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A Vision of the Future From Dell World

2020-10-26 12:00:00| TechNewsWorld

One of the most interesting parts of Dell World is the session on the future. This year, they spoke on a new branch of engineering that is solely AI-focused, the blended technology revolution surrounding food production, how AIs were intentionally corrupted, and how music, math, and the Internet create new entertainment types.

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The Trials and Tribulations of Paying Ransomware Hackers

2020-10-23 13:34:00| TechNewsWorld

There's no question that hackers are getting increasingly ambitious -- the average ransom demand increased from about $29,000 in 2018 to more than $302,000 in 2019. U.S. law doesn't prohibit paying ransom per se; but when victims pay monies to people or organizations who have been sanctioned by the U.S. government...they get into more trouble.

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Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

2020-10-23 00:11:18| TechNewsWorld

The BizOps Coalition hopes to bridge the gap between technology investments and business outcomes through an effort called the BizOps Manifesto. The BizOps movement has gained traction with leading organizations, helping them to better align IT with business outcomes. But more needs to be done. That led to the Manifesto's creation.

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Open Source Defies Conflicts of Interest: Red Hat Tells All

2020-10-22 22:18:59| TechNewsWorld

Red Hat, a major provider of open source solutions, has never had a comprehensive document guiding associate participation in open source projects, until now. Perhaps under the influence of its recent purchase by IBM, Red Hat recently announced the external publication of its open-source participation guidelines. The company released the guidelines on GitHub under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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DoJ to Google: Try This Antitrust Suit on for Size

2020-10-21 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Google found itself in the crosshairs of government regulators Tuesday as the U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against the tech giant for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in online search services and in search advertising. "This is a monumental case for the Department of Justice and, more importantly, for the American consumer," U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement.

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Whom Can We Trust to Safeguard Healthcare Data?

2020-10-20 21:06:48| TechNewsWorld

Healthcare records were digitized to help prevent medical errors such as misdiagnoses nd mistakes with medication, but electronic health records have made it easier for bad actors to steal patients' highly personal information. Cybercriminals are further motivated by the fact that patient medical records are worth up to 10 times more than credit card numbers on the Dark Web.

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Aussies Mull State-Run Alternative to Facebook, Google

2020-10-20 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A warning by Facebook and Google that they may have to curb service to Australia if a controversial law takes effect this year has the Aussies reviewing their options, including setting up a publicly-funded social network. The idea was floated in a report titled "Tech-Xit: Can Australia survive without Google and Facebook?"

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Why are Homes and Autos Still Built the Old Fashioned Way?

2020-10-18 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

We could build homes that stand up to hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and other disasters. We could build cars that are lighter and more fuel-efficient. Like the opening for the old TV show, "The Six Million Dollar Man," we have the technology. So why don't we use it? The reason is that people who build homes, cars, and other things would need to be retrained -- but the result would be a more sustainable and safer world.

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The Big Tech Regulation Rigamarole

2020-10-15 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The Big Tech companies have arguably done what they want over the years, arousing consumer anger and distrust, and numerous complaints by privacy and consumer rights groups. That includes cocking a snook at governments. While all of the Big Tech firms have been hit with multimillion-dollar fines at one time or another, many argue that's a drop in the bucket for companies that rake in billions of dollars annually.

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Apple Finally Reveals 5G iPhones ... and HomePod Mini

2020-10-14 18:26:06| TechNewsWorld

Apple has refreshed its iPhone product line with four new models, as well as a downsized version of its HomePod smart speaker. All of the new iPhones are built around Apple's blazing fast A14 Bionic chip, support all flavors of 5G wireless connectivity, and are protected by a Ceramic Shield that protects the phone from damage after a fall four times better than in previous models.

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