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Ransomware Attack Hits Universal Health Services
"Chain with more than 250 facilities may have been the target of a ransomware attack that threw the chain into chaos yesterday. A universal health services blamed the outage on an unspecified security issue. But the Associated Press, said a senior cyber security adviser to hospitals suspected ransomware, where criminals essentially hold computer systems hostage and demand money to release the data. Microsoft office 3 65 and some of its other online services saw interruptions lasting several hours before being resolved. Yesterday. Office 3 65 packages popular Microsoft software such as Word Power Point and Excel into an online subscription.
Amazon to kick off holiday shopping with October Prime Day
"Amazon is aiming to kick start the holiday shopping season early this year, CBS News correspondent met, Piper explains. Amazon Amazon is is holding holding its its annual annual prime prime day day over over two two days days in in October October this this year year after after the the Corona Corona virus virus pandemic pandemic forced forced it it to to postpone postpone the the sales sales event event from from July. July. It's It's the the first first time time Prime Prime day day is is being being held held in the fall, and Amazon is positioning it as a way to get people to start their holiday shopping early. Even before its announcement. Major retailers have said they plan to push shoppers to start their holiday shopping in October and offer deals earlier, hoping to avoid crowds and stores during November and December.
Ransomware Attack Hits Universal Health Services
"What appears to be a major ransomware attack on the computers of universal? Health, services one of the largest hospital chains this affects hundreds of locations. Marketplace's Nova Sappho has more a network outage at universal health services, hospitals, and clinical facilities across the country began overnight Sunday forcing employees onto paper backup systems cybersecurity experts say the incident is likely a ransomware attack in which hackers lockup. Computer networks often stealing information and demand payment to restore access. There were anecdotal reports of disrupted operations at various hospitals from Wi fi based patient monitors not functioning to emergency room wait times growing exponentially and canceled surgeries. Universal Health Services released a short statement saying it's network is offline due to an IT security issue and that no patient or data appears to be compromised
Uber gets 18-month London license after winning court appeal
"Quarter uber lost $1.8 billion because of the covert pandemic. I mean, think about it. How often have you called up an uber or a lift? To catch a ride since the pandemic hit. I mean, I know personally, we used these uber and our family quite a bit a couple times a month between the five of us now we probably haven't used it twice. In four or five months. The company is trying Teo, you know, survive and come back and part of that involves expanding and having rideshare all around the world, including London, where Uber was able to get their license back after winning the court challenge and join us on the phone Now to talk about this is Simon Oh, and Fox News correspondent Welcome to the Bobby Smith Show. My morning, Kevin. So sort of walk us through this. What is what has been the history of uber in London? And then where do we stand today? Why's this ruling so important? That is a troubled history. But this is certainly a crucial victory for uber the taxi service that, as you say, spread all over the world in in recent years, But that rapid expansion as bean bumpy at times on DH no less so than here in the British capital on who ended up being stripped of its license to operate here last year. There's bean a Serie of skirmishes with the transport authority before that, on DH Uber was then told last November that that was it. It was being banned for what transport for London said with a pattern of failings, including summit said that puts passengers at risk well. Uber appealed that ruling. Went across it apologize. It was contrite. It accepted there had bean flaws in the past, but it said it had changed, but it has put things right on DH. Now A judge has sided with the company and the magistrate who heard this case. 10 a crime, said that while Uber wass guilty of historic failings, he said, its record Was improving on that he was satisfied that it is now in the words they used fit and proper to hold a license. So whoever is back it is very happy. London today particularly lucrative market it count 3.5 million regular customers here, so those 3.5 million people can continue to use. That the service transport regulator says it will be watching you that very closely. Yes. So you know here in the states, uber had a bumpy start here is well, And the biggest concern, of course, was people safety and there would be a report here and then a report there and and all of a sudden people were very concerned about how safe they were getting in a car with a stranger. But uber seemed to put together quite a lengthy list of Of things that they that they go through to make sure that the rider's air safe the background checks and being able to identify that driver actually is a driver. The biggest problem after they started went through their their safety checks was, you know, making sure customers got in the right car that they were supposed to be getting in more than anything else? I have had They done that in London. Do they have the same safety procedures? Do they? They make sure that they do background checks on all of that on the drivers, and they do checks on the cars. You know, At first, there were there were not Checks on the actual fitness of the automobiles, But they changed that as well. The car's all have to go in and get checked out before somebody can become another driver. Well, I mean, it's certainly change from the kind of it's almost quite loose seeming ride, hailing service that it used to be way you accepted that it was just going to be a stranger, perhaps rolling up in their car, making a few dollars on the side and taking you around now it's very much much more like a taxi company on duty, said that it'd have increased its safety precautions that said that this verdict is a recognition of its commitment to safety and that it will continue to work constructively. With the regulator. But transport for London laid out a series of floors that it that I had identified last year and perhaps the most car racing complaint from the regulator. It's said that there was a florin uber systems that was allowing unauthorized drivers to upload their photos to another drivers accounts essentially borrow the accounts and make some money. For themselves, and so uber had Bean saying, You know, we've got this sorted. We're doing background checks on the drivers. They've overto have accounted their photos on. And then it turned out there was this huge loophole in the system that meant that wasn't really a promise that was worth more than the paper. It was. It was written in because transport for London said that those uninsured rides involving an unauthorized drivers It says that they carried out more than 14,000 rides before uber fixed this floor so pretty kind of damning indictment from the regulator now at the same time Stream, a half million regular customers. That's a lot. That's a significant proportion of London's population. And so I think this is probably quite helpful for the transport regulator and the mayor of London as well because they had officially kicked to browse and got rid of it. Then you would have some Customer to kind of got attached to ever much cheaper than traditional black cabs here. And so this perhaps works for both sides that the Duke said it has tightened up its safety precautions on for the regulator. It's able to keep you were operating and keep happy that the three million Londoners who use it
US 2020 election: Social media's nightmare scenario
"New York Times Editorial board is pressing for a plat. If President Trump tweets that he has won the election on November 3rd, the editorial Board of The New York Times is employing the world's leading social media and technology companies to prepare themselves for a scenario in which President Trump claims victory on election night before has been officially declared the winner. The Times editorial board suggest that if Mr Trump tweets he has won the election before he legally has Social media platforms adjust their algorithms to downplay his posts. The president told reporters last week that he would have to wait to see what happens because of mail in ballots with the results before committing to a peaceful transfer of power.
Salty lake, ponds may be gurgling beneath South Pole on Mars
"Scientists say they've discovered a network of salty ponds that maybe gurgling beneath the South Pole on Mars. It comes two years after Italian researchers found what they believe to be a large underground lake in the same area and the latest study appearing in the journal Nature Astronomy, The side has provide further evidence that this salty buried Lake estimated to be 12 to 18 miles in size. And even more tantalizing. They've also identified three smaller bodies of water surrounding the lake. All this water raises the possibility of Some sort of life honor inside Mars. They say
Wall Street Week Ahead: After monster rally, investors cautious as U.S. recovery wobbles
"We start with that monster rally on Wall Street today the SNP up more than one and a half percent and the Dow jumping over four hundred points. As you can see there, the Nasdaq also up nearly two percent leading those markets, higher energy stocks, financials, and the small caps as well. Investors appearing hopeful a new deal for stimulus is coming down the Pike but markets are still down significantly for the month does today's action give you a reason to perhaps be more optimistic and for that perhaps I I will turn to you first. dominated. Welcome. It's always wonderful to have you on board got a bonus hour with you. So that's fantastic and you know I think the answer. Your question is yes but you can't say that in a vacuum something we talked about over the last couple of weeks was you probably see a short term market bottom on a day the market sells off and the volatility index sells off with it and you actually saw that. Over a few days, NOP can speak to this vicks topped out around thirty six, and as the market was selling off, the VIX was selling off down to the twenty five and a half level that gave you a pretty good indication that maybe we were going to bottom. I mentioned that because one of the things we said now for a while off that low that we made a week and a half or two. Weeks ago the obvious move at this point was probably a moved back to the prior all time high of thirty, three, ninety, three that we made back in February and Steve can speak to this because now does that make sense for that reason it also makes sense because it would be a text book, fifty percent correction of the recent, all time high and the low. We made a couple of weeks ago. So the. Answer is yes. But let's see what happens when we get there and when I say when because I do think we're GONNA rally another forty or so snp handles. All right. So Steve, let's bring you in because guy teed it up for you. There is this level is this a market right now the action you've seen that makes you feel as though you're comfortable being long comfortable putting new money to work right now. So I know everyone wants to have that gut instinct of being positive on the overall market and this market has shown you nothing. But positively, because that gap tom is closing from the corona bottom to when we finally actually restart the economy. But you talked about a couple of levels, fifty percents I'm sorry, the fifty day moving average I heard you talking about today on air thirty, three, fifty, three. So we closed right around that level that's why people are keying in on that level where did we bounce from the hundred day moving average which was thirty, two tech? So this is technically A great set up to play it for a bounce. But the problem is we still have what the problem was. We have an overbought market granted. We work that awful just a little bit. But what has been the most overbought the tech space the most bloated names, those six or ten names that we all focus on. Doesn't mean that. Have not. Rally doesn't mean that other sectors have doubt rally. But it's time to take a pause because the market and the economy or two totally different things. A lot of volatility going forward the biggest thing for me dumb month end quarter in this week. So I heard. I heard it was mentioned prior to us on closing bell I still think it's a big deal I. still think people were under weight energy. We had emanate today I still think people are underweight financials. We saw those rally today what sold off what rallied into month and I think that's what you have to keep an eye on. Let's see if it lasts a week or so Tim Seymour over the last week over the last five days of looking at our screens here it says that the big one of the bigger cloud computing. Is Up over three percent semiconductors that particular ETF the ticker SMH look at a lot is up over three percent right now for five trading days, we also saw financials and energy to Steve's point lead the rally today. So those are two different parts of the market both assuming some kind of leadership role does that then mean that there is this kind of all clear signal, the bad and the good are going up at the same time. Downgrade having you getting me to say you've got an all clear signal is something that's tough to do But I I hear where you are, and if you look at the triple cues and the Nasdaq one hundred, you've rallied almost six percent over three sessions. The semi's which they have multiple times over the last couple of years and certainly coming out of the worst dacoven to have have certainly been a leader and something to follow it. In fact, they've they've kind of lead the way. So both of these are now back over the fifty Todd Gordon will be your to talk some. Of the technicals and a bit, but you're talking about the broadening of the market and to the extent that maybe you're excited today about the move in retail and in small caps and along with that with the banks, and if you look at the European banks were up over three and a half percent. So these are the parts of the mark that I think people wanna see the good news for all investors. So back to at least where you've had an all clear and where I don't think anything has changed is the guys who talked about some oversold conditions I have to do that I. Think. The Nasdaq can contract can correct further down and I I mentioned kind of those late June early July levels but the Fed is still very much your I think the payroll numbers this weaker are going to give you some sense of where the labor market certainly is going to need a lot more fiscal health than just with monetary policy is but I think you've got a case where you've at least seen parts of the economy. Especially, the transports give you a lot of reason for confidence in terms of leadership and they lead you on the way down from two thousand, eighteen to. Twenty thousand nine hundred and transports have been outperforming the market for the last almost four months now. So many key bellwether esque type parts of the market that we're watching right now. So I'M GONNA turn now to Pete and Jerry, and I know that you're on the news line with us right now at CNBC let's talk a little bit about what you're seeing in terms of trading action there is there something that makes you feel as though this is a constructive environment or are we do for a little bit more consolidation perhaps even some more discount pricing in the coming weeks ahead of the election. Well I certainly could see the consolidation side of it. Tom. This. Also though in the derivatives world where I live I gotTA. Tell you something a lot of bullish activity over recent weeks and and it just continues to come come in now A. Lotta that short term today we are seeing a little bit longer term type offer. Options that we were seeing whether we're buying in major indices. So I'm not even just talking specific names or whatever. I'm just talking about indifferent indices across the board we're seeing some buying. So it felt like a bullish tone potentially, but not as much short-term as we had been seeing that makes it a little bit more interesting because it's very easy to sit there in the very short term in. This movement that we are seeing but to commit to buy those kind of premiums that you've got to to be able to go out to January and December that says a lot more about what the what, what they really are feeling those very large buyers out there in the marketplace. So volatility guy brought this up and I just have to address this real quick volatility was selling off all day. It was doing early then it started to sell off. We actually nearly closed on the absolute lows of the session, which was pretty interesting to see how that volatility index was coming down as market came down from being up five hundred down to four hundred yourself. A lot of different things going on right now. But certainly, there are sectors that I'm impressed with the do lead us a little bit. More so out where we have been recently light transports like material and a few other names I like seeing what we thought financial today. But that's one day. We haven't been able to see financial foot back to back to back days together for a very long period of time. So that nothing I think we got to watch very very closely. All
Robot Can Sniff Out Leaking Fluids
"Robots with the right tools can simplify life for astronauts this innovation. Now, bringing you stories behind the ideas that shape our future prior to installation of the robotic tool stowage unit NASA's robotic external. League locator was stored inside the international space. Station the tool is an important unit used to help astronauts identify dangerous ammonia leaks in the space station's cooling system but deploying the robotic knows was a complicated process that was dependent on the availability of an airlock involved waiting an additional twelve hours to allow the gas analyzer. To clear itself of internal gases and required astronauts to travel outside the station. The newly installed robot hotel is now the leak locators home and the leak location process is much more streamlined as longest dexter up the Canadian space agencies. Robotic arm is available. Dexter can use the tool to detect ammonia leaks eliminating the need for astronauts to perform the same task during a spacewalk. Meanwhile, the external storage unit provides a warm protected place for critical tools like the leak locator to be stored until they are needed again.
Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don’t Pay Ransom
"Wall Street Journal reporting this morning that a hacker published documents containing Social security number student grades and other private information stolen from the Clark County school district after officials refused to ransom. Demanded in return for unlocking district computer servers Back on August 27 3 days after fall semester began online Certain files couldn't be open due to a virus later identified as ransom, where the Journal says the hacker's been gradually releasing increasingly sensitive information.
Google Pixel 4a vs. OnePlus Nord: Review
"The oneplus Nord is really targeting that person that wants to save money but wants to feel like they have a premium style smartphone that has extra hardware. An extra software features the nor just feels more expensive than it actually is not saying something. The Pixel for a on the other hand is for the person who isn't it all that entranced by specs let's say they want a phone that operates well and can hold up to the task of daily use but. They don't need a device that looks amazing. It's not a looker of a device it maybe they want something that just seems at the essentials. It also happens to be for the person who says that camera the camera and pictures are their most important thing that they look for in a smartphone. So overall, you really can't go wrong if you can find them and that's circles back to the point from earlier. Right if you're here in the US, you can find Pixel for a no problem, the one plus. Nord is going to be a bit of a challenge one plus has hinted that they plan to bring other Nord related devices to the US. At some point. Let's hope they do that with a device similar to the one plus or because it really is something special for the price.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Teaser Released for Netflix’s Original Horror Series
"Evil. The animated series is coming to Netflix Polygon rights a new original resident evil animated series is coming in twenty, twenty, one and Capcom and Netflix announced that it is called but resident evil infinite darkness will focus on the series mainstays. Leon s Kennedy and Claire Redfield. CAFE CON has described resident evil infinite darkness as an original CG enemy series with a horror action vibe by adding suspense into Dynamic Action Seen, the series will reveal a rather than evil world unlike anything we've seen before Capcom in its official description of the project series. First teaser trailer doesn't offer many. Details beyond that. It's going to be produced and supervised by Capcom here, Yuki. Kobayashi a longtime producer of the Rose Naval series and producer of the three computer animated
Roku OS 9.4 Provides New Ways to Access Content and More Voice Options
"Roco. Now's a bunch of new hardware and even a new APP. The ROKU STREAM BAR is the latest in Roku of audio products These are products that you know take your dumb television with its simple speaker and give you a little better audio stream bars. Kind of a mid range one this is meant is the entry level versus the Smart Bar, which is a little more capable. The stream bar is a fourteen. Inch sound bar running roku Os capable of streaming four K and HDR content The stream bar can be paired with roka's wireless speakers and a sub Woofer from Roku if you want to add surround sound but it's got four channels to for voice front facing the two side channels to kind of give you a little bit of a room filling sound the stream bar will cost one hundred thirty dollars shipping mid October. Also at brand new top level Roku, streaming box, the ultra. Just like the old ultra but this one's got new features for instance, Dobie vision hd are for the first time I had down as WBZ. In, HD are Bluetooth support. So you can send audio from your phone or Hookup Bluetooth head Suppose first-timer Roku is at Bluetooth price staying in the box first time in the box price days of ninety, nine, ninety, nine, same as the old ultra. And both these devices the sound bar and the new ultra support airplay too. So, if you want to watch HBO Max on a Roku, you'll be able to cast it from your IOS device as one option. Roku also announced plans to bring. It's free ad supported on demand streaming roku channel to. An android, you can get it as part of the ROKU GENERAL APP, but there's going to be a standalone roku channel APP now. Where you can just watch all hundred, some streaming channels, I think they've got hundred fifteen or so channels on there.
The original FarmVille is shutting down after 11 years
"Farmville is shutting down at the end of the year. And to be clear, this is Farmville one specifically, this isn't Farmville two or the upcoming Farmville three. This is from Zinger their support pays they posted a blog post following incredible years since its initial launch back in two thousand nine we're officially announcing the closure of the original Farmville game on facebook as previously stated Adobe will stop distributing and updating flash player for all web browsers and facebook will stop supporting Flash Games on the platform completely after December thirty first two, thousand, twenty Farmville will therefore be directly affected as a result of this.
TikTok: US judge halts app store ban
"Federal judge gives a temporary reprieve to TIC TAC following an emergency hearing yesterday. The ruling postpones the Trump Administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing out from US smartphone APP stores of midnight last night. More comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. Ruling sided with lawyers for TIC Tac, who argued that the administration's APP store ban would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the business.
Xbox Series X Preview Round-Up
"Xbox series x hands on previews are up as of this morning. As you all know xbox, they stand out a bunch of xbox series exodus to media professionals They've gotten their hands on they've been playing over the weekend in the last week and they're previews are finally available. So I've assembled basically the avengers of video games writers for this guy got folks from. got. Folks from Gamespot from venture be and I'm going to go through some of the right people have to say some of the things you had to say about xbox series I'm going to start off with Ryan McCaffrey at is and who writes this First, a word on the console itself it is hefty but in a good way when you hold, it feels like premium five, hundred dollar thing for whatever. That's worth when you turn it on the box, the same startup chime the xbox one family of consoles do in a I'm a bit disappointed in that. Honestly I. Get the consistency. It's a sound though it is a nice sound but you want that new you know. You want the news I Will Ryan McCaffrey saying here I get the consistency but I liked new sound while I'm speaking subjectively I think the series x also looks very nice in its article orientation. It looks bold in assertive indoor entertainment centre with the concave green-tinted vent perforations on the top adding a really nice visual appeal. I can't say the same when it's laying on its side, it looks more like a fireplace log. More importantly, this thing is quiet it's almost inaudible when it when it's idol and read debt-reduction to, for instance, is still pretty quiet much more. So than the xbox one X, which gets noticeably louder under full load. Thank God targets me. So soaked that gets me so to especially because this last weekend I've been, I still Greg Miller playstation four pro from the office along with the TV office so I can get that. You Four K. Experience and that thing is loud dude everything sounds like a lawnmower I didn't realize that you my base ps four got loud I. Didn't know that ps four pros got that loud. It's Wild Man I. The thing that I'm most excited about with these new causes coming up is hoping that there's a chance that they're quieter and I love that at least so far it is a good thing to hear. In clear though with The p the PS four pro that he's using the studio he's using that one at the studio because he got loud and he switched it out for one that he had. Okay. So that one is louder than some PS force can be. Four on right now. Yeah. It's my. Rose K. to us oh, is running right now. I love you call your vacuum Uso, your Roomba. That's a really good name for it and actually while we're on this topic like how it looks with Ryan McAfee's right up here folks. No I'm roommates with Michael Higham from gamespot Michael Higham one of the folks who had an xbox series x so I can give the scoop that looks great like vertically it is hefty it does feel it is pretty heavy like it is like a hefty piece of technology mom but anytime I've gone into the living room that thing that has been virtually silent and like yeah, the thing looks like the top with the green accents there looks really nice. I can't imagine that thing on its side because like. Ryan McCaffrey references here. Right. Like on the side. It would look really awkward like that's kind of my take on it. I don't know why anyone would have to have that on the side of Saif Mike space right like I get. In a in a situation where it's like the only have so much room. Height for mine yeah. which is the thing that sucks but it's also this. Thing like I. I'm struggling to think about where I'm going to put mine because I also it's GonNa. Look ridiculous donal but article I just think it's going to stand out and just be weird. So we'll see. Yeah, I'm scared with both this in the PS five I how they look if for people who are GonNa get both because the PS five and all the different. Comparisons. And mockup scene of that thing seems huge. Like seems abnormally big. Like stylish and sleek, and like has a cool feature. Is thing going for it but it seems big and so like trying to figure out how that is going to fit in your entertainment center next to a series x right at least in the same entertainment centre as a series I think it's it's going to be a challenge for some people because those two things are very different designs, very different boxes. Good Luck on that folks,
Deno versus TypeScript
"Well, let's get to the point. How does type script fit into dino? Won't types crew field into dino as more safe way to writer programs way to make things more certain on expected. So you know that when you write with tight script, your force to type everything. So you always know what you're getting so that kind of fail-proof typing is extremely useful for large shallow scripts software. We recently had to write something that was critical in with money. We went with dice grip approach to make things super stable and predictable. I like that that were predictable in script. You always know what you're getting into the Phoenix Dino can ward with type script natively, you can type refile Andino will parse it just like any other showers creep filing dino doesn't care about their whether it's types creep or chevette script. So they is that there are some issues that the team. Found with a script because they were using task for DNA core and also for the user facing Api the cold but they were finding that they compiling the type script cold was taking a long time and it was increasingly getting longer and longer but they. They've found most important was that they didn't have found that tie screed was helping the organizing the code because I one of the issues I mentioned that they ended up with two body classes in separate locations. Also. They were maintaining like two tie script compiler host one for Dina Co the core. And another for the external user code, but both had a similar purpose and go. In the end they decided to go back, just plain chevette script for the core there were still retain the user code will still be typed. Chequered will still run through the type script compiler but they ended up in working with Chavez. creeped on. Leave for. Dinner. Core. And how does the type script support within dino compared to that of node? Well as mentioned, you can write native dino native the Thai script and lauded on Dino. You can get all the definition of the types in India no riding for example, Dino space types you'll need to sit up anything for Deana to understand types. Quit you just ride your program, it doesn't need any compilation. Dino will just run your. File. Wow that's interesting. How is that possible? How can you run type script without first compiling it down? Well the competitor is already integrated on the inner. Oh interesting. So so it's happening. It's just your. You don't ever have to have the the output of the Java script file from type. Script. Expecting interesting.
With schools online, software to catch students cheating is big business
"Not only teaching. That's happening remotely for millions of students testing to and many colleges are using software to watch students take those tests, big providers, include respond, US, proctor, you and PROC. Some of them use webcams to track how? Students move their heads or is or touch the keyboard anything out of the ordinary flagged for teachers to review todd feathers recently co wrote a piece about a rebellion against this kind of surveillance for motherboard one concern false positives. Once you start the exam, they're all kinds of environmental factors that can lead to false positives. If you're a parent who has a child in the room, you're much more likely to be looking away from your screen or moving around than somebody who doesn't have A. Child in the room if you have adhd or some kind of anxiety disorder that's tied to taking tests, you're likely to exhibit behaviors that fall outside of the norm of other people in your class, and all of this can lead to being flagged as suspicious activity, and we have heard from students who have cried during tests because they're anxious about them. embiid flag alternatively I should say also heard stories from professors about students who go to all kinds of creative lanes to cheat from home. And have been caught as a result of using the cast off wear. So you talk to students who are really worried about privacy surveillance the potential for people to sort of fall outside the spectrum of what the Algorithm thinks is normal behavior. But not in fact, be cheating. You also spoke with a student of color who couldn't even take the test because the software didn't recognize his face. This is a problem that is not just related to this kind of software. A lot of these digital proctoring vendors don't create their own facial recognition technology. They are licensing it from other companies that specialize in s in facial recognition has been shown over and over again in different settings to not be good at recognizing people of Color, not be as good at recognizing women and to struggle to the point of absolute failure when it comes to people who don't identify one gender or another. What are the companies says about these criticisms I mean some students have protested the use of these the software campuses how have the company's reacted? Directed with a response that is pretty common across a lot of different technologies, applications of technologies, which is it. This software is a tool the company's give it to universities and two professors, and all they're doing is providing a quicker more efficient way for professors to identify possibly suspicious moments during an exam. There has been a lack of response directly to the criticisms about the invasion of privacy and about the way that it can negatively affect people who are underprivileged or from certain ethnic backgrounds. Right. Now, we're, of course in this moment where a lot more college students and students in Pre K. through twelve are at home taking online classes if and when we all get to get back together again, do you see these companies continuing to thrive and they're being an enough demand? A million dollar question I think that it's a pretty fair to say that once students are back in classrooms of all types this will not be quite as widely used as it is now but that being said, some of these companies are looking for other ways to expand. Their customers for example, Puck Toro has a recently announced a partnership with McGraw Hill, textbook maker to integrate its services into some of those online textbooks, and there are certain kinds of assessments, assessments for certain professional certifications such as nursing, which do require as part of state laws that the exams be proctored, and so if those aren't taking place in a physical room or even if they are, but there's the option to do it online. A space where tools like this are not only a possibility there arguably required by law.
Court temporarily blocks Trump order banning TikTok from US app stores
"A federal judge has temporarily blocked the trump administration's ban on downloads of the Chinese own social media APP Tiktok the ruling came just hours before the ban was scheduled to go into effect last night, the judge will release his official ruling in the coming days. So we don't know his exact reasoning just yet, but we do know that TIKTOK had a chance. To make its case before the judge yesterday here's a reporter. Katie such Eric. He did hear arguments early, Sunday morning from Tiktok that the national security concerns that the administration had were not pressing enough to override the free speech protections that constitutional free speech protections that are afforded social media platforms like Tiktok Tiktok had made note several times we have a national. Election going on that this is a format they called it a the modern town square place where a lot of people talk about their opinions and argue that it was really valuable to preserve that right now, the administration has given tiktok until November twelfth to sell it to you operations or face a full ban that would make the APP completely unusable for. US users, you might remember the tech talk actually has reached a tentative deal that would have the company partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a US company. But some of the specifics are still up in the air and it's not clear by the regulators on either side of the Pacific will approve the final version much less in time for the
Swim at hotel pools with Daycation app
"All those beautiful hotels and all those beautiful pools and probably thinking I'd love to just go spend a day at the pool but I don't WanNa stay overnight 'cause it's in my neighborhood. What if it was a station? What if it was a daycare while matthew bones got a new APP called Daykitchen that can arrange for you to just go over to the pool and hang out for a for a small fee matthew. This is the apple of my dreams tell everybody about it. Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having me on Truly appreciate it, and yeah, that's A fun time for us to see what can happen with patient obviously lots of things size of negative in the external environment but we're making our way through happy to tell you about the company and how it started. We'll basically just just the fill everybody in for twenty to thirty dollars. You can go to a local hotel and go hang at the pool for a day, right? Exactly. Yeah. That's the idea instant vacation in your pocket on the quicker Biden whether you're living in the city. Or in the future traveling on, you can click a button and hang out at the hotel for the day. Enjoyed a pool, enjoy all the amenities and you're primarily in Florida right now. So. Yeah. We have hotels actually in over twenty five cities we started in Miami we have over twenty hotels in. Miami Beach Miami proper by now we're we're expanding really rapidly. You just find were hotels one in Greece just last week, and then two more and in South America this week So it's been been wild to see all the new properties coming on you know I waiting I'm waiting for Los Angeles absolutely yes. We have many people waiting for Angeles and why here our launching a number of new properties here, which will be great all socially distanced and with the covert features that we put in to to make sure people stay safe as well. This is a tough time because they don't want too many people too many people to pool, but eventually, Kobe will be behind us and we'll be able to go do the dream vacation tell everybody how you cannot with the APP. Your or thing Always had a passionate for hospitality of I grew up working in a small Boutique Hotel in Right next to Jackson. Hole Wyoming. and I had this dream of one day dubbing developing luxury hotels around the world But as a starter needed to use something a little bit more creative to get into the industry and so my family and I. We're on this trip to Cancun Mexico and we're walking up and down the beaching resolve. These beautiful hotel cools all these people having fun and enjoying themselves and we thought no, one would be great if we can just go in there for the day and walk in and out of them if we could done the day enjoying the amenities said, no. You can't come in unless you haven't overnight room and so. I was sitting in my dorm room at Brown University Are Studying economics at the time and this idea hitting I thought wait a minute. Now, what if we created this system for all these beautiful hotels around the world sell more than just the overnight room and so we created vacation to solve that problem for hotels empty space that they want to sell and those people that are here on vacation looking to try new hotel properties or adversity. Now, all of those locals that are looking for a way to take on quote vacation or station on their sted one of some of the twenty five cities that you're him. So at some other cities, include Miami we are do have ocal here in Los Angeles for obviously launching more we have stuff in New York. We have a number of hotels throughout the Caribbean we watched up in Chicago interestingly enough places. In. Arizona Hawaii. Texas work kind of goes on. Well, good luck matthew the APP is called daycare even
Alexa can now immediately delete your voice recordings
"Be able to say Alexa, delete everything I've said now, according to Amazon that will delete all previously saved voice recordings that are associated with your account. Yeah, I know what you're saying. They've said that before, but this time, they said it's actually going to work. So you can also now say to Alexa. How Doe I review my privacy settings, which will send you to a link of the Alexa apt to the right page. You know, I
Why you should take more photos, not less
"And you know what you need to take more pictures really you do. I learned this the hard way believe it or not I've been going through my closets. This weekend I was trying to find some photos from the pre digital era. And all I could find was of a specific instance, one roll of black and white triax film. There was snapped during this specific place that I want to get pictures of. And Shame on me for not being, more proactive. So I should've taken more a lot more but I started thinking about it and realized look at how far we've come folks back then I'm the nine hundred and eighty s you had a choice of pro level thirty, five millimeter cameras which were hard to operate for most people disposable cardboard cameras had just begun appearing, but they were only used for special occasions places with great light. So for everyday life, most of us never bothered and compare that to now where everyone you know has a camera in their pocket and you can ask anyone to grab a shot of you with no issues they know what to do. And the smartphone cameras are so darn good. They can shoot in pretty much any kind of light and they have exif information built into the file. So when you look up stuff. You know exactly where you took it. You knew what time you knew what day I mean it's pretty amazing. So. For those of you listening today who might be in this position maybe ten years from now where you want to get pictures from twenty twenty some friendly. Where's the vice take more photos? You can never take enough and back them
Why Low-Earth Orbit Satellites Are the New Space Race
"Is launching more satellites part of his plan to shake up the space communications industry.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
"The Galaxy Z. or Fold to. The Galaxy said full to phone. So you may remember I had last week I had the Microsoft duo which was a dual screen phone. That on Hanjin, the middle unfolded. And, I thought this just the software didn't really use it very well. I loved the idea was beautiful harbour, very thin and light and. And everything but it just it was Kinda Janke I could make it fulltime phone. So I sent it back and I took the money. And then some and apply because this is a two thousand dollar phone this galaxy fold, which means you don't have to worry about it 'cause that's ridiculous. Ridiculous. Four Times more than you need to spend for phone. If you need a new phone, you want Andrew get get the Pixel for a or you know that'd be fine. The Google phone but I'm you know me I'm interested in technology and and what we're technologies going. So I thought well, I should try this. I can always return it. If you know what I don't think I'm returning it's pretty cool. So it is thicker and heavier than a regular phone because it you know it's got it folds. It's like a sandwich, a sandwich with nothing in between. But on the other hand, the F- The unlike the Microsoft phone Microsoft not a they don't want you to think of as one. It has screen when it's folded. So you can see notifications, you can actually use it. It's a little it's thinner than a regular phone would be. So it's kind of you know it's not a it's kind of an odd ball screens, really thin and tall compared to any phone that you might use but still. Totally usable can and you don't look like a silly person making a call. It's just it's Kinda. It's Kinda thin. Kind of kind of kind of a weird aspect ratio, but then it has a fingerprint reader face reader, which is good for these days of masks. But then. Let's say you you. You launch a program or something on the front face when you open up the phone, it goes to the open when it's so big. So big nice and spacious. Now. It's like a little tablet and yeah, it was a little concerned about the folding screening indefinitely see that where the fold is doesn't doesn't disappear completely. But it kind of disappears from your awareness. And I have to say. It seems very well made. I wasn't going to get this because I thought. Oh. This Janki. is going to be silly this can be really Janke. You know it's really fun taking a picture with this big screen is huge. Like a bigger with an IPAD which I've always mocked people for. Taking a picture with an IPAD. So this isn't quite so big boy. It's kind of Nice, because you can really see what's going on. You know the pictures it's really like it's like holding. Like holding a big print in your hand. So you can see what it's GonNa look like when it's printed. And of course, Samsung always made the best screens. These are really gorgeous screens and it has a lot of features that duo left out. It's the fastest. Processor out there for for for android the QUALCOMM snapdragon it's It's got wireless charging. It's not waterproof for does proof as definitely not break proof which should make you nervous because if you drop this two thousand, it's like holding a Faberge egg in your hand. If you drop it, you bought it. You know you know. I I went out and took pictures of the other day and I thought. I better, not drop this. This if this falls out of my hand, that's That's a lot of money. So I I I have to say I'm not going to recommend anybody by this crazy expensive two thousand dollars for a phone. But. And, it's not a much better phone than the four hundred or five hundred dollar phone. It's just that. I was curious about folding screens and now I have to report. I'm pleasantly surprised. Unpleasantly surprised it actually It actually is pretty surprisingly functional and it doesn't feel I thought that folding screens gotTA. Be Weird rights feel plastic ear something. Once you open it up you kind of forget it that it you know that it's a plastic or anything it's just a big screen. It's Kinda Nice to have such a big screen in your pocket. So I'm I'm I'm actually very pleased I might even keep it. I know I know I know. A lot of money and then Someday. Did iphone. Event Invitations. Go Out. No, no nobody. Got Him. Okay I. Often don't get him so I don't know. I can't tell but I don't think they went out which means. Well, it's not going to be this week for the IPHONE twelve events like probably probably not gonna be could be next week. Everybody kind of agrees is going to be in October. So it could be maybe October. What is that six? Week from Tuesday yeah. Or October thirteen week from Tuesday they'll nuts new iphones. What do you think they'll be two thousand no but I bet you be able to get him up there. Close. Yet You know you get the. iphone twelve pro Max. With All the available storage they're offering whatever that is five twelve or to fifty six. I think I think you might get it up to fifteen hundred bucks crazy. But people and these things these phones are not. You know their fragile. Which means you got to buy insurance. So add that to the cost of the really not meant to be used for more than a couple years. So. So I'm thinking. maybe we should just you know think of our phone is a phone stick with that. I'll do the. Do the crazy. Spend for weird stuff just to let you know. I don't think this folding phones going to be cheap ever because I think it's an expensive part I. think that's really the problem.
Layered security becomes critical as malware attacks rise
"From the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to groups which the report labels a PT 28, a PT 29 breached the DNC servers through phishing attacks. A PT by the way, stands for advanced persistent threat. The first attack started in the summer of 2015. The group behind the attack was a PT 29, the attacker sent emails to more than 1000 different addresses. Attached to the DNC, and the messages contained malware attachments. They were posing as a normal file. It looked like an innocent file opening the file would install the malware on the target machine. The malware established an encrypted communication channel between the compromise systems and a PT 29. The malware also could escalate privileges, meaning the malware was ableto trick computers into giving the Attackers admin level access to the system so they could steal information, send it back to their own computers. Over this encrypted channel of communication, And because of this, they were largely undetected for a while. The second attack happened in 2016 that was a P 28. They sent out an e mail to a large number of people in the DNC. The email posed as an organization wide policy that would require users to reset their passwords, saying passwords have expired. You need to go and follow this link and reset your password. So they would go to a link and that led to a website that was made to look like it was an official DNC site. But in fact it was a fishing site so they would guide users to enter their usernames and their passwords and a new password, ostensibly so that they could reset their passwords. But in reality The hackers were gathering log in credentials and they were just ship shipping them straight to a B 28. The investigation into those attacks is still ongoing. But from what we know, it seems pretty certain the Attackers were Russian civilian and military intelligence services. So you have a group of Russian hackers targeting a United States political parties systems, and that's a big, scary thing. No matter what country you live in or what country No matter of which countries are involved. This kind of attack is a serious thing. We're one country is trying to influence the political outcome of another country. I don't care who you are. That's terrifying. The United States, by the way, has done not necessarily cyber crime kind of stuff like this. But us certainly has A long history of trying to influence other nations and their political proceedings. So I'm not saying the U. S is innocent of those kind of things either. But it is terrifying to look at the way that you can actually leverage human psychology and have a big impact like this. And honestly, I think that's the most troubling thing about phishing attacks because they don't have to be sophisticated. There's no need to craft a super tricky code. You don't have to sit there and secretly infiltrate a computer system Fishing works, not because of the technology technology facilitates it. It makes it easier to steal information. But fishing works because of the way we humans work. It works because we're fallible. We could be tricked. We could be influenced. It shows yet again that no matter how secure a system is, no matter what technology you have put in place, the system is really only as good as the people who have access to it. If you design the world's most secure bank vault door, and it has biometrics and voice activation and all this kind of stuff, where on Lee A select few are able to ever access it. And then I leave that door open while I dash off to go grab lunch. It doesn't do you any good. I have practiced very, very, very bad security protocol. Fishing works because we humans will often take these mental shortcuts and we won't use critical thinking, and it doesn't need to work every single time. In fact, depending upon the attack, it may need toe only work once, so if there are 10,000 employees of a company and you just need just one of them to click on a malicious attachment, that means all you need is a 10.1% success rate. It does not have to be great. It just has to work once. So it's no surprise. They're so many phishing attacks out in the wild. They get results and they don't need a lot of people to fall for them to be effective. That's all also why there's a lot of crappy ones out there because Why put in the effort to design something really, really good If you can still get hits with something that's crappy, that'll save you time and effort, so just quids in the crappy thing out, you won't get quality. Hits, but you'll still get hits to defeat phishing scams. We can institute different protocols and protections help weed out spam emails before they ever get to a user and obvious scans. That kind of thing we can blacklist certain. I P addresses, but ultimately we have to rely on people resisting those attempts to influence them and use a bit of critical thinking. Now I know I've talked a lot
Premium VOD Is a Failed Experiment, Imax CEO Rich Gelfond Says
"You could do that Much anticipated Mullan remake is available on Disney plus for $30, but Disney isn't saying how many subscribers air taking up the offer, or whether it plans to try it again for other delayed releases. Max CEO Rich Girl Fund is already calling premium video on demand. Ah, failed experiment. He was too kind. Michael Pachter covers the entertainment industry at Wedbush Securities, he says, until more consumers feel safe filling the seats. Moviemakers may need to adjust the prices they charge streaming viewers. Maybe we'd be willing to pay $8. You know, we waited Two months or 2.5 months. And maybe we'd be willing to pay $10 if we waited six weeks. Eight weeks. I mean, that, I think would make sense.