Canonical founder has good news.If Nick Barcet of Red Hat had elicited gasps by suggesting the OpenStack Foundation (OSF) might consider releasing updates a bit more frequently, Shuttleworth sent eyebrows skywards by announcing that the latest Long Term Support (LTS) edition of Ubuntu, 18.04, would get 10 years of support.While desktop Ubuntu tends to generate all the excitement, it is the less glamorous world of servers, infrastructure and managed services where Canonical makes its cash.The CEO is particularly proud of the implementation of OpenStack in Ubuntu and tells The Register that the Canonical gang works in "lockstep with the OpenStack development process", emitting a beta on the same day as OpenStack releases, and calling it a "final" a couple of weeks later.An increase in cadence would be unlikely to present a problem.Implementing OpenStack can be a painful experience and upgrading the thing can be even worse due to the complexity.
That's the word from the social network's former chief of security, Alex Stamos, who aired his views in a Washington Post opinion piece Saturday, three days after a front-page report in The New York Times threw a nasty light on Facebook and its top execs.The Times story said that last year, as Russian trolls worked Facebook to spread disinformation and sow discord during the US presidential election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg "ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view."The two were also distracted and delegated critical decisions to subordinates, the Times said.Stamos agreed that Facebook "stuck to a public-communications strategy of minimization and denial" and "should have responded to these threats much earlier and handled disclosure in a more transparent manner."He also said the world's largest social network wasn't alone in making mistakes."The massive US intelligence community failed to provide actionable intelligence on Russia's information-warfare goals and capabilities before the election and offered a dearth of assistance afterward," Stamos wrote.
Alex Stamos, who recently stepped down from his role as Chief Security Officer at Facebook, published an op-ed in The Washington Post today, saying that Facebook could have responded Russian interference on its platform earlier.But he also says that the issue is much larger than Facebook: Congress should update its laws regarding political advertisers, and social media users need to “adjust to a media environment in which several dozen gatekeepers no longer control what is newsworthy.”Stamos opens with confirmation of one of the details in the recent New York Times report about how the social media company slowly dealt with Russia-linked activity — that she yelled at him after he had told Facebook’s board of directors that his team was still working to uncover the extent of misinformation on the platform, and that she later apologized.He goes on to say that Facebook and other tech companies did make a number of mistakes in 2016, that they “were so enamored with the utility of our own products” that they had a difficult time seeing how their tools could be misused.He specifically calls out Facebook, saying that the company spent too long trying to minimize the issue, and that it “should have responded to these threats much earlier and handled disclosure in a more transparent manner.”But he notes that there’s plenty of blame to go around: the issues that Facebook faced around Russian cyberwarfare were ones that also stymied the US Intelligence community — and that the US government didn’t do much to help afterwards.
According to news reports in July, there is such a list, and the Pentagon has been adding to it in an effort to eliminate the presence of potentially compromised Chinese and Russian tech gear in the US military.Ellen Lord, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USDA) which buys most of the DoD's weapons and other defence kit, told reporters at the Pentagon as much at the time.To our shock – given our experience with denied requests and requests answered with documents redacted to the point of uselessness – we received an actual response in a reasonable amount of time.And it turns out there's not really a list of banned vendors, though one could make one by scouring US federal regulations for scorned companies."After thorough searches of the electronic records and files of the USDA, no records of the kind you describe could be identified," said Stephanie L. Carr, chief of the DoD's Freedom of Information Office, in a letter responding to our FOIA request."Further, the USDA advises, 'The "do not buy" list referenced by Ms. Lord was a misuse of the phrase "do not buy."
Surely you remember the fateful week when Google’s big day was spoiled — when Russian bloggers revealed the Pixel 3 phone to the world in all its glorious detail?We still don’t know how, exactly, a batch of phones fell into their hands, but it may have just happened again: Russian tech blog Rozetked claims that you’re looking at the first images of the “Pixel 3 Lite.”And unless our eyes deceive us, this phone comes with a bona fide headphone jack.According to the publication, this Pixel 3 Lite has a 5.56-inch, 2220 x 1080-pixel IPS display, a plastic case, and a Snapdragon 670 processor, all of which would make it a cheaper Pixel but probably not a smaller one.The existing Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch screen, too — but Google’s unprecedentedly expensive $800 flagship has a more expensive OLED panel that’s nearly on par with the screens in Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and the iPhone XS, according to Dieter’s Pixel 3 review.There are reasons to take this leak with a grain of salt, though, even though Rozetked was the first publication to bring us a blowout of the Pixel 3 XL, and even though a cheaper Pixel has long been rumored to be in development.
Russia’s Progress 71 spacecraft has launched with three tons of supplies destined for the International Space Station.The launch took place from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome a little after 1PM EST today.Everything went as planned, according to NASA, which says the spacecraft successfully entered preliminary orbit, deployed its solar arrays, and deployed the antennas used for navigation.The launch involved the same type of rocket that experienced a failure in October.Both a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing back on Earth due to the failure.Russia’s Roscosmos space agency initiated an investigation into the booster failure.
Google apparently isn't done with its Pixel 3 smartphone just yet, as a "budget" that costs between $400 and $500 could have just been leaked via Russian tech site compare prices, Google's flagship Pixel 3 lineup starts at $800 for the regular Pixel 3, and $900 for the larger Pixel 3XL.Indeed, the rumored device has "lite" specs compared to the full-fat Pixel 3 phones that Google released last month.But overall, the new phone looks pretty similar.That is, of course, if this thing is a real product that will actually be released into the world, which is up in the air.Check out some of the leaked photos, specs, and details of the Pixel 3 Lite:
If the new Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones are out of your budget, Google may be working on a third, more affordable variant.Known as the "Pixel 3 Lite," the reported phone popped up in a Russian tech blog called Rozetked.The device's design looks similar to the Pixel 3, which includes the signature glass shade on the back and a brightly colored power button.But the variant has larger bezels and a headphone jack (the Pixel 3/3 XL do not have the audio port).Keep in mind that Google never announced the prospect of a third Pixel 3 phone and the company didn't immediately reply for a request to comment.Though the device itself looks very convincing, you'll notice a C-shaped logo where the typical Google logo would be on the back.
We’re now privy to a so-called Google Pixel 3 Lite thanks to a series of photos shared this week by a leakster in Russia.If this device is, indeed, what it’s reported to be, it’s more than a little bit welcome in my pocket.This is because not ONLY does it have a rectangular display, and a back-facing camera that almost certainly has Pixel 3 powers, it also has a standard headphone jack on top.The Google Pixel 3 Lite we’re seeing here has a bigger bezel than its Pixel 3 predecessor, which I couldn’t care less about.There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back, right where it should be, and an LED flash, too.Given the location of this leak, it’s not a stretch to guess at its source – the same place from whens the Google Pixel 3 was leaked in full earlier this year.
The New York Times Wednesday published a 6,000-word exposé saying Facebook leadership is "delay, deny and deflect" when dealing with crises, such as Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.Facebook executives responded to the investigation late Thursday, admitting they were too slow but never intended to hide what they knew.Shares tanked in March in wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, recovered later, but plunged again after disappointing second-quarter earnings in July.Shares touched an intraday low of $137.77, their weakest level since March 2017.In a 6,000-word exposé published on Wednesday, The Times described Facebook's response to Russia-linked activity on its site ahead of the 2016 presidential election as "delay, deny and deflect."The Times also noted that Definers, a public-relations firm that had a close relationship with Facebook, disseminated research to journalists linking the billionaire George Soros to anti-Facebook movements.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may already be considered two of the best Android phones out there, but it looks like Google isn’t done releasing Pixel 3 phones just yet.New rumors have appeared online suggesting that Google is working on a third Pixel, code-named “Sargo” and dubbed the Pixel 3 Lite online.The phone looks to be a budget option for those who want a Google smartphone experience, but don’t want to pony up the cash for the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.The device was leaked online by Russian tech blogger Rozetked, who posted a hands-on video of the unreleased device.Design-wise, the phone looks similar to the other Pixel 3 models, expect it has a smaller 5.56-inch display on the front that is not edge-to-edge and has a resolution of 2,220 x 1,080.It also appears to have a headphone jack, unlike the other two Pixel 3 devices, and a slightly thicker build.
November 16, 2018: Global Foodservice Market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming years as the scope, Product Types, and its applications are increasing across the globe.Food service is also termed as catering industry, pointing toward institutions, businesses, and companies accountable for any meal organized outside the home.This industry comprises school catering operations, and hospital cafeterias, restaurants, and many other setups.The corporations that supply Foodservice operatives are termed as Foodservice suppliers.Households prefer supermarkets and supercenters, mainly for grocery shopping.Foodservice companies operating in superstores suggest low-cost choices for customers to substitute for their home-cooked meals.Foodservice Market is segmented, By Product Type into Ware washing Equipment, Food & Beverage Preparation Equipment, Cooking Equipment, Storage& Handling Equipment, Serving Equipment.Foodservice Market is segmented, By End Users into Quick-Service Restaurants & Pubs, Full-Service Restaurants & Hotels, Caterers.Foodservice Market is segmented, By Geographical Region into Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand), Japan, Middle East and Africa (GCC countries, S. Africa, Rest Of MEA), North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, England, Spain, Rest of Western Europe), and Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia, Rest of Eastern Europe).
November 16, 2018: Global Dog Food Market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming years as the scope, Product Types, and its applications are increasing across the globe.Dog have a small gastrointestinal tract, pointed teeth, which are best-suited for ingestion of meat.In case of complementary foods, combination of various nutrient sources is used.Dog food market is the fastest growing sector in the food industry; thanks to increased population of dogs.Dog Food Market is segmented, By Applications into Pet store, Individual and others.Request a Free Sample Copy of this Report @ Food Market is segmented, By Geographical Region into Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand), Japan, Middle East and Africa (GCC countries, S. Africa, Rest Of MEA), North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Rest of Latin America), Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, England, Spain, Rest of Western Europe), and Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia, Rest of Eastern Europe).North America leads the dog food market; followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.
Until now, consumer devices sold in the United States have relied upon imprecise data from U.S.-developed GPS and Russian GLONASS satellites for location tracking services, but that’s about to change for the better.The FCC has voted to allow U.S. consumers to access more precise data from European Galileo satellites, improving location accuracy in some cases from prior 10- to 15-foot distances down to as close as three feet.Historically, U.S. officials hesitated to offer civilians access to the best location data available, reserving the most precise satellite information for military and intelligence agencies.But technology innovations such as ubiquitous smartphones and map-equipped vehicles have sparked increased consumer demand for better data, and the European Union established Galileo as a superior alternative to GPS and GLONASS.Galileo promises civilians up to 1-meter location precision, while reserving 1-centimeter precision for military purposes.Galileo’s satellite network is being built in stages, with the next collection of satellites set to come online in 2019, and more by 2020.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today announced the company is taking steps to improve the health of the social media platform, including establishing an independent body to review the removal of content from the site and updating the platform’s algorithm to discourage highly polarizing content.“I was not in the loop on a bunch of these decisions,” Zuckerberg said, adding that “someone on our comms team must have hired them.”Facebook’s work with Definers included promoting the idea that George Soros, a billionaire who funds Democratic causes, was funding broad anti-Facebook sentiments.Soros is often the subject of insidious anti-Semitic conspiracy theories; in October, Soros was mailed a pipe bomb in a wider attack against liberal political figures.Facebook, for its part, said early Thursday morning that those suggestions were part of an anti-Semitic attack and were “reprehensible and untrue.”During the call, Zuckerberg threw his full support behind Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, and said Sandberg did not know about Facebook’s work with Definers.
Grim news about polar bears struggling to survive in a changing world isn't new, but one small light flickers against the dark: there's a healthy population of the big bears living along the shore and islands of the Chukchi Sea.The Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia hosts a group of about 3,000 polar bears, according to the first formal study of the bear subpopulation there.There are 19 recognized polar bear subpopulations, but it's difficult to track the size of the groups due to their roaming lifestyle and remote locations.The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which maintains the Red List of Threatened Species, reports there are an estimated 26,000 to 31,000 polar bears in total, so the Chukchi Sea group's size puts it at the high end for the known subpopulation numbers.The Chukchi Sea animals have healthy amounts of body fat and a good survival rate for cubs.A study from early 2018 tracked nine bears in the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska and found the majority of them lost body mass when they should have been packing on fat.
Facebook's board issued a statement that it pushed CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other leaders to "move faster" in tackling Russian election interference on the platform.The statement is apparently in response to a New York Times report that said that Facebook's board grilled Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg over the extent of the problem.The statement denies that Zuckerberg and Sandberg blocked any investigation into Russian election interference on Facebook — something that the Times report never alleged.Facebook's board of directors pushed CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to "move faster" to crack down on Russian election interference, it said on Thursday.The statement is an apparent response to a bombshell report from the New York Times on Wednesday detailing how Facebook's senior execs dealt with the company's recent string of crises.Per the report, Facebook's board grilled Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg after then-security chief Alex Stamos said that the social network had not yet stamped out Russia-linked misinformation campaigns on the platform.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the company was slow to spot election meddling by Russian trolls and "stumbled along the way," but pushed back against a bombshell report by The New York Times on Wednesday that raised questions about how the company's leadership handled a series of scandals."To suggest we weren't interested in knowing the truth or wanted to hide what we knew or wanted to prevent investigations is simply untrue," Zuckerberg said in a conference call on Thursday.On Wednesday, The New York Times published a more than 5,000-word investigative report that shined a harsh spotlight on how the tech mogul and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg dealt with election meddling by Russian operatives and a massive data privacy scandal.The report claims that the pair ignored warnings, deflected blame and were distracted by other projects over the past three years as scandals mounted, including a data privacy scandal in which the information of 87 million users was harvested by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica and election meddling by Russian trolls.Facebook has pushed back against the report, claiming there were "a number inaccuracies."On Thursday, Facebook's board of directors said that it stood by its current leadership.
At the recent Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong we spoke to Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Sales and Service Officer at MTS.He gave us an overview of how 5G is progressing in Russia and what he considers to be the main benefits it will offer.
Being supported by mega-grant from Russian Science Foundation (RSF), researchers of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS), have revealed about 6900 hydrobionts species in the Russian Far Eastern basin.The Sea of Japan turned out to be especially rich, approximately 42 percent of all Far Eastern species inhabit here.The large-scale research program was carried out from 2014 to 2018.This was announced by Vice-President of the RAS, Head of the Department of Biodiversity and Marine Bioresources of the FEFU School of Natural Sciences Andrei Adrianov, presenting the results of the project "Technologies for Monitoring and Rational Use of Marine Biological Resources".During five expeditions scientists have obtained new data on the biological diversity of the seas of the Far East.According to Andrei Adrianov, more than 6,900 species of aquatic organisms populate the Russian economic zone of the Far Eastern basin.