Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches…

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches
With the buggy Win10 version 1803 cumulative update officially yanked, two bad Office patches pulled, and the Win10 1809 forced upgrade momentarily defanged, the coast is clear to install November’s patches. Here’s what you need to know about the latest game of whack-a-mole...

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches | Computerworld
With the buggy Win10 version 1803 cumulative update officially yanked, two bad Office patches pulled, and the Win10 1809 forced upgrade momentarily defanged, the coast is clear to install November’s patches. Here’s what you n...

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war
After watching its Edge browser bleed users, Microsoft this week gave up the ghost and said it will replace the browser's home-grown rendering engine with Blink, the engine that powers Google Chrome...

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war | Computerworld
After watching its Edge browser bleed users, Microsoft this week gave up the ghost and said it will replace the browser's home-grown rendering engine with Blink, the engine that powers Google Chrome.

Over 40,000 credentials for government portals found online

Over 40,000 credentials for government portals found online
Malware operators have collected login credentials for government portals in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, more...

Over 40,000 credentials for government portals found online | ZDNet
Malware operators have collected login credentials for government portals in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, more.

Facebook fined $11m for misleading users about how data will be used

Facebook fined $11m for misleading users about how data will be used
Italy’s competition regulator announced on Friday that it’s fining Facebook €10m (USD $11m, £8.9m) for laying it on thick when it comes to the service being “free” to users but keeping quiet about how the company’s making money off their data. The fines come out of an investigation the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) wrapped up on 29 November. Opened last April, it looked into alleged violations of the Consumer Code by Facebook Ireland Ltd. and its parent company, Facebook Inc...

Facebook fined $11m for misleading users about how data will be used
They said Facebook emphasizes the service being free, not that it’s making big bucks off users’ data. They ordered the company to apologize.

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol
What’s the safest way for a criminal to buy counterfeit banknotes? Curiously, it’s not necessarily from the dark web, as 235 people now “detained” by police have just discovered. According to Europol, between 19 November and 3 December police forces in 13 countries searched 300 properties, uncovering caches of drugs, guns and knives, along with computer wallets containing Bitcoins and the hardware needed to mine currency...

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol
What’s the safest way to buy counterfeit banknotes? Not on the dark web market, as 235 people have just discovered to their cost.

China sospecha que la detención de la directora de Huawei es parte de un plan [ Necesitan pararlos –…

China sospecha que la detención de la directora de Huawei es parte de un plan [ Necesitan pararlos – avanzan demasiado rápido y se hacen inalcanzables– Pero cuando China se canse, que se agarren ]
Antes de la detención de Meng Wanzhou, el 30 de noviembre, la firma ya se encontraba en el punto de mira de varios países occidentales. China sospecha que la detención en Canadá de una dirigente de Huawei, el gigante chino de las telecomunicaciones, es el último intento de la administración Trump para cortarle las alas al grupo tecnológico. Antes de la detención de Meng Wanzhou el 30 de noviembre, Huawei ya se encontraba en el punto de mira de varios países occidentales, como Estados Unidos o Nueva Zelanda, que prohibieron el acceso del número dos mundial de los smartphones a sus infraestructuras de internet...

China sospecha que la detención de la directora de Huawei es parte de un plan
Antes de la detención de Meng Wanzhou, el 30 de noviembre, la firma ya se encontraba en el punto de mira de varios países occidentales.

Nutanix: “Somos el pegamento del datacenter privado con la misma arquitectura de la nube pública”

Nutanix: “Somos el pegamento del datacenter privado con la misma arquitectura de la nube pública”
Conversamos con Iván Menéndez, Country Manager de Nutanix Iberia, que nos da las claves de una arquitectura ( y filosofía ) que está cambiando el paradigma del centro de datos...

Nutanix: “Somos el pegamento del datacenter privado con la misma arquitectura de la nube pública”

Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To

Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To
Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft’s Privacy Dashboard still shows an “Activity History” of applications you’ve launched on your PCs. This problem was recently discussed on Reddit, and it’s pretty easy to confirm. Head to Settings > Privacy > Activity History and disable “Send my activity history to Microsoft.” It was already disabled on our PC, so it made this easy to test...

Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even if You Tell It Not To
Windows 10 collects an “Activity History” of applications you launch on your PC and sends it to Microsoft. Even if you disable or clear this, Microsoft’s Privacy Dashboard still shows an “Activity History” of applications you’ve launched on your PCs.

6 CISO Resolutions for 2019 – The ultimate to-do list for ambitious security leaders.

6 CISO Resolutions for 2019 – The ultimate to-do list for ambitious security leaders.
The turn of the calendar page is always a great time for self-reflection. But beyond redoubling efforts around the typical life goals of working out, eating right, and taking their vitamins, next year plenty of CISOs are likely to be focused on professional goals that will help them get ahead on the job and reduce risks for their organizations. Here are a half-dozen of the most common areas we expect strong security leaders will be working on in 2019...

6 CISO Resolutions for 2019
The ultimate to-do list for ambitious security leaders.

Using machine learning to detect unreliable Facebook pages

Using machine learning to detect unreliable Facebook pages
A growing number of companies and individuals worldwide are creating Facebook pages for marketing and advertising purposes. This is because Facebook offers the possibility to communicate to potential or existing customers free of charge, advertising new products, offers or services...

Using machine learning to detect unreliable Facebook pages

Firefox Quantum 64.0 released for download

Firefox Quantum 64.0 released for download
Firefox is a fast, full-featured Web browser. It offers great security, privacy, and protection against viruses, spyware, malware, and it can also easily block pop-up windows. The key features that have made Firefox so popular are the simple and effective UI, browser speed and strong security capabilities...

Firefox Quantum 64.0 released for download - Neowin

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies
Solo.io, a Cambridge, Mass-based startup that helps enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies, is coming out of stealth mode today and announcing both its Series A funding round and the launch of its Gloo Enterprise API gateway. Redpoint Ventures led the $11 million Series A round, with participation from seed investor True Ventures . Like most companies at the Series A state, Solo.io plans to use the money to invest in the product development of its enterprise and open-source tools, as well as to grow its sales and marketing teams...

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies – TechCrunch

Introducing the Interactive Deep Learning Landscape

Introducing the Interactive Deep Learning Landscape
The artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and machine learning (ML) space is changing rapidly, with new projects and companies launching, existing ones growing, expanding and consolidating. More companies are also releasing their internal AI, ML, DL efforts under open source licenses to leverage the power of collaborative development, benefit from the innovation multiplier effect of open source, and provide faster, more agile development and accelerated time to market...

Introducing the Interactive Deep Learning Landscape
The artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and machine learning (ML) space is changing rapidly, with new projects and companies launching, existing ones growing, expanding and consolidating.

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and largest cloud-computing company, is pushing into a new line of work: computer chips. Late last month, the company, based in Seattle, revealed that it had spent the last few years building a new chip for use inside the millions of servers in its data centers around the world. Amazon does not plan to sell this chip directly to customers, but the decision by one of the world’s biggest buyers of computer processors to go the do-it-yourself route is likely to have a major impact on Intel, the iconic Silicon Valley chip maker...

Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel
The retailer is now making its own server chips. It’s the latest sign that big internet outfits are willing to cut out longtime suppliers.

Fedora Looks To Build Firefox With Clang For Better Performance & Compilation Speed

Fedora Looks To Build Firefox With Clang For Better Performance & Compilation Speed
Following the move by upstream Mozilla in switching their Linux builds of Firefox from being compiled by GCC to LLVM Clang, Fedora is planning the same transition of compilers in the name of compilation speed and resulting performance...

Fedora Looks To Build Firefox With Clang For Better Performance & Compilation Speed - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Kong launches its fully managed API platform

Kong launches its fully managed API platform
API platform Kong, which you may remember under its previous name of Mashape, is launching its new Kong Cloud service today. Kong Cloud is the company’s fully managed platform for securing, connecting and orchestrating APIs. Enterprises can deploy it to virtually any major cloud platform, including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, and Kong will handle all of the daily drudgery of managing it for them...

Kong launches its fully managed API platform – TechCrunch

Intel Core i7-9700K Versus AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: What’s The Best 8-core Processor?

Intel Core i7-9700K Versus AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: What's The Best 8-core Processor?
If you have around $350 to spend on a powerful eight-core mainstream processor, you currently have two options; Intel's INTC +2.21% Core i7-9700K or AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. There's around $80 between them, with AMD's CPU giving you plenty of change from $400 sitting at $330 while Intel's new 8-core CPU currently costs $409. It's one reason why the Core i9-9900K can't really be compared to anything AMD has at the moment - it's a lot more expensive than the Ryzen CPU, but also a lot faster, which is what you'd expect. So, the real test is between these two CPUs...

Intel Core i7-9700K Versus AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: What's The Best 8-core Processor?
If you have around $350 to spend on a CPU, should you buy AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel's Core i7-9700K?

Meet The Linux Desktop That’s More Beautiful Than Windows 10 And MacOS

Meet The Linux Desktop That's More Beautiful Than Windows 10 And MacOS
As a fairly new desktop Linux user I've been a distro-hopping fanatic, exploring the functionality and key differences between the array of excellent options out there. While a "forever distro" is the ultimate goal, the journey has been exciting and educational. Recently my Linux adventures led me to Deepin, an OS that captured my attention and boasts a few key ingredients I fell in love with...

Meet The Linux Desktop That's More Beautiful Than Windows 10 And MacOS
Can a Linux OS be simultaneously sexy and sensible? Yes. Yes, it can.

NASA Spacecraft Spots Signal of Water on Asteroid Bennu

NASA Spacecraft Spots Signal of Water on Asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has already detected evidence of water on its target, the asteroid Bennu, just a week after arriving. The OSIRIS-REx mission’s goals include understanding what kinds of stuff asteroids contain, characterizing Bennu’s motion in case its trajectory ever threatens Earth, and learning about what the Solar System was like in its earliest days. The mission even aims to grab a sample of Bennu and bring it back to Earth for further study. Today, NASA announced that OSIRIS-REx has already collected data related to the first and third of those goals by spotting signs of water...

NASA Spacecraft Spots Signal of Water on Asteroid Bennu

Voyager 2 just entered interstellar space

Voyager 2 just entered interstellar space
NASA hardware tends to last a long time, but few spacecraft can match the longevity of the two Voyager probes. The twin spacecrafts were launched way back in 1977, and now NASA has revealed that Voyager-2 just achieved a milestone that only its sister ship has accomplished before it: entering interstellar space...

Voyager 2 just entered interstellar space
NASA hardware tends to last a long time, but few spacecraft can match the longevity of the two Voyager probes. The twin spacecrafts were launched way back in 1977, and now NASA has revealed that Vo…

Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth’s Surface

Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface
Earth is not the home you think it is. Far below the scant surface spaces we inhabit, the planet is teeming with an incredibly vast and deep 'dark biosphere' of subterranean lifeforms that scientists are only just beginning to comprehend...

Scientists Reveal a Massive Biosphere of Life Hidden Under Earth's Surface
Earth is not the home you think it is. Far below the scant surface spaces we inhabit, the planet is teeming with an incredibly vast and deep 'dark biosphere' of subterranean lifeforms that scientists are only just beginning to comprehend.

Qualcomm Leaves Centriq 2400 Server Chip to the Chinese

Qualcomm Leaves Centriq 2400 Server Chip to the Chinese
According to a report by The Information, Qualcomm has all but eliminated its server chip division, cutting its workforce from about 1,000 employees earlier this year to only 50. The division was in charge of building the 48-core Centriq 2400 processor, which Qualcomm launched in 2017 on the 10nm process. Qualcomm hasn’t officially announced the shutting down of its Centriq division, but if the company is indeed cutting its server chip division by 95 percent, as per The Information's report, then it has effectively left the server chip business...

Qualcomm Leaves Centriq 2400 Server Chip to the Chinese

Microsoft Renews Call for Facial Recognition Regulation

Microsoft Renews Call for Facial Recognition Regulation
It may be surprising that Microsoft has made repeated calls for lawmakers to regulate facial recognition, since it's a technology the vendor offers itself. But that's exactly what Microsoft chief legal counsel Brad Smith did yet again this week when he published another blog post asking regulators to step in...

Microsoft Renews Call for Facial Recognition Regulation