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Mozilla says update to Firefox extensions API won’t kill ad blockers

TechRepublic Cheat sheet: TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning Read More Mozilla announced plans today to preserve the API functions that ad blockers and other extensions need to function properly, as part of Firefox’s upcoming transition to a superior extensions API. This is the same extensions API to which Google announced changes last year, which later proved… Read more →

Shopee opens new regional base in Southeast Asia e-commerce push

Shopee has opened its new regional headquarters in Singapore as the e-commerce player looks to drive further growth in the region. With an office space that spans 244,000 square feet, the site can house up to 3,000 employees and supports its operations in six other markets, including Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Located at Kent Ridge, the new headquarters signalled… Read more →

Technology is making us more impatient, says study

How many seconds before you start to lose it? Have you changed over the last few years? Beyond, that is, the obvious of now having your nose and eyes buried in a screen for at least 12 hours a day. I’m thinking more about your innards, your soul, your very being. Specifically, have you become a little more irritable? Impatient,… Read more →

Android exploits are now worth more than iOS exploits for the first time

Zerodium, a company which claims it buys and then resells software exploits to government and law enforcement agencies, has updated its price list today, and Android exploits are worth more than iOS exploits for the first time ever. According to the company, starting today, a zero-click (no user interaction) exploit chain for Android can get hackers and security researchers up… Read more →

VMware signals the end of ‘endpoint’ detection and response

Dell Technologies lays out its hybrid cloud plan with a heavy dose of VMware Dell Technologies’ crown jewel in its portfolio is VMware and the technology giant is now making it the glue that holds its portfolio of companies together. Learn the latest in cybersecurity innovations and strategies at Security & Risk 2019 this September. The acquisition of Carbon Black by… Read more →

Kabbage acquires SMB data platform Radius Intelligence

Kabbage, one of the leading small business lenders in the financial technology space, announced that it plans to acquire Radius Intelligence, makers of a data platform for small and medium-sized businesses.  Kabbage did not disclose terms of the deal but said the purchase includes the addition of nearly Radius 20 team members as well as Radius CEO, Joel Carusone, who’ll… Read more →

EU turns from American public clouds to Nextcloud private clouds

How New Belgium Brewing evaluated managed vs private cloud Travis Morrison, director of IT at New Belgium Brewing, outlines how the economics made the case for a private cloud deployment over public cloud as the company built out its second brewery. Morrison also walks through the variables behind the decision and tips for other enterprises. Just like their American counterparts,… Read more →

Will Apple TV+ be worth it? Here are three full trailers to help you decide

Is Apple cutting corners in order to cut prices? The storage drive in the new MacBook Air is significantly slower than the earlier model. ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and TechRepublic’s Karen Roby discuss why, and will customers notice? Read more: Do we really need another streaming service? Both Apple and Disney think the answer is “yes.” Of course, that’s more… Read more →

Transforming robot will mow fields, shovel snow

In a world increasingly full of robots developed with dubious claims of solving actual problems, it’s worth celebrating novel bots of a more quotidian nature. Recently, Left Hand Robotics, a company that makes an autonomous mobile robot for cutting grass on large fields, such as baseball diamonds, and that transforms into a snow clearing robot in winter, has raised $3.6… Read more →

Over 47,000 Supermicro servers are exposing BMC ports on the internet

Image: Eclypsium More than 47,000 workstations and servers, possibly more, running on Supermicro motherboards are currently open to attacks because administrators have left an internal component exposed on the internet. These systems are vulnerable to a new set of vulnerabilities named USBAnywhere that affect the baseboard management controller (BMC) firmware of Supermicro motherboards. Patches are available to fix the USBAnywhere… Read more →