Fri.Feb 19, 2021

Bitcoin now at $1 Trillion Dollar Market Cap


Just 6 days ago we were pointing out the rise of Bitcoin, which at the time was at number 9 on the list of top global assets. It has now […].


CIOs Face Decisions on Remote Work for Post-Pandemic Future

Information Week

After being bombarded at the start of the pandemic with new services and the need to securely connect remote staff, what comes next for CIOs


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New malformed URL phishing technique can make attacks harder to spot

Tech Republic Security

Hackers are now sending messages that hide fake links in the HTTP prefix, bypassing email filters, says security firm GreatHorn

Python pioneer assesses the 30-year-old programming language

Venture Beast

At age 30, the Python programming language has never been used by more developers across more use cases than it is today. Read More. AI Dev Enterprise VB Home Page ai Bloomberg category-/Computers & Electronics/Programming category-/Science/Computer Science programming language Python

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Kia outage may be the result of ransomware

Tech Republic Security

A week-long outage for Kia is reportedly connected to a ransomware attack from the DoppelPaymer gang, says BleepingComputer

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Google fires Ethical AI lead Margaret Mitchell

Venture Beast

Margaret Mitchell was fired today weeks after Google fired Timnit Gebru. A restructure of Google's AI ethics efforts was announced Thursday. Read More. AI Big Data Dev Enterprise VB Home Page artificial intelligence category-/Science Google Google Research Jeff Dean Margaret Mitchell Timnit Gebru

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Avid Ventures raises $68 million for female-run VC fund targeting fintech and consumer startups

Venture Beast

Dean Takahashi speaks with Addie Lerner, founder of Avid Ventures, a female-run venture capital fund with $68 million to invest. Read More.

Forrester report highlights Zero Trust Edge model for networking and security infrastructure

Tech Republic Security

According to Forrester, ZTE will be most helpful with securing and enabling remote workers while removing the difficult user VPNs

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Google’s Model Search automatically optimizes and identifies AI models

Venture Beast

Google open-sourced Model Search, a tool that automatically optimizes and identifies AI models given a dataset and task. Read More.

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5 Tips for Stepping up Your Social Media Game

Association of Information Technology Professional

With the rise of remote working and permanence of online events, your social media presence and how you use social media for business has never been more important. Here are five simple steps you can take today to put social media to work for you

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Lucid Sight acquires Colyseus open-source multiplayer game engine

Venture Beast

Lucid Sight, a maker of blockchain games, has acquired the open-source multiplayer engine Colyseus for an undisclosed price. Read More. GamesBeat Mobile PC Gaming blockchain games category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Colyseus DeanBeat News game engine Lucid Sight Mobile gaming PC gaming

4 ways to defend against the Dark Web's cybercrime ecosystem, according to MIT researchers

Tech Republic Security

The Dark Web allows cybercriminals to create a Cyber Attacks-as-a-Service ecosystem that outmaneuvers security defenses. Here are tips on how businesses can try to thwart cybercrime

AI Weekly: The challenges of creating open source AI training datasets

Venture Beast

Creating open source AI training datasets is a process that must be undertaken thoughtfully, according to experts. Read More. AI Big Data Dev VB Home Page AI Weekly category-/Science/Computer Science computer vision datasets newsletter Open source research training dataset

Linux 101: How to block users from setting up their own cron jobs

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen shows you how to gain a bit more security on your Linux servers by blocking users from adding cron jobs

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

The DeanBeat: The outlook for online game events in 2021

Venture Beast

I’m writing this on a Thursday night while participating in a panel in Clubhouse, the social audio chat platform that has grown quickly to more than 8 million users in a couple of months. I’m in the Nordic Games breakfast room run by Zsuzsa James and other folks.

Linux has made it to Mars

The Verge

Image: NASA. Yesterday, NASA landed a rover named Perseverance on Mars. I, along with 2 million other people, watched the landing happen live on YouTube. It was beautiful.

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Facebook Gaming will host more than 90 community tournaments

Venture Beast

Facebook Gaming said it will work with community partners to host more than 90 online community events in 2021. Read More.

Norway to Decriminalize Personal Purchase, Possession, and Use Of All Drugs In Small Quantities

GizModo VR

The government of Norway is moving to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all recreational drugs as well as their use, including everything from weed and coke to heroin, per Bloomberg. Read more.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Diablo II’s remake is real

Venture Beast

Blizzard revealed a remake of its classic action role-playing game Diablo II during today's BlizzCon Online opening ceremonies. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming Blizzard BlizzCon 2021 category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Games/Roleplaying Games Diablo II PC gaming

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Australia’s ABC News shot to the top of the App Store charts following Facebook’s news ban

The Verge

Image: ABC News. The Australian Broadcast Company’s ABC News app shot to the top of Apple’s App Store charts in Australia over the course of the last few days, not long after Facebook banned Australian news sources on its platform.

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Overwatch 2 deep dive: New maps and dynamic environments

Venture Beast

Blizzard Entertainment said that Overwatch 2 isn't coming in 2021, but it did reveal a bunch of new details at BlizzCon Online. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming Blizzard BlizzCon Online DeanBeat News Jeff Kaplan Overwatch 2


IRS issues urgent notice on scams aimed at tax professionals

Tech Republic Security

Scammers are impersonating the IRS with emails carrying the subject line "Verifying your EFIN before e-filing


What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

A new Nier release is dominating Japanese gaming

Venture Beast

Nier: Reincarnation is already a massive success in Japan after just a few days on the market thanks to enthusiastic fans. Read More. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Computer & Video Games category-/Games/Roleplaying Games Nier Nier: Automata Nier: Reincarnation Square Enix

Google fires second AI ethics researcher following internal investigation

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, co-lead of the ethical AI team, after she used an automated script to look through her emails in order to find evidence of discrimination against her coworker Timnit Gebru. The news was first reported by Axios.

How researchers are mapping the future of quantum computing, using the tech of today


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory computer scientist Sriram Krishnamoorthy. PNNL Photo). Imagine a future where new therapeutic drugs are designed far faster and at a fraction of the cost they are today, enabled by the rapidly developing field of quantum computing.

That Time a Canadian Town Derailed a Diesel Train and Drove It Down the Street to Provide Emergency Power

GizModo VR

Even in a suburb of Montreal that’s well versed in dealing with winter storms, inclement weather can still overwhelm basic services like power, an issue with which millions of people in Texas are still currently struggling.

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Rustler is the Grand Theft Horse game you always wanted

Venture Beast

Rustler is a new Grand Theft Auto-style game but with horses. Yes, it is finally a Grand Theft Horse game. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Arts & Entertainment category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Grand Theft Horse Jutsu Games Rustler

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The Texas Think Tank Giving Cover for This Week’s Republican Wind Power Lies

GizModo VR

Almost exactly a month before Texas plunged into darkness , a panel convened in Austin to host a discussion about the superiority of the Texan electric grid.

Apple is investing in 6G, but it doesn’t matter (yet)

Computerworld Vertical IT

Apple is investing in next-generation 6G technology development. What for? And should we get excited yet? What is 6G?

Instacart, Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and DoorDash totally conned you into paying for Prop 22

The Verge

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!