Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez

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Ruotsin kuljetushallituksen Transportstyrelsen it-palveluiden ulkoistamisesta on kehkeytymässä hallituskriisi.Ruotsin oppositio järjesti keskiviikkoaamuna tiedotustilaisuuden, jossa allianssipuolueiden puheenjohtajat vaativat epäluottamusäänestystä kolmen ministerin kohdalla.He ovat infrastruktuuriministeri Anna Johansson, sisäministeri Anders Ygeman ja puolustusministeri Peter Hultqvist.Tapahtumien juuret juontavat vuoteen 2015, jolloin Ruotsin valtion kuljetushallitus Transportstyrelse ulkoisti it-palvelunsa IBM:lle.Ulkoistamisen yhteydessä arkaluonteista tietoa joutui sellaisten ulkomaisten tahojen käsiin muun muassa Tshekeissä ja Serbiassa, joille ei oltu tehty vaadittavia turvaselvityksiä.Ulkomaille vuoti ainakin tiedot ruotsalaisista ajokorteista kuvineen sekä arkaluonteisia tietoja Ruotsin infrastruktuurista.
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The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will be released in the coming weeks, and Microsoft promises it will include new features not only for creatives, but improvements to accessibility, security, and UI as well.Unfortunately, there are several existing features of the operating system that will be getting removed or deprecated with the update.Most of them are aging and no longer being developed, or they’re being folded into other tools and applications.Microsoft has published a support document that outlines the features being removed, allowing users to plan for the changes.Those listed as being deprecated are features no longer in development or supported, and will be removed at some point in a future release.Those listed as removed will no longer be available after the Fall Creators Update is installed.
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While generally useful, they still have to play catch-up with evolving threats–and their deep system access has on occasion enabled even worse attacks.Now, as antivirus products gain in popularity for Android devices, they appear to be making many of the same old mistakes.A key part of the current shortcomings stems from relative immaturity in Android antivirus offerings.So in creating AVPass, the researchers started by developing methods for defeating defensive algorithms they could access (like those created for academic research or other open-source projects) and then used these strategies as the basis for working out attacks against proprietary consumer antivirus—products where you can’t see the code powering them.To test the 58 Android antivirus products and figure out what bypasses would work against each of them, the researchers used a service called VirusTotal, which attempts to identify links and malware samples by scanning them through a system that incorporates dozens of tools, and offering results about what each tool found.Under an academic license, VirusTotal limited the group to fewer than 300 queries per malware sample, but the researchers say even this small number was adequate for gathering data on how the different services go about detecting malware.
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Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of origami, self-folding robots can go places and do things traditional robots cannot.A major drawback to these devices, however, has been the need to equip them with batteries or wires.Researchers from Harvard have found a new way to overcome this problem, by designing folding robots that can be controlled using a wireless magnetic field.Indeed, one of the more exciting possibilities for self-folding robots is their potential use in medicine.The presence of wires and batteries presents an obvious hurdle, which is why a team of researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University decided to create a wireless, externally powered self-folding robot.The new folding bots are a bit more complex in terms of form and potential function.
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Despite Uber's venture into autonomous cars set a negative tone after facing suspension and a major lawsuit, another ridesharing service is taking a crack at driverless driving.The US-exclusive service Lyft announced plans today to launch its own autonomous car division to help work on its open self-driving system.The system, once completed, will allow Lyft and its partners to deploy and manage autonomous cars as they ferry customers around.Housed in the newly titled Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto, California, Lyft claims it's taking its self-driving initiative seriously, devoting 10% of its entire engineering staff to just focusing on the autonomous tech.For those not yet trusting of a robot driver (or are simply on a route inaccessible to an autonomous car) Lyft assures customers that it will continue to offer both driverless and human-piloted options for its service in the future.It will likely be some time before we see the fruits of Lyft's latest labor but if all goes well, advocates speculate that more self-driving cars of any company's could significantly drop traffic-related congestion, accidents and pollution — if not at least less awkward small talk with your driver.
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Samsung is to unveil the follow-up to its exploding Galaxy Note 7, expected to be called the Galaxy Note 8, on 23 August.The South Korean electronics firm posted to Twitter a “save the date” for the unveiling of the Note 8 at one of the company’s “Unpacked” events, complete with a gif showing a representation of the new design.August 23, 2017 DoBiggerThingshttps://t.co/uSEvuV1QKN pic.twitter.com/9lbxtDtm0lThe Note 8 is expected to take the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which feature curved screens and minimal bezels both on the sides and at the top and bottom of the devices, to the next extreme.The Note series has typically been the biggest of the top-end Samsung devices, with the Note 7 having a 5.7in screen with a 16:9 ratio, making it 0.2in bigger on the diagonal than last year’s 5.5in Galaxy S7 Edge.The Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2in screen with a longer screen format than previous Samsung devices, which means the Note 7 could have a screen even larger than that.
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With 310 horsepower and a hatchback body, the Regal GS could offer a good combination of performance and practicality.The 2018 Buick Regal GS aims to provide something that normally isn’t associated with General Motors’ mid-tier brand: fun.Like the previous-generation GS, the 2018 model offers more power and sportier driving dynamics, in an effort to erase Buick’s stereotypical boringness.The GS is based on the redesigned 2018 Regal, which itself is basically a Buick-badged version of the European-market Opel Insignia.The Regal was developed before GM sold Opel to French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, and GM will go on selling it despite the sale.The Regal is only available as a station wagon or a hatchback, and the GS model is only offered in the latter body style.
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Now, thanks to computer models of a supernova first witnessed 30 years ago, astronomers at National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have been able to depict the inside of this event.It has been a great challenge to model them, and for many years astronomers had difficulties getting stars to explode at all in computer simulations.”Although supernovae are relatively common within our observable universe, they still only occur every 50 years on average in galaxies as big as the Milky Way.It’s really important to understand how, when, and where supernovae go off to understand how, when, and where stars, planets, and life forms in galaxies.”Though scientists had previously estimated how and where molecules would combine within supernovae, this marks the first time data was captured in resolution high enough to confirm the test models.But what if you want those features without paying the $399 premium that the GoPro commands?
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Influencer Programs are big right now, and for good reason – they work.While this general approach can produce results, it may lack the personal touch that resonates with influencers (they just want to be loved).And if you really want to catch their eye, maybe send hand-written notes to infuse some emotion and personalization into your pitch.Placing banners and displays on an influencer’s blog is certainly a marketing option, but probably not your best choice.Perhaps most importantly, banners just don’t generate the audience engagement that today’s brands are looking for.But guest-blogging is often perceived as less authentic, and not all audiences will follow outside the established “intimate circles”.
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Från och med nu ser det ut som att reklamblockerare på IOS enbart kommer fungera i form av Safari-tillägg.Vpn-baserade verktyg som kräver installation av ett root-certifikat kommer inte längre godkännas för App Store, skriver Macrumors.Den nya tolkningen av reglerna uppmärksammades av företaget Future Mind som bland annat utvecklar Adblock, en vpn-baserad reklamblockerare som utlovar blockering av reklam i alla appar och inte bara i Safari.Den har legat i butiken sedan 2014, men när företaget nyligen skickade in en ny uppdatering tog det stopp.Apple ringde upp företaget och meddelade att policyn har ändrats och att företaget tolkar App Store-reglerna striktare än tidigare.Nuvarande version av Adblock ligger fortfarande kvar i butiken och Future Mind har inte bestämt sig för hur det ska göra.
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There’s really no question whatsoever that the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are the best wireless headphones the brand has ever released.The sound quality and battery life are both outstanding, and the look is obviously as sleek as it gets.The cherry on top is Apple’s W1 wireless chip, which makes pairing a breeze and offers enhanced features when the headphones are used with Apple devices like the iPhone.As great as the Solo3 headphones are, $300 is a tall order for any wireless headphones these days.Lucky for you, you won’t pay anywhere near that much if you snag a pair right now on Amazon.Here’s what you need to know from the Amazon product page:
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The model in question is the Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC, one which it teased at Computex a few weeks back.Naturally, these shouldn’t be taken for gospel, as there are likely further optimisations to be made, but the hardware inside – the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB – is by now fairly well established, so we’re not dealing with entirely new architectures or anything, and we doubt Asus is going to make significant alterations (if any) to the chassis.The more pressing question is how well the hardware copes in an environment with significantly more power and thermal restraints than a traditional desktop.Click to enlarge The chassis has a sleek black design populated with a few red ROG highlights that we feel add flavour in a tasteful way, and these are matched by red engravings on the keycaps, which are also backlit.The unibody trackpad is smooth and large, and we’re sure Asus will resolve the minor tracking issues we observed, while the keyboard gave us no issues in our brief time with it and was a pleasure to use.As far as we know, there will be two SKUs for UK consumers.
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An image of a hand and a GIF of a horse running have both been encoded into the DNA of a bacteria.Using a technique that involves a process called gene editing, the team led by Seth Shipman from Harvard University were able to store the data inside the DNA and then extract it again.It’s an astonishing achievement because while it’s not the first time we’ve been able to store data within DNA it is the first time scientists have been able to store data inside a living organism.To make matters even more complicated, the data wasn’t delivered to just one cell but several.This meant that when they re-compiled the data they had to restructure it using fragments from different places.Well this is where things get particularly cool.
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Artificial spider silk could have a number of unusual use-cases, such as making tomorrow's crash helmets for cyclists.Just as we’re all nerding out to the fictitious web-spinning adventures seen in the excellent Spider-Man: Homecoming, real-life researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge have designed lab-grown artificial spider silk that’s not only super-stretchy and impressively strong, but also sustainable and nontoxic.The silk, which functions like miniature bungee cords, is described in a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“[Making current] synthetic fibers requires a tremendous amount of energy – up to 1,500 C — and large use of solvents, that are difficult, toxic, and unpleasant to handle and dispose,” Dr. Darshil Shah, co-author of the paper, told Digital Trends.“On the other hands, we see that spiders have evolved over hundreds of millions of years to produce silk fibers with superb properties, on demand, from a gel with water as a solvent, at room temperature and pressure.”That’s what the Cambridge scientists have developed with their method of spinning fibers at room temperature from a hydrogel that’s 98 percent water.
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Säkerhetsexperter vid Wordfence har hittat en ny sorts cyberangrepp som tycks ha blivit allt vanligare på nätet, en metod där hackare skannar nätet efter ofärdiga Wordpress-sajter som kan hjälpa dem att ta över servern som sajten finns på.Angreppsmetoden, som fått namnet WPSetup Attack, går ut på att en hackare letar efter ofärdiga installationer av Wordpress CMS och sedan slutför installationen på egen hand.Efter installationen kan angriparen sedan installera skadlig kod på sajten, och via den sedan ta över servern.För att försäkra sig om att inte råka ut för ett angrepp rekommenderar Wordfence alla till att slutföra installationen av Wordpress helt och hållet, vilket kan vara klokt då säkerhetsföretaget även upptäckt att angreppen mot just Wordpress-sajter gått upp den senaste tiden.Vill du veta mer om hur den angreppsmetoden, och hur du kan skydda dig, kan du besöka Wordfences sajt.
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Attempting to figure out what’s going on in Julian Assange’s head is a daily struggle.After moving into the Ecuadorean embassy in London five years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden on since-dropped sexual assault allegations, the 46-year-old has remained holed up there with Twitter as his main means of communication.From the embassy’s confines, he’s kept himself busy leaking a slew of hacked DNC emails, CIA exploits, and generally inserting himself into world events in which he plays no part.Now, it looks like Assange is doubling down on his attempt to join the Trump clan.A few hours after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out an absurdly incriminating email chain in an apparent attempt to pre-empt a New York Times story about those emails, Assange tweeted this:Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails (i.e with us).
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Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. published on Tuesday evening the Twitter account of emails, which reveal his attitude of eager Russian intentions to share damaging information about democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.on Tuesday it became known that Trump Jr. heard sabotage the intentions of the former british journalist Rob Goldstone, who told him a meeting of the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskajan with.Published e-mail out to the goldstone told Trump, Jr., that "the Russian prosecution authorities", in which he refers to Veselnitskajaan, providing official documents and information, which would show the true clinton's Russian connections.the Data would be the gold stone, according to the useful Donald Trump parent's point of view.Goldstone said: "This is very sensitive information, but it is part of Russia and its government support Trump."Trump Jr replies: "If it is what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer."
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While cheating in PC games is extremely tough to eradicate entirely, Valve's record day may signal increased enforcement of suspicious behavior.While many flocked to the Steam Summer Sale to snag a few new games at steep discounts, it would appear that some got a little more than they bargained for in the process.According to the Steam Database — first reported by Dot Esports — more than 40,000 accounts felt the wrath of the Valve Anti-Cheat ban (VAC) on July 6, the day following the end of the annual summer sale.That number — 40,411 to be exact — is a new record for VAC bans in a single day.The new record far exceeded the previous record of 15,227 bans, which was handed out on a fall day in October 2016.For context, a typical day of VAC bans normally includes anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 users, so the Steam Database chart tends to remain on a relatively smooth, horizontal course.
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If you're in the US, there's a lot you should know before the clock strikes an odd 9PM Eastern or 6PM Pacific tonight.In fact, you can start saving right now thanks to early Amazon Prime Day deals that the official website has me available hours and even days in advance.Amazon Prime Day begins tonight at 6PMThe Amazon Prime Day start time can be summed up in one word: confusing.Yet the full Amazon Prime Day is actually on July 11.Here's why: In a way, this makes it easier to get the first (and usually the best) deals without having to wait until midnight or 3AM.
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As the rest of the nation headed home for the weekend, the UK parliament's 10-strong cyber security unit sprang into action on Friday 23 June.Just three months after a knife-wielding terrorist launched an attack on the Palace of Westminster in March and a month after the WannaCry ransomware assault on the NHS in May, the heart of British democracy was facing a new threat.The Parliamentary Digital Service, led by the Royal Opera House's former chief technology officer Rob Greig, fought off at least 48,000 attempts to get into its network during a 24-hour-long cyber battle."They were pretending to be a legitimate email client and methodically trying every password, but not frequently enough to lock out any accounts," Greig wrote."We had to find what we call 'indicators of compromise' in the data to help identify and combat the hack."Unfortunately, the hackers had taken advantage of weak passwords and around 90 email accounts belonging to MPs and peers, representing 1% of parliamentary accounts, were breached.
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