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Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox

Privacy is dead Tonya Hall sits down with Amy Webb, professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute, about the 2019 Tech Trends Report and its findings. On today’s internet, most of us find ourselves locked into one service provider or the other. We find ourselves tied down to Apple, Facebook, Google, or… Read more → discloses security breach

Logo: // Composition: ZDNet, the internet’s biggest online store and online forum for fitness and bodybuilding enthusiasts, has disclosed last week a security breach that impacted its IT systems. Customer data might have been exposed, the company said in a short message posted on its website. Its staff isn’t sure if the attacker accessed customer data, though. A… Read more →

Kaspersky CEO: Open your source codes to win governments’ trust

Rather than let their paranoia stew, governments concerned about security should ask technology companies to open up their systems and source codes for inspection. And with 5G networks enabling larger volumes of data to be transmitted and processed via the cloud, IT vendors increasingly will need to provide such options to allay business concerns about security. 5G networks would drive… Read more →

Windows 10’s ‘Sets’ feature is gone and not expected to return

Credit: Microsoft In 2017, Microsoft officials provided a preview of two new features coming to Windows 10: Timeline and Sets. Timeline made it into Windows 10 as part of the April 2018 Update, but Sets didn’t. And it’s looking like it never will be included in Windows 10. My sources say Microsoft dropped plans for Sets, a Windows-management feature which would… Read more →

‘I dumped Apple because it’s too prima donna,’ said the Best Buy salesperson

Is it possible to leave the Apple ecosystem? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby asks ZDNet’s Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani if it’s feasible to happily leave the Apple ecosystem after being invested in their products. Read more: read this Any alternative to Apple’s ecosystem? Yes, but you’ll have to Google it Apple isn’t the only one with an expansive ecosystem of… Read more →

Windows 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you dump?

The ultimate MacBook accessory: The Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub If you’re an owner of a newer MacBook, then you’ll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn’t mean that you need to buy new accessories. … Source Article from 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you… Read more →

AM vs FM: The battle brewing in lidar technology

Elon Musk’s objections aside, lidar is powering self-driving vehicle development. The spinning lasers are the keystone sensor in most autonomous driving projects. Prices are falling, and with so-called solid state solutions from companies like Innoviz, Google’s quirky dome top lidar sirens are a thing of the past. And still, not all lidar is created equal. In fact, with news last… Read more →

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch in China

Following disappointing reviews claiming screen damage after only a day of usage, now the Chinese launch events from the Galaxy Fold have been delayed. Must read: iPhone battery draining fast after installing iOS 12.2? Here how to diagnose the problem and get more battery life Samsung has planned two launch events for the Galaxy Fold in China this week, in… Read more →

Brazilian tech companies lack gender diversity

Brazilian tech employers are not seen by their female workforce as diversity champions and most feel their current HR strategies are failing to support them, a study says. Some 40 percent of females in the technology sector feel the companies they work don’t place enough value in diverse teams, with 95 percent stating new perspectives, knowledge and experience would make… Read more →

How to quickly and securely wipe your data off almost any device

Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 portable storage drive If you’re looking for a fast, ultra-rugged, secure encrypted portable storage drive that’s available in both HDD and SSD flavors, look no further than Apricorn’s new Aegis Fortress … Source Article from to quickly and securely wipe your data off almost any device blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Huawei 1Q revenue climbs 39 percent amidst US pressure

Huawei has churned 179.7 billion yuan (US$29.5 billion) in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, up 39 percent from the previous year, and sold 59 million smartphones worldwide. It also inked 40 commercial contracts for 5G with global carriers and shipped more than 70,000 5G base stations for the quarter.  In fact, the Chinese networking vendor said 2019 would… Read more →

EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

The European Parliament voted last week to interconnect a series of border-control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a gigantic, biometrics-tracking, searchable database of EU and non-EU citizens. This new database will be known as the Common Identity Repository (CIR) and is set to unify records on over 350 million people. Per its design, CIR will aggregate both identity records… Read more →