19 useful metrics for measuring blockchain progress

There has been no shortage of promises about blockchain (or distributed ledger technology), but actual returns to date have been uncertain. A recent survey of 550 executives, along with analysis of 79 blockchain projects from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Accenture Research, finds blockchain has yet to deliver on an enterprise scale. Executives expected a 24% return on investment on early… Read more →

Kaspersky to launch transparency center in Brazil

Security firm Kaspersky will open its first transparency center in Latin America in January 2020 as part of its global efforts to be more open with its stakeholders about the way it delivers its services. According to the company, the São Paulo site will serve as a “center of trust” for partners, customers and government agencies. Customers will be able… Read more →

CEOs must step up in a social media crisis

To avoid PR crisis, various airlines cover up infotainment seat cameras United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have covered every camera embedded in entertainment systems in the back of plane seats. With one wrong move or misinformed story, a brand’s reputation can be shredded in seconds. Although it is possible for brands to bounce back from social media backlash, the speed… Read more →

Android malware disguises as ad blocker, but then pesters users with ads

Security researchers have discovered a new Android malware strain that’s currently being distributed as an ad blocker for Android users, but, ironically, once installed, it pesters victims with ads through multiple methods at every couple of minutes. Named FakeAdsBlock, this new strain has already infected at least 500 users, according to Malwarebytes, the antivirus maker who spotted the malware. Its… Read more →

Nannytechnology: Thanks for breaking my medical marijuana vape, Apple

Apple has decided without warning to remove all vape-related apps from the App Store, according to Axios. This decision is reportedly in response to a health crisis under investigation by the Center for Disease Control, in which 42 people have died in connection to vaping illicit nicotine and marijuana vape cartridges.   The move comes as a shock to those… Read more →

New Windows 10 20H1 test build brings more fixes

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has released a new test build of Windows 10 20H1 (build 19025) to Insiders in the Fast Ring. This new build introduces number of bug fixes. The Microsoft post about it also includes information from Microsoft about ongoing work to improve Windows Search in Windows 10. With Windows 10 1903, Microsoft had Insiders test a new Windows… Read more →

When one isn’t enough: This shady malware will infect your PC with dual Trojans

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. A new malware variant with a low detection rate able to deliver multiple Trojans to infected systems has been disclosed by researchers.  This week, the cybersecurity team at Fortinet said a recent sample… Read more →

Mulesoft says its Anypoint Runtime Fabric will run on Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform becomes more enterprise friendly The biggest takeaway from the Google Cloud Next conference is that the company is packaging its services up in ways that’ll be more appealing to enterprises. The big trick for Google though will be adding enough account managers to service big businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2FXuRYU Must read Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft… Read more →

US charges men with cryptocurrency theft, SIM-swapping attacks

​Australian woman arrested over AU$450,000 Ripple theft The woman allegedly ‘stole’ 100,000 units of the cryptocurrency. US prosecutors have charged two men from Massachusetts for allegedly conducting SIM-swapping attacks in order to steal cryptocurrency from high-value targets. Eric Meiggs, 21, and Declan Harrington, 20, are the defendants in the case, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Thursday.  The… Read more →

Best Dell Black Friday 2019 deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More Lenovo beat Dell to the punch by releasing its Black Friday deals first this year, but it didn’t take long for Dell to respond with the release of its own Black Friday ad.  Also: Check out CNET for even more Black… Read more →

Why business leaders are short sighted on AI

Building a project around the AI ladder Tonya Hall talks to Dinesh Nirmal, vice president of IBM data and AI development, to learn about the AI ladder and how deployment teams can build their projects around that. Artificial intelligence is one of the most marketed (hyped, you might say) and ill-defined technology categories being packaged and lobbed at those in… Read more →