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What will the Internet look like in the next seven to 10 years? How will things like marketplace consolidation, changes to regulation, increases in cybercrime or the widespread deployment of the Internet of Things impact the Internet, its users and society? At the Internet Society, we are always thinking about what's next for the Internet. And now we want your help! The Internet is an incredibly dynamic medium, shaped by a multitude…
01.19 / 23:41
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Mozilla yesterday unveiled a new logo for the company and foundation, one that includes typographical elements of a standard URL to "design the language of the Internet into our brand identity." The move dismissed the old dinosaur image and "Mozilla" typeface that the organization had relied on for decades. Mozilla's new logo -- the characters "moz://a" with the colon and two slashes nabbed from a traditional URL -- was one of several semi-finalists revealed in August. The logo…
01.19 / 22:02
computerworld.com
Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam. The post New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users appeared first on…
01.19 / 22:02
extremetech.com
China intends to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of 2017, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S. The timing of the announcement, reported by an official government news service, raised the possibility it was a message to President-elect Donald Trump.China's announcement comes the same week Trump takes office. The Trump administration is bringing a lot of uncertainty to supercomputing research, which is heavily dependent on…
01.19 / 22:01
computerworld.com
Mobile conversions outpaced desktop conversions on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season, according to Facebook data, and Facebook IQ set out to find out…
01.19 / 20:36
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If there's any company that understands the power of presentation, it's LinkedIn. The professional network hangs its hat on helping you make connections with potential employers and colleagues. Now, the firm has debuted a new look. The post LinkedIn makeover facilitates connections with employers and colleagues appeared first on Digital…
01.19 / 19:22
digitaltrends.com
Another open source database has been targeted for attack. Only this time, paying the ransom isn't even an option. Instead, the perpetrators just destroy the database, sometimes leaving a nasty message before moving on. This makes these attacks a very odd subcategory of “ransomware”. Only weeks after the attacks began on BongoDB, the new attacks were reported by Fidelis Cybersecurity just last week. Fidelis is estimating that 8,000-10,000 installations worldwide might be affected.What …
01.19 / 17:43
computerworld.com
The strategy RPG will challenge players to save the Kingdom of Askr from the Emblian Empire by summoning heroes for their teams from different Fire Emblem…
01.19 / 17:33
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China Oceanwide Holdings Group and China-based IDG Capital have agreed to acquire tech journalism pioneer International Data Group, publisher of Computerworld, PCWorld and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide.Tech analyst firm IDC and venture capital firm IDG Ventures are included in the deal, announced Thursday. The size of the deal was not officially released, although a Wall Street Journal story put the price at less than $1 billion.To read this article in full or to leave …
01.19 / 17:06
computerworld.com
“Conversations and content” were the key elements of LinkedIn’s overhaul of its desktop exper…
01.19 / 16:19
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No person is an island. Back in the 80’s, the thought of 2017 was incomprehensible, at least to me. No one is that forward-thinking, or so I thought, who accurately predicts what life will bring in 30 minutes, let alone 30 some-odd years from now.For all that the internet and accompanying technology has provided, I would suggest it has also taken away a huge chunk of our soul.Yes, we can go online and shop for groceries instead of waiting in line in store checkouts or saying, “excuse m…
01.19 / 15:54
computerworld.com
It was only a matter of time until ransomware groups that wiped data from thousands of MongoDB databases and Elasticsearch clusters started targeting other data storage technologies. Researchers are now observing similar destructive attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments. Security researchers Victor Gevers and Niall Merrigan, who monitored the MongoDB and Elasticsearch attacks so far, have also started keeping track of the new Hadoop and CouchDB victims.…
01.19 / 15:53
computerworld.com
Mozilla gets a new logo as it relegates it older Godzilla-like logo to legacy…
01.19 / 15:06
internetnews.com
The risk in today's video marketing technology is low, the upside is massive and the time is…
01.19 / 14:29
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One thing we can all agree on is social media has drastically altered the way we interact with each other and the world around us. This societal shift has brought to light the need for awareness of the risks that surround it. As quickly as the landscape of social interaction changes, new threats…
01.19 / 13:16
phys.org
Our personal devices sometimes seem so fragile. They can break from simple things, like being dropped, falling in the water, being thrown across the room.Now we have one more way to stop an iPhone from working -- send a simple three character text. The affect is immediate and reliable. But not just any three characters works. So what do you need to be on the lookout for?In IT Blogwatch, we block all texts.So what is going on? Richard Trenholm has the background:To read this article in…
01.19 / 12:13
computerworld.com
The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday updated rules relating to the collection, retention and dissemination of information on Americans, including putting a limit of five years on holding certain sensitive data and introducing restrictions for querying the data. The announcement by the spy agency comes a few days before President-elect Donald Trump takes charge, and could address concerns expressed by civil rights groups about the collection and handling of information on…
01.19 / 12:12
computerworld.com
In his campaign for president, Donald Trump tapped into the viral anger over H-1B use. The outsourcing of high-skill jobs is a "tremendous threat," he said. Disney workers who trained visa-holding replacements spoke at some of his rallies.But soon after the election, President-elect Trump assembled a 16-member team of CEO-level executives to advise him on job creation, including many from firms that send jobs overseas and have advocated for an H-1B cap increase.Trump's appointments…
01.19 / 11:36
computerworld.com
Facebook is rolling out a messaging update on the web version of its platform. The social network is doing away with its traditional facebook.com inbox in favor of its Messenger web interface. The post Facebook for the web is updating your inbox to the Messenger interface appeared first on Digital…
01.19 / 06:30
digitaltrends.com
Website domain name registration company, Safenames, is now equipped with enhanced security protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Level 3 Communications’ DDoS Mitigation Solution reroutes Safenames’ traffic through its scrubbing infrastructures. This would enable near real-time protection – all at the push of a button. Safenames has deployed Level 3’s DDoS Mitigation with […
01.19 / 01:37
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