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Probe finds widespread abuse of cop IT systems by personnelA freedom-of-information request by Huntsman Security has discovered that UK police forces detected and investigated at least 779 cases of potential data misuse by personnel between January 2016 and April 2017.Despite the high number of cases, the same request also revealed that the vast majority of the 34 police forces approached1 are taking steps to improve their monitoring systems.For all but one of the forces, those plans include monitoring IT systems to ensure they aren't being accessed or used for unethical purposes.The findings, out Wednesday, come just months after the government's official PEEL: Police Legitimacy 2016 report, which found that forces needed to do more to investigate and prevent staff abuse of IT systems and sensitive personal data, in order to assure public confidence.Published in January 2017, the PEEL report investigated whether police forces and personnel were treating their privileged status ethically, and how this affected their legitimacy.
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the Companies goal is to expand both download networks to cover all the key routes also the largest outside the cities.the company you choose to service customers businesses key locations so that the charging network websites can be as broad as possible geographic coverage.the Service include Power and tesla's Destination Charging -charging points will be placed to cover the passage of large cities and transport hubs in between.Now start the process of cooperation is not the first between the companies, as already in 2015 the Power helped Tesla bring first Supercharger charging points in Finland.Tesla x Power service customers to choose the power of the proposed items among them.the Service according to the selected customers receive a number of charging points at a lower price, and both companies charging point map.
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In June, the EUROPEAN commission, Google will pay the equivalent of 24 billion in fines to have taken advantage of their position in the market.More specifically, it was about how Google premierat its annonslösning Google Shopping and thus konkurerat out other comparison shopping services.It is not yet clear if Google, the parent Alphabet, will appeal the verdict.However you choose to already now reserve the entire amount of the fine in quarterly report.It means that Google's earnings fell by 28 percent in the quarter, the largest resultatfallet since 2008, according to the Financial Times.Read more: EU gives Google rekordböter of 24 billion
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Antibiooteille vastustuskykyiset tulehdukset aiheuttavat arviolta jo 1 900 ihmisen kuoleman ympäri maailmaa.Antibioottiresistenssi ei aiheuta pelkästään inhimillisiä menetyksiä, vaan se voi iskeä myös maailman talouteen.Britannian entisen pääministerin David Cameronin vuonna 2014 tilaamasta tutkimuksesta kävi ilmi, että jos antibioottiresistenssiin ei puututa, voi koko maailman bruttokansantuote supistua tämän seurauksena jopa 2-3,5 prosenttia vuoteen 2050 mennessä.Pahimmassa skenaariossa pudotus olisi Maailmanpankin arvion mukaan jopa 3,8 prosenttia vuosittaisesta bkt:sta.Kyseessä on niin huomattava ongelma, että siihen on ryhdytty tarttumaan jo maailmanlaajuisesti.Koska mikrobit eivät tunne maiden rajoja, ja ihmiset liikkuvat entistä enemmän, on Suomenkin ollut mahdotonta välttyä uhalta.
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There’s a lot going on in commercial DNA testing these days beyond what eye color you have or where your mitochondria comes from, and at-home lab testing startup EverlyWell hopes to cash in.The startup launched three new products today, based on your DNA to help get it there, including a food sensitivity test, DNA factors for your metabolism and breast milk DHA.Food Sensitivity+ ($249): Measure sensitivity to foods and the impact DNA may have on the ability to digest certain foods and nutrients.Breast Milk DHA+ ($89): Learn how much omega-3 DHA is in a woman’s breast milk and if DNA may affect your levels of DHA.The new products came about through a partnership with Helix, a sort of B2B 23andMe aiming to be a one-stop marketplace for other companies’ genetics products.Customers only need to have their DNA sequenced once through Helix and EverlyWell can then pull from this data for any of its DNA-based tests.
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And not just because it looks fantastic, thanks to that gorgeous Liquid Surface glass back.Even if it doesn't have a headphone jack.All those features mean plenty of settings and features to tweak and toggle, though.HTC's Sense UI is pretty straightforward, but we've still done some digging to pull out the best bits.You’re shown how it works when you first set up your phone, but in case you weren’t paying attention, head to Settings -> Edge Sense and set it up manually at any time.Tap on Adjust your squeeze force level to get a visual level of how hard you’re squeezing, then tap Test your squeeze force to see how it works in practice, but using EdgeSense to blow up party balloons.
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the International monetary fund IMF raises euro zone economic growth forecast to 1.9% for the current year, report several news media.France and germany's strong growth will cheer up the whole of the euro area economy.instead, britain's growth forecast, the IMF dropped 1.7 per cent of the island kingdom to falter in the brexit-the concerns of the center.the Previous growth forecast was 2.0 per cent.the IMF also lowered the Us forecast for the current year and next year by 2.1 percent, whereas previously it anticipated the U.s. economy will grow this year by 2.3% and next year by 2.5 percent.monetary fund justification of the forecast weakening of, inter alia, that the president of Donald Trump's administration is not redeemed as set out in the economic growth expectations.
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One of the frequent reasons given for ignoring search engine optimization is this: “We’re not selling to bots, we’re selling to people.” This argument highlights an ignorance of the role that SEO plays in modern digital marketing and development, an ignorance that is unfortunately difficult to dissuade.Years ago, the search engine bots that crawled the world wide web seeking and cataloging all of the information possible were able only to access stark pages made up of plain text and plain HTML links.Strong SEO therefore meant generating sites with limited and, often, poor user experience.Today’s bots are just a short step behind what humans can access and experience on modern sites full of JavaScript and CSS, multi-device interfaces, synonyms, and contextual meaning.Search engine bots can crawl and index many experiences today, but there are still some pitfalls that they encounter that cut off the crawl and shut down the ability to rank in natural search.For instance, say a link in JavaScript could be coded using three different methods.
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In post-crisis Spain things are beginning to pick up.The country is the 4th destination for international tech talent and Barcelona, the second largest city after Madrid, is ranked at number 5 of 60 European startup hubs in Europe by the Mobile World Congress (MWC).It’s certainly a mixed bag.Narrow streets and a tight-knit communityWalk the narrow streets of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood and you would be forgiven for thinking that it was a city that time forgot.He told me that Barcelona’s small size and village-like mentality was a big advantage to the local startup community.
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By Gary Thome, VP and Chief Engineer, HPE Software-Defined and Cloud GroupTechnology continues to move forward at a rapid pace.What seems innovative and exciting today can quickly become obsolete tomorrow.Yet, as I’ve discussed in previous articles, it has its limitations such as high profile cloud outages, latency issues, high costs, financial risks, and questions regarding control, security, and compliance.Many businesses have already started to move beyond the public cloud into a new era of hybrid IT that combines public cloud, private cloud, and traditional IT.Is it possible that innovations such as hyperconvergence, containers, composable infrastructure, and Azure Stack (as a private cloud) are already pushing us to think about how to manage infrastructure differently?
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They'll laugh at us one day.Yes, just as we laugh at previous generations.As the world crumbles all around, scientists work, warn and worry that their words won't be taken seriously.One of their more vocal PR representatives, Bill Nye, offered some chillingly rational thoughts on the subject of science-based progress to The Los Angeles Times.Nye said fear is behind science being discarded."The people who are afraid in general -- with due respect, and I am now one of them -- are older.," Nye told the paper.
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Warning to flatulence-themed Twitter trolls out there: Square social media lead Nick Dimichino still has plenty of ammunition after his viral takedown of a critic named “Fart Sandwich.”AdFreak reached out to Dimichino to solicit some tips for other brands who might need to stand up to a toxic troll, and, given the fact he honed his Twitter skills writing pungent puns for Charmin, he did not disappoint.Before we get into Dimichino’s aromatic advice, let’s revisit how Square’s showdown with a self-described fart sandwich played out:Prior to joining Square, Dimichino was a digital strategist at Publicis agency MSLGroup, where he worked on clients like Charmin, Netflix, Frank’s RedHot and more.In October 2015, he joined Square—creator of the credit card reader that’s become ubiquitous among food trucks, coffee shops and a wide range of other businesses.Do you ever have to seek any sort of approval, or do your supervisors trust your judgment?
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I am going to use the following, which is determined by one simple criterion -- it's all that I've got:Some of these are already running Raspbian, so I will just have to make sure they are updated.I am going to use my oldest Raspberry Pi Model B for this task, because there isn't much work to be done by this system.That requires an internet connection (duh), then I just use this:sudo sh -c "apt-get update & & apt-get dist-upgrade & & apt-get autoremove"Because this is the oldest/slowest of my Raspberry Pi systems, and I tend not to use it all that often, there were a lot of updates to be installed.
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Facebook denied a request made by the government of Pakistan last week to provide easy access to user identities.Pakistan officials asked Facebook to change its authentication requirements from email addresses to phone numbers, a move the social media company isn’t interested in making.The request, according to the Pakistani government, would allow the owners of ‘fake accounts’ to be tracked and dealt with – especially those that spread hate messages or blasphemy.Facebook confirmed the request – Christine Chen, a Facebook spokeswoman, said:Facebook met with Pakistan officials to express the company’s deep commitment to protecting the rights of the people who use its service, and to enabling people to express themselves freely and safely.It was an important and constructive meeting in which we raised our concerns over the recent court cases and made it clear we apply a strict legal process to any government request for data or content restrictions.
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Nine of Europeans largest operators have clubbed together and written a letter to the European Commission to complain about the state of affairs when it comes to spectrum regulation.With the Gaggle of Red-tapers set to meet for an Informal Ministerial Meeting on 18th of July, the telco bosses have decided to give the repugnant regulator a poke in the ribs; they aren’t happy with the route the industry is heading.Reform to the management of spectrum is a necessity, but the bosses harbour ‘deep concerns’ over the proposed European Electronic Communication Code.This will not only impact the mobile industry, but also adjacent sectors that increasingly rely on connectivity and digitalisation.”The issue here would appear to be primarily focused around two areas; spectrum license duration and the voluntary sharing of mobile airwaves between operators.Both are areas which the telcos have some sort of common ground, with the difficulties lying with the national regulators and legislators.
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As fighting game tournament Evo 2017 concluded in Las Vegas, Nevada, the line-up of games was announced for January's inaugural Evo Japan championship series in Tokyo, revealing that Nintendo Switch fighter Arms will be included for the first time.The tournament will take place from 26 - 28 January in the Japanese capital, with competitors from around the world battling it out to be crowned champions of seven games, including Street Fighter 5 of course, and Tekken 7.Guilty Gear Xrd, King of Fighters 14 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction will also be included, as will Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Super Smash Bros Melee, the beloved GameCube iteration in the series, has been dropped.In its place will be Arms, Nintendo's unique, motion control-focused fighter released in June for new home and handheld console Nintendo Switch.The first Evo Japan tournament was announced in September 2016.Organisers say they will be working closely with local fighting game communities and tournaments like Topanga and Godsgarden to ensure the event is a success.
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After more than a year of speculation, evidence is mounting that ultra-powerful Legendary Pokémon are coming to Pokémon Go very soon.Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs has never publicly acknowledged that Legendaries are coming or given an expected release date, but there are several reasons to believe we'll see creatures like Mewtwo and Lugia in a matter of days.If don't know, Legendaries are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon from the original game series.And until now, they've been completely absent from Pokémon Go, even as the game has added more creatures from the second generation of Pokémon.All signs point towards Niantic finally unleashing Legendaries at the first-ever Pokémon Go Fest event in Chicago's Grant Park on July 22.The ticketed event is expected to draw 20,000 players, hearkening to the game's original video trailer that showed thousands of players fighting Mewtwo together in Times Square.
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I'm sure some collector would be willing to pay a fairly significant sum for these.I hope they get offered to a museum or two though.
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Announced back in March as Naples following considerable leaks and formally launched late last month, Epyc brings AMD's Zen microarchitecture to the data centre with the promise of a top-end model featuring 32 cores and 64 threads with support for 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes and 4TB of DDR4 memory across 16 memory channels in a dual-socket system.Those are specifications which, combined with pricing set to roughly half that of comparable rival processors, could give Intel cause for concern - and the company has telegraphed definite worry with the release of a slide deck claiming companies looking to implement Epyc processors will be facing 'a multi-year effort' to develop an ecosystem to rival its own.In a presentation to selected press outlets last month, recently published for public consumption on Computer Base, Intel is quick to badmouth AMD's Epyc parts.'Expect software optimisations needed for Naples, just like Ryzen,' the deck warns.'Software [is] not optimised for AMD's 4 die/socket implementation.[It's] likely a multi-year investment to develop, optimise, and validate an ecosystem.'
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With no shortage of venture capital (VC) funds in Silicon Valley and beyond, one VC firm has elected to focus its entire efforts on one fast-growing niche.Founded out of Menlo Park, California, in 2015, Autotech Ventures has set up shop with a specific focus on automotive startups, bankrolling multi-stage companies that operate across areas such as autonomous driving, infotainment systems, cybersecurity, and more.As of last August, Autotech Ventures had raised around $75 million, but now the company has closed its “oversubscribed” inaugural fund at $120 million, with participation from notable companies in the automotive realm, including BorgWarner, Autoliv, Denso, Mahle, and Murata Manufacturing.Other investors include vehicle manufacturers, parts suppliers, repair shop chains, and trucking firms.And this hints at the fund’s raison d’être — it’s all about bridging the great divide between the old world order and the new, connecting major corporations with innovative emerging startups that may not have access to the resources needed to scale.“Startups are adept at quickly turning disruptive ideas into action, while industry incumbents are excellent at scaling and customer reach,” explained Masahiro Suzuki, partner in charge of strategic partnerships at Autotech Ventures.
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