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Nestlé Health Science ramps up innovation in Brazil

Nestlé wants to accelerate its corporate innovation projects with startups in its health sciences division in Brazil. The Nestlé Beyond Food initiative is the first of its kind in the world and aims to firm up contracts with up to three startups within the next year. The program, led in partnership with corporate innovation firms StartSe and Innoscience, is expected… Read more →

New SIM card attack disclosed, similar to Simjacker

A team of security researchers has detailed a second SMS-based attack that can allow malicious actors to track users’ devices by abusing little-known apps that are running on SIM cards. This new attack, named WIBattack, is identical to Simjacker, an attack disclosed at the start of the month by mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile. Both attacks work in the same way,… Read more →

Google adds new Cloud region in Poland

Google on Friday announced a new Cloud region in Warsaw, Poland that will serve Poland and  broader Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Poland, which is experiencing rapid economic growth, has become an international software engineering hub, Google noted. It’s also a key US ally in the CEE region.  The new Cloud region will have three zones to protect against service… Read more →

CTRL-Labs: Facebook didn’t buy a billion-dollar, brain-scanning startup

Do you trust Facebook enough to put a microphone and camera in your living room? In this week’s Jason Squared episode, Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani discuss Facebook’s latest Portal hardware, and whether or not the company has done enough to earn the public’s trust. Read more: Facebook’s recent acquisition of CTRL-Labs led to many news headlines claiming it… Read more →

Elizabeth Warren wants an office of tech experts advising Congress

The tech industry is an increasingly powerful force in Washington. Companies like Facebook and Google have significantly scaled up their lobbying in the past decade, influencing the way all lawmakers — even the best intentioned — view the industry. Their efforts are effective in part because members of Congress and their staff just don’t have the technical expertise to understand… Read more →

Microsoft says Windows 10 1903 is officially ‘ready for broad deployment’

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft’s Windows 10 1903, a k a the May 2019 Update, is officially ‘ready for broad deployment for all users via Windows Update.’ That new status was achieved on September 26, as Microsoft noted on its Windows 10 Release Information status page. The status change coincided with the September 26 release of the latest Windows 10 1903 Cumulative… Read more →

How to pick the right partners to accelerate true digital transformation

Digital transformation: Four most disruptive technologies Thomas Siebel, author and CEO of, tells Tonya Hall about four of the most disruptive technologies in digital transformation and their effects in the tech industry. Special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives. We offer practical advice… Read more →

WhiteShadow downloader uses Microsoft SQL queries to deliver malicious payloads

New variant of trojan malware puts your personal information at risk NanoCore RAT can steal passwords, payment details, and secretly record audio and video of Windows users. Researchers have documented the emergence of a downloader that makes use of Microsoft SQL queries to pull and deliver malicious payloads.  In August this year, Proofpoint researchers found the new, staged downloader, known… Read more →

These are the 10 best smartphones you can buy right now, and iPhone 11 reclaims the crown

The best smartphones on the market right now ZDNet’s Matthew Miller talks with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby, breaking down the best of the best smartphones that are available to consumers right now. Read more: CNET Best Phones for 2019 Our editors hand-picked these products based on our tests and reviews. Read More It’s only been just over a month since… Read more →

When will you get the next version of Windows 10? Here’s how to take control

Here’s how to take control of Windows 10 feature updates Don’t want to be surprised by unexpected upgrades? Ed Bott explains the three strategies you can use. Read more: The single biggest complaint I hear about Windows 10 involves the disruptive potential of feature updates. Unlike the monthly cumulative updates that arrive on the second Tuesday of each month… Read more →

New Checkm8 jailbreak released for all iOS devices running A5 to A11 chips

A security researcher has released today a new jailbreak that impacts all iOS devices running on A5 to A11 chipsets — chips included in all Apple products released between 2011 and 2017. This includes iPhone models from 4S to 8 and X. The jailbreak uses a new exploit named Checkm8 that exploits vulnerabilities in Apple’s Bootrom (secure boot ROM) to… Read more →

More generic futurist hand-waving from Huawei’s founder

“We shouldn’t feel hesitant about this new world or uncertain about this new world. We should welcome this new world with open arms,” says Huawei founder and chief executive officer Ren Zhengfei. “Human society is at the doorstep of the explosion of new technologies,” he said through an interpreter during the second A Coffee With Ren panel discussion on Thursday. Noting the… Read more →