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Supporting mobile workers everywhere

Supporting mobile workers everywhere
With VPNs struggling to serve the unprecedented number of remote workers, we look at other ways of providing reliable remote networking By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 21 Sep 2020 The coronavirus lockdown has made everyone a mobile worker. IT strategies and policies relating to mobile working, laptops, security and mobile network access have had…

How to build a smart city from the ruins of Covid-19

How to build a smart city from the ruins of Covid-19
The London Data Commission is working to open up data about the capital to help regeneration and growth post-pandemic By John Romeo, Oliver Wyman Forum Published: 17 Sep 2020 In London and in other cities around the world, we have more data than we know what to do with. According to Statistica, this year the…

Maze ransomware borrows Ragnar Locker tactics to sneak past defences

Maze ransomware borrows Ragnar Locker tactics to sneak past defences
New research from the Sophos threat response team has found the Maze ransomware gang has adopted techniques pioneered by the cyber criminals behind Ragnar Locker By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 17 Sep 2020 15:23 Taking a tip from their peers, the cyber criminal operators of the Maze ransomware appear to have started to distribute…

WikiLeaks partners developed software to redact 400,000 Iraq War Logs

WikiLeaks partners developed software to redact 400,000 Iraq War Logs
Psychologist and co-founder of NGO the Iraq Body Count told a court that Julian Assange insisted on stringent redaction of hundreds of thousands of documents which revealed civilian deaths in the Iraq war By Bill Goodwin, Computer Weekly Published: 17 Sep 2020 15:08 WikiLeaks and its media partners used software developed by an independent non-government…

CW APAC: Buyer’s guide to business intelligence and data analytics

Thank you for joining!Access your Pro+ Content below. September 2020CW APAC: Buyer’s guide to business intelligence and data analytics Businesses today are seeking to discover, interpret, extract and communicate meaningful patterns in data to increase efficiency and better serve their customers. In this handbook, focused on the use of business intelligence and data analytics in…

Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo algorithm

Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo algorithm
Image Credit: Pixabay An algorithm Twitter uses to decide how photos are cropped in people’s timelines appears to be automatically electing to display the faces of white people over people with darker skin pigmentation. The apparent bias was discovered in recent days by Twitter users posting photos on the social media platform. A Twitter spokesperson…

A robust enterprise strategy: How to manage the post-COVID future 

A robust enterprise strategy: How to manage the post-COVID future 
There is a strategic discipline called “scenario planning” that is designed to address the kind of uncertainty we’re facing due to the pandemic. Scenario planning takes for granted that it’s hard for human beings to imagine the future as being radically different from the present. As a result, its practitioners try not to predict what…

How U.S. tech policy could change if Democrats win back the...

How U.S. tech policy could change if Democrats win back the Senate
Election Day in the U.S. is now only weeks away, and the variables and stakes are rapidly mounting. Troll farms, fake accounts, and other disinformation threats from within the United States and abroad are coming into view. The current president is attempting to convince people the election is rigged before it happens. Groups are actively…

If the U.S. Post Office has an ally, it’s Duel2 and play-by-mail...

If the U.S. Post Office has an ally, it’s Duel2 and play-by-mail games
In these fast-moving times where nothing takes a break, there is one form of slow-motion entertainment that has endured: play-by-mail games. The genre refers to mail without an “e” before it, with a notable game being Duel2, a gladiatorial simulator-RPG whose aging demographic makes it more like an AARPG. Given what is currently happening with…

Oculus Quest 2 getting Infinite Office with Logitech keyboard and adjustable...

Oculus Quest 2 getting Infinite Office with Logitech keyboard and adjustable passthrough
While presented as a new experience, what we see in the Infinite Office trailer is actually an evolution of the current Quest interface, introduced as an Experimental feature back in March and now the default. The Oculus Browser built-into Quests is Chromium-based, meaning it’s widely compatible with websites and web-based apps. It got multi-window support this…

Emmys 2020: From Watchmen to Schitt’s Creek, the full list of...

Emmys 2020: From Watchmen to Schitt’s Creek, the full list of winners
Watchmen. HBO Sunday's 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are over, with Schitt's Creek sweeping the comedy awards and HBO's Watchmen and Succession nabbing a host of their own big wins in the limited series and drama categories.Regina King unsurprisingly won best lead actress in a limited series for Watchmen, while Euphoria's Zendaya scored her first Emmy win for best lead…

Emmys 2020: The full list of nominations

Regina King is up for a best actress award in Watchmen. HBO Watchmen, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Ozark each pulled in multiple 2020 Emmy nominations, while Netflix beat HBO for the most shortlisted shows. Although awards ceremonies like the Oscars and Golden Globes have pushed back their big nights due to the coronavirus pandemic, we'll…