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Facebook Invents New Unit of Time

first_img Matthew Humphries Facebook Invents New Unit of Time Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Next Article January 23, 2018 Nanoseconds simply aren’t good enough when it comes to perfectly syncing individual frames of video and visual effects. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: via PC Mag Register Now »center_img This story originally appeared on PCMag We already have a well-established way of representing time using years, months, week, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Want to go smaller? We’ve got milliseconds, microseconds and even nanoseconds. But none of these suited Facebook in terms of accuracy, so engineers at the social network came up with a brand new unit of time called Flicks.A flick, as described on the Flicks GitHub page, is “the smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond.” One flick is 1/705,600,000 seconds, where as a nanosecond is 1/1,000,000,000 seconds. But why did Facebook need to invent Flicks? It’s in order to better accommodate media creation and in particular visual effects.When creating visual effects for film, television or other media formats, it is typical for the action to be broken down into single frames and looked at per second intervals. The problem being, nanoseconds don’t allow for the perfect division of the most common frame rates. Flicks do. For example, a single 24fps frame is 29,400,000 flicks, a 30fps frame is 23,520,000 flicks, and a 60fps frame is 11,760,000 flicks.Regardless of the frame rate, Flicks allow for an exact representation without any fractional amounts of time making them easier to work with. At least, that’s the theory and Facebook is running with it. Flicks also works well with the most common audio sample rates (8kHz, 16kHz, 22.05kHz, 24kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz).The aim of Flicks is to offer a way of keeping everything in sync easily. Facebook has decided to share its work using the BSD License, meaning there’s every chance it could be integrated into some if not all of the popular video editing software out there. Even if it doesn’t, expect any internal media creation and editing at Facebook to be handled in Flicks from now on. Senior Editor Add to Queue 2 min read –shares Facebooklast_img read more

SentinelOne Announces 120 Million Series D

first_img ActiveEDRfundingInsight PartnersMarketing Technology NewsNewsSentinelOneSentinelOne Ranger Previous ArticleFireside Chat with James Ontra, Co-Founder at ShufflrrNext ArticleIf First-Party Data Is the High Ground, Customer Experience Is the Escalator SentinelOne Announces $120 Million Series D PRNewswireJune 7, 2019, 8:13 pmJune 7, 2019 Expanding the Cybersecurity Platform of the Future, SentinelOne Capitalizes on Unprecedented Global Market Traction in the Largest Endpoint Security Funding Round of 2019 SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, announced it has raised $120 million in Series D funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, NextEquity and previous investors including Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Granite Hill and Data Collective (DCVC), among others. The round brings SentinelOne’s total funding to more than $230 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s rapid displacement of legacy and next-gen competitors in connecting endpoint, cloud, and IoT protection through its autonomous AI platform deployed throughout the enterprise.As enterprises continue replacing legacy antivirus at scale, their expectations have evolved.  SentinelOne’s patented Behavioral AI delivers real time prevention and ActiveEDR from edge to cloud – through a cloud-native platform with no reliance on connectivity or updates. With SentinelOne Ranger, IoT devices are capable of discovery and enforcement, bringing unprecedented innovation to endpoint security and expanding the definition of an enterprise security platform. Delivering unrivaled efficacy and nuanced EDR capabilities through fully autonomous technology, SentinelOne is achieving extremely high proof of concept win rates across all next-gen and legacy AV vendors on a global scale. SentinelOne will use the new funding to accelerate go-to-market efforts to meet overwhelming global demand and deliver product enhancements to continuously evolve enterprise security.Marketing Technology News: Calabrio Acquires Teleopti to Create the Global Standard for Customer Experience Intelligence“We’ve built a team and technology to disrupt and broaden the endpoint space: as the network perimeter is drastically changing, so does the notion of the endpoint,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO and Co-founder, SentinelOne. “Endpoints are everywhere today, from classic laptops and desktops, to workloads in the cloud and the datacenter, and all IoT devices – the network edge is the real perimeter. We were the first to unify EPP and EDR – prevention, detection, response, and hunting – in a single autonomous agent. We were the first to stand behind our product with a cyber warranty. Now we are the first to take AI-based device protection to the edge, covering IoT endpoints and workloads in the cloud. We have delivered unrivaled product innovation through a sustainable growth model that’s unique to others in the space, positioning us as a leader into the future.”Today, with over 2,500 customers, SentinelOne is the fastest growing endpoint security company on the market – operating with efficient, low burn mechanics – while demonstrating market leadership and growth:217% YoY growth in ARR140% YoY growth in Fortune 500 bookings3 of the Fortune 10 sold and deployed over past 12 monthsMarketing Technology News: Extreme Reach Launches AdBridge for Sellers, A New Ad Distribution Platform for Sell-Side Teams and Their Advertising Partners“Endpoint security is at a fascinating point of maturity, highlighting a massive market opportunity for SentinelOne’s technology and team,” said Teddie Wardi, Managing Director, Insight Partners. “Attack methods grow more advanced by the day and customers demand innovative, autonomous technology to stay one step ahead. We recognize SentinelOne’s strong leadership team and vision to be unique in the market, as evidenced through the company’s explosive growth and highly differentiated business model from its peer cybersecurity companies.”“As an investor, SentinelOne’s combination of best-in-class EPP and EDR functionality is a magnet for engagement, but it’s the company’s ability to foresee the future of the endpoint market that attracted us as a technology partner,” said a representative from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. “Extending tech stacks beyond EPP and EDR to include IoT is the clear next step, and we look forward to collaborating with SentinelOne on its groundbreaking work in this area.”Marketing Technology News: SDI Marketing Set to Fly High with Launch of New Stand-Alone Loyalty Agency, kitelast_img read more

HG Insights Elizabeth Cholawsky Wins Comparablys 2019 Best CEO for Women Award

first_img ComparablyElizabeth CholawskyHG InsightsMarketing Technology NewsNewsWomen Award Previous ArticleGartner Says Marketers for US Spirits Brands Must Tap Into Search to Gain Competitive AdvantageNext ArticleLivePerson Integration Makes SAP Upscale Commerce Solution Conversational HG Insights, the global leader in technology intelligence, was recently recognized as having one of the best CEOs for women by Comparably, a culture and career monitoring website. Comparably honors businesses that are deemed outstanding by anonymous employees, and this specific award is based entirely on female employee feedback ratings on their chief executives.“We’re dedicated to creating a company that encourages growth and opportunity and constantly strives for diversity of thought. That translates into a supportive company culture and fun place to work for everyone”Elizabeth Cholawsky, HG Insights’ CEO, received a Comparably score of 95/100, placing her in the top 5% of small and mid-size company leaders in the United States.“We’re dedicated to creating a company that encourages growth and opportunity and constantly strives for diversity of thought. That translates into a supportive company culture and fun place to work for everyone,” said Elizabeth. “I am delighted and honored to be recognized by the Comparably team and by the HG Insights women who made their voices heard to recognize me as a Best CEO for Women.”Marketing Technology News: LivePerson Wins 2019 Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Award“Comparably’s annual Best CEOs for Women Award is based solely on how female employees rate their CEOs,” said Jason Nazar, Comparably CEO. “These outstanding leaders are being recognized for creating workplaces that inspire, encourage, and support women’s voices and contributions.”Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel ExperiencesHG Insights is the global leader in technology intelligence. Every day, HG Insights uses advanced data science methodologies to process billions of unstructured digital documents to produce the world’s best technology installation information, IT spend, and contract intelligence. The world’s largest technology firms and fastest growing companies achieve a tremendous advantage by using HG Insights to accelerate their sales, marketing, and strategy efforts.Marketing Technology News: Digital Communication Tools Leave Many Workers Feeling Squeezed out by Tech-Savvy Colleagues HG Insights’ Elizabeth Cholawsky Wins Comparably’s 2019 Best CEO for Women Award Business WireJuly 2, 2019, 7:02 pmJuly 2, 2019 last_img read more

Study proposes new approach that cures multidrugresistant TB in conflictaffected communities

first_img Source:https://www.pitt.edu/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 14 2019A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, in collaboration with the DRC National Tuberculosis Program.The findings, reported today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, could guide clinicians and public health workers in other post-conflict or low-income countries battling or at-risk for TB outbreaks.TB is caused by a bacteria that usually attacks the lungs and spreads through the air when a person with an active TB lung infection coughs, sneezes or talks. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a quarter of the world’s population is infected with TB, though not all have active cases, and there are 1.3 million TB-related deaths annually. Some of the bacteria that cause TB have developed resistance to the antibiotics commonly used to treat it.”Conventional treatment regimens for multidrug resistant TB can be as much as 1,000 times more expensive and take four times as long as treatment for regular TB. The cure rate is only about 50 percent, and treatment can have severe side effects, such as permanent hearing loss,” said senior study author Jean B. Nachega, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the departments of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Pitt Public Health, and director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases at Stellenbosch University. “Without effective therapy, people with multidrug-resistant TB can infect others who have never had TB before.”The Second Congo War, which started in 1997, caused massive disruption of health care services in the eastern DRC, contributing to an increase in TB cases and TB-related deaths. According to the World Health Organization, there were about 262,000 new cases of TB and 56,000 TB-related deaths in the DRC in 2017.Nachega partnered with lead study author André N.H. Bulabula, M.D., M.Sc., a doctoral student in Stellenbosch’s Department of Global Health and member of the Infection Control Africa Network, as well as colleagues from the DRC National TB Program, to evaluate 16,448 patients for TB between 2012 and 2017 in post-conflict DRC. They used a new molecular diagnostic tool called Xpert MTB/RIF to detect multidrug-resistant TB in less than two hours, something that can take several weeks using conventional tests. The scientists found TB in 1,535 patients, and 170 of them, or 11 percent, had a strain of TB resistant to the antibiotic rifampicin.Related StoriesAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyNew research could help design algae that produces fuels and cleanup chemicalsNew methods to recognize antimicrobial resistant bacteria and how they workPatients with rifampicin-resistant TB were assigned to either receive a new nine-month regimen, which involved receiving four different antibiotics throughout, supplemented by three other antibiotics (including one injectable) during a four-month intensive phase, or the conventional 20- or 24-month treatment regimens, which involved five different antibiotics taken throughout, supplemented by one injectable antibiotic during a six-month intensive phase. All of the patients were assigned to “directly observed therapy,” where a nurse at the local clinic, or a community health worker or trained family member at home observed the patient take their medication.Of the patients who received the nine-month schedule, 83 percent were cured, compared to 74 percent of those receiving conventional therapy. The biggest predictors of success were the consistent use of directly observed therapy, the lack of serious drug side effects that can cause a patient to stop therapy, and the patient receiving cash incentives for adherence to treatment.”In this challenging treatment setting, it is compelling that our findings are in line with those previously reported by observational studies in Bangladesh and other sub-Saharan African countries, as well as the interim results of an ongoing multinational randomized trial,” said study co-author Zacharie M. Kashongwe, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pulmonology at the University of Kinshasa in the DRC.Nachega added that the data should inform new multidrug-resistant TB care guidelines in low- and middle-income countries, including expanding use of the Xpert testing; prompt initiation of shorter, less-toxic drug regimens that are ideally entirely taken orally; involving trained community health workers in delivering TB services; and developing, as well as initiating, community-based drug-resistant TB prevention strategies.last_img read more

Study proves cerebral emboli of stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 24 2019Researchers at Tampere University have shown for the first time that the cerebral emboli of stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens. The research article has been published in the Journal of American Heart Association.The researchers analysed thrombus aspirates, which neurointerventional radiologists removed from 75 stroke patients as part of emergency treatment. The samples were studied by duplicating bacterial DNA, showing that 79 % of the aspirates contained DNA from bacteria that came from the teeth.The study is part of a research project at Tampere University, which for ten years has been investigating the effects of bacterial infection in the development of cardiovascular diseases. The research group has previously shown that the same odontogenic bacteria are present in the coronary artery stenoses of patients who have suddenly died, the thrombus aspirates and arterial blood of myocardial infarction patients, ruptured cerebral aneurysms and the thrombus aspirates of patients with lower limb arterial and venous thrombosis.Related StoriesCurved shape of bacteria can make it easier to find foodHigh prevalence of multiresistant intestinal bacteria in Vietnamese hospitalsStructure of bacteria responsible for traveler’s diarrhea decipheredCerebral artery thrombosis causes 87 % of strokes. Most thrombi originate in carotid artery stenoses from where they travel to block cerebral circulation.The results showed that a large amount of DNA from streptococcus viridans – normal bacteria in the mouth – was found in cerebral thrombi compared with normal blood samples from the same patients. In the oral cavity, streptococci are harmless, but when entering circulation, they might cause, among other things, infections of the cardiac valves. The streptococcus bacteria can directly bind to various platelet receptors, making the patient more prone to blood clots.The research shows that oral health and good dental hygiene are of much greater importance to health than previously known, and that untreated dental infections can cause serious health damage or even death.Source:University of TampereJournal reference:PatrakkaOlli, et al. (2019) Oral Bacterial Signatures in Cerebral Thrombi of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With Thrombectomy. Journal of the American Heart Association. doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.012330.last_img read more

Safe sex an elusive target STIs continue to rise in England

first_imgThe failure to curb the increase in STI incidence is attributed to the lack of consistent and correct condom use during sex with a casual or new partner, as well as better detection rates following higher rates of testing.The PHE’s Head of STI Surveillance, Gwenda Hughes, noted: “The rise in sexually transmitted infections is concerning. STIs can pose serious consequences to health – both your own and that of current and future sexual partners. No matter what age you are, or what type of relationship you are in, it’s important to look after your sexual health.”Common STIsGonorrhea showed the largest jump of 26% because of new cases among homosexual, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with 50% of over 56,000 cases occurring in this group. Compared to the 16,000 cases in 2009, this reflects an almost 250% increase in the disease, making this the highest count in 40 years. This is an alarming trend, as shown by the three cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhea reported in 2018.Syphilis has also more than doubled over just ten years, from about 2,900 cases in 2009 to over 7,500 in 2018. Again, MSMs figure prominently in this condition, accounting for 75% of cases in 2018. PHE’s Syphilis Action Plan is meant to counter this increase, and is based on higher testing rates among high-risk MSM, and among patients who have been treated for syphilis; BASHH standard partner notification; and  excellent antenatal testing coverage.Chlamydia was the most common diagnosis, with over 205,000 cases, comprising about half of new STIs (6% up from 2017). 60% of new cases occurred in young people between 15 and 24 years. Despite the pro-active testing being offered under the National Chlamydia Screening program to young people, testing fell by 22% since 2014 but with more tests returning positive (10%), the disease is still rising.Related StoriesMosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmissionMediterranean diet may improve memory in type 2 diabeticsHighlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM)First-time genital warts accounted for 13% of new STIs. The HPV vaccination program, which offers the quadrivalent HPV vaccine to most girls between 12 and 13 years of age, has achieved good herd protection, as suggested by the 92% decrease in genital warts in girls 15 to 17 years old compared to 2014, and an 82% decrease in heterosexual boys.STIs continue to hit young people (15 to 24 years), MSM, and black minorities. While STIs increased by 2% and 1% among heterosexual women and men, respectively, the rise was 16% and 17% among women who had sex with women (WSW) and MSM respectively.These groups likely have higher rates of sex with new partners without condoms. The practice of combining recreational drug use with sexual activity, called chemsex, is suspected to be responsible for high-risk behavior in some MSM.Among people over 24 years, STI incidence is far lower but rising. The largest proportional increase in gonorrhea (42%) and chlamydia (24%) was in those over 65 years, though absolute numbers are low.Curbing STI increasesMany STIs don’t cause symptoms, and are easily passed on to others unknowingly. PHE recommends regular annual screening for STI, including HIV, with or without signs of infection, for all sexually active people who change partners or have casual sex without condom protection. If under 25 years, chlamydia testing is advised annually and when they change partners.For MSM, testing should be done every three months if they have unprotected sex with new or casual partners.About 2 million screening tests for STIs were carried out in 2018. Sexual health clinics offer access to anyone at risk of an STI. More and more, people are using eSexual Health Services (eSHSs). This makes personal visits to the clinic unnecessary, with the tests being ordered online, taken at home, and posted to the testing laboratory. The results will be received through a phone call, text or post. 14% of chlamydia diagnoses among 15-24 year olds were made this way.Relationship and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools is important to prevent new STIs among young people.Other PHE initiatives for sexual health include: Source: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/806118/hpr1919_stis-ncsp_ann18.pdf By Dr. Liji Thomas, MDJun 6 2019The incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England continues to go up, according to a new report released by Public Health England (PHE). The currently reported increase of 5% from 2017 brings the figure to almost 450,000 cases. Consultations at sexual health services went up by 7%, to over 3,500,000. Safe sex message. Image Credit: keko64 / Shutterstock A Protect Against STIs campaign promoting condom use to 16-24 year olds Providing data on the activity of local sexual health services to local authorities Containing outbreaks and incidents successfully Advisory help to develop national guidelines in this arealast_img read more

Exploring how schizophrenia and depression are related to drug consumption

first_imgThis last group, cocaine consumers with antisocial personality disorder, has turned out to be the one with the largest number of people who had been in prison for criminal behavior. Therefore, our stereotypes towards cocaine consumers with schizophrenia are not verified, which shows that we discriminate and stigmatize these people as delinquents unjustifiedly.” Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 27 2019Students of the Medicine Degree at the CEU UCH University in Castellón, Iván Echeverria and Carlos Galera-Román, and the student of the International Doctorate School of the CEU (CEINDO), Alejandro Fuertes-Saiz, have presented two pieces of research at the third edition of the International Congress of Dual Disorders, which was held in Madrid on June 19-22. Both studies, on schizophrenia and depression and their relation to drug consumption, have been conducted under the direction of the CEU UCH’s Mental Health professor Gonzalo Haro Cortés, head researcher of the TXP group and director of the Severe Dual Disorder program of Castellón’s Provincial Hospital Consortium.Related StoriesResearchers find new physical evidence in the brain for types of schizophreniaResearchers explain how ‘viral’ agents of neurological diseases ended up in our DNASocial media use and television viewing linked to rise in adolescent depressive symptomsCEU UCH doctoral candidate and resident Psychiatry physician at the Provincial Hospital Consortium of Castellón, Alejandro Fuertes-Saiz, has given a lecture on the stereotypes on people who suffer from addiction and schizophrenia, because of which they are usually associated with criminal behavior and the use of violence. The study has attempted to confirm whether this stereotype is true, analyzing in total 74 cases of people who consume cocaine, as this is the most consumed addictive substance in Europe. Of these, 38% of patients suffered schizophrenia, and 27.8% antisocial personality disorder as associated dual disorders.As professor Gonzalo Haro highlights: Cocaine and depressionCEU UCH Medicine students Iván Echevarria and Carlos Galera-Román, also under the guidance of professor Haro, have conducted a study on the relation between the consumption of cocaine and depression, analyzing the influence of socioeconomic factors, such as having a stable partner or job.Both students have studied these circumstances in 94 people who consume cocaine, and who are receiving treatment at the Provincial Hospital of Castellón. Of these, 84% also suffers a depressive disorder. Professor Gonzalo Haro explains that “in the case of cocaine consumers with depression, the lack of a stable partner and low-skilled work were more common among consumers without depression, which means that socioeconomic factors affect the root of the depressive disorder of these patients, and not only consuming cocaine, which they are associated to by default.” Source:Asociación RUVIDlast_img read more

As internet spoofing gets better you may surf into a sea of

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain It’s all about devious misdirection, fumble-fingered typing and how our brains can confuse what our eyes see. Big money can await the clever scamster, and costs are rising for corporations and politicians who do not take heed.The problems lie in the inner workings of the internet, and touches on issues like the vast expansion of the combination of words, dots and symbols that comprise internet addresses.It’s no longer just .com, .net., .org and a handful of others. Now, there are 1,900 new extensions, known as top-level domains, things like .beer, .camera, .city, .dating, .party and .shop.”We see a ton of them being used maliciously,” said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish security company F-Secure, who called the new endings “a big headache.”The problems revolve around what computer scientists refer to as “spoofing” of the Domain Name System, or DNS, which has been called the phone book of the internet. It’s been going on for a while, and touches on what users type into the address bar of a browser window or click on at a website. There are new ways to make phony addresses look real.”Creating a spoofed domain name, or even hijacking a domain name, has become a lot easier today,” said Israel Barak, chief information security officer at Cybereason, a cyber security firm based in Boston.Just a few years ago, spoofing an internet address, say, microsoft.com, was primitive.”You would have to maybe change that ‘i’ to a 1. I’m going to be M1crosoft with a 1 today, or even change the ‘o’ to a zero, or change the ‘t’ to a seven. For senior citizens with fuzzy vision like I’m starting to get, you might squint at that and say, ‘Looks like Microsoft to me,'” said Paul Vixie, chief executive of Farsight Security, a San Mateo, Calif., company.An internet pioneer, Vixie has been involved in its governance for three decades. He is an architect of some of the protocols used in the DNS system and advises the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Los Angeles non-profit that serves as the guardrails for the borderless global internet. AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses It’s easier than ever to get waylaid on the internet, diverted to dangerous territory where scam artists await with traps baited for the unsuspecting user. Citation: As internet ‘spoofing’ gets better, you may surf into a sea of sharks (2018, August 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-internet-spoofing-surf-sea-sharks.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ©2018 McClatchy Washington Bureau Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Explore further But Vixie said the internet is still in its Wild West phase. He compared the online world today to the era of highways before seatbelts and airbags.”It just takes us some time to catch up. First, you innovate, you kill a lot of people or steal a lot of money, whatever it is, and then somebody comes along and says we got to secure this somehow. We’re still in that first phase here,” Vixie said.To bridge the gap between English-speaking and non-English-speaking worlds, internet organizers have incorporated domain names utilizing characters covering 139 modern and historic scripts. It’s not just major scripts like the Cyrillic alphabet and Chinese characters. It’s also Runic, Buhid, Rejang and dozens of other obscure language scripts.Scamsters have had a field day with parts of those scripts. They’ve inserted look-alike characters into internet addresses, sending users to bogus malicious, websites.Vixie said numerous distinct characters look like the Roman letter “i.””They are completely visually the same down to the last pixel on your screen to the real lower-case ‘i.’ So there is no way that you’re going to tell the difference,” he said.Inserting such exotic characters into a link is one technique criminals employ to send users to look-alike sites that may appear to be a bank website, a Gmail troubleshooting page or some other page that asks for a username and password. Other techniques are also used.In some cases, adversaries target employees of a corporation, nuclear plant, military unit or other high-value facility where they seek a digital foothold. The hackers send the targets tailored emails with the malicious links.”It’s easy(and) it’s cheap,” said Tom Richards, co-founder and chief strategy officer for GroupSense, a Virginia cyber threat intelligence firm.As a hacker, Richards said, “All I need to do is register a website that looks like my target and then send that to a handful of employees or people affiliated with the organization or potentially even customers. And then I can trap them. I can send them malware. I can get them to fill out a form.”It’s embarrassingly effective.”Not so long ago, companies would buy common domain names that were almost like their normal websites, but off by a letter to ensure clumsy typists wouldn’t go astray. So, in the case of Walgreens.com, if you type in walgreen.com or walgrens.com it will still take you to the drugstore chain’s site. With the proliferation of new domain names, the task has grown more difficult.”It is getting harder and harder for companies. There are just so many combinations,” said Steve Manzuik, director of security research at Duo Security, an Ann Arbor, Mich., vendor of cloud-based security services.Some cybersecurity experts suggest that average internet users need to get savvier about phony websites, reading the components of what is in the address bar, like domain names and suffix paths. Others say that expects too much of average internet users.Most users see “dots and slashes and question marks. They don’t know what this means,” said Rich Smith, director of Duo Labs, the advanced security research team at Duo.As election season approaches, some politicians are taking special care to ensure variants of their website addresses aren’t snatched up and registered by foes. Other politicians are less aggressive. At a recent talk at the DefCon hacker convention, a father-son election research team, Kevin and Joshua Franklin, cited two websites that troll incumbent politicians.One targets Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House intelligence committee and is a sharp critic of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. Users who click on a website with an address similar to his re-election site arrive at a website partly in Russian with a photo of Nunes in a Stalinesque pose.At least one congressional candidate, Republican Pete Stauber of Minnesota, has prepared well, registering 37 domain names that are variants to ensure an opponent doesn’t troll him., Joshua Franklin said. Stauber’s campaign didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.last_img read more

AI to seep further into everyday life at Berlins IFA analysts

first_img © 2018 AFP Explore further Electronics manufacturers are betting on artificial intelligence weaving itself ever more tightly into our relationships with their products on show at this year’s IFA, the sector’s annual Berlin trade fair, analysts predict. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “Voice control and AI are two trends dominating consumer devices industry this year, generating innovation in all segment,” Hans Joachim Kamp, president of the GFU federation which co-organises IFA, told a press conference.South Korean giant Samsung, through a new connected speaker, Home Galaxy, equipped to respond to spoken commands, may send its voice assistant Bixby into battle with Google’s Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri for dominance of living rooms and kitchens.Such devices made a splash at last year’s IFA, making the 2018 show an opportunity to take stock of their reception among the public.Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2020 some 75 percent of American households will use a voice assistant.Meanwhile, similar technology is extending its reach into connected devices from fridges to lightbulbs, gigantic televisions with ever-higher resolution, and wearables used to track fitness data.Such mass-market products are the bread-and-butter of IFA, which traditionally contrasts with its nerdier Las Vegas-based American equivalent CES.Global sales in the consumer electronics market are estimated to hit 845 billion euros ($988 billion) this year, up 0.8 percent on the previous year, Kamp said, despite “economic crises and ongoing trade wars”.Augmented realityAlso from Korea, Samsung rival LG is set to unveil its CLOi SuitBot, a powered exoskeleton that increases the user’s leg strength and can be networked with the firm’s other robots for complex tasks.But visitors looking for novelty in their everyday tech companion, the smartphone, will be disappointed.Apple has historically shunned IFA, while Samsung unveiled its top-end Galaxy Note 9 phone just a few weeks ago.Neither is a major announcement expected from China’s Huawei, a star of past years at the Berlin show.Instead, the 2018 edition could be a breakthrough moment for augmented-reality applications that have so far left consumers unimpressed.The technology superimposes digitally-generated elements like sounds or 2-D and 3-D images onto real-world scenes, for example in an Ikea app that allows users to virtually try out the furniture giant’s sofas or bookshelves in their homes.With new glasses, lenses and helmets, “there are more and more technologies available that include very high-quality content, whether it’s augmented-reality Harry Potter or shopping applications”, said Klaus Boehm of consultancy Deloitte.Filling out the vast halls of Berlin’s trade fair centre will be a bewildering array of products from around the world that range from the practical to the—in some eyes—downright dangerous.Under German law, items like hoverboards, powered “monowheels” and electric skates can only be test-driven away from public roads.And there are certain to be thousands of exhibitors showing off the latest fridge that re-orders food when stocks run low or Bluetooth headsets with an extra hour of battery life—jockeying for position in a relentless technology race.center_img Smart refigerators like this Samsung model are likely to be among the products on display at IFA tech trade fair in Berlin Samsung voice-assistant Bixby to debut with new phone Citation: AI to seep further into everyday life at Berlin’s IFA: analysts (2018, August 29) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-ai-seep-everyday-life-berlin.htmllast_img read more

TEA seeks settlement of rebate claims on State leviesTEA seeks settlement of

first_imgSHARE COMMENTS November 29, 2018 Published on Our Bureau Knitwear exporters in Tirupur have appealed to the Union Textiles Ministry to clear the pending ROSL (Rebate on State Levies) claims without further delay.Tirupur Exporters’ Association President Raja M Shanmugham said the pending ROSL claims for the knitwear cluster alone worked out to around ₹105 crore. “Settling the claims will help the units as most operate on wafer-thin margin and are struggling to sustain in a highly competitive price-conscious market. Further, we are compelled to compete against countries that enjoy duty-free status in the EU and the US markets. We are taking various measures to cut cost and emerge competitive,” Shanmugham said. Sources said claims in the past three months’ had not been settled. ROSL is mainly to compensate for the embedded taxes such as electricity tax and mandi tax that are not included in GST, the source said. Emphasising the need for urgent intervention, the TEA president said the garment export sector, after passing through a declining trend for over a year, had started to record a positive trend only during October. Tamil Nadu knitwear and hosiery SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTlast_img read more

MSMEs need reforms to solve pressing problems

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the second largest employment providing sector, need radical reforms to solve its pressing problems and to utilize its potential.This is the findings and recommendations of the latest ‘Development Report’ on MSMEs, brought out by the Kochi based Institute of Small Enterprises and Development. ‘India Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Report 2018, the twenty- first volume in the series, was released in Bengaluru at the South India MSME Summit 2019.The report pointed out that several studies on India’s MSMEs have brought out emerging challenges of the sector, especially against the phenomenon of ‘jobless growth’, that the country is experiencing today. MSME associations have also come up with issues relating to finance and taxation. The Union Government came up with a new turnover-based definition of MSMEs, which the associations consider it as an inroad into their constituency by large players.However, the RBI, on the other hand, has taken a serious note on the issues relating to finance and taxation, and has set up an expert committee to identify causes and top propose long term solutions. While the mainstream debates on MSME problems confine to the limited areas of technology, finance, start-up support etc, the impact of more crucial external influences such as policy failures (demonetization and GST implementation) remain unanswered. In such a situation, piece-meal solutions to MSME problems may not be effective, the report warns.Quoting an RBI study, the report said that the credit growth for MSME declined significantly and turned negative during November 2016 to February 2017. However the growth in credit had recovered after February 2017 to reach an average 8.5 per cent. The share of credit extended to MSMEs in overall bank credit, declined steadily to around 14 per cent from about 17 per cent. Additionally, within credit to the industrial sector, the share of medium enterprises has dropped significantly as compared to micro and small enterprises. The credit growth to MSME exports has also been affected.ISED advocates an ‘entitlement approach’ that can have the potential of compelling all related stake holders to work on a common national agenda and solutions under a scientifically structured framework. Such an approach would demand identification and analysis of major security threats to the MSMEs, and entrepreneurship at the grass root level. COMMENTS SHAREcenter_img MSME Published on January 24, 2019last_img read more

Former Arunachal Pradesh CM booked on charges of corruption cheating

first_img Next Munish Pandey New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:37 IST Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Nabam Tuki, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, on charges of corruption, cheating and forgery.A case has been registered against Nabam Tuki and his brother Nabam Tagam on allegations that Nabam Tuki, as minister of consumer affairs and civil supplies in 2003, had given 11 contracts to his family members including his brother which were worth Rs 20 crore.Charges under which the FIR has been filed include Prevention of Corruption Act and cheating and forgery.The case was given to the CBI by Gauhati High Court.Tuki was the chief minister of the state during 2011-16.His brother Nabam Tagam, N N Osik, the then director civil supplies, and the then chief manager United Commercial Bank Sohrab Ali Hazarika have also been booked, the officials said.It is alleged that Osik paid illegal gratification of Rs 30 lakh, which were credited in his account in Itanagar branch of the United Commercial Bank.The cheque was issued in the name of Tuki and was later changed to “yourself”, the agency alleged.It said Hazarika, as the branch manager, helped to get the amount credited in Tuki’s account and did not obtain any authorisation for alterations made in the cheque beneficiary.The name of account holder in the bank records were also “obliterated” and were replaced with T Nabam in the specimen signature card. A picture of Tuki’s brother Nabam Tagam was also put on the specimen signature card.However, in the agency enquiry it surfaced that the account was indeed in the name of Tuki and his specimen signatures were on the account opening form.Also Read | CBI books brother of ex-Arunachal CM, others on corruption chargesAlso Watch | SC harassment case: Is judiciary facing its biggest test?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow Arunachal PradeshFollow Nabam TukiFollow Corruption Former Arunachal Pradesh CM booked on charges of corruption, cheatingIt was alleged that former Arunachal Pradesh CM Nabam Tuki, as minister of consumer affairs and civil supplies in 2003, had given 11 contracts to his family members including his brother which were worth Rs 20 crore.advertisementlast_img read more