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Google quietly relegates 'Don't be evil' from its Code of Conduct dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:38:51

For a long time, the words "don't be evil" were associated with Google. While not an official motto as such, the words were heavily ingrained in the company. Google's method of operating has caused many people over the years to question the phrase, and when the company was re-organized under Alphabet the motto became "do the right thing". Nonetheless, in the Google Code of Conduct which is given...

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FCC investigates LocationSmart website for leaking location data for users of major US mobile carriers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:02:17

LocationSmart, a company based in Southern California, is under investigation by the FCC after it was discovered that its website made it possible for just about anyone to access location data for the majority of US cell phones. Security expert Brian Krebs reported that a bug on the LocationSmart website made it possible for anyone to check on the location of any AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or...

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PayPal buys Swedish fintech company iZettle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 18:15:24

PayPal has announced that it is to buy the mobile payment company iZettle. The announcement came as something of a surprise, as less than two weeks ago iZettle had said that it planned to go public. iZettle is a Swedish fintech company whose mobile card readers have proved popular with small businesses, as has its ecommerce platform. The $2.2 billion purchase is PayPal's biggest acquisition to...

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Chrome will stop highlighting HTTPS sites as secure dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 17:14:46

Later this year, Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security. Starting in September, the browser will no longer use a security indicator to highlight the fact that you're visiting an HTTPS page. Instead, Google will simply issue a warning when a website is not secure. As the company puts it, "users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they’ll be warned when...

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Is enterprise blockchain right for your company? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:08:51

No matter the industry, ensuring the security of all our digital transactions is everyone’s biggest concern. Aside from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, enterprise blockchain technology has the potential to overcome many current (and potentially future) hurdles digital transactions must face. So how do organizations determine if blockchain is right for their business? How do companies know...

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Organizations waste billions of dollars preparing data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 16:14:53

Clean data is vital if analytics are to deliver useful results, but a new survey reveals that many organizations are still relying on manual and inefficient processes to clean and prepare information. The study by data preparation company Trifacta shows these inefficiencies are draining resources and inhibiting organizations' ability to glean insights that could be crucial to their business...

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F-Secure combines AI and human expertise in new security offering dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 15:25:31

It's no longer enough to just protect the perimeter in order to keep systems secure. It's now necessary to catch file-less attacks, privilege escalation and a whole range of other tactics. The problem for smaller businesses is they often don't have the expertise in house to handle the range of threats. Finnish security company F-Secure is launching a new endpoint detection and response solution...

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Logitech unveils Circle 2 Magnetic Mount dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 20:35:11

Wi-Fi cameras are a great way to monitor your home. They aren't just a plus for security; these devices can also help you to watch your children and pets when on the go. Logitech’s Circle offerings are some of the best, as they are quite easy to set up and use. The company's second-generation model -- the Circle 2 -- is very versatile too. There are many ways to position it -- both inside and...

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Shadow devices put enterprise networks at risk dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:07:41

A new study finds that enterprise networks have thousands of shadow personal devices including laptops, tablets and mobile phones, as well as Internet of Things devices -- such as digital assistants and smart kitchen appliances -- connecting to them. The report from network control company Infoblox shows 35 percent of companies in the US, UK and Germany reported more than 5,000 personal devices...

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Trump says he wants to get ZTE 'back into business, fast' despite putting a Denial Order in place dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:05:09

Donald Trump has caused confusion after using Twitter to indicate that he would like to get Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE "back into business, fast". This is despite the US Department of Commerce banning exports to the company for seven years, something ZTE says left it unable to continue running its main operations. Trump now says that he's working with China's President Xi to help get the...

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