DoJ arrests Ponzi operators planning to retire ‘RAF’ through cryptocurrency scam

Global firms working on brand cryptocurrencies take a cue from Facebook’s Libra case Lines are blurring between fintech banking and consumer digital wallets, major consumer brands have much to gain and more to lose as the race to serve future customers with their own unique currencies accelerates. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has arrested three men in connection to… Read more →

Prediction 2020: The future of robotics next year and beyond

It’s an exciting time to be in robotics. Driven by increasing diversification in the industry, the $100+ billion global sector has been growing by leaps and bounds.  Industrial robots are no longer the exclusive domain of heavy industry or huge factories. Collaborative robots in particular have helped expand the enterprise customer base to include mid-sized and even small businesses in… Read more →

Adobe patches 17 critical code execution bugs in Photoshop, Reader, Brackets

Adobe’s cloud pivot: What we’ve learned A decade ago, Adobe bought Omniture in a deal that revolved around creativity, content and data merging. It sounded a bit nutty at the time, but turned out to be one of enterprise software’s best bets. Read more: https://zd.net/2Lxtpzf Adobe’s December security release includes fixes for 17 critical vulnerabilities in software that could be… Read more →

455,000 Turkish card details put up for sale, web skimmers suspected

Image: Group-IB Special feature Special report: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, offers a detailed look at how to build risk management policies to protect your critical digital assets. Read More Details for more than 455,000 Turkish payment cards are currently being sold online, ZDNet has learned today. The card… Read more →

Report: Facebook employee fired for taking bribes to reactivate shady ads

A Facebook employee was fired after accepting thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for reactivating an ad account that violated the platform’s policies, according to a Buzzfeed report. The Austin, Texas-based employee reportedly accepted at least one $5,000 payment from a now-defunct marketing firm called Ads Inc.  Earlier this year, Buzzfeed exposed a scheme in which Ads Inc. ran… Read more →

Predictions 2020: Medicare, price transparency, and virtual care take center stage in healthcare

Time to refill your prescription: Alexa gets new healthcare skills The voice assistant’s new skill, which lets it manage users’ medication, falls in line with Amazon’s recent investments in healthcare. What is digital health? Everything you need to know about the future of healthcare How and why tech’s big players are poised to give the industry its biggest shakeup in… Read more →

Microsoft Teams becomes first Office app available for Linux. What’s next?

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is launching its promised Teams group-chat product for Linux in public preview form on December 10. Microsoft is making the Linux Teams preview available in .deb and .rpm formats for download starting today. Officials said all of Teams’ core capabilities will be available to Linux users. Microsoft’s blog post announcing availability notes that “The Microsoft Teams client… Read more →

Microsoft December 2019 Patch Tuesday plugs Windows zero-day

Windows 10 version 1909: Why this feature update should be a pleasant surprise Microsoft is getting the November 2019 Update ready for release to the general public. Ed Bott explains what makes this update different from the feature updates you’ve come to dread. Read more: https://zd.net/2P1kysX Microsoft has released today the December 2019 Patch Tuesday security updates. This month’s updates… Read more →

Canonical co-sponsors Windows Subsystem for Linux conference

Windows is porting popular Sysinternals tools package to Linux Microsoft engineers have already ported the ProcDump utility and are currently working on porting ProcMon as well. More tools to follow. There may never be a “Year of the Linux desktop” per se, but Linux on Windows, via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), is certainly gaining popularity. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux‘s… Read more →

Here’s what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has been warning Windows 7 users for the past year-plus that after January 14, 2020, they’ll get no more security updates to the operating system for free. Even though users will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after that date, they’ll be more susceptible to potential security problems. To hammer that point home, Microsoft is… Read more →

Here’s what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has been warning Windows 7 users for the past year-plus that after January 14, 2020, they’ll get no more security updates to the operating system for free. Even though users will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after that date, they’ll be more susceptible to potential security problems. To hammer that point home, Microsoft is… Read more →

Retailers: Make your website accessible or leave money on the table

Retailers are using machine learning to predict which items you’ll return ZDNet’s Tiernan Ray explains that Indian e-commerce startup Myntra, part of Indian retailer Flipkart, has come up with a machine learning approach that can predict when you have items in your online shopping cart that you’re likely to return, and it is experimenting with deterrents such as offering you… Read more →