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  • Microsoft Will Ban Forza Players Who Add the Confederate Flag To Their Digital Cars
    Donnerstag 23:22 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Microsoft has just announced it will ban players who use the controversial confederate flag in Forza Horizon and Forza Motorsport, which both allow users to personalize their cars with custom designs. The Verge reports: In a statement posted on Twitter last Friday, Microsoft updated its enforcement guidelines to have a zero-tolerance policy for any player using the confederate flag or other symbols that represent „notorious iconography,“ including Nazi imagery and the rising sun, which can be a symbol of Japanese imperialism. Microsoft will not automatically ban players that create designs wit …
  • Microsoft is Force-Feeding Edge To Windows Users With a Spyware-like Install
    Donnerstag 22:45 msmash at Slashdot
    Sean Hollister, writing for The Verge: If I told you that my entire computer screen just got taken over by a new app that I’d never installed or asked for — it just magically appeared on my desktop, my taskbar, and preempted my next website launch — you’d probably tell me to run a virus scanner and stay away from shady websites, no? But the insanely intrusive app I’m talking about isn’t a piece of ransomware. It’s Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser, which the company is now force-feeding users via an automatic update to Windows. Seriously, when I restarted my Windows 10 desktop this week, …
  • Google's Fitbit Takeover Probed by EU Regulators
    Donnerstag 22:04 msmash at Slashdot
    The EU is questioning whether Google’s proposed takeover of Fitbit will harm competition, or give it access to too much personal data. From a report: Fitbit makes fitness-tracking watches that monitor the wearer’s heart rate and activity levels. A group of 20 consumer groups and privacy advocates have called for Google’s takeover to be blocked. Google said it would not use Fitbit data to target advertising and would be „transparent“ about the data gathered. It announced it was buying loss-making Fitbit for $2.1bn in November 2019. The move would help Google expand its wearables business and of …
  • Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo Jets
    Donnerstag 21:24 msmash at Slashdot
    Boeing hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer. From a report: The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, a decision that hasn’t been reported but can be teased out from subtle wording changes in financial statements, people familiar with the matter said. It’s a moment that aviation enthusiasts long have dreaded, signaling the end of the double-decker, four-engine leviathans that shrank the world. Airbus SE is already preparing to build the last A380 jumbo, afte …
  • World's Pile of Electronic Waste Grows Ever Higher: Study
    Donnerstag 20:44 msmash at Slashdot
    The world’s mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday. New submitter Splyncryth writes: The U.N.-backed study estimated the amount of e-waste that piled up globally in 2019 at 53.6 million metric tonnes (59.1 million tons) – almost 2 million metric tons more than the previous year. The authors of the study calculated the combined weight of all dumped devices with a battery or a plug last year was the equivalent of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2. Among all the disca …
  • Advertisers Will Be Back To Facebook 'Soon Enough', Zuckerberg Assures Employees
    Donnerstag 20:13 msmash at Slashdot
    As the ads boycott grows, Mark Zuckerberg shows no sign of backing down. From a report: „My guess is that all these advertisers will be back on the platform soon enough“ the Facebook chief executive has said. Campaigners accuse the tech firm of being too slow and reluctant to remove some hateful content. But Zuckerberg added: „We’re not going to change our policies or approach on anything because of a threat to a small percent of our revenue.“ The comments were made to Facebook staff at a private meeting last Friday, and were subsequently leaked to the Information news site. The social network …
  • DevOps Best Practices
    Donnerstag 20:05 Chandani Patel at Feed
    Traditional IT had two separate teams in any organization – the development team and the operations team. The development team works on the software, developing and releasing it after ensuring that the code works perfectly. The Operations team works on deployment, load balancing, and release management to make SaaS live.  They check the application performance and report back any issues, if existent to the development team. These cycles went too long for companies and stimulated a need to build a team of mixed expertise of development, QA, and Operations, introducing the phenomenon of DevOps. …
  • React Native Made Easy: Native Bridge (feat. Scan Kit) Part 2
    Donnerstag 20:04 Irene Li at Feed
    Introduction React Native is a convenient tool for cross platform development, and though it has become more and more powerful through the updates, there are limits to it, for example its capability to interact with and using the native components. Bridging native code with Javascript is one of the most popular and effective ways to solve the problem. Best of both worlds! Currently not all HMS Kits has official RN support yet, this article will walk you through how to create android native bridge to connect your RN app with HMS Kits, and Scan Kit will be used as an example here.
  • Twitter’s Reliability Journey
    Donnerstag 19:47 Hannah Culver at Feed
    Twitter’s SRE team is one of the most advanced in the industry, managing the services that capture the pulse of the world every single day, and throughout the moments that connect us all. We had the privilege of interviewing Brian Brophy, Sr. Staff SRE, Carrie Fernandez, Head of Site Reliability Engineering, JP Doherty, Engineering Manager, and Zachary Kiehl, Sr. Staff SRE to learn about how SRE is practiced at Twitter. As a company, Twitter is approximately 4,800 employees strong with offices around the world. SRE has been part of the engineering organization formally since 2012, though found …
  • Facebook Says 5,000 App Developers Got User Data After Cutoff Date
    Donnerstag 19:39 msmash at Slashdot
    Social media giant Facebook disclosed on Wednesday a new user privacy incident. The company said that it continued sharing user data with approximately 5,000 developers even after their application’s access expired. From a report: The incident is related to a security control that Facebook added to its systems following the Cambridge Analytica scandal of early 2018. Responding to criticism that it allowed app developers too much access to user information, Facebook added at the time a new mechanism to its API that prevented apps from accessing a user’s data if the user did not use the app for …
  • Splunk Logging in Lambda Using Low Code Approach
    Donnerstag 19:38 Arun K at Feed
    A centralized logging management solution like Splunk, Datadog, Sumologic, etc. enables organizations to collect, analyze, and display logs through a single pane of glass. In this article, we will see how application logs can be sent to Splunk from lambda using the Kumologica Splunk node.
  • Comprehensive Review of Haiku R1/beta2
    Donnerstag 19:34 Victor Domingos at Feed
    After about 20 months of hard work, the Haiku team has finally released, a few days ago, the second beta version of Haiku, the BeOS-inspired open-source operating system that aims to offer a fast, simple to use, and powerful alternative for personal computing. This time, I am particularly happy, even a bit proud of myself, because I have also been contributing with Portuguese translations for the user interface, and this is the first beta that includes those translations. So, let’s celebrate! I first wrote about Haiku back in 2018, right after the first Haiku beta was released. As an old-time …
  • Getting Started With Apache Camel Part 1
    Donnerstag 19:23 Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk at Feed
    Introduction Apache Camel is an open-source software integration framework implementing the patterns described in the Enterprise Integration Patterns book. The detailed description of the framework can be found on its official website.
  • Measure Your Test Automation Maturity
    Donnerstag 19:22 Angie Jones at Feed
    I’m a Developer Advocate and one of the things I love most about my role is that I travel all of over the world — meeting and consulting with engineering teams, and discussing the challenges that they face. One thing that I’ve realized about building quality software is…the struggle is real!
  • Google Calendar Integration with Ruby on Rails Development
    Donnerstag 19:21 Shardul Bhatt at Feed
    Google calendar is a very robust application to create a calendar event. It allows users to add events, schedule meets, and track the timeline of any project. Integrating Google calendar in Ruby on Rails applications allows users to access the calendar from within the app and add or remove events. It is a useful app for tracking the progress of activities inside an application. Ruby on Rails Application: Integrating Google Calendar API There is an API to manage whole google calendar features programmatically. But it is challenging to work with the APIs as the API document is not comprehensive. …
  • MicroProfile Metrics with Prometheus and Grafana [Video]
    Donnerstag 19:15 Rudy De Busscher at Feed
    In this short video, Rudy de Busscher shows how to connect MicroProfile Metrics with Prometheus and Grafana to produce useful graphics and to help investigate your microservice architecture. The goal of MicroProfile Metrics is to expose monitoring data from the implementation in a unified way. It also defines a Java API so that the developer can define and supply his own values.
  • 5 Tips for Better REST API Design
    Donnerstag 19:13 Preetdeep Kumar at Feed
    There is no doubt that „API“ has become the de-facto standard for exchanging information between systems and also helps in better integration within components of a system.  In this article, I will share some of the practices that I followed while working on multiple REST APIs design and implementation.
  • Top 10 PHP Frameworks for Web Development
    Donnerstag 19:13 Ginny Smith at Feed
    Do you want to build a website using PHP but wondering which framework would be most desirable for you? If yes, then your search ends here. As here in this article, I will be listing down the top 10 PHP frameworks for developing excellent web apps.  PHP is one of the most extensively used languages for web development. According to a web development stat, about 80% of all websites are built using PHP as of 2020.
  • What is Cloud Computing and What is it For?
    Donnerstag 19:07 Emma Gabriel at Feed
    Cloud computing, one of the most influential technology trends of this century, came to light more than ten years ago and seemed to be here to stay. However, it is still common to find many doubts as to what it is, what it is for, what service models exist, and what the advantages of cloud computing are.  In particular, there are still industries that fear the implementation of these services because they don’t know about them. But you can rest assured. When you finish reading this blog post, you will have a broader picture to decide whether or not you should implement cloud services in your b …
  • Handling Property Changes Using Decorator – an Alternative to ngOnChanges
    Donnerstag 18:59 Ashish Patel at Feed
    Angular (2.0+)  provides a beautiful way of communicating with components using @Input and @Output decorators.   And, it also provides different lifecycle hooks to perform various tasks at different stages of the component. „ngOnChanges“ is also one such lifecycle hooks that let you listen for any property changes and do custom actions or execute business logic. Below is the basic syntax of „ngOnChanges“ TypeScript   x   1 @Component({ 2  selector: ‚app-component‘, 3  template: ‚Say Hello to {{ name }}‘ 4 }) 5 class MyComponent implements OnChanges { 6  // TODO(issue/24571): remove ‚!‘. 7  @In …
  • OAuth API Testing With JMeter
    Donnerstag 18:58 Bhaskar Gara at Feed
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  • Impact of Deep Learning on Personalization
    Donnerstag 18:52 Antara Arora at Feed
    Machine learning-based personalization has gained traction over the years due to volume in the amount of data across sources and the velocity at which consumers and organizations generate new data. Traditional ways of personalization focused on deriving business rules using techniques like segmentation, which often did not address a customer uniquely. Recent progress in specialized hardware (read GPUs and cloud computing) and a burgeoning ML and DL toolkits enable us to develop 1:1 customer personalization which scales. Recommender systems are beneficial to both service providers and users. Th …
  • Quality Sense Podcast: Oren Rubin — Web Test Automation Challenges
    Donnerstag 18:51 Kalei White at Feed
    In today’s Quality Sense episode, Federico Toledo sits down for a chat with the founder and CEO of Testim, Oren Rubin, an Israeli entrepreneur who has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Testim is an innovative product in the test automation domain that seeks to alleviate the problems around flaky tests. Prior to founding Testim, he was the Director of R&D at Applitools, where they use advanced computer vision technologies to solve the challenges of UI Verification. What to Expect? In part one of the interview, the two discuss test automation challenges, particularly how to c …
  • One Out of Every 142 Passwords is '123456'
    Donnerstag 18:48 msmash at Slashdot
    In one of the biggest password re-use studies of its kind, an analysis of more than one billion leaked credentials has discovered that one out of every 142 passwords is the classic „123456“ string. From a report: The study, carried out last month by computer engineering student Ata Hakcil, analyzed username and password combinations that leaked online after data breaches at various companies. These „data dumps“ have been around for more than half a decade, and have been piling up as new companies are getting hacked. The data dumps are easily available online, on sites like GitHub or GitLab, or …
  • 21 Groups and Companies Testers Should Follow on Linkedin
    Donnerstag 18:45 Kalei White at Feed
    Getting in the Know on LinkedIn in 2020 Are you a tester on Linkedin? We all know the benefits of having a well-maintained Linkedin profile: recruiters reach out to you, you can show off skills and achievements, display personal recommendations, network, etc. But, did you know that Linkedin is also an amazing place to find great resources to learn from? To cut out the noise and find the best software testing content, we recommend these 21 groups and companies testers should follow on Linkedin to get the most out of it.
  • A Review of Graph Databases
    Donnerstag 18:25 Jamie Liu at Feed
    There are many ideas and considerations behind graph databases. This includes their use cases, advantages, and the trends behind this database model. There are also several real-world examples to dissect. A Social Network Scenario In a social network scenario, a user can post, share someone else’s post, comment on other people’s or advertiser posts, follow each other, and so on. For such a data-driven social media company, it is essential to pursue a basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operation to add more people, add new messages to the current database or find associated information. …
  • Apple and Google Block Dozens of Chinese Apps in India
    Donnerstag 18:08 msmash at Slashdot
    Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhi’s order and are preventing users in the world’s second largest internet market from accessing those apps. From a report: UC Browser, Shareit, and Club Factory and other apps that India has blocked are no longer listed on Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store. In a statement, a Google spokesperson said that the company had „temporarily blocked access to the apps“ on Google Play Store as it reviews New Delhi’s interim order. Apple, which has taken a similar approach as Google …
  • Spring Cloud Stream: A Brief Guide
    Donnerstag 18:03 Andrew Hughes at Feed
    This article will teach you how to create a Spring Cloud Stream app that works with a messaging service (like Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.), You’ll be using functional, reactive code—leveraging Spring’s WebFlux—and Spring Cloud Stream’s functional building model, Today, you are going to make an app that has a publisher, a processor, and a consumer. It will leverage two topics to publish a stream of integers, process the integers to calculate a running total, and consume the processed data. In the beginning, these messages will be simple (strings/integers)—but later you’ll see how Spring Cloud …
  • Hello World: Micronaut in the Cloud
    Donnerstag 17:56 Otavio Santana at Feed
    Micronaut is an open-source, JVM-based framework for building full-stack, modular, easily testable microservice and serverless applications. Unlike reflection-based IoC frameworks that load and cache reflection data for every single field, method, and constructor in your code, with Micronaut, your application startup time and memory consumption are not bound to the size of your codebase.
  • The Scene of DevOps in the Automotive Industry
    Donnerstag 17:50 Pavan Belagatti at Feed
    The DevOps pipeline is similar to the car industry that used to have an assembly line where automotive workers used to assemble each part to make the whole vehicle ready. The point here is, the automotive industry already works on lean principles, six sigma, kaizen, etc, and the automobile of the future is no longer driven by hand. Now, artificial intelligence has taken the steering wheel in most automotive organizations where software installation and upgrades have become very necessary than ever. Digital systems provide entertainment while driving and offer services that go far beyond just t …
  • Extract .crt and .key file from .pfx file in Minutes
    Donnerstag 17:33 RAkshiT ShaH at Feed
    You need to follow up below commands in order to convert files to .crt/.key easily. Prerequisites:
  • WeWork Founder Warned Staff in 2016: 'You Do Not Get a Chance Like This Again'
    Donnerstag 17:33 msmash at Slashdot
    To many of its employees, WeWork was much more than a job. Adam Neumann, the co-founder and former chief executive officer, kept workers motivated by invoking a higher calling to community-building and promising a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From a report: „None of us want to look back and say, ‚I could have done more,'“ Neumann said in a 2016 staff meeting, captured in hours of tape obtained by Bloomberg. „That’s not acceptable. You do not get a chance like this again.“ In this episode of Foundering, a former WeWork executive assistant, Cody Quinn, describes the tumultuous experience work …
  • How to Overcome 6 Selenium Automation Testing Challenges
    Donnerstag 17:29 Shormistha Chatterjee at Feed
    Undoubtedly, Selenium has made web testing far simpler for many QA teams and enterprises worldwide, but it has a fair share of challenges. That being said, most of such issues testers encounter have quite clear-cut solutions, which is why we have summarized some of the common Selenium automation testing challenges, along with their solution. Let’s get started! Selenium Automation Testing Challenges & Solutions Mobile Application Testing Reporting Pop-up Windows and Alerts Page load Scalability Desktop Application Testing 1. Mobile Application Testing When using Selenium, we can create automate …
  • AI Chatbots – Challenges and Opportunities
    Donnerstag 17:03 Akash Takyar at Feed
    Perhaps one of the most extensive and prominent use cases for the adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the industry is the increasing use of AI chatbots across service lines. Chatbots have become an integral part of both the internal and external communication strategies of all large organizations. Chatbots are being used as a human alternative for first-level query resolution for a host of industries. In all cases, end users have direct interaction with chatbots. What Is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a rules-based computer program, which simulates human interaction with end-users via a chat inter …
  • How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime
    Donnerstag 16:48 msmash at Slashdot
    Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots. From a report: Something wasn’t right. Starting earlier this year, police kept arresting associates of Mark, a UK-based alleged drug dealer. Mark took the security of his operation seriously, with the gang using code names to discuss business on custom, encrypted phones made by a company called Encrochat. For legal reasons, Motherboard is referring to Mark using a pseudonym. Because the messages were encrypted on the devices thems …
  • Comparing Grakn to Semantic Web Technologies — Part 2/3
    Donnerstag 16:19 Tomas Sabat at Feed
    This is part two of Comparing Semantic Web Technologies to Grakn. In the first part, we looked at how RDF compares to Grakn. In this part, we look specifically at SPARQL and RDFS. SPARQL What Is SPARQL? SPARQL is a W3C-standardised language to query for information from databases that can be mapped to RDF. Similar to SQL, SPARQL allows to insert and query for data. Unlike SQL, queries aren’t constrained to just one database and can be federated across multiple HTTP endpoints.
  • The Sci-Hub Effect: Sci-Hub Downloads Lead To More Article Citations
    Donnerstag 16:08 msmash at Slashdot
    Excerpt of a paper on Arxiv [PDF]: Citations are often used as a metric of the impact of scientific publications. Here, we examine how the number of downloads from Sci-hub as well as various characteristics of publications and their authors predicts future citations. Using data from 12 leading journals in economics, consumer research, neuroscience, and multidisciplinary research, we found that articles downloaded from Sci-hub were cited 1.72 times more than papers not downloaded from Sci-hub and that the number of downloads from Sci-hub was a robust predictor of future citations. Among other c …
  • Strategic Continuous Testing: Integrating Test Automation into the SDLC
    Donnerstag 15:49 Priyankaa Arunachalam at Feed
    “Automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”  – Bill Gates
  • API Security Weekly: Issue #90
    Donnerstag 15:43 Dmitry Sotnikov at Feed
    This week, we take a look at how Twitter API erroneously allowed browsers to cache sensitive data, and how skimmers have found a way to use Google Analytics APIs to get their hands on credit card data. Plus, there is a live demo of API hacking, as well as a new book on API security. Vulnerability: Twitter HTTP headers can play an important role in API security, like the case with Twitter API shows. The header cache-control:no-store had not been set on the API, which meant that the data that this API returned to the web page was stored in the browser cache.
  • New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears
    Donnerstag 15:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: The threat of ransomware may seem ubiquitous, but there haven’t been too many strains tailored specifically to infect Apple’s Mac computers since the first full-fledged Mac ransomware surfaced only four years ago. So when Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher at the firm K7 Lab, published findings on Tuesday about a new example of Mac ransomware, that fact alone was significant. It turns out, though, that the malware, which researchers are now calling ThiefQuest, gets more interesting from there. In addition to ransomware, ThiefQuest has a whole …