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InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

July 18, 2019 at 05:36PM The rise of data breaches, along with an expanding raft of regulations (now numbering 80 different regional regimes, and growing) have thrust data protection — having legal and compliant ways of handling personal user information — to the top of the list of things that an organization needs to consider… Continue reading InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution

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FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns

July 18, 2019 at 01:35PM Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegations that FaceApp, the face-ageing photo app that has gone viral, is misusing personal data.“We are aware of stories raising concerns about FaceApp and will be considering them,” a spokesperson for… Continue reading FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns

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VComply raises $2.5 million seed round led by Accel to simplify risk and compliance management

July 18, 2019 at 02:00PM Risk and compliance management platform VComply announced today that it has picked up a $2.5 million seed round led by Accel Partners for its international growth plan. The funding will be used to acquire more customers in the United States, open a new office in the United Kingdom to support… Continue reading VComply raises $2.5 million seed round led by Accel to simplify risk and compliance management

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Apollo 11 Moon landing: Google Doodle honours humanity’s greatest mission

July 18, 2019 at 12:29PM When, how and why we made our way to the lunar surface 50 years ago Apollo 11 Moon landing: Google Doodle honours humanity's greatest mission ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apollo 11 Moon landing: Google Doodle honours humanity's greatest mission

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Intel announces deep, multi-year partnership with SAP

July 18, 2019 at 01:29PM Intel announced a deep partnership with SAP today around using advanced Intel technology to optimize SAP software tools. Specifically the company plans to tune its Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory for SAP’s suite of applications. The multi-year partnership includes giving SAP early access to emerging… Continue reading Intel announces deep, multi-year partnership with SAP

Technology | The Guardian

Automatic for the people? Experts predict how AI will transform the workplace

July 18, 2019 at 11:01AM As artificial intelligence is increasingly introduced into business, an expert panel – hosted by the Guardian – forecast how it will change our working livesWorkplaces should use automation technologies to enhance employees’ jobs rather than to replace humans, according to speakers at an event held by the Guardian on 11… Continue reading Automatic for the people? Experts predict how AI will transform the workplace

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Is this the future – five-year-olds designing smart technology? | Anna Bawden

July 18, 2019 at 09:46AM Mihika Sharma’s smart stick, which helps blind people cross the road, is one of the winning entries in this year’s Tech4Good awardsNine months since the government unveiled its social prescribing strategy to tackle loneliness, progress is still patchy. One in 20 adults in England feel lonely often or always, according… Continue reading Is this the future – five-year-olds designing smart technology? | Anna Bawden

Technology | The Guardian

How the moon landings inspired a generation of game designers

July 18, 2019 at 12:30PM Some of the earliest video games were influenced by the space race and created using the same computers as NasaOn 20 July 1969, before an estimated television audience of 650 million, a lunar module named Eagle touched down on the moon’s Sea of Tranquility. The tension of the landing and… Continue reading How the moon landings inspired a generation of game designers

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FaceApp: FBI must investigate possible national security risk and links to Russia, says US Congress leader

July 18, 2019 at 09:36AM Presidential candidates have been urged to delete the app immediately FaceApp: FBI must investigate possible national security risk and links to Russia, says US Congress leader ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: FaceApp: FBI must investigate possible national security risk and links to Russia, says US Congress leader

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Fortnite now has a giant pink robot and a mysterious countdown ahead of Season 10

July 18, 2019 at 10:03AM The peculiar machine could be about to face off in the biggest battle the game has ever seen Fortnite now has a giant pink robot and a mysterious countdown ahead of Season 10 ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fortnite now has a giant pink robot and a mysterious countdown… Continue reading Fortnite now has a giant pink robot and a mysterious countdown ahead of Season 10

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Storm Area 51: US Air Force gives warning against breaking into top-secret base to ‘see them aliens’

July 18, 2019 at 08:37AM 'Any attempt to illegally access the area is highly discouraged' Storm Area 51: US Air Force gives warning against breaking into top-secret base to 'see them aliens' ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Storm Area 51: US Air Force gives warning against breaking into top-secret base to 'see them aliens'

Technology | The Guardian

What’s the best mini-laptop for YouTube and writing reports?

July 18, 2019 at 08:00AM Peter wants a mini-laptop to go with his old BlackBerry phone. What are his options? I’m old-school now at 71, but I’m still designing and working as a consultant. I had nothing but BlackBerry smartphones for years. Then it all went wrong. My boring Samsung J-something does most things but… Continue reading What’s the best mini-laptop for YouTube and writing reports?

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Is FaceApp an evil plot by ‘the Russians’ to steal your data? Not quite | Arwa Mahdawi

July 18, 2019 at 07:00AM Following the panic over this viral app, the moral of the story is: don’t worry too much about ‘the Russians’. You should worry about everythingOver the last few days the #faceappchallenge has taken over social media. This “challenge” involves downloading a selfie-editing tool called FaceApp and using one of its… Continue reading Is FaceApp an evil plot by ‘the Russians’ to steal your data? Not quite | Arwa Mahdawi

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Kindle 2019 review: Amazon’s cheapest e-reader gets adjustable frontlight

July 18, 2019 at 06:00AM Amazon’s basic Kindle lights up with a better screen to close the gap with the PaperwhiteAmazon’s cheapest, most basic Kindle now has a light and a better screen, which makes it very nearly the new default ebook reader. The new Kindle 9 – which is, confusingly, one of the new… Continue reading Kindle 2019 review: Amazon’s cheapest e-reader gets adjustable frontlight

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Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million

July 18, 2019 at 04:03AM Wavecell, a cloud-communications platform for companies in Southeast Asia, announced today that it has been acquired by 8×8 in a deal worth about $125 million. The acquisition will help San Jose, California-based 8×8 expand in Asia, where Wavecell already has offices in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.… Continue reading Southeast Asian cloud communications platform Wavecell acquired by 8×8 in deal worth $125 million