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December 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

December is here already and ‘tis the season to be jolly – but not so jolly that we forget to stay vigilant and on guard against the attackers who want to send us the wrong kind of gifts. Unfortunately those who look for software vulnerabilities to exploit rarely take the holiday off, so it’s still important not to slack off on keeping your systems up to date.   We’ve already had some major cyberattacks just ten days into the month,…

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Facebook to stop using 2FA numbers to recommend friend suggestions

Facebook has indicated it will stop using customers’ phone numbers as part of its two-factor authentication (2FA) security tool to recommend new friends to add, Reuters reported. Essentially that meant that Facebook was, at one point, using your number that you gave to protect your account to encourage you to add members from your address book. The social media giant said that after reaching a $5 million USD (about $6.5 million CAD) settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in…

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Facebook will ban any misleading posts and ads about 2020 US census

Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it will implement a “census interference policy” to ensure misleading information about the 2020 U.S. census isn’t shared on the platform. In a post, the company said it will take down any misleading information as to when and how to take part in the census, while also removing any posts that tell people the census is “useless” or “meaningless” and they should forgo participating in it. On top of that, Facebook said posts or ads…

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Lawsuit alleges Apple Music streams songs without proper license

  By Mikey Campbell Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 04:04 pm PT (07:04 pm ET) A fresh lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Apple is in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act for streaming copyrighted music through Apple Music without first obtaining a license from the copyright owner. Lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by plaintiff Pro Music Rights, the suit focuses on unpaid royalties and ongoing infringement related to 15 registered copyrights covering a clutch…

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U.S. Army’s Top 10 Science and Technology Advances of 2019 [Video]

By U.S. Army Research Laboratory December 19, 2019 This year has had its share of science and technology advances from Army researchers. The U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory, has the mission to discover, innovate and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. The lab’s chief scientist, Dr. Alexander Kott, picked the coolest advances to showcase what Army scientists and engineers are doing to support the Soldier of the future with a…

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The Best Conversational UI Practices for Creating Stunning User Interfaces

When it comes to conversational user interfaces, the main idea is to make it seamless and simple to understand and interact with. You want command structures that are easy to identify and easy to understand both on the chatbot or voice assistant’s end and on the user’s end. In addition to this, the conversation that is presented to the user needs to be distraction-free and natural in its flow, wording, and interactions. In order to create an effective conversational interface,…

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[Flash File] Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 Firmware Download [Stock Rom]

Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 Firmware Download.This is a stock ROM for Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02.You can download all Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 Flash File from Blogthetech. Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 Firmware Information ROM Name Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 Stock Firmware Rom 360 Model Qiku 360 F4 1501-M02 ROM Version 5.1.091.P1.1501 (stable version) Based On 360 Stock OS Rom OS Version Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM Type Odexed Socs MediaTek Socs version MT6753 Software needed 360 Mobile Upgrade Tool Compress Zip format Drivers…

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Customizing Mobile Accessories Boxes for Promoting New Product Range

Businesses have to be persistent with offering customers innovative products to retain their interest and earn distinctive brand affinity. For mobile accessory retailers and manufacturers, it is imperative to pitch new items regularly according to the inclinations of the target audience. Displaying and promoting different kinds of mobile accessories require impactful packaging that leaves an instant and lasting impression. If you have a whole new range of mobile accessories like smartphone chargers, new and improved blue tooth devices and hands-free,…

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Microsoft Security Essentials updates not included in Windows 7 ESU

Once Windows 7 reaches end-of-support (EOS) on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will also stop updating Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for Windows 7. Companies who purchase Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) will not receive special treatment, and they’ll have to switch their antivirus app. ESU is a special program through which companies can sign up and pay to receive additional Windows 7 security updates, past January 14, 2020, for an additional three years [1, 2]. In an ESU FAQ page…

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Xbox Series X is the name of Xbox Project Scarlett: here’s everything we know

Xbox Series X is the name of the next-generation Xbox, previously known by its semi-codename Xbox Project Scarlett.  This bombshell announcement came out of left field at the Game Awards 2019, and now we know the new console will be coming in Holiday 2020. It all started like a game announcement, and we here at TechRadar definitely weren’t expecting it to turn into a new hardware announcement.  After a mysterious little trailer, we got to see the Xbox Series X…

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The Best CRM Software for 2019

What Is CRM Software? Sales is more than closing a deal. In most cases, it’s about building a relationship not just for yourself but for your entire organization. That involves not only gathering information about a lead, but also maintaining it and then serving it up in an easily digestible manner exactly when it’s needed. That’s the role of customer relationship management (CRM) software: to provide this insight. Often, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) try to mirror CRM functionality with…

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CNET Book Club – CNET

CNET Book Club: Holiday 2018 gift guide special Find a great gift idea with these books that are only available, or only really work, in physical dead-tree form, from a lavishly illustrated history of Dungeons & Dragons to the creativity-inspiring Wonderbook. Source link

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Here are 592 women in the UK who could speak at your tech event | Career

It goes without saying that women remain under-represented in the technology sector. Although there are a number of things being done to change that, it is still a challenge to fix the imbalance and that isn’t just in the office. Even in the 21st century, conferences and events are where you tend to see a lack of female keynote or panel speakers. Some may assume there aren’t enough women putting themselves forward for the position, yet figures prove that is…

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Is cloud migration iterative or waterfall?

Cloud migration projects have two dimensions. First, they are short-term sprints where a project team migrates a handful of application workloads and data stores to a single or multicloud. They act independently, with little architectural oversite or governance, and last between two to six months.  Second, is the longer-term architecture including security, governance, management, and monitoring. This may be directed by a cloud business office, the office of the CTO, or a master cloud architect. This set of processes goes…

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Former Away employees describe a toxic work environment at the luggage company

Avery felt out of place at Away. Like many of the executives at the popular direct-to-consumer luggage brand, she’d gone to an Ivy League college, worked at a popular startup, and honed an intense work ethic that set her apart from the pack. But the higher-ups, who were almost all white and straight, still never gave her the time of day. “It was very clear who was in the clique,” she says. Originally, Avery had joined because of the brand’s…

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Best Antivirus for Windows PCs 2019: Reviews and guidance

Antivirus software is nearly as crucial as a PC’s operating system. Even if you’re well aware of potential threats and practice extreme caution, some threats just can’t be prevented without the extra help of an AV program—or a full antivirus suite.  Antivirus suite cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations: Read on to learn why these products rank best. You could, for example, visit a website that unintentionally displays malicious ads. Or accidentally click on a phishing email (it happens!). Or get…

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‘Playable’ ads raise new concerns over childrens’ online privacy

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, with a look today at kids’ privacy. A coalition of nearly three dozen consumer and medical groups submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission last week calling for a review of how companies are marketing to children and tracking them online. They also want more transparency about what information is being collected and how it’s being stored. “Advertising to children is a lucrative, booming business, and not enough is understood about these new methods…

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Cadillac vehicles shifting to electric from gas by 2030: executive

DETROIT (Reuters) – The head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury brand said on Thursday that a majority, and possibly all, of the brand’s models would be electric vehicles by 2030. FILE PHOTO: A Cadillac XT6 vehicle is seen at the La Fontaine Cadillac dealership in Highland, Michigan, U.S. September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Cadillac president Steve Carlisle also said Cadillac was on track for “low double-digit” sales growth in China in 2019, despite a drop in overall sales in…

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Man killed by Lexus car being remotely started

Image copyright Getty Images A New York man has died after being crushed by an empty car accidentally started by remote control. Michael Kosanovich, 21, had been standing between two parked 2002 Lexus IS300s, on 6 December, when one of them had been started remotely by its owner, police said. The car rolled forward and he was pinned between the two vehicles. Bystanders tried to push them apart but as they did so, the car rolled forward and crushed him……

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