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Stringent data protection regulation has gone global

What the future looks like as GDPR’s one-year anniversary approaches ZDNet’s Danny Palmer sits down with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby to break down exactly what GDPR is, what it does, and what the future looks like as its one-year anniversary approaches. Read more: https://zd.net/2X08kC1 Try today: Forrester’s interactive heat map will let you explore privacy laws and regulations in 61 countries…. Read more →

iOS 13 public beta is a buggy mess

iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes discusses the latest features that iOS 13 has to offer, including one that will help users manage digital versions of their IDs all in one place. Read more: https://zd.net/2ISS6VI Think it might be fun to leap into the iOS 13 beta? Think again. Also: Top 10 iPhone… Read more →

Canonical returning 32-bit Ubuntu Linux support after gaming uproar

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. At first glance, Canonical dropping support for 32-bit Ubuntu Linux libraries looked to be interesting — the end of an era — but of no real importance. Then, Canonical announced that,… Read more →

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X destroys Intel i9 9900K in early benchmarks

Early benchmarks for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 3800X that have appeared on Geekbench show the new silicon hammering the Intel i9 9900K. Must read: Top 10 iPhone privacy and security tips you should check today The benchmark results, first reported by Wccftech, show the Ryzen 7 3800X hitting a multi-core score of 34,059, compared to 31,471 for the i9 9900K…. Read more →

How to build a better (digital) mousetrap

Why a space like the bathroom deserves its own digital platform There are a growing number of apps and connected devices that consumers can use in the bathroom, but the environment isn’t exactly smartphone-friendly, explains CareOS CEO Thomas Serval. In 2016, I introduced a simple formula to illustrate the perpetual challenge of evolving customer experiences; as expectations rise, we need… Read more →

Could a Raspberry Pi be your next desktop PC?

The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has a hardware spec that puts it on par with a desktop PC. Must read: Top 10 iPhone privacy and security tips you should check today The spec of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is impressive indeed. For a starting price of $35 you get a quad-core 1.5GHz ARM Broadcom BCM2711 processor,… Read more →

Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money?

How to build trust in cryptocurrency Bill Barhydte, founder and CEO of ABRA, tells Tonya Hall why it’s important to build trust in cryptocurrency in order to improve access to global financial markets with cryptocurrency. executive guide Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know There’s promise and peril in the still-evolving world of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether…. Read more →

Anonymous hacker exposed after dropping USB drive while throwing Molotov cocktail

In a bizarre investigation, Belgium police have identified a member of the Anonymous Belgium hacker collective while investigating an arson case at a local bank. The perpetrator, a 35-year-old man from the Belgian city of Roeselare, was initially arrested after throwing a Molotov cocktail at the Crelan Bank office in Rumbeke, a suburb of Roeselare, back in 2014. Police tracked… Read more →

US launches cyber-attack aimed at Iranian rocket and missile systems

How allies and Iran are reacting to U.S. withdrawing from nuclear deal President Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani maintains his country has complied with the deal and said it wouldn’t immediately withdraw. Norman Roule, a senior adviser at United Against Nuclear Iran and a former CIA Middle East operations… Read more →

User data stolen from ‘human hacking’ forum Social Engineered, published on rival site

Inside Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations report ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby that the contents of Verizon’s 2019 Data breach Investigations report finds that nation states and espionage are becoming a worry for businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2WtkXFN A forum dedicated to the art of social engineering, Social Engineered, has been compromised and its users’ data leaked on a… Read more →