Val Strefeler

Val Strefeler

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Following a directive from the Department of Homeland Security last week banning the use of Kaspersky Lab security software in the executive branch, the U.S. Senate has followed suit.On Monday, the Senate passed an amendment against Kaspersky Lab pushed forward by New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.The amendment was attached to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) following a voice vote adding it to the bill on Thursday.Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times arguing for Kaspersky’s removal earlier this month.“I’m very pleased that the Senate has acted in a bipartisan way on my amendment that removes a real vulnerability to our national security,” Shaheen said in a press release addressing the legislation.“I applaud the Trump administration for heeding my call to remove Kaspersky Lab software from all federal computers.
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When Facebook disclosed earlier this month that it was the target of a Russian propaganda campaign, it stayed light on details.The company said Russia-linked accounts had been used to purchase at least $100,000 in advertisements aimed at “amplifying divisive social and political messages.” But Facebook declined to provide any specific ads, to say who may have been a target of those ads, or to say how many people the ads may have reached.The incident raises questions about the thoroughness of Facebook’s ad review process.According to four former Facebook workers who described the ad review system to The Verge, the company relies on workers reviewing different components of an ad, and asks them to review hundreds, if not thousands, of components a day.The person said they were reading the news and thinking, “it’s not hard to do.”Got a tip for us?
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In looking at AI’s brief history, exemplified through innovations like chatbots, we encounter ethical challenges that we must overcome to ensure AI is not adversely molded, to the detriment of users.Machines learned from their users and made personalized recommendations based on the preferences and behavior of both individuals and profiled segments.However, for Tay, limited filtering was put in place in hopes that less filtering would accelerate the learning process.Because of Tay’s open nature, the chatbot became corrupted by malicious users who miseducated Tay by using politically insensitive phrases and feeding her inflammatory viewpoints focused on offensive themes.Artificial empathy and black box AIAI’s ethical challenges are comparable to those faced by humans.
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En av de mest omskrivna noteringarna skedde i början av juli när shoppingtjänsten Urb-it (NTL) noterades på First North med ett marknadsvärde på 188 miljoner kronor.En privatperson kan till exempel hämta upp en tårta på ett kafé och överlämna till en köpare i en annan del av stan.Det gör även Swedbank Roburs framgångsrika fond Ny Teknik.Under andra kvartalet i fjol omsatte Urb-it 100 000 kronor medan förlusten skrevs till 25 Mkr.Efter en månad på börsen presenterade bolaget ett sparprogram på 30 miljoner kronor på årsbasis.Urb-its aktie har hittills fallit med 27 procent sedan noteringen i juli.
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Since the mobile intrusive interstitial ad penalty from January 10h, 2017, there has been a lot of fuss on pop-up, banner and interstitial ads.Google itself announced it will devalue webpages that use intrusive pop-up and interstitial ads in mobile search.Is this the end of those types of ads?Is there a Penalty for them?What does Google have to say?Be patient and you’ll find the answers to all of your questions regarding this topic.
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Google parent Alphabet Inc. has held talks to invest about $1 billion in Lyft Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would further an alliance against the ride-hailing company’s archrival, Uber Technologies Inc.It isn’t clear when the talks took place or whether a deal will materialize, and it couldn’t immediately be learned which unit of Alphabet would make the investment.An investment in Lyft would complicate an already confusing mix of alliances and competitors in the global ride-hailing business.Alphabet is an investor in Uber after its venture-capital arm, now called GV, invested $258 million in the ride-hailing giant in 2013.Their relationship soured over the years as Uber and Google began competing against each other in developing self-driving cars.The standoff reached a head in February when Alphabet sued Uber for allegedly stealing trade secrets to jump-start its own driverless-car program, allegations the ride-hailing company denies.
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Nintendo had the best-selling console once again last month, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.The hybrid handheld/home Switch system outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The system has performed better than the competition in recent months likely due to Nintendo’s supply keeping up with demand.The Switch debuted in March for $300.“The Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling hardware platform,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said.“The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling platform in four of the six months since launching in March 2017.”
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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds.A federal panel that reviews foreign investment in the United States for possible security threats ruled against the proposed $1.3bn (£1bn) purchase of Lattice Semiconductor last week.The deal has been under scrutiny since it became clear the buyer, Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, is funded by the Chinese government.Chinese companies are on a global buying spree to acquire technology and brands.Most acquisitions in the United States and Europe go through without incident, but some purchases of high-tech companies have prompted criticism they might represent security threats or the loss of important national assets."Credible evidence leads me to believe" the buyers of Lattice "might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States," Trump said in his order .
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Every September, the price of air freight spikes dramatically.And what else happens every September?The huge logistical challenge of delivering millions of iPhones all over the world inevitably leads to an increase in the price of air freight that can last for a number of months.The effect each year is so pronounced that back in 2012 it was claimed that the delivery of the iPhone helped the air freight industry bounce back from a collapse in prices, which at that time were the lowest since the recession.Is this just a cunning excuse air forwarders use to up their prices?Apple likes to create a feeling of scarcity, but its profits are so dependent on iPhone sales that it has to avoid leaving its thousand dollar phones stuck at sea, which can introduce delays of 30 days or more and significantly impact the company’s working capital.
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Today's iPhone X unveiling event was held in the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino campus.It is a very Apple space that fits its namesake perfectly.While the interior of the theater itself is not strikingly innovative from a design, architectural, or functional standpoint, the waiting area above it is a unique space.Journalists and Apple employees were asked to wait in this circular room before descending into the theater.As with many of Apple's designs, it manages somehow to be both minimalist and bombastic.Its pretenses may turn off Apple's detractors while pleasing its fans.
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Error loading player: No playable sources foundApple just announced a new iPhone model called the iPhone X.It's got an edge-to-edge screen, portrait mode on the selfie camera, and a lot more.Here's what you need to know.Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook30 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.
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by 2025, the entire Sweden have access to fast broadband, according to the government's broadband strategy.Until that goal is reached they now want to raise the minimum level for the connection of 1 Mbit/s to 10 Mbit/s.to all households, even those where the cost would be high to achieve the new lowest level, should be able to afford set aside in the budget of 20 million sek per year during the period 2018– 2021.The state-guaranteed minimum level is now 1 Mbit/s, regardless of where you live.Digitaliseringsminister Peter Eriksson (MP) see it as an important issue to raise.– It is a hefty increase to be able to take care of basic service over the internet and have a good connection, so you should be able to handle their banking affairs and contacts with the medical and other establishments.
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When US credit reporting giant Equifax was hacked, it left the personal records of more than 140 million Americans exposed.Now, for those seeking swift justice, a chatbot app may hold the answer – by helping impacted victims to generate legal forms needed to take action.The bot – dubbed "DoNotPay" – is aimed at those going through small claims courts, which, depending on US state, can provide damages of between $2,500 and $25,000."I am looking forward to helping you fight corporate incompetence," the chatbot app states after ingesting personal details to generate the necessary forms.The application – which was first launched across 50 states in July this year to help victims fight back against parking tickets – is set against a bright blue screen brandishing the title: "I am a bot to automatically sue Equifax".It goes on to ask a series of questions.
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The LunaR takes care of that for you using its solar panel watch face.Hybrids seem to be all the rage these days, as our inability to make decisions has led to a whole lot of compromise.From cars to plants and now to watches, we’re all looking for the best of both worlds.Newly launched on Kickstarter, this new watch claims to set itself apart from similar products (of which there are many) by selecting solar power as an alternative energy source.Apparently, the LunaR features the “world’s first invisible solar cell watch face,” and it’s all thanks to an exclusive partnership with solar tech company Sunpartners.Hoping to capitalize on the nostalgic appeal of the classic wristwatch while integrating all the tech-forward capabilities of a 21st-century smartwatch, the LunaR may just be the timepiece for you and all your multiple personalities and needs.
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Richard Yu från Huawei berättade i somras att Mate 10 kommer ha en panel med tunna ramar.En bild från när företaget introducerade Kirin 970 förra veckan indikerar att det rör sig om en skärm med bildförhållandet 18:9.Nu gör ett rykte gällande att Huawei kommer att introducera två upplagor av Mate 10.Modellen med kodnamnet Blanc förväntas heta Mate 10 Pro på marknaden och erbjuda en 6-tumsskärm (IPS LCD, 1440 x 2880 pixlar, 18:9), 6GB RAM, 64/128GB lagring och ett 4000mAh-batteri.Huawei har redan bekräftat att Mate 10 använder chippet Kirin 970.Konstruktionen är enligt utsago IP68-klassad.
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“Alexa, find me a boyfriend.”We’re not quite there yet, but dating site eHarmony has released a voice skill for Alexa in the UK and the US, which it says provides a “more adventurous approach to finding love.”Subscribers can use the skill to ask Alexa about matches or who has viewed their profiles, as well as to read messages or provide a summary.In turn, Alexa will tell that user about new matches, share messages, summarize daily activity and deliver profile pictures to their smartphones on demand.Users can also ask Alexa to select favorites and send “smiles.”And, eHarmony said, Alexa will help make the search for love “a fresh, informal experience” with commentary like:
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Pioneer is one of the most respected audio manufacturers around, and the brand's new Elite receiver looks to make a big splash at CEDIA.Pioneer has officially announced its CEDIA 2017 lineup, and if you’re in the market for a new A/V receiver, you’ll want to pay close attention.The LX502 offers plenty of power, including a claimed 120 watts per channel of Class D amplification at 8 ohms.Hi-fi digital conversion is accomplished via a sticker-shocking 32-bit/768kH AKM AK4458 DAC, claimed to utilize a unique output filter to convert audio signals with incredible clarity and excellent signal-to-noise performance.The unit supports numerous high-resolution audio formats, including DSD files (via PCM conversion) and multiple PCM files, including FLAC, ALAC, WAV, and AIFF at a max 24-bit/192kHz resolution.Along with support for both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, the SC-LX502 features Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X, which allows up-mixing of video content through speakers with height channels to take regular surround sound signals up a notch — literally.
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Niantic revealed new details surrounding the upcoming Pokemon Go Safari Zone events taking place in Europe this month.On Sept. 16, the first of these events will take place at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centres at CentrO in Oberhausen, Germany; Les Quatre Temps in Paris; and La Maquinista in Barcelona, Spain.At each event, attendees will receive an in-game medal and special 2km Pokemon eggs from the PokeStops found at each location.Attendees will also receive Trainer kits for participating in the events.During these events, Pokemon Lures will be active at each shopping center’s PokeStops, and players will be able to encounter Pokemon including Kangaskhan, Chansey and Larvitar.Attendees may also encounter Shiny Pikachu, Shiny Magikarp and various shapes of Unown.
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Utmaningen i ett förnybart energisystem handlar om att kunna lagra och effektivt balansera systemet.Samtidigt kommer kärnkraften gradvis fasas ut, i vilken takt är dock ännu osäkert.I början av året levererade den parlamentariskt tillsatta Energikommissionen ett antal förslag i ett försök att ge svar på dessa frågor.Politikerna förlitar sig istället på att ökad flexibilitet på användarsidan – där slutkunden ska effektivisera sin energianvändning genom teknikutveckling – och att en ökad andel förnybar elproduktion ska lösa problemet.Men med samhällets höga krav på att el och värme finns i den omfattning man önskar när behovet finns behöver man också titta på produktionssidan för att premiera effekt i energisystemet.Här är gasens egenskap av att kunna planera kraft och garantera effekt starkt efterfrågad – vilket är en fördel jämte sol och vindkraft.
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The line outside of Samsung's New York City event space on Thursday night stretched down the block, hundreds of people queued in a way that's common in the city's club-heavy Meatpacking District.In truth, many, including myself, were getting paid just to be in line.Surkus can find models for your rooftop party or make your new restaurants seem like the hottest thing in town.We were selected based on the photos we display on the Surkus app.On Wednesday, I filled out my Surkus profile with a selection of me wearing my Snapchat Spectacles, me with friends, and me with a drink in my hand:Creating a profile on Surkus requires selecting at least three photos and also linking to your Facebook account.
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