, and more

<b>By Brendan Martin,</b> (LearnDataSci).<p>Pulled from the web, here is a great collection of eBooks. While every single book in this list is provided for …

Data Science

Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks

In many professional jobs, expectations that one be an “ideal worker”—fully devoted to and available for the job, with no personal responsibilities or interests that interfere with this commitment to work—are widespread. We often think of problems with these expectations as women’s problems. But …

A Hacker Sent a Woman Creepy Pictures of Herself Taken Through Her Own Webcam

After spending an ordinary evening at home with her boyfriend, Chelsea Clark was sent a series of photos of the couple's night, seemingly taken from the laptop's camera.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>These Guys Will Hack Your Phone to Reveal Who It's Secretly Sending Information To</b><p>It was the end of a long day, and Chelsea …

Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker On The Future Of Taming Big Data

If Michael Stonebraker had a coat of arms, it would have “Make it Happen” as a motto and “Make a Difference” as a slogan (or battle cry), arranged above and below a three-dimensional web of ones and zeros.<p>For more than four decades, Stonebraker has been engaged in a battle to tame the digital data …

Big Data

Google Can Now Tell People When Your Business Is Too Busy to Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By the power of advanced traffic data wizardry, Google can now predict when your business will likely experience the most foot traffic, and, of course, it’s telling people about it, too.<p>The all-knowing Internet giant says the new Google …

Hackers can change this sniper rifle's target

Sniper rifles have gotten pretty fancy these days, but it’s those high-end gadgets that help expertly guide shots that could also be their biggest …

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

How Do SSDs Work? - ExtremeTech

By on March 19, 2018 at 11:18 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often …

Police used Spotify to find two fugitives in Mexico

If you want to drop off the grid, don't forget to cancel your streaming services. That's the lesson from a new case reported in <i>The Coloradoan</i><i>,</i> which saw one couple's Spotify and Netflix accounts used to track them after they fled to Mexico.<p>The fugitives were Brittany Nunn and her husband Peter …

Google’s War Against Apps

Google’s battle to erode the importance of apps is intensifying.<p>The search giant last fall secretly acquired an “app streaming” startup called Agawi …

A Brief History of the Ways Companies Compete

Since the late nineteenth century, we have seen five distinct movements in the way companies compete. The first was <b>efficiency</b>. This was the original purpose of forming corporations — to facilitate the production of products and services with the least amount of wasted time, materials, and labor. …

Are Bad Managers Holding Back Your Best Talent?

A few years ago I joined a large organization in the U.S. Possibly because I was the last one in, I was allocated the worst secretarial assistance I have had in my entire life.<p>I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out what I could entrust her with that would not play havoc with my …

Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, launching online store to take on Amazon

The e-book market has a new competitor, but it'll likely be overshadowed by Amazon's dominant Kindle platform.<p>Oyster, a subscription service for e-books that launched a year and a half ago, is expanding into online retail with an e-book store set to spar with Amazon's.<p>Until Wednesday, Oyster only …

Amazon Echo controls Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue with your voice

Amazon's voice-controlled speaker just became a lot more useful. In an email to Echo owners, the online retailer revealed some Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo gadgets can now be paired with the audio device. This means that the unit's ability to accept your spoken commands extends to home automation …

Under Senate Pressure, Verizon Plans Supercookie Opt-Out

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Ride-sharing wars rage on as Uber hires former Lyft COO VanderZanden

The fierce Uber-Lyft rivalry has already revealed its share of name-calling, with accusations flying back and forth between the two ride-sharing …

Big Pic: Stunning Images From The World's Sharpest Commercial Satellite

I can see my house from here! And my dog. And the tomato plants in the garden.<p>The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images. They’re gorgeous, and kind of creepy.<p>The new satellite can see to a resolution of 31 centimeters. That means each pixel of the camera …

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