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  • Frontier Communications Shuts Down Systems After Cyberattack
    Freitag 0:02 BeauHD at Slashdot
    U.S. telecom provider Frontier Communications shut down its systems after a cybercrime group breached some of its IT systems in a recent cyberattack. BleepingComputer reports: Frontier is a leading U.S. communications provider that provides gigabit Internet speeds over a fiber-optic network to millions of consumers and businesses across 25 states. After discovering the incident, the company was forced to partially shut down some systems to prevent the threat actors from laterally moving through the network, which also led to some operational disruptions. Despite this, Frontier says the attacke …
  • Cops Can Force Suspect To Unlock Phone With Thumbprint, US Court Rules
    Donnerstag 23:20 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Constitution’s Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination does not prohibit police officers from forcing a suspect to unlock a phone with a thumbprint scan, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. The ruling does not apply to all cases in which biometrics are used to unlock an electronic device but is a significant decision in an unsettled area of the law. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit had to grapple with the question of „whether the compelled use of Payne’s thumb to unlock his phone was testimonial,“ the r …
  • Netflix’s financial report highlights the success of the streaming service
    Donnerstag 22:50 Brian-Damien Morgan at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Netflix’s financial report highlights that 9.33 million subscribers have joined the streaming service. Today, Netflix reported its first-quarter earnings report, and there is a lot for the content giant to…
  • Software Glitch Saw Aussie Casino Give Away Millions In Cash
    Donnerstag 22:40 BeauHD at Slashdot
    A software glitch in the „ticket in, cash out“ (TICO) machines at Star Casino in Sydney, Australia, saw it inadvertently give away $2.05 million over several weeks. This glitch allowed gamblers to reuse a receipt for slot machine winnings, leading to unwarranted cash payouts which went undetected due to systematic failures in oversight and audit processes. The Register reports: News of the giveaway emerged on Monday at an independent inquiry into the casino, which has had years of compliance troubles that led to a finding that its operators were unsuitable to hold a license. In testimony [PDF] …
  • Meta Is Adding Real-Time AI Image Generation To WhatsApp
    Donnerstag 22:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    WhatsApp users in the U.S. will soon see support for real-time AI image generation. The Verge reports: As soon as you start typing a text-to-image prompt in a chat with Meta AI, you’ll see how the image changes as you add more detail about what you want to create. In the example shared by Meta, a user types in the prompt, „Imagine a soccer game on mars.“ The generated image quickly changes from a typical soccer player to showing an entire soccer field on a Martian landscape. If you have access to the beta, you can try out the feature for yourself by opening a chat with Meta AI and then start a …
  • Colorado Bill Aims To Protect Consumer Brain Data
    Donnerstag 21:20 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from the New York Times: Consumers have grown accustomed to the prospect that their personal data, such as email addresses, social contacts, browsing history and genetic ancestry, are being collected and often resold by the apps and the digital services they use. With the advent of consumer neurotechnologies, the data being collected is becoming ever more intimate. One headband serves as a personal meditation coach by monitoring the user’s brain activity. Another purports to help treat anxiety and symptoms of depression. Another reads and interprets brain si …
  • Samsung Makes 6 Day Workweeks Mandatory for Executives as the Company Enters 'Emergency Mode'
    Donnerstag 21:03 Sherin Shibu at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Samsung said its performance „fell short of expectations“ last year. Now executives are required to work weekends.
  • Feds Hit Coding Boot Camp With Big Fine For Allegedly Conning Students
    Donnerstag 20:42 msmash at Slashdot
    The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has slapped coding boot camp BloomTech — formerly known as Lambda School — with several punishments for alleged deceptive business practices. From a report: The business, which claims on its site it will help students land their „dream job“ in tech at companies like Amazon, Cisco, and Google, accepted the consent order without admitting or denying any wrongdoing. In an announcement yesterday, the CFPB said it had taken action against BloomTech and its CEO Austen Allred for allegedly not disclosing the true cost of its loans to students and a …
  • Crypto Trader Eisenberg Convicted of Fraud in $110 Million Mango Markets Scheme
    Donnerstag 20:01 msmash at Slashdot
    A jury found Avraham „Avi“ Eisenberg guilty on all three counts of fraud and manipulation in a $110 million crypto trade scheme using the Mango Markets platform. Axios: The case was the first known test for a jury to decide whether existing U.S. laws governing fraud and market manipulation apply to the world of decentralized finance (DeFi). The 28-year-old Eisenberg will be held to account for his actions on Oct. 11, 2022, when a series of trades he made intentionally boosted the price of Mango Markets‘ native token, MNGO, as well as the price of futures contracts. He used the inflated futures …
  • Mark Zuckerberg Announces 'Big AI News'
    Donnerstag 19:51 Sarah Jackson at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    „We believe Meta AI is now the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use,“ CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
  • Bezos Earth Fund Is Donating $100 Million to Groups Using AI to Help Combat Climate Change
    Donnerstag 19:46 Emily Rella at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Applications open in May.
  • Boeing Aims To Bring Flying Cars To Asia By 2030
    Donnerstag 19:22 msmash at Slashdot
    U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing plans to enter the flying car business in Asia by 2030, looking to tap demand for the fast travel the vehicles could provide in the region’s traffic-choked cities. Nikkei: Boeing Chief Technology Officer Todd Citron revealed the plans in an interview with Nikkei. The company is developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft at subsidiary Wisk Aero. The aircraft will adopt autonomous technology, rare among eVTOL craft. The plan is to first obtain certification in the U.S. before expanding into Asia. Details of the Asia business will be finalize …
  • Nigeria To Criminalise Fiber Cable Damage Costing Telecoms Billions
    Donnerstag 18:41 msmash at Slashdot
    Nigeria will criminalize the destruction of broadband fiber cables following repeated complaints by MTN Nigeria and other telecommunications companies that they are losing billions of naira, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: Nigeria’s works ministry, which supervises federal road constructors, is finalizing the regulation that will be signed as an executive order by President Bola Tinubu, said the people, asking not to be identified as they weren’t authorized to comment. While there are presently laws against vandalism, the authorities are aiming …
  • I Tried Airchat, the Hottest New Social Media App in Silicon Valley — Here's How It Works
    Donnerstag 18:36 Sherin Shibu at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Airchat is still invite-only and prioritizes voices with no option to upload photos or write text, making it feel more human than Facebook or Reddit.
  • Author Granted Copyright Over Book With AI-Generated Text – With a Twist
    Donnerstag 18:00 msmash at Slashdot
    The U.S. Copyright Office has granted a copyright registration to Elisa Shupe, a retired U.S. Army veteran, for her novel „AI Machinations: Tangled Webs and Typed Words,“ which extensively used OpenAI’s ChatGPT in its creation. The registration is among the first for creative works incorporating AI-generated text, but with a significant caveat – Shupe is considered the author of the „selection, coordination, and arrangement“ of the AI-generated content, not the text itself. Shupe, who writes under the pen name Ellen Rae, initially filed for copyright in October 2022, seeking an Americans with …
  • 6 Effective Funding Strategies for Startups
    Donnerstag 18:00 Nicholas Leighton at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Navigating startup financing is complex. Entrepreneurs find themselves at the crossroads of innovation and survival, where a single decision can either fuel their dreams or extinguish their aspirations. Here we look at six ways you can finance your startup to support your business for long-term success.
  • The FBI Is Warning of a New Text Message Scheme Claiming Unpaid Toll Road Charges
    Donnerstag 17:49 Emily Rella at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    The agency estimates the grift has been ongoing since early last month.
  • 5 Must-Try Real Estate Marketing Ideas That Will Attract Buyers
    Donnerstag 17:30 Jessica Wong at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    By pursuing content marketing, real estate professionals grow their reputation and lay the foundation for future sales.
  • Hackers Are Threatening To Publish a Huge Stolen Sanctions and Financial Crimes Watchlist
    Donnerstag 17:22 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader shares a report: A financially motivated criminal hacking group says it has stolen a confidential database containing millions of records that companies use for screening potential customers for links to sanctions and financial crime. The hackers, which call themselves GhostR, said they stole 5.3 million records from the World-Check screening database in March and are threatening to publish the data online. World-Check is a screening database used for „know your customer“ checks (or KYC), allowing companies to determine if prospective customers are high risk or potential cr …
  • How to Enhance Your Leadership Skills and Transform Your Team With This Ancient (but Powerful) Method
    Donnerstag 17:00 Chris Kille at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    This leadership approach could revolutionize your workplace. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Boost Morale with Gifts Like This RGB Nintendo Switch Controller for $30.99
    Donnerstag 17:00 Entrepreneur Store at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Give a gift your employee can use at home.
  • Meta Releases Llama 3 AI Models, Claiming Top Performance
    Donnerstag 16:40 msmash at Slashdot
    Meta debuted a new version of its powerful Llama AI model, its latest effort to keep pace with similar technology from companies like OpenAI, X and Google. The company describes Llama 3 8B and Llama 3 70B, containing 8 billion and 70 billion parameters respectively, as a „major leap“ in performance compared to their predecessors. Meta claims that the Llama 3 models, trained on custom-built 24,000 GPU clusters, are among the best-performing generative AI models available for their respective parameter counts. The company supports this claim by citing the models‘ scores on popular AI benchmarks …
  • This Leadership Technique is the Secret to Optimal Team Performance
    Donnerstag 16:30 Adam Kroener at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Through my experience in business, I’ve found one particular leadership technique that works better than others.
  • They Designed One Simple Product With a 'Focus on Human Health' — and Made $40 Million Last Year
    Donnerstag 16:30 Amanda Breen at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Marilee Nelson, Allison Evans and Kelly Love founded cult-favorite cleaning brand Branch Basics in 2012.
  • Stable Diffusion 3 API delivers powerful image generation
    Donnerstag 16:04 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    Stability AI is providing the next iteration of its powerful text-to-image model, Stable Diffusion 3, to developers through its API and an innovative new creation platform. Stable Diffusion 3 was unveiled in February alongside an early preview for a limited group of developers. Today’s announcement will help it to compete with major industry players such… Read more » The post Stable Diffusion 3 API delivers powerful image generation appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • Increase Output with AI Text and Speech for $35
    Donnerstag 16:00 Entrepreneur Store at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Lock in a relentless tool for life at a rate that’s marked down by 80%.
  • Google is Combining Its Android and Hardware Teams
    Donnerstag 16:00 msmash at Slashdot
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced substantial internal reorganizations on Thursday, including the creation of a new team called „Platforms and Devices“ that will oversee all of Google’s Pixel products, all of Android, Chrome, ChromeOS, Photos, and more. From a report: The team will be run by Rick Osterloh, who was previously the SVP of devices and services, overseeing all of Google’s hardware efforts. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the longtime head of Android, Chrome, and ChromeOS, will be taking on other projects inside of Google and Alphabet. This is a huge change for Google, and it likely won’t be t …
  • Fortifying app security with the help of Terraform
    Donnerstag 15:50 Rene Mulyandari at Developer Tech News
    A staple of DevOps tech stacks, Terraform is an Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) provisioning and management tool developed by HashiCorp. While Terraform itself is rarely associated with app security and is not directly related to the safety and cyber protection of applications, using it correctly is pivotal in the implementation of security best practices.  As DevOps continues… Read more » The post Fortifying app security with the help of Terraform appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • The Simple Thing That the Owners of This Pizza Spot Do Every Day That Put Them on Yelp's Top 100 List Three Years in a Row
    Donnerstag 15:28 Emily Washcovick at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Alessandro Farrugio and his family are pizza restaurant experts, having been in the business for over four decades. Learn how they built their Yelp-acclaimed establishment by investing in authentic food and quality service.
  • Canadian Science Gets Biggest Boost To PhD and Postdoc Pay in 20 Years
    Donnerstag 15:24 msmash at Slashdot
    Researchers in Canada got most of what they were hoping for in the country’s 2024 federal budget, with a big boost in postgraduate pay and more funding for research and scientific infrastructure. From a report: „We are investing over $5 billion in Canadian brainpower,“ said finance minister Chrystia Freeland in her budget speech on 16 April. „More funding for research and scholarships will help Canada attract the next generation of game-changing thinkers.“ Postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers have been advocating for higher pay for the past two years through a campaign called Sup …
  • How New Businesses Can Create a Content Marketing Strategy
    Donnerstag 15:00 Daria Gonzalez at Entrepreneur: Latest Articles
    Follow these steps to develop and execute an effective content marketing plan for your business.
  • Odds of US TikTok Ban Increase After House Fast-Tracks Revised Bill, Picking Up Key Senate Support
    Donnerstag 14:45 msmash at Slashdot
    U.S. lawmakers have moved closer to enacting a countrywide ban on TikTok. From a report: Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bill by a wide margin that would ban distribution of TikTok in U.S. unless TikTok’s Chinese parent, ByteDance, sells its ownership in the app within 165 days of the law’s enactment. On Wednesday, House Speaker Mike Johnson issued a new proposal that would extend the sale requirement deadline to nine months, with a potential for a 90-day extension — addressing a key concern of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chair of the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transp …
  • SAS unveils SAS Viya Workbench developer environment for building AI models
    Mittwoch 21:25 Duncan MacRae at Developer Tech News
    SAS has added expanded capabilities to its SAS Viya flagship data and AI platform, including the general availability of SAS Viya Workbench.  Targeted to developers and modellers, Viya Workbench is a self-service, on-demand compute environment for conducting data preparation, exploratory data analysis, and developing analytical and machine learning models. Kathy Lange, Research Director for AI… Read more » The post SAS unveils SAS Viya Workbench developer environment for building AI models appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • Apple enables web distribution for iOS developers targeting EU users
    Mittwoch 14:24 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    Apple has announced that iOS app developers targeting EU users are now able to directly offer downloads from their own websites. This shift comes as a response to the EU’s new Digital Markets Act (DMA), requiring major tech platforms to open up their ecosystems and ensure a more competitive market. Historically, Apple has maintained a… Read more » The post Apple enables web distribution for iOS developers targeting EU users appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • IDC expects Android to grow at ‘twice the pace of iOS’
    Dienstag 12:12 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    IDC predicts that Android is set for significant growth in 2024, outpacing Apple’s iOS by a considerable margin. Amid shifting market dynamics, Android is expected to expand at “twice the pace” of iOS. The iPhone has always performed strongly in the US but its growth internationally has contributed to Android’s squeezed marketshare in recent years,… Read more » The post IDC expects Android to grow at ‘twice the pace of iOS’ appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • Apple responds to accusation of skirting antitrust ruling
    Montag 15:32 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    Apple has requested that a judge dismisses a new complaint by Epic Games, which accuses the Cupertino-based company of failing to adhere to an earlier antitrust ruling. The dispute initially ignited when Epic Games implemented its own in-app payment system within the iPhone platform, effectively sidestepping the App Store’s standard 30 percent commission fee. Apple… Read more » The post Apple responds to accusation of skirting antitrust ruling appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • Android 15 beta improves edge-to-edge, app archiving, and security
    Freitag 16:11 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    Google has released the first Android 15 beta with enhanced screen real estate utilisation, app archiving, and the bolstering of security measures.  The tech giant has focused on optimising Android 15 for larger displays, such as those on foldable devices and tablets, by enabling apps’ edge-to-edge capabilities by default. This move is will benefit developers… Read more » The post Android 15 beta improves edge-to-edge, app archiving, and security appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • GitHub updates Innovation Graph with latest developer trends
    Mittwoch 11:35 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    GitHub’s Innovation Graph has been updated with data from Q4 2023, offering a comprehensive view of global developer activity over the past four years. The latest findings highlight the increasing popularity of AI among developers, leading to a rise in project documentation. This trend is attributed to the widespread use of chat-based generative AI tools… Read more » The post GitHub updates Innovation Graph with latest developer trends appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • PARSIQ’s Unicornization Campaign open for entries with 30 April deadline for submissions
    Mittwoch 10:49 Kimmie Tang at Developer Tech News
    PARSIQ, a full suite data network for building Web3 dApps and protocols, has recently launched its Unicornization Campaign. Designed to propel innovation and further bolster the global blockchain ecosystem, the  campaign’s main focus is to invest in promising Web3 projects on the recently released Reactive Network, a parallelised interoperability execution layer for Ethereum Virtual Machine… Read more » The post PARSIQ’s Unicornization Campaign open for entries with 30 April deadline for submissions appeared first on Developer Tech News.
  • Apple relaxes App Store rules to permit game emulators
    Montag 15:15 Ryan Daws at Developer Tech News
    Apple has loosened its App Store rules to permit the inclusion of “retro game console emulator apps” on its platform. This move comes after years of pressure from users and legislators, particularly in Europe, where enthusiasts previously had to resort to jailbreaking their devices or using complex workarounds to access emulation apps on their iPhones…. Read more » The post Apple relaxes App Store rules to permit game emulators appeared first on Developer Tech News.