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Numerous companies have shamed themselves by posting their sensitive data and encryption keys to public cloud without any protection, where cyber criminals and security researches find them. What is the better way to get a bad dent to the “professional” cover of the data security consultanting company than doing exactly this? And yet those companies

Capitalism without consequences | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/01/capitalism-without-consequences/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology also has

Understanding Certifications for Electronic Hardware Products

https://blog.hackster.io/understanding-certifications-for-electronic-hardware-products-7f7f983ae5b2  Most electronic products require multiple certifications in order to be sold. The certifications required depends on the product specifics and the countries in which it will be marketed. This article will mainly discuss certifications necessary in the United States, Canada, and the EU. 

Homeopathic remedies are ‘nonsense and risk significant harm’ say 29 European scientific bodies | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/homeopathy-nonsense-risk-harm-29-european-academies-science-advisory-council-remedies-a7963786.html A scientific organisation intended to influence EU policy has called for tougher regulations of alternative medicine, branding homeopathy“nonsense” and warning the “promotion and use of homeopathic products risks significant harms”. The statement was made by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Homeopathy uses vastly diluted amounts of a substance that causes symptoms in the hope of curing a

AI hype has peaked so what’s next? | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/30/ai-hype-has-peaked-so-whats-next/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Year 2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak of inflated expectations.”  Next up is a necessary recalibration of the space—one that

Future cyber security threats and challenges: Are you ready for what’s coming? | CSO Online

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3226392/security/future-cyber-security-threats-and-challenges-are-you-ready-for-whats-coming.html?_lrsc=83557c1d-a1a2-4e91-a200-fe1c9f71d03f The world is changing, and with it so is the internet. Or perhaps it’s the other way around. The internet continues to create new business and social opportunities that massively scale and widely interconnect. The increasing depth and volume of personal and corporate data make it a more rewarding target for cyber crooks and

An Angry Birds Empire: Games, Toys, Movies and Now an I.P.O. 

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/business/dealbook/angry-birds-rovio-ipo.html?referer=http://m.facebook.com/ The digital world is littered with one-hit wonders — companies that tried to turn a single successful brand into a big-time business only to be eclipsed by changing technology and consumer tastes. The maker of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, hopes to defy that trend. Rovio found success in a smartphone game Angry Birds. Rovio helped

End of Solu Machines

I have written several postings on SOLU computer that aimed to reinvent personal computer. Solu Machines, founded in 2014, was developing a Solu computer it claimed to be revolutionary. I did report about it that because it looked interesting and I happen to know the person behind this vision. At least what they did was