Kenneth Childs

Kenneth Childs

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The information you find could be preventing you from landing a good job or even buying a car or home.The results can function as a starting point from which to branch out.Isolate search terms by putting the name in quotation marks in the search bar.Twitter is also generally more useful for discovering your target’s personal tastes and interests as opposed to the basics, such as his or her contact information.You can also see who they follow and who follows them.Profile pictures — especially those in which someone holds their camera up to a mirror and snaps a picture — may abound, but they likely aren’t what you’re looking for.
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Diesel truck enthusiasts, long-haul truckers and fleet managers collectively had a Chicken Little moment back in 2010 when the Environmental Protection Agency mandated the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in diesel engines.Because the thing that makes SCR work its magic is a consumable fluid called diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and owners of diesel vehicles were going to have to add it to their vehicles.Nobody likes paying more money for something inconvenient.The reality of DEF and SCR turned out to not be that bad, and in the end, despite the added cost of the fluid itself, the increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions made the hassle of topping off an extra tank of liquid once in a while kind of worth it.It's been around for nearly half a century and was first used in the power generation industry to reduce oxides of nitrogen from coal-fired power plants.That takes care of the "rolling coal" aspect of old diesel engines that made them relatively unpopular in the US in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
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Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) questioned an Apple executive about iPhone alerts encouraging him to pay $0.99 for iCloud storage during a hearing on Tuesday examining whether large tech platforms hinder innovation and entrepreneurship within the industry.Apple only provides 5GB of free iCloud storage to customers, whereas Google offers 15GB of free cloud storage to it users.Apple previously upgraded the amount of local storage in most iPhone models after facing criticism for years.That's because Apple only offers 5GB of free storage and requires you to sign up for a monthly plan if you want additional space, with the lowest option starting at $1 per month for 50GB.That's presumably what Rep. Greg Steube of Florida was referencing when he questioned Kyle Andeer, Apple's vice president of corporate law and chief compliance officer on Tuesday.Andeer was testifying alongside executives from Google, Facebook, and Amazon at a Congressional subcommittee hearing about large tech platforms and the influence they have on innovation and entrepreneurship.
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When it comes to high-quality audio devices, Bose is the gold standard.This Prime Day, you can save big on Bose sound systems, namely the Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones ($99, originally $198).Other noteworthy deals are the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II ($89, usually $129) and Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Headphones II ($159, originally $229).Bose has made its way onto pretty much every one of our headphones guides, including best wireless headphones and best noise-cancelling headphones.Last year, the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Headphones was one of the most popular products our readers purchased on Prime Day.This year, they're back again, but only as a limited-time, limited-stock Lightning Deal.You can take $99 off the top-rated headphones, which now only cost $99.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing AT and two data aggregation services over the sale of customers' location data.In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in US District Court for the Northern District of California, the EFF alleges that AT sold customers' real-time location data to credit agencies, bail bondsmen and other third parties "without the required customer consent and without any legal authority."AT -- along with Version, T-Mobile and Sprint -- came under fire earlier this year after a Motherboard story revealed that major mobile carriers were still selling customer location data to third parties.Carriers offered location data for legitimate services, such as fraud prevention and emergency roadside assistance, but the information was frequently abused by data buyers to track people.AT in January said it would cut off all location aggregation services by March.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of three AT wireless customers, also singles out data aggregators LocationSmart and Zumingo.
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Well, folks, they managed to pull it off.The company on Monday announced the rollout of its new desktop design, touting it as “a refreshed and updated website that is faster, easier to navigate and more personalised.” If I may, it looks like scrambled shit.It also serves up a bunch of unneeded changes over fixing some of its bigger problems.The new layout puts emphasis on trending hashtags and search, bookmarks, and lists, and an admittedly sleeker design.Mike Kruzeniski, senior director of product design at Twitter, told Wired that the company is “trying to find the right places to be bold again, but it’s a resetting of that foundation.Starting with the best stuff and building from there.”
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Follow the leader is not only a children’s game but a concept ingrained in the social psychology that drives us to emulate what’s popular.While cost and product quality are top considerations, the distinctiveness of a company’s messaging can simplify the consumer’s decision-making process.Many marketers, myself included, have fallen into the trap of following the lead of competitors and best practices because it’s an indicator of what works.With pressure to perform for their boss or drive results for their clients, marketers embrace the methods that are likely to succeed and are less risky.Here are three ways to avoid following inline with industry norms by communicating distinctly with your customers.Aim for better, not just unique
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To restore a Mac, you can use a Time Machine backup from an external drive to bring back older versions of your computer.If you've activated Time Machine, restoring your Mac to an older Time Machine backup is relatively simple.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.There are many ways to backup your Mac computer and restore all of its data: cloud-based software, third-party apps, external hard drives.Time Machine is a software that's built into your Mac, and uses an external drive to save versions of your computer, taken at 24-hour intervals.If you've activated Time Machine, you'll be able to restore older versions of your Mac, where it has backed up things like music, photos, and applications.
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Hawaii National Park, HI - An innovative strategy to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and remote sensing devices to detect a fungus decimating Hawaiian forests has earned Dr. Ryan Perroy of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo (UHH) the $70,000 'Ohi'a Challenge prize.Since 2014 when it was first discovered, Rapid 'Ohi'a Death (ROD), has killed hundreds of thousands of mature 'Ohi'a trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) on Hawai'i Island and was recently detected on Kaua'i and Maui.ROD is caused by two invasive fungi, Ceratocystis huliohia and Ceratocystis lukuohia, that if left unstopped, could irreversibly change Hawaiian ecosystems and cultural traditions by eliminating the keystone native tree in Hawaiian forests.Dr. Perroy is an associate professor at UHH, and principle investigator with the Spatial Data Analysis & Visualization (SDAV) lab, a research unit applying geospatial tools to local environmental problems in Hawai'i and the Pacific region.Dr. Perroy's solution uses high-resolution cameras and other sensors to improve early detection of ROD across forests, including areas where signs of ROD may not yet be visible to the naked eye.A second component to his solution is to use a drone to collect samples from the canopy of suspect trees for laboratory analysis, thus increasing the chances of detecting the fungus and saving time and effort of crews sampling on the ground in often challenging environments.
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The European Union's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, will launch a formal investigation into Amazon within days, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.Amazon's role as both a seller and a platform for other merchantshas become one of the most contentious areas of the business, with the Federal Trade Commission also looking at the practice.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon is reportedly facing an antitrust probe in the EU.According to a report from Bloomberg, the EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager — a formidable force when it comes to scrutinizing big tech — will launch a "full-blown" investigation into Amazon withing days.Vestager said last year that her team had started to look into how Amazon was using the data from sales of its third-party sellers on the platform.
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Recording the movements of people and animals (including birds and insects) has become very easy because of the development of small and inexpensive GPS devices and video cameras.However, it is still difficult to infer what triggers such movements (for example, external stimuli and/or their mental processes) from the behavioral records.In this study, Shuhei Yamazaki and colleagues have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology, first, to estimate an animal's behavioral state, such as "resting", "feeding", or "traveling", without human classification, and, next, to explore the characteristics of each behavioral state by comparing responses under different conditions, such as before and after experiencing a certain stimulus.This method, termed STEFTR (state estimation and feature extraction of animal behavior), enabled the researchers to estimate the behavioral states of roundworms and penguins that move approximately 1 cm in 10 min in a petri dish and several kilometers in 1 day or more in the Antarctic Ocean, respectively, by analyzing them in exactly the same way.Notably, they achieved > 90% accuracy using only tens of animal trajectories, although traditionally researchers used prior knowledge of specialists about the animal's movement and/or millions of video images of animal behavior to train AI.revealed experience-dependent (i.e., "learning"-dependent) changes in specific behavioral aspects in worms and bats, and sexual pheromone-dependent changes in fruit flies.
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Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency is not intended to compete with existing currencies or to interfere with monetary policy, and will not launch without regulatory backing, the company is expected to say in Congressional hearings that begin on Tuesday.The testimony by David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s Libra and broader blockchain efforts, follows comments by the US Treasury on Monday highlighting the potential for Libra to be used by criminals and extremists.Jay Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, the US’ central bank, also said last week that Libra raises “serious concerns” and called on Facebook to halt the plan until the issues have been addressed.“The Libra Association, which will manage the (Libra) Reserve, has no intention of competing with any sovereign currencies or entering the monetary policy arena,” Marcus is to say on Tuesday, according to testimony released by the Senate Banking Committee.“Monetary policy is properly the province of central banks,” Marcus added.“Facebook will not offer the Libra digital currency until we have fully addressed regulatory concerns and received appropriate approvals.”
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Back in November, Cyber Security Hub asked IT recruiters if a lack of qualified talent was an ongoing problem for their security efforts.Almost 70 percent said yes.That response is concerning enough, but it’s even more alarming when you find out that number had jumped to 91 percent when the same question was asked again six months later.Alarming, yes, but if you’re looking to make your mark as a serious IT pro, it’s really more of an opportunity.You can be the answer to a hiring manager’s prayers (and get paid like a godsend as well) with the instruction in The A to Z Cyber Security and IT Certification Training Bundle.The package is available now at a huge savings off the regular price, only $39.
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Inadequate understanding of blockchain applications is the greatest barrier to adoption of the technology in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the majority of respondents to a recent poll by consulting firm Ernst & Young.Why it matters: Despite banning cryptocurrency activities, China wants to be a front-runner in blockchain development.Businesses in China are encouraged to develop and apply blockchain solutions which fall within regulatory compliance.However, the survey results signal potential for a gap between policy goals and widespread industry adoption.Chinese tech giants including Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD have been experimenting and applying blockchain solutions to areas such as electronic invoicing, gaming, medical prescriptions, financial services, and logistics.“Trust is a key factor and current barrier for companies in Asia-Pacific.
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They wanted my take on a theory, newly circulating online, that offered a resolution to one of the most alluring digital mysteries of the past decade, the real identity (or identities) behind the persona of Satoshi Nakamoto.I’d obsessively catalogued his life, from his early history as an encryption coder; through his creation of an online prescription drug business worth hundreds of millions of dollars; to his diversification into smuggling, weapons, and violence; to his 2012 capture by, and cooperation with, the Drug Enforcement Agency.I’d distilled hundreds of interviews and tens of thousands of pages of records into a 400-page book, The Mastermind, detailing Le Roux’s epic rise and fall.But now the messages about Le Roux kept coming, driven by 4chan and Hacker News threads churning over a tantalizing new clue—a footnote in one filing in a multibillion-dollar federal lawsuit in Florida.His company nChain—backed by former online gambling mogul Calvin Ayre—has created an alternative to bitcoin called “Bitcoin Satoshi Vision.”The lawsuit drawing Paul Le Roux into this morass was filed in 2018 by Ira Kleiman, the brother of Dave Kleiman—Wright’s friend, fellow computer security guru, and business partner who died in 2013.
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Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have developed a new method to spot rare immune cells that are reactive against cancer cells, from within a patient's own immune system."This method gives us the most detailed view yet of how immune cells behave in the human body," says Professor Chris Goodnow, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute and co-senior author of the published work.This method shows significant potential to help us personalise cancer treatments to the individual."But it often responds poorly to cancers, which arise from the body's own cells - usually too few immune cells 'recognise' them to mount an effective immune response.Immune cells come in many different forms - they mix-and-match different types of 'receptors' on their cell surface, which monitor the cell's environment."We have to sort through thousands of cells to find these replicating cells that may make up only a small fraction of all the immune cells present in a tumour."
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Patched IDOR hole would have been child's play to exploitA now-patched vulnerability in the Amadeus flight reservation system – used by airlines around the planet – could, or may, have been exploited by miscreants to view strangers' boarding passes.David Stubley, CEO at UK security consultancy 7 Elements, told us last night he discovered the privacy-busting flaw, which was present in the Amadeus check-in application used by airlines.Specifically, Stubley explained, when a traveler went to view their boarding pass, Amadeus presented the paperwork on a page with a URL that includes the passenger's ID number.This ID number could be changed to another number to call up other boarding passes from other Amadeus customers, such as British Airways, Air France, and United Airlines, without any further authentication.Just change the number in the web address bar and hit enter to fetch the pass for that ID number.
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The second day of Prime Day Deals has arrived, with Amazon dropping updated discounts every hour or so.The retail giant is knocking down prices on 4K TVs, Apple Watches, and wireless earbuds today — sometimes to new lows.But Amazon devices are getting the steepest price cuts, with discounts on Echo smart speakers, Fire TVs, and Ring Security cameras.If you’re in the market for some Alexa-enabled tech at insanely cheap prices, these Amazon devices are right up your alley.You can expect good to great deals on pretty much device with those brands.For sure you should check out the Echo smart speakers and Echo Show smart displays.
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Navigation app Waze is already brimming with features designed to give you an easier time on the road, which is exactly why it has so far attracted more than 100 million active users globally.The latest feature to land — for both Android and iPhone versions of the app — displays toll road prices so that you can more easily work out the cost of your trip according to which route you take.Navigation apps like Google Maps have long indicated toll roads, but Waze’s feature goes one step further by letting you know what you’ll be paying if you take one, and the kind of cash you’re going to need if you don’t have a pass.Waze’s crowdsourcing nature means that the displayed toll information is submitted by drivers who use the app.According to 9to5Google, which first spotted the new toll feature, this means that prices could be a little off, though they should at least give a good indication about how much you’ll be handing over when you reach the gate.The toll feature is working now for Waze users in the U.S. and Canada — just make sure you have the latest version of the app so you can take advantage of all of the features the free software has to offer.
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Hope you're as excited for SDCC 2019 as we are!We teamed up with ComicBook.com and GameSpot so four lucky winners can win collectibles that are inspired by the characters that have packed a punch in 2019.We have goodies from Marvel, Stranger Things, Star Wars and others that you won't want to miss.The grand prize winner will take home the Star Wars Retro Collection, featuring the 1977 designs of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Princess Leia toys.But that's not all -- it also includes a Furreal Mighty Roar Simba and Captain Marvel collection set that comes with the Captain Marvel Photon Power figurine, Photon Power FX Glove, Captain Marvel with Marvel's Goose and Captain Marvel (Starforce) figurine.The first runner-up will receive Stranger Things-themed prizes including a Stranger Things Walkie Talkie phone case, Dungeons and Dragons Starter Game, an electronic arcade game and Trivial Pursuit 80s Edition, all themed after the Netflix show.
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