Reuters – Hillary Clinton responded on Friday to a scathing assessment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she was extremely careless with classified government secrets by shifting the blame onto her former colleagues at the U.S. State Department.After maintaining for more than a year that she did not send or receive classified information through her unauthorized private email server, she acknowledged on Friday she may have at least unwittingly done so, three days after the FBI concluded this happened at least 110 times.Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said she certainly did not believe that she was handling classified information on her server at the time, but emphasized that she followed the lead of her subordinates on whether information was classified.These are experienced diplomats, they have expertise in handling classified material, Clinton said in an interview with PBS Newshour.They were not careless and the material that they sent, they did not believe that was classified.Clinton, who was the department s most senior classifying authority during her four-year tenure at its helm, did not address the FBI s conclusion that she herself sent information on topics classified as top secret , the highest level, through the private server she kept in her basement.It is a crime to mishandle classified information, and while FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday there was evidence Clinton or her aides may have broken these laws, there was not enough evidence of criminal intent for a prosecution.In an unusual 15-minute announcement explaining the FBI s findings, Comey ended up dismaying both Republicans and Democrats.While Clinton s Republican opponents have fumed at the decision not to file criminal charges, Clinton and her staff have disputed some of Comey s criticisms that undermine her argument that she has better judgment than Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate.Comey called her and her staff extremely careless and said that any reasonable government employee should have known such information should not be aired in emails.Her server was so poorly secured the FBI could not eliminate the possibility it had not been hacked by the country s enemies, Comey said.Asked if she agreed that she was extremely careless , Clinton said she was not, adding that Comey had clarified his remarks.It was unclear what clarification Clinton meant.In lengthier comments before lawmakers on Thursday, Comey again spoke of Clinton s carelessness and real sloppiness , adding that it seemed she was not particularly sophisticated with respect to classified information.
Even Amazon's CTO is hooked on hot new app "Pokémon Go" — and he's cheekily offering his company's services to help stop the widespread outages the game is suffering because of its popularity.The adventure game has become crazy-popular since its launch on Wednesday, but server crashes keep rendering it useless for many would-be Ash Ketchums.Hence Amazon's Werner Vogels is stepping in to proffer the services of the company's cloud platform, AWS.The subtext being AWS is a better and more reliable platform than whatever the game currently uses.Niantic Labs, which makes"Pokémon Go", is a spinoff from Google / Alphabet, so there's a good chance that it's using Google's cloud platform, which makes it even more of a burn.Dear cool folks at @NianticLabs please let us know if there is anything we can do to help!I wanted that drowzee pic.twitter.com/UVwVKA0Lz8 — Werner Vogels @Werner July 8, 2016John Hanke, the CEO of Niantic, tells Business Insider that the team is hard at work on a fix.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Pokemon Go screenshotsTo the surprise of absolutely no one, The Pokémon Company and Niantic's Pokémon Go has so far been a runaway success, with smartphone owners downloading the free-to-play hit in their droves.This overwhelming popularity seems to have had an unwanted knock-on effect however, as the game's servers seem to have struggled to contain the vast quantities of budding Pokémon trainers.The augmented reality-take on Nintendo's popular catch-em-all RPG has been offline several times over the course of its staggered global launch, with players greeted with the following message when logging in with either a Google or Pokémon Trainer Club account: "Our servers are experiencing issues.Users wondering if the game is offline can now check via a website called 'Pokémon Go Server Status', which you can find here.At the time of writing the game is "Offline!
Game Project Malmo enables experiments with artificial intelligence inside the Mine Craft game world. Minecraft apparently has more uses than just entertainment. Microsoft has released the source code for Project Malmo - an interface that allows testing of artificial intelligence inside Minecraft. The project was announced in March 2016 but has so far only been available for a few people. The idea is that the artificial world that is found in Minecraft to teach artificial intelligence interaction with other similar and people. Since the game server controls the game time flow, researchers can easily speed up certain processes in learning, for example, when it comes to heavy lifting.
Last October the European Court of Justice killed the 15-year Safe Harbor agreement that allowed the transfer and processing of data between servers in the US and Europe.Since that time the US and EU have been scrambling to find a framework to replace it that would provide sufficient safeguards for European citizens data.The reason the European court invalidated Safe Harbor was because the Edward Snowden domestic-spying revelations suggested that US intelligence authorities would have unfettered access to data coming out of Europe.The end of Safe Harbor created the prospect of non-European companies having to maintain servers in each European country and comply with a patchwork of domestic privacy regulations.A new transcontinental agreement, called Privacy Shield, was announced in February but was met with immediate skepticism.Privacy advocates expressed doubt that the new framework would be legal under the Schrems decision, which overturned the Safe Harbor agreement.
It's the cloud, with go faster stripesNotoriously secretive F1 team McLaren-Honda is set to race into the cloud with a worldwide tech partnership with Japanese teclo NTT Communications.Speaking to journalists at McLaren s Woking HQ team, McLaren Technology Group chairman and CEO Ron Dennis said data and analytics played a key role in the McLaren operation.The team s current F1 car has 300 sensors spewing out data that has to be shipped from the car to the trackside staff, as well as to Mclaren s home base in Woking and to partner Honda.We are simulating something like 300,000 races per second during the course of the Grand Prix and that data provides us with the ability to optimise the strategy and optimise the configuration of the car, he said.Dennis, and McLaren as a whole, boast that an update to the car is delivered every 20 minutes throughout the year - a time lag that is shrinking - but that every update is simulated first, further boosting the data and comms demands.
Last Wednesday we reported on a Trojan that affects Mac users and spread in the wild on the web - the second malware for the Mac - and now it's time again. Security firm ESET has discovered a new malware, also a form of Trojan that spreads via a zip file containing a fake text or jpg file. The file is actually a program running in the Terminal and install a control server. This then waiting in the background, and as soon as you open another application opens a dialog box where it asks for the admin password. If you fill in the get OSX / Keydnap that ESET called Trojan, full control of the Mac. As with backdoor.mac.elanor you are protected by Apple's Gatekeeper, which warns of a program from an unknown developer as soon as you try to open the fake file.
Even if you re able to battle through the server problems plaguing Pokémon Go, you might be struck with another: the game doesn t explain how anything works!This isn t quite a tips post—we re still working our way through the game—but if anything isn t covered, make sure to drop a line in the comments.You re quickly greeted by a bunch of icons, three of which are important.The first arrow is pointing to a patch of grass, which indicates a pokémon may be nearby.If you walk over to that area—literally walk over there!—it s possible that a pokémon may show its face.You ll usually have to travel outside of your neighborhood to find a gym.
For years, experts have warned users to use secure browser communications whenever possible.If you visit a site and the URL in your browser's address bar starts with "https://", you know the communication between your computer and the server is encrypted.But that encryption, according to Google, has a potential weakness.If quantum computers get sufficiently powerful in the future, they could be used to break TLS, the cryptographic protocol that's one of the foundations of HTTPS.Worse, a future quantum computer might be able to retroactively decrypt today's internet communications.So Google is addressing the problem today by testing a post-quantum key exchange algorithm in Chrome, which should ideally protect from such future attempts.
Promo IBM has created a virtual hackathon for all you lovely developers to test drive your data-intensive applications on the OpenPOWER server, GPU and accelerator platform.And there s $27,000 worth of prizes on the table.Want to give it a go?Check out the competition rules and register for the OpenPOWER Developer Challenge.The closing deadline is September 1 and already 277 individuals have signed up.So don t dilly dally: tear down those hardware performance barriers and submit your entry.
The file sharing behemoth that kicked off that weird period of the internet when everyone only talked about Kim Dotcom is about to return, with a rebooted Megaupload 2.0 coming back some time in early 2017 -- and it'll have all of the user account data of original users, too.That means Kim Dotcom's got everyone's data on a server or USB stick somewhere, which is slightly worrying, but still.According to TorrentFreak the site should relaunch in January of 2017 to mark the five year anniversary of Dotcom's original bust by authorities and the start of his neverending legal battles.All previous Mega users should see their old accounts restored alongside 100GB of free storage space to use to sync files across devices, plus some sort of encryption, should the FBI decide to helicopter a team in to seize the servers, will be in place to ensure stuff shared across the service stays securely locked away while in the clouds alongside Kim Dotcom's private jet.Ever the publicist, Dotcom said via his Twitter account that he expects Megaupload 2.0 to launch with " 100m users on day 1" thanks to reactivating all the old accounts, plus nothing will be based in the US for obvious security reasons and added that "We are not using any legacy code.It's all brand new based on the latest technology."
After an extended quiet period following last October s Java One conference, Oracle has finally provided a hint about the company s actual plans for Java EE, the enterprise framework for server-side Java applications.As Ars reported on July 1, development on Java EE projects by Oracle engineers has practically ceased since last fall, as the company pushed development resources to other projects—leaving members of the Java Community Process JCP executive committee and Java EE partners in the dark.In response to Ars report, Mike Moeller, spokesperson for Oracle, issued the following statement via e-mail:Oracle is committed to Java and has a very well defined proposal for the next version of the Java EE specification—Java EE 8—that will support developers are as they seek to build new applications that are designed using micro-services on large-scale distributed computing and container-based environments on the Cloud.Oracle is working closely with key partners in the Java community to finalize the proposal and will share the full details with the broader Java community at JavaOne in September.When asked if key partners meant the JCP, the Java EE Expert Group, or specific industry partners in a parallel effort, an Oracle spokesperson replied that there was no parallel effort.
Maybe Chris Mellor can explain... Photo via ShutterstockBackgrounder Apeiron Data Systems' external ADS1000 array uses NVMe media to deliver block storage access using NVMe over Ethernet NOE but not NVMe over fabric technology, NVMeF which can use Ethernet.How does this subtle distinction work and what is the difference between NOE and NVMeF?NVMeF is a way of using the NVMe protocol, based on a standard PCIe flash card driver, to link a server with an external storage array at near-PCIe speed, across an InfiniBand, Ethernet or Fibre Channel connection.One way of doing this is to use iWARP internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol across an IP Network which can use Ethernet or InfiniBand cabling.Another is RoCE RDMA over Converged Ethernet , which works over layer 2 and layer 3 DCB-capable DCB - Data Centre Bridging switches.
LAS VEGAS - The biggest takeaway to date from Nielsen s work with Roku in examining the connected device landscape is that it s a lot like linear television, given the amount of co-viewing that takes place.If you looked at the connected device landscape and all you looked at is the server counts coming off of those machines, you would be under counting the audience size, says Kelly Abcarian, Nielsen s SVP of Product Leadership.In an interview with Beet.TV at the global measurement company s annual Consumer 360 conference, Abcarian shares the results of a series of studies showing that across 15 campaigns, there was an average of 34% of co-viewing on Roku devices.This is very similar to the television environment, where we see more than one person viewing a certain type of programming, whether it s sports, children s programming, reality TV or game shows, Abcarian says.Nielsen and Roku began working together in the spring of 2015.Abcarian calls Roku a great first partner given its registration data that, when combined with Nielsen s metered data, has the potential to bring a digital ad rating metric, currency grade, on connected devices the same way we do for PC and mobile to life.
Servers are the foundation of the web, but their archaic status codes have a big impact on search engine optimization that few marketers understand well enough.When your web server receives a request, it first returns a server header status code followed by additional information, such as the HTML code to display a web page to a shopper — that is, unless something goes wrong.Each different type of server header status code delivers a different message and set of code to the shopper s browser, and has a different impact on search engine optimization.Practical Ecommerce s server replies as shown below with the server header and HTML code to display in the browser.It s important that marketers know the lingo as well to help make decisions that will improve SEO performance.The most typical and beneficial server header status code is 200 OK, which results in a web page displayed in the shopper s browser.
The file sharing behemoth that kicked off that weird period of the internet when everyone only talked about Kim Dotcom is about to return, with a rebooted Megaupload 2.0 coming back some time in early 2017 -- and it'll have all of the user account data of original users, too.That means Kim Dotcom's got everyone's data on a server or USB stick somewhere, which is slightly worrying, but still.According to TorrentFreak the site should relaunch in January of 2017 to mark the five year anniversary of Dotcom's original bust by authorities and the start of his neverending legal battles.All previous Mega users should see their old accounts restored alongside 100GB of free storage space to use to sync files across devices, plus some sort of encryption, should the FBI decide to helicopter a team in to seize the servers, will be in place to ensure stuff shared across the service stays securely locked away while in the clouds alongside Kim Dotcom's private jet.Ever the publicist, Dotcom said via his Twitter account that he expects Megaupload 2.0 to launch with " 100m users on day 1" thanks to reactivating all the old accounts, plus nothing will be based in the US for obvious security reasons and added that "We are not using any legacy code.It's all brand new based on the latest technology."
The term refurbished has a negative connotation, conjuring images of open box returns and non-existent warranties, but in at least one case – Dell's ecosystem – that narrative doesn't quite fit.The company has revenues of more than $20m per year, with 20 per cent growth year over year for the past five years.It's worth noting that Dell doesn't build servers and then just keep endless warehouses full of gear waiting for customers to buy.Dell actually uses a just-in-time delivery model that basically means servers are assembled as they are ordered.There is, however, a tiny niggle of a problem.For Dell's just-in-time delivery system to work, if someone cancels an order, they still build that server.
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Alton Sterling shooting: US policewoman tells racist officers 'take the uniform off and put the KKK hoodie on' StoryfulThe Baton Rouge city government's servers have reportedly been hit by a hacker, just days after the police shooting incident that claimed the life of Alton Sterling.The hacker leaked 50,000 Baton Rouge police records allegedly in retaliation for the fatal shooting of the black victim.The hacker, going by the pseudonym DK Taylor @@0x2Taylor claimed responsibility for the "hack", and posted a tweet announcing the "hack" with the hashtags BlackLivesMatter, Hacked and AltonSterling."I'm sick of seeing police abuse their power and all the killings."UK security firm Patch Penguin security intelligence analyst Jamei-Luke Woodruff confirmed the database is legitimate.
If you're located in a nation where Pokemon GO hasn't yet launched and you're chomping at the bit to get access, we've got some bad news for you: the game's international rollout has been 'paused' for now so that the game's server issues can be corrected.The news was confirmed by Niantic CEO John Hanke recently.He specifically mentioned the rollout in the UK and the Netherlands as being paused, though it appears the expansion has been stopped in some other planned destinations temporarily, as well.Hanke confirmed the rollout pause in a statement to Business Insider, saying that it has merely been paused until we re comfortable.He also commented on the massive popularity, saying, We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve.As you may be aware, the servers have been having issues for some gamers since launch.
This afternoon Pokemon GO is down for the masses - a temporary server issue due to extreme amounts of stress from the first wave of users.As you might have guessed, the game is now out in the United States as well as New Zealand and Australia , so we're feeling the rush of thousands if not millions of users coming in and playing non-stop from the moment they sign up to the moment they go to sleep.So my first idea is to wait until bedtime to begin your next quest.Because I become addicted to games very easily, playing a game like Pokemon GO is something I need to be cautious about.The first tip we've got for those gamers wishing to play Pokemon GO without server issues is for users that do not have to worry about significant others or the children you've made together.*This is not a safe idea.
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