Laurence Lafarge

Laurence Lafarge

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A few months never go by without authorities in Uganda coming up with something bombastic to declare, the latest is a social media tax.The social media tax is expected to be implemented in July 2018 according to Uganda’s government.In making the announcement, Uganda’s government said that the soon to be introduced social media tax will help boost the country’s revenue and help with national security.“We’re looking for money to maintain the security of the country and extend electricity so that you people can enjoy more of social media, more often, more frequently,” Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, is reported to have said.The question, however, is whether the eastern Afrikan country’s government will follow through with this social media tax.Previously, Uganda announced that it would be launching its own government developed social media platforms.
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Att en molnmigrering inbegriper att flytta massor av data begriper de flesta.Man kanske också har koll på olika typer av lagringslösningar, till exempel att det är olämpligt att migrera en databas genom att flytta databasfiler till en molntjänst för objektlagring.Det räcker inte att räkna hur många GB det handlar om, för att beräkna tiden för flytten.Här tipsar Infoworld om fem fartsänkare för molnflytten.Det är inte bara att flytta data rakt av.Exempel på sådana är gamla säkerhetskopior och versioner som kanske ingår i en lokal datamängd.
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DETROIT - Pai-Yen Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University's College of Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the organization's most prestigious accolade for up-and-coming researchers in science and engineering.Chen is the recipient of a five-year, $500,000 grant for his project, "Integrated Research and Education on Self-Activated, Transparent Harmonics-Based Wireless Sensing Systems Using Graphene Bioelectronics."The microsensors in wearable health-monitoring devices are inexpensive, low maintenance and battery-free, but their performance is often hindered by electromagnetic interference.Chen's research examines the use of a graphene-based bioelectronics circuit in a harmonic sensor to reduce noise and create a more energy-efficient wireless system.Among the health care applications for this technology is a sensor for contact lenses that can monitor ocular health and improve eye care."If successful, the compact and transparent graphene harmonic biosensor can be integrated on the soft contact lens to sensitively detect targeted pathogen bacteria, infectious agents, diseases or metabolic changes of interest and wirelessly transmit data without any power source or sophisticated circuit," said Chen.
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Built on top of microservices and deployed globally on the IBM Cloud, we want to provide our users with a continuous drumbeat of new features and capabilities, high performance, and the most updated security possible against emerging cyberthreats.It means iterating and deploying additional features, rolling out our service in new locations, updating for security in response to the latest operating system patches, improving Kubernetes and the container engine at the core of our service, and fixing any performance or availability issues.It also means constantly adding maintenance features and expanding the service in response to market and technology demands.| Keep up with the latest developments in cloud computing with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing newsletter. ]Incorporating devops into our culture and development practices has helped us overcome one of the largest hurdles teams face today: security.Ensuring the constant security—and performance—of an app is now something that every developer needs to think about, especially when constantly deploying updates and features.
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Wired headphones are a bit passe at this point, but I thought it worth pointing out that Best Buy has Bose's SoundTrue Ultra (iOS version) in-ear headphones on sale for $60.That's $70 off their $130 list price.The Android version is listed as no longer available.The Ultra is one of my favorite in-ear headphones because it's both comfortable to wear and sounds excellent.Steve Guttenberg, who writes CNET's Audiophiliac column, agrees, saying "it's highly recommended to audiophiles" and "anyone who finds in-ears uncomfortable."Not everybody feels the same way.
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Computer keyboards can be some of the dirtiest surfaces we touch every day.Hospital workers suggest washing your hands after using any shared keyboard.For a home or office keyboard, a wipe down every few days or at least once a week is best.Your computer keyboard is probably dirtier than a toilet seat.In fact, an Australian study found that the typical desk has 400 times the amount of bacteria found on a toilet seat.Toilet seats actually harbor around 50 bacteria per square inch, making that a relatively un-germy zone.
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Probe to see if Musk was up to something quite atrociousUpdated California's workplace safety monitor is investigating Tesla over the conditions at its main assembly plant.California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) says it will be looking into the maker of Silicon Valley status symbols in the wake of a damning report on the hazards employees face in Tesla's massive factory in the Bay Area city of Fremont."Cal/OSHA takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries and illnesses on the Log 300.Cal/OSHA currently has an open inspection at Tesla," a spokesperson for the state's department of industrial relations said in a statement to The Register."While we do not disclose details of open inspections, Cal/OSHA’s inspections typically include a review of the employer’s Log 300, as well as a review to ensure that serious injuries are reported directly to Cal/OSHA within eight hours as required by law.
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Have you used a friend's laptop to charge your iPhone and gotten a prompt that says, "Trust This Computer?"And while it doesn't feel like your answer really matters—your phone will charge either way—researchers from Symantec warn that this seemingly minor decision has much higher stakes than you'd think.Once a user authorizes a device, they open themselves to serious and persistent attacks while their phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as a hacker, or even remote attacks when the devices are separated.Adi Sharabani, Symantec's senior vice president of modern operating system security, and Roy Iarchy, the modern operating system research team leader, will make that case Wednesday, in a presentation at the RSA security conference in San Francisco.Sharabani and Iarchy's presentation focuses largely on a feature known as iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, the tool that lets iOS devices sync with desktop iTunes over Wi-Fi.But an attacker could also plant a malicious computer—perhaps one shaped like a charging station or external battery—and trick people into connecting their devices and granting trust out of confusion or disinterest.
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What are the most innovative tech projects in the cannabis industry right now?How did your military training prepare you for your role as a CEO?Silicon Valley VC’s have a newfound intense fascination with cannabis.How has your company dealt with America’s political and cultural resistance to marijuana?Rosenfeld is the CEO of Jane Technologies and online cannabis marketplace, Jane.As a former platoon leader in the US Army, he faced a difficult transition back to civilian life.
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Russian court orders telecom firms to block Telegram messaging app in RussiaA Russian court has ordered telecom firms to starting blocking access to the mobile messaging app Telegram in Russia.Telegram missed the 4 April deadline to hand over the encryption keys, after Telegram founder Pavel Durov, reiterated his stance last June against the sharing of confidential data with government entities.The Moscow court ordered telecommunications companies to block the Telegram chat app in Russia.According to Bloomberg, Telegram failed to comply with local legislation, according to the ruling by Tagansky court judge Yuliya Smolina.Telegram is widely used countries across the former Soviet Union and Middle East, and reportedly has 200 million active users as of March this year, making it the ninth most popular messaging app in the world.
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It’s like the controversies surrounding Craig Wright — the self-proclaimed ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ — are refusing to die out.Wright is currently facing allegations of plagiarism for referencing someone else’s work without proper citations.In his latest academic publication titled The fallacy of selfish mining in Bitcoin, the self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator purportedly borrowed mathematical equations from another paper – A strong limit theorem on gambling systems – by authors Wen Liu and Jinting Wang, without giving citations.Bitcoin Unlimited chief scientist Peter Rizun has since taken to Twitter to highlight the blatant overlaps between the two papers:This is a more obvious example of what @proffaustus did in this paper:https://t.co/YZZ8Yf6WT9where he copied a proof from Liu & Wang about a _different problem_ and then changed the wording to make it appear to apply to selfish mining.
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In just two years of existence, Omnicom Media Group’s Hearts & Science has become a force in the world of media agencies, scooping up account wins for Procter & Gamble, AT, and most recently the $350 million U.S. media account for Amgen.The shop has expanded to six U.S. locations and 18 global offices from Chile to (soon-to-be) China and Germany to Australia.COO Kathleen Brookbanks said the company is currently competing in three reviews, chasing Macy’s U.S. business as well as two unnamed global reviews.The rapid expansion led to a whirlwind time trying to find the right talent.“We had so many resumes that in the beginning we were afraid that people at other agencies were sending people to find out the story about us while we were consciously trying to keep our story quiet.”Brookbanks sat down with Adweek at the 4A’s Accelerate conference in Miami this week to discuss the biggest issues shaping the advertising industry, including the MeToo movement, brand safety, the rise of consultancies, and media transparency.
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Couple will represent Blighty at international contest in FinlandChris Hepworth has been named winner of the UK's 11th annual "wife"-carrying contest – an honour that not only bestows glory but also a £150 barrel of local ale.Beating 40 other couples, Hepworth carried Tanisha Prince to victory over a 1250ft (380m) obstacle course in Surrey.The course had hay hurdles for obstacles, a 15-metre climb and a "soak zone" where spectators throw water.Males or females carry a "wife" (who must be at least 18 and can be male or female, and does not actually need to be the carrier's wife).The info to competitors reads: "You do not have to be married (to each other, anyway) but it certainly helps if you are at least friends."
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A large group on internationally renowned AI academics have signed an open letter threatening to boycott collaborations with a top South Korean University working to create autonomous weapons.“At a time when the United Nations is discussing how to contain the threat posed to international security by autonomous weapons, it is regrettable that a prestigious institution like KAIST looks to accelerate the arms race to develop such weapons."As with other technologies banned in the past like blinding lasers, we can simply decide not to develop them.We urge KAIST to follow this path, and work instead on uses of AI to improve and not harm human lives.”KAIST and Hanwha Systems reportedly opened the Research Center for the Convergence of National Defense and Artificial Intelligence in February.In a statement, however, KAIST president Sung-Chul Shin denied plans of building killer robots, and said he was “saddened” by the risk of boycott.
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Actress and comedian Amy Schumer canceled an interview scheduled for a local, Sinclair-owned TV station.And a slew of Democrats running for office have vowed not to have their commercials air on Sinclair properties.Such has been the fallout over what one candidate called, “egregious” Sinclair promos.The promos say that “one-sided news stories” were being published from some media outlets including, “fake stories without checking facts first.”The promos went viral after Deadspin created a mashup of anchors reading the word-for-word scripts in markets throughout the country.Schumer, who is also a published author, canceled an interview this week to promote her new movie, I Feel Pretty, with WJLA, an ABC affiliate based in Virginia and owned and operated by Sinclair, as BuzzFeed News reported.
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As expected, the massively popular online shooter Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been followed by a wave of imitators, particularly on smartphones.But it has been unclear if or when the game's creators would ever consider legal action against any of these copycats.In particular, a brief chest-puffing incident involving the similar, and hugely popular, Fortnite Battle Royale came and went last year without incident.That changed on Monday with a suit filed against NetEase, a Chinese game publisher with two very PUBG-like games on smartphones.The suit, filed in Northern California's US District Court by PUBG Corp (a wholly owned subsidiary of Korean game publisher Bluehole), alleges both copyright and trademark violations by NetEase's mobile-only games Rules of Survival and Knives Out.Much like PUBG, NetEase's games offer 100-person online battles on an island that players parachute onto.
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Pokémon Go developer Niantic thinks being the very best like no one ever was should include a bit of community cleanup in honour of this year’s upcoming Earth Day.Niantic, in partnership with conservation organisation Mission Blue, is encouraging players to participate in local cleanup events with some in-game incentives.As some may know, however, a live event from Niantic could potentially turn into a dumpster fire.Right now, Niantic lists a total of 37 events happening across 12 different countries, all hosted by the company, along with local nonprofits.You can sign up for a cleanup event on Pokémon Go’s Earth Day Cleanup page.Though the events are scheduled to last for about two hours, Niantic suggests you check the specific event for which you’re registered.
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A suspected female shooter was found dead Tuesday inside YouTube's San Bruno, California, headquarters after apparently shooting three people at the video site's offices in the quiet Silicon Valley town.Three others -- a 32-year-old woman, a 27-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man -- were transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with gunshot wounds.The event rattled the tech industry, which has so far lived in relative comfort along the peninsula that's home to some of the world's largest companies, including Apple, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and YouTube's parent company, Google (and its own parent company, Alphabet).Silicon Valley CEOs and workers, as well as President Donald Trump, all tweeted about the situation as police descended on the community, putting up crime scene tape, shutting down intersections and stopping traffic on a nearby freeway for a short time.Here's everything we know about the shooting so far.Prior to the shooting, Aghdam's father said she had been missing for a few days.
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On offer was 40 MHz of 2.3 GHz band, to be used for 4G, and 150 MHz of 3.4 GHz band, to be used for 5G.The bidders were the four UK MNOs plus small-cell specialist Airspan.Everyone else paid £7.565 per MHz for their 3.4 so maybe there was some kind of premium attached to the winner of the 2.3.It will also allow companies to prepare for 5G mobile, paving the way for a range of smart, connected devices.”“The real winners in this auction are customers as O2 invests to further strengthen its award winning network,” said Telefónica UK CEO, Mark Evans.“The airwaves we’ve secured allow us to further enhance our network, both now and in the future.
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Cancer is one of those things that's played a very big role in the life of Deadpool, spurring him on to get cured and resulted in him becoming a superpowered avocado man.With a sequel film on the way it seems fitting to launch an anti-cancer campaign alongside it, and by donating to the cause you could win yourself a bright pink version of Deadpool's costume.Donate to @letsfcancer and Deadpool’s pink suit could be YOURS.— Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) April 4, 2018The premise is simple, taking the form of a raffle-type competition.Each person who wants the chance to win buys tickets (costing $10/£7.10 for 100), each of which gives you a single chance to win.
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