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In a heavily redacted report [PDF] that surfaced this week, the watchdog revealed that in December 2015, US Citizenship and Immigration Services ran a pilot program to check social media streams both manually and automatically for any signs of wrongdoing.The tests were repeated in April and August 2016 using different software tools to rifle through online profiles for troublemakers."USCIS based its conclusion on the tool's low 'match confidence.'Because the resulting accounts identified by the tool did not always match up with the applicants, officers had to manually check the results.If fleshy humans are the only way to check the information, they are going to be facing an enormous volume of data and may either miss key clues or draw the wrong conclusions.Nevertheless, the DHS isn't giving up on the scheme yet.
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The Kairos Society isn’t just trying to bring the next generation of entrepreneurs together — it’s investing in their companies, too.The organization today announced a seed fund called Kairos Society Ventures, and the portfolio already includes Abaris (which offers a private-sector alternative to social security), Brazilian education startup Me Salva, Colombian transporation startup Mi Águila and Radish, which delivers serialized fiction in mobile apps.The Kairos Society isn’t disclosing the size of the fund, but founder Ankur Jain said it’s in the eight figures.(The organization had raised $7.4 million as of November, according to a regulatory filing.)The fund will be managed by Jain (who became vice president of product at Tinder after the dating app acquired his startup Humin), Alex Fiance and Ryan Bloomner.Kairos says it will be investing in “moonshot ventures coming out of the extended Kairos Society community.”
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After much anticipation, the MGCOOL Explorer is finally out in the wild.Today, we have an unboxing from the company that will show us what the action cam actually looks like in the real world (before, we only had renders) and what it comes with.Before that, let’s have a look at the camera’s main features.The MGCOOL Explorer boasts a Sony IMX179 16MP sensor powered by an Allwinner V3 SoC.The action camera can record 4K videos at 15fps and 1080p video at 60fps with a wide 170-degree field of view.Below you’ll find all the other details.MGCOOL Explorer SpecificationsHigh-quality 4K footage: [email protected][email protected][email protected]6G lens with an ultra-wide 170 field of view16M Sony IMX 179 sensorAllwinner V3 processorVideo format: MP4USB output interfaceH.264 codecBuilt-in WiFi1050mAh Li-on batteryThe MGCOOL Explorer comes in two colors: Silver and Black.The design is very minimalist and simple, we have an ON/OFF / Mode button at the front at the left of the camera lens, a shutter button on the top and two side buttons to navigate inside the menu.
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During the 8 march was held a digital meeting to discuss peace, security and the situation of women.Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström commenting on how technology has enabled new ways to communicate diplomacy.the Ministers of foreign affairs of Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Liechtenstein, and Sweden - all of whom are women met in a onlinekonferens during the march 8.the Meeting was broadcast live via Facebook and Youtube.In an email to the New Technology, writes Margot Wallström about the meeting, an example of ”digital diplomacy”.”Digital diplomacy ' is a concept that emerged in recent years.
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China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing has officially opened its U.S.-based research lab.The new center is part of a move to suck up talent beyond Didi’s current catchment pool in China, particularly in the areas of AI and self-driving vehicles, but it doesn’t signal an expansion of its service into North America.The existence of the research center itself isn’t new.Last September, TechCrunch wrote that Didi had hired a pair of experienced security experts based in the U.S. — Dr Fengmin Gong and Zheng Bu — to lead the center, which works closely with another China-based facility that opened in late 2015, but now it is officially open.Dr Gong will lead the facility in Mountain View, and his team of “dozens of leading data scientists and researchers” will include former Uber researcher Charlie Miller.Miller rose to fame in 2015 when he hacked a journalist’s vehicle from a laptop 10 miles away in a pre-arranged stunt to demonstrate vulnerabilities within the automotive industry.
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Over the past three years, the US government has reportedly used electronic warfare to disrupt North Korea's burgeoning efforts to develop and launch an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching American shores.The military strategy, referred to as 'left of launch', was first established by chiefs in the Obama administration and is likely linked to a series of sabotaged test launches since 2014, the New York Times (NYT) reported on 5 March 2017.The decision to expand US cyber efforts reportedly came after President Barack Obama concluded that billions of dollars being spent on anti-missile systems was not having the desired result, with electronic tampering a cost-effective and stealthy alternative.Technical details remain thin but the clandestine operations appear to mirror American-Israeli efforts to combat Iran's nuclear programme by using sophisticated computer malware, later coined 'Stuxnet' by security researchers who analysed its source code."The strategy is based on a preemptive strike with new non kinetic technologies, such as electromagnetic propagation, cyber as well as offensive force to defeat nuclear ballistic missile threats before they are launched," one report from 2015 elaborated.Discussing the 'left of launch' approach, it added: "The strategy is to attack by electronic embedment or through the electronic radar signatures of the threat's command and control systems and the targeting systems of the threatening ballistic missiles."
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The most effective horror movies offer a balanced mixture of gore, frights, and sly social commentary—and Get Out, a hit with both critics and audiences, does this better than most.But as director Jordan Peele explains, the movie’s crowd-pleasing ending wasn’t always what he had in mind for his film’s final act.Appearing on the Another Round podcast earlier this week, Peele was asked about Get Out’s alternate endings.If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the main character, Chris, manages to escape the racist clutches of his mind-and-body swapping captors after a hard-earned violent rampage and the perfectly-timed appearance of his best friend, Rod (LilRel Howery).However, Peele confirms that several much bleaker endings were originally considered, including ones in which Chris would be arrested for mass murder or even gunned down on the spot by the local police.The reason he ultimately decided against going in that direction: timing—and the changing level of awareness of the American public.
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Jason Charles, a 39-year-old firefighter who lives in Manhattan, started prepping in 2010 after he read William Forstchen's "One Second After."Set in post-apocalyptic North Carolina, the book chronicles a man's efforts to keep his family alive.Charles immediately started amassing thousands of dollars worth of supplies — from canned goods to knives to first-aid kits — and wilderness skills, so he would be ready if a disaster hit the city."There was one part [in the book] when he says, 'I should've gotten more.I should've gotten more food,' and it got me thinking, I never want that to happen to my kids," Charles, who has a wife and three kids, tells Business Insider.Two years later, he became the president of the New York City Preppers Network, the local chapter of a national organization that promotes self-reliance in case a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other unforeseen catastrophe strikes.Charles took us inside his Harlem apartment and storage unit, where he keeps his gear.
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Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted and edited by: Tito HamzeI don t know what to wear on Crunch Report It s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself .If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I ll wear it in an episode.I m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
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After weeks of rampant speculation, Blizzard has started dropping some major hints for the next hero coming to Overwatch.Fans and critics alike have begun to believe that not one, but two new heroes will be introduced in the near future as a part of the unfolding events in Numbani.These being Doomfist and Efi Oladele's robotic creation, both of which have been teased lately.The aforementioned map was recently updated on the PTR servers to reflect a news report posted on Blizzard’s social media accounts last week.Doomfist’s gauntlet is also missing from the map’s payload, with the glass suddenly shattered.This has been present in the game since it launched in May 2016, so Blizzard has been planning this for a while.
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Men snäckornas form och de flexibla vingarna gör att de sitter riktigt bra och bekvämt – även när vi provocerar dem ordentligt i löpspåret.Bra skydd mot fukt (i olika form)Ett par sportlurars viktigaste egenskap, förutom att det ska låta någorlunda bra, är just passformen och att de skall tåla väta i form av vatten eller svett, och här hittar vi inget att anmärka på.Elementen har placerats så att de tål svett och regn och ett vattenavvisande tyg ska verka för att stänga ute fukt.Även knapparna på fjärrkontrollen är inkapslande i ett gummimaterial, vilket i och för sig förtar lite av den distinkta känslan, men ger ett fullgott skydd mot vädrets makter.För den summan bör man även kunna räkna hem en vettig app, men här känns det som att Bose snålat in ordentligt.
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the Tour is expected to take a week and will be flown with the same ship - Dragon 2 - the company is developing to fly astronauts to the international space station (ISS).Månturen is supposed to be guided with the help of the autonomous system from the earth, but during a conference call with journalists said Musk to the so far anonymous the aspirants may need to take control manually if something would go wrong, writes the Quartz.the price Tag for implementing the bill?Earlier this month, it was clear that NASA wants to bring forward its plans to fly its first manned trip around the moon - something Musk is now faced with an offer to perform on behalf of the authority.“If NASA decides that the first mission of this kind should be carried out by them, they would of course have precedence,” said Musk.
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the Dovado Pro AC SEE to facilitate the configuration for home users and small businesses.the Dovado choose to bring the simplicity of focus with the new router Pro AC SEE for individuals and small businesses.the Interface is completely in Swedish, which the company hopes will simplify the installation and configuration of the device.In the other is the wi-fi of the specifications acquaintances; 802.11 ac, dual band 2.4 and 5GHz and support for the guest network.Pro AC SE can also be used for remote control of smart home gadgets from a mobile device.Test: 13 maxed-ac-routers – Here is the right choice for your digital home.
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Sony makes really, really good cameras.The company’s professional series cameras are currently coveted by even grumpy old pros reluctant to upgrade, and its camera sensors are found not just in Sony products, but in many competitors, too.So its no surprise that for years the company makes a big show of playing up the cameras in its smartphones.The Xperia XZ Premium is the big brother upgrade to last year’s Sony Xperia XZ.Dubbing the technical system behind the camera “Motion Eye” Sony claims it can shoot photos faster than competitors and show slow-mo videos slower.The average smartphone, for reference, can only do 240fps.
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While BlackBerry proper is no longer making its own hardware, BlackBerry phones aren’t dead for good.TCL, the Chinese tech firm that picked up the branding rights to the once-leading smartphone maker last year, on Saturday unveiled the BlackBerry KeyOne, a device that aims to win over BlackBerry diehards by slapping the company’s trademark physical keyboard onto a modern Android phone.We got a sneak peak at CES back when the device was going by its codename, “Mercury,” but TCL made the name, specs, and price official at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona this weekend.Here’s what’s new.
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Earlier this month, NVIDIA continued to drive the company’s powerful Pascal GPU architecture down through its professional workstation graphics stack, with new that flesh-out the lineup from top to bottom.Having previously launched the high-end Quadro cards based on Pascal, in Q4, NVIDIA returned in February with both the new monster flagship Quadro GP100 card, as well the more moderately-priced Quadro P4000 and Quadro P2000.The Quadro GP100 is a full-fat implementation of Pascal, complete with 16GB of HBM2 memory and providing a whopping 20 TFLOPs of 16-bit precision floating point performance, along with the ability to combine two cards together for a contiguous 32GB of HBM2 frame buffer with NVIDIA’s NVLink technology.It’s still a little early for that card, with pricing TBD (though sure to be pricey), but , which, along with the GP100, are slated to ship sometime in March.The Quadro P4000 will retail in the $800 and $500 range, respectively, and take on AMD’s recently launched cards in the pro graphics mid-tier.Both of these cards are based on the same NVIDIA Pascal architecture with the same features and application certifications, though the P4000 is a more powerful card with 1792 CUDA Parallel Processing cores and 8GB of memory.
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Securitybot sends a Slack message to employees if unusual or potentially malicious activity is detectedDropbox is aiming to solve the problem of alert fatigue with the release of an open source chatbot called Securitybot, which automatically collects alerts from security monitoring tools and verifies the incidents with employees.This combats the need for security teams to manually contact employees for verification when someone gains access to a sensitive part of the system, thus enabling them to sort through alerts faster and more efficiently.Built for Slack, Securitybot is tied into Dropbox s detection and alerting system to speed up the detection process by reducing the number of false positives and immediately escalating confirmed incidents.The bot looks out for unusual or potentially malicious activity and sends a Slack message to the employee in question if such activity is detected.The employee is asked to confirm whether they performed the action that triggered the alert and the response is logged for the security team.
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Forty light-years away, a faint, dim, tiny star known as TRAPPIST-1 caught the fancy of a team of exoplanet hunters led by Michaël Gillon.Only a small fraction of stars have their planets aligned in such a way that we can see them, and even fewer have rocky, Earth-like worlds at the right distance to potentially have liquid water -- and life as we know it -- on them.But this particular star, as scientist Brian Koberlein reports, was discovered to have seven planets orbiting it.In order to be habitable, at least habitable like Earth is, a world needs to be:at the right distance from its star,and with the right amount of liquid water on its surface.
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Brian Robbins, the CEO of $650 million YouTube powerhouseAwesomenessTV started in 2012, as a YouTube channel focused on teens and tweens, but has evolved with the digital video landscape and now has shows in places like Verizon's Go90, YouTube Red, and even Netflix.It's one of the companies the
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