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The US will restrict visas for Huawei employees, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says other Chinese tech firms 'should consider themselves on notice'

The US will restrict visas for Huawei employees, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says other Chinese tech firms 'should consider themselves on notice'

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the US would be imposing visa restrictions on Huawei employees, per a report.Pompeo told the press on Wednesday that the Trump administration would be placing visa restrictions on "certain employees ... of Chinese technology companies like Huawei that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally."He also said other companies "should consider themselves on notice: If they...

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Twitter locks down all verified accounts

Twitter locks down all verified accounts

Skip to:In an unprecedented move, Twitter locked down all verified accounts after dozens of high-profile people were hacked in a massive bitcoin scam.Take a look at the eccentric life like no other of engineer, industrial designer, technology entrepreneur, scientist and philanthropist Elon Musk.Twitter locked down all verified accounts today after dozens of them were hacked in a widespread bitcoin scam.Twitter confirmed this morning it was taking steps to fix the massive hack and advised its account holders they might not be able to tweet or reset their password until it had fixed the...

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New lithium battery charges faster, reduces risk of device explosions

New lithium battery charges faster, reduces risk of device explosions

July 15, 2020byCell phone batteries often heat up and, at times, can burst into flames. In most cases, the culprit behind such incidents can be traced back to lithium batteries. Despite providing long-lasting electric currents that can keep devices powered up, lithium batteries can internally short circuit, heating up the device.Researchers at Texas A&M University have invented a technology that can prevent from heating and failing. Their design for the battery's conductive plate, called the , enables the safe storage of a large quantity of lithium ions, thereby reducing the risk of fire....

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Recorded Future Report Exposes Online Dangers LGBTQ People Face From Data Tracking And State Surveillance

Recorded Future Report Exposes Online Dangers LGBTQ People Face From Data Tracking And State Surveillance

A new report outlines the minefield of online threats LGBTQ people have to navigate online, from overt state surveillance to tracking via facial recognition to dating app information that gets shared with data brokers and advertisers.Recorded Future, a cybersecurity company, at what queer communities outside North America have to grapple with. The idea, senior director Maggie McDaniel said, was to better understand where deeper security research is needed.“It's kind of daunting,” said Evan Akin, associate intelligence consultant who spearheaded the report. “It just shows how difficult it is...

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Apple Twitter account hacked in Bitcoin scam campaign | Appleinsider

Apple Twitter account hacked in Bitcoin scam campaign | Appleinsider

 By3 hours ago  The official Apple Twitter account appears to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin scam campaign that targeted other prominent tech accounts. "We are giving back to our community. We support Bitcoin and believe you should too!" the fraudulent tweet read, before giving instructions to send bitcoin to a wallet address and claiming that doubled payments would be sent back. Apple appears to have cracked down on the tweet fairly quickly, which only appeared on the Twitter account for a brief time on Wednesday afternoon. Along with the Cupertino tech giant, the Twitter accounts...

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Google takes on Zoom and Slack by bundling video calls and chat into Gmail for business users

Google takes on Zoom and Slack by bundling video calls and chat into Gmail for business users

Keep Me Logged InKey Points is making its popular Gmail app more of a productivity powerhouse.The Alphabet subsidiary is incorporating more applications into the business version of Gmail so that users don't need to switch to other apps or browser tabs, It could help keep employees satisfied with the company's business software and not want to adopt alternative services, such as or . That's an important consideration for building up the cloud business that augments Google and Alphabet's advertising core. The coronavirus in the first quarter, but as schools and offices closed, people began...

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Firefox on Android: Camera remains active when phone is locked or the user switches apps | ZDNet

Firefox on Android: Camera remains active when phone is locked or the user switches apps | ZDNet

Byfor| July 15, 2020 -- 15:37 GMT (08:37 PDT)| Topic:Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren't managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce.Mozilla says it's working on fixing a bug in Firefox for Android that keeps the smartphone camera active even after users have moved the browser in the background or the phone screen was locked.A Mozilla spokesperson told ZDNet in an email this week that a fix is expected for later this year in October....

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Google sued for 'blatant lies' about user privacy | Appleinsider

Google sued for 'blatant lies' about user privacy | Appleinsider

 By12 hours ago  A new suit alleges that Android and potentially iOS users are secretly having their personal data harvested by "voyeur extraordinare" Google, even if they are not using Google's own apps. In its in as many months, law firm Boies Schiller Flexner is accusing the search giant of illicitly gathering user data from mobile users. Where the previous suit was specifically regarding the use of Google Chrome, this one concerns the use of many apps on the Android platform — and potentially on iOS, too. "Google is always watching," the suit, Law360, says. "Even when it promises to...

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These faces are not real

These faces are not real

By and Computers are getting better at dreaming up “deepfakes” — photorealistic human faces created using a technology called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.The technology is giving propagandists the ability to hide behind computer-generated personas “without any history or baggage,” said intelligence consultant Munira Mustaffa, who has previously hunted out such images in the wild.On July 15, Reuters reported on a purported British writer by the name of Oliver Taylor, who experts say bore all the hallmarks of having been produced by a GAN. Attempts to reach Taylor, or whoever was...

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Apple, Biden, Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in crypto scam – TechCrunch

Apple, Biden, Musk and other high-profile Twitter accounts hacked in crypto scam – TechCrunch

Image Credits: Getty ImagesA number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers who used the accounts — some with millions of followers — to spread a cryptocurrency scam.Apple, Elon Musk and Joe Biden were among the accounts compromised in a broadly targeted hack that remained mysterious hours after taking place. Those accounts and many others posted a message promoting the address of a bitcoin wallet with the claim that the amount of any payments made to the address would be doubled and sent back — a known cryptocurrency scam technique.In the hours...

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You Scared, Bro? Maybe Your Autonomous Car Should Ease Your Fears

You Scared, Bro? Maybe Your Autonomous Car Should Ease Your Fears

Sign in to your Forbes account For instructions on how to disable your ad blocker, Or Sign In To Continue Using An Ad BlockerIf this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next!BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jul 14, 2020,In a by Myplanet of various technologies, “autonomous driving” came in as the most uncomfortable of the thirty-five technologies at 66.8% of the Americans surveyed. To put that in perspective, one of the technologies near the middle of the pack was...

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Former President Barack Obama's Twitter account appears to have been hacked as part of a cryptocurrency scam

Former President Barack Obama's Twitter account appears to have been hacked as part of a cryptocurrency scam

The words "Business Insider".Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification.Former President Barack Obama's Twitter account appeared to have been hacked on Wednesday.Obama was one of several high-profile figures whose accounts seemed to be infiltrated by cryptocurrency scammers. The messages appear to employ a common tactic used to trick people into shelling out money by promising to send a bigger sum in return for a payment."I am giving back to my community due to Covid-19!" said the tweet from Obama's account, which has since been...

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Tesla Plans To Build Entire City, Possibly Hundreds Of #TeslaCities

Tesla Plans To Build Entire City, Possibly Hundreds Of #TeslaCities

   by  Elon Musk can’t stop. Tesla can’t stop. The cleantech revolution can’t stop.As if electric robotaxis, solar roofs, insane battery price reductions and gigafactories, reusable rockets, record-shattering acceleration, electric semi trucks and minibuses, and hyperloops + tunnel-boring companies weren’t enough, Elon Musk has decided to build entire cleantech cities. Well, he’s starting with one, but if all goes well, that could leads to hundreds more.As you might have guessed, these #TeslaCities have several unique features.First of all, when it comes to the buildings, they will all have...

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Frontier Communications settles with Minnesota, agrees to $10M upgrade to broadband network

Frontier Communications settles with Minnesota, agrees to $10M upgrade to broadband network

More from the HomepageTelephone and internet firm will upgrade service to settle deceptive market practices case. By Star TribunemoreFrontier Communications will pay restitution of $750,000 and spend $10 million to upgrade its broadband network to settle an investigation by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office over customer-service problems.Frontier has been under fire from Minnesota consumer and telecommunications watchdogs for the past couple of years after a deluge of complaints about its phone and internet service.The Attorney General’s Office was investigating possible deceptive...

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Work launches on world's longest subsea power cable - Electrek

Work launches on world's longest subsea power cable - Electrek

July 14The UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet has begun work on the world’s longest subsea power cable. The €2 billion Viking Link project, a 475-mile-long (765 km) cable, is being built in Lincolnshire. It will run between the UK and Denmark in order to share green energy between the two countries.The :By 2023, the high-voltage, direct-current link will transmit the equivalent of enough electricity to power 1.5 million British homes between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and the South Jutland region in Denmark.The Viking Link will be longer than the 450-mile North Sea link, which will...

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Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier

Deepfake used to attack activist couple shows new disinformation frontier

United Kingdom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oliver Taylor, a student at England’s University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile. Online profiles describe him as a coffee lover and politics junkie who was raised in a traditional Jewish home. His half dozen freelance editorials and blog posts reveal an active interest in anti-Semitism and Jewish affairs, with bylines in the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel. The catch? Oliver Taylor seems to be an elaborate fiction. (For a guide to deepfakes, click ) His university says it has no...

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Largest-Ever Study of Carbon Pricing Confirms It Does Reduce Emissions After All

Largest-Ever Study of Carbon Pricing Confirms It Does Reduce Emissions After All

Putting a price on carbon should reduce emissions, because it makes dirty production processes more expensive than clean ones, right?That's the economic theory. Stated baldly, it's obvious, but there is perhaps a tiny chance that what happens in practice might be something else. In a , we set out the results of the largest-ever study of what happens to emissions from fuel combustion when they attract a charge.We analysed data for 142 countries over more than two decades, 43 of which had a carbon price of some form by the end of the study period.The results show that countries with carbon...

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Common FDA-approved drug may effectively neutralize virus that causes COVID-19

Common FDA-approved drug may effectively neutralize virus that causes COVID-19

TROY, N.Y. -- A common drug, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to research published this week in Antiviral Research.SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses a surface spike protein to latch onto human cells and initiate infection. But heparin, a blood thinner also available in non-anticoagulant varieties, binds tightly with the surface spike protein, potentially blocking the infection from happening. This makes it a decoy, which might be introduced into the body using a nasal spray or nebulizer...

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A Twitter Hacking Spree Hits Musk, Obama, Apple, and More

A Twitter Hacking Spree Hits Musk, Obama, Apple, and More

Musk. Barack Obama. Jeff Bezos. Mike Bloomberg. Joe Biden. Kanye West. Those are just a handful of the major, million-plus-follower Twitter accounts that were compromised Wednesday afternoon, each in service of a bitcoin scam that has already earned the hackers behind it well over $100,000 in a few short hours. And counting. In response, Twitter appears to have , if not all, verified accounts from tweeting.The trouble appears to have started in the early afternoon, Eastern time, when the accounts of several major cryptocurrency players were hacked within minutes of one another. Targets...

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Couch Potato No More: How the Benefits of Exercise Transfer to the Brain

Couch Potato No More: How the Benefits of Exercise Transfer to the Brain

Sign inWelcome! Log into your accountyour usernameyour passwordPassword recoveryRecover your passwordyour emailA password will be e-mailed to you.. How? Why? And how much can we rejuvenate an already aged brain?Those were the one conviction and three questions that guided me throughout my post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).Yes, this isn’t like my usual articles. For the first time, I’m covering my own work—a multi-year passion project that spans diverse ways to reverse brain aging, probes the intersection between body and mind, and hopefully one day can...

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France's Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

France's Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions

   by  .Eric Piolle (mayor of Grenoble) receiving the Kangoo converted by Phoenix Mobility. Image courtesy of Phoenix Mobility.A converted Renault Clio. Image courtesy of Phoenix Mobility.Image courtesy of..e-Car Namibia’s “eCruiser.” Image courtesy of .   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,© 2020   CleanTechnica

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Chinese state hackers target Hong Kong Catholic Church | ZDNet

Chinese state hackers target Hong Kong Catholic Church | ZDNet

Byfor| July 15, 2020 -- 21:50 GMT (14:50 PDT)| Topic:China's government hackers have targeted members of the Hong Kong Catholic Church in a series of spear-phishing operations traced back to May this year.The attacks have come to light after reports [, , ] that some of Hong Kong's church leaders and clergy have been directly involved in supporting pro-democracy protests despite orders from the Vatican to remain neutral.The spear-phishing campaign fits recent reports that Chinese government hacking groups focusing cyber-espionage efforts on the Hong Kong region after pro-democracy protests...

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Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF

Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF

Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’ Environment editorWed 15 Jul 2020 00.00 EDTTackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum.The report warns that when the world recovers from the coronavirus pandemic there can be no business-as-usual, with today’s destruction of the natural world . In 2019 scientists warned that from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems.The , from the New Nature...

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WeMo, one of Taiwan’s biggest scooter-sharing platforms, gears up for international expansion – TechCrunch

WeMo, one of Taiwan’s biggest scooter-sharing platforms, gears up for international expansion – TechCrunch

Scooters, a common sight on the streets of Taiwan, give commuters an alternative to cars in the country’s densely populated cities. But they also contribute to pollution and jam-packed parking spaces. Over the past few years, several companies haven taken on the challenge of creating more environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional gas scooters. Gogoro is probably best-known internationally for its electric SmartScooters, which are now the category’s top-sellers in Taiwan. While less known outside of the country, however, scooter-sharing startup has grown steadily since launching...

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Twitter silences some verified accounts after wave of hacks

Twitter silences some verified accounts after wave of hacks

United States SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A series of high-profile Twitter () accounts were hijacked on Wednesday, with some of the platform’s top voices - including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others - used to solicit digital currency. Nearly two hours after the first wave of hacks, the cause of the breach had not yet been made public. In a sign of the seriousness of the problem, Twitter took the extraordinary step of preventing at least some...

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