Fitness tracking data on Strava app reveal US military bases details, sparking security concerns

Data from fitness trackers that clearly show the movement of personnel at U.S. military bases is sparking major concern, with experts citing potential dangers to base security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/29/fitness-tracking-data-on-strava-app-reveal-us-military-bases-details-sparking-security-concerns.html

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Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10

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Soon you’ll be able to see the diagnostic data Microsoft collects from Windows and what it’s doing with it.

The post Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262752-microsoft-announces-new-data-privacy-tools-windows-10?source=Computing

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

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Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

The post Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/262400-few-gmail-users-enable-two-factor-authentication?source=Computing

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Top 5 Data-Driven Mobile Services for a Competitive Edge


The mobile data market has been approaching saturation in major industrialized nations. Mobile data consumption has increased steadily over the past several years, but consumers have found new ways to avoid paying extra for services they don’t need or use — and intense competition among mobile carriers has allowed consumers to switch from fixed-data to unlimited plans and pay less in the process. Operators increasingly have been turning to targeted data-driven services in order to drive higher data usage and find new monetization strategies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85057.html?rss=1

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Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina

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This data may even be enough to determine when someone is at high risk of a heart attack.

The post Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/261491-google-neural-network-can-predict-health-status-retina?source=Computing

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Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard

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Early Linux data suggests Intel CPUs take a fairly heavy hit in some tests when the new page table isolation fix is enabled. Database benchmarks and possibly cloud server performance could drop significantly, however.

The post Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261420-early-data-shows-linux-update-fix-intel-security-flaw-hits-performance-hard?source=Computing

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The US government is asking Facebook for more and more data on its users

Facebook is getting a growing number of requests for data on the social network’s users from U.S government entities, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/20/us-government-is-asking-facebook-for-more-and-more-data-on-its-users.html

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AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine

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Intel has signed a deal with another major hyperscale data center. Baidu may not be a familiar name in the US, but it’s the largest search engine by far in China.

The post AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260675-amd-wins-major-contract-provide-epyc-servers-chinas-largest-search-engine-baidu?source=Computing

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Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/06/uber-paid-hacker-100g-to-keep-data-breach-last-year-secret.html

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Google collects data on Android users' locations when location services are turned off, report says

A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/google-collects-data-on-android-users-locations-when-location-services-are-turned-off-report-says.html

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Tech Q&A: Deleting data forever, fighting robocalls, finding secret cameras and more

I want to give away a few of my old devices. How do I make sure that the data is deleted and cannot be recovered?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/20/tech-q-deleting-data-forever-fighting-robocalls-finding-secret-cameras-and-more.html

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Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives

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Backblaze’s latest HDD reliability data contains an interesting observation. So far, there’s no difference in reliability between the 8TB consumer and enterprise drives the company is deploying.

The post Backblaze HDD Report: No Reliability Difference Between Consumer, Enterprise Drives appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258548-backblaze-hdd-report-finds-no-reliability-difference-consumer-enterprise-drives?source=Computing

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Russia's hackers took only a week to pry into Clinton camp

Nineteen thousand lines of raw data associated with the theft of emails from Hillary Clinton campaign staffers show how the hackers managed the election-shaking operation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/03/russias-hackers-took-only-week-to-pry-into-clinton-camp.html

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If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/if-data-is-new-oil-are-tech-companies-robbing-us-blind.html

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor and The Guardian Project have teamed up to add new UI elements and security data to the already in-development Orfox browser.

The post Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255057-tor-project-adds-new-features-mobile-browser-support?source=Computing

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Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero: Connecting the Channel Data Dots


“Channel data management is about providing high-tech companies with all the data and information they need to effectively manage their distribution channels, sales and marketing,” said Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero. “Traditionally, companies have relied on managing the channel fairly blindly. They may get monthly data, but a lot of the data is incomplete or too late to make important decisions, like what promotions they want to run.” CDM starts with data collection, Dimbero said — in some cases from two or three thousand partners around the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84755.html?rss=1

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