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  2. greensabath

    Google Glass is back with a new Enterprise Edition

    I wonder if it still has the DRM built in where it will self-destruct when someone else wears it besides the owner?
  3. notuptome2004

    Google Glass is back with a new Enterprise Edition

    watch the video with Glass Doctors can spend more time with patience and less time on the computer as Glass can in real-time give the info the doctor needs as well as allow them to type everything up right there without spending 2hrs on a computer in another room watch at the 143 mark
  4. Hopefully some tax entity goes and checks if those people have reported whatever income they made from the paid ads.
  5. Private data of 6 million Instagram influencers and celebrities exposed by Namerah Saud Fatmi Private data including personal contact information from millions of Instagram accounts was leaked recently, according to a TechCrunch report. Apparently, the exposed data was compiled and then posted on an online database which was discovered by security researcher Anurag Sen. Said database allegedly contained phone numbers and emails IDs and other such private information of six million Instagram accounts held by popular brands, influencers, and celebrities on the platform. According to the source, this plethora of data contained upwards of 49 million entries and was hosted by Amazon Web Services. After discovering the database, Sen notified TechCrunch, which then tried to trace its origins in order to find the culprit and secure the exposed data. The trace was successful and the owner of the database turned out to be an Indian social media marketing company named Chtrbox. Chtrbox, a Mumbai-based marketing firm, pays Instagram influencers to post ads on their accounts. Apparently, the company acquired the data in order to calculate appropriate payments to the Instagram account holders for sponsored content. The database contained records that determined the net worth of every account based on factors such as likes, shares, number of followers, interaction and reach. The records found contained explicit information about each account including both public and private information about the media influencers and bloggers. Apart from personal phone numbers and email addresses, other information in the database included profile pictures, bios, number of followers and whether the users had verified their location on Instagram both by city and country. Owners of the exposed Instagram accounts were contacted and informed about the breach. TechCrunch verified that the leaked phone numbers and email addresses belonged to popular social media influencers on Instagram, and that the victims had no association with Chtrbox. The owner of Instagram, Facebook, has issued a statement regarding the data breach: “We’re looking into the issue to understand if the data described – including email and phone numbers – was from Instagram or from other sources. We’re also inquiring with Chtrbox to understand where this data came from and how it became publicly available.” Not long after TechCrunch contacted Chtrbox, the company removed the database from the internet. As of right now, the CEO of the Indian firm Pranay Swarup has yet to offer any comments on the matter or explain how or why the company got hold of such copious amounts of personal data off Instagram. It goes without saying that this isn't the first time Facebook has faced issues with data leakage and similar mishaps. Apart from the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal, just last month security researchers discovered unprotected datasets for two Facebook-integrated apps which were being stored on Amazon S3 servers, exposing over 540 million records of user data including passwords stored in plain text.
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  7. More and more idiots creeping in to Neowin to make cretinous comments these days...
  8. I would venture that the law passed is based upon a prior existing law, as such it carries the baggage, potentially including the lack of clause relating to victim anonymity. Many laws work this way, they are created quickly to address a current issue, and then revisited to tidy-up later. Most of them are not revisited, and are left so vague. It left like that on purpose, so you can be charged with anything. Should you say something hurty on twitter. Remember that dude who vetoed the bill on upskirting? THIS is why. He objects to hastily made laws and pushes for well thought out applications. But that’s not what’s been reported obviously... All laws should be well thought out, and considered. Absolutely they should, but they aren't. Thats the point the guy was making.
  9. I would rather they work with the largest browser in terms of marketshare and bring that performance to it because that's where the compatibility comes which is the most important feature. The market share isn't that relevant as long as they all stick to web standards, ironically, it's Google that is trying to brake standards with some of it's online apps not working with others like Google Earth. In any case, given the choice over Chrome or Firefox, I'll take Firefox any day, Chrome might be fast but it feels so basic from a interface standpoint, even bookmarks are not as simple as they should be. I find it remarkable that even to this day, a basic thing like bookmarks is many clicks to get to the sites you want where it shouldn't be, I also feel that Chrome treats it's users as dumb, you can't really do anything with it without using add-ons whereas Firefox lets you customise it however you want.
  10. Paul1979UK

    German firm Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei

    It's too early to say but if that does happen, expect China to do the same to US companies and if that happens, it's not going to end well for both the US and China. I think it's time they cool things down before it gets out of hand because China wont forget this and looking at how big China is likely to be over the coming decades, the US doesn't want to be on the wrong side of that which is what is happening now.
  11. You know, I have to admit, but if this gives us a alternative to Google apps whiles also having full software compatibility with Android apps by a fork or Android, this could play out really well for Huawei and really bad for Google. Like it or not, China is a big market and what the US government is doing, they could do this to any company from around the world, Trump is playing right into the hand of what China wants and I doubt he even realises that or even cares. In the end, this is going to hurt both the US and China but China is a much bigger market and because of that, I doubt many companies from around the world will want to get on the wrong side of China as they'll want good access to that market.
  12. At least they made is happen. Why is there so much hate for epic, they are taking less cut and supporting developers, they are also bringing competition and good titles to PC. Whats the problem ? Because those people (And up to a point me too) don't want to install a second launcher. I only had one single launcher on my PC and now I'm basically gonna have to get another launcher.... then maybe uplay? How about Origin? Urgh.... But I get it's better for devs. As someone who currently has 8 game launchers installed I can confirm that it sucks (BattleNet, Discord, Epic, Origin, Steam, Uplay, Windows Live, Xbox). It used to be so easy to jump in a game with my friends when everyone was in Steam. Now my friends list is fragmented over 8 different apps. Having 8 apps that serve the same function also slows down your computer and causes other problems. It slows down you computer at start-up because they all auto-launch. You can turn that off, but then your friends don't invite you to a game because you're offline, or you have to launch them manually which is also slower. Then when you want to use the in-game overlay you have to remember 8 different keyboard shortcuts, and you can't make the short cut the same for all of them because they conflict. The whole thing is a mess and the kicker is that none of of the launchers are better than Steam in any way. Steam was first, and they got the game launcher/messenger system right the first time. Every other launcher is a poorer imitation and I would ditch them all to just stick with Steam if I could. We don't need proof on that, it's just simple facts, a 12% cut is better then 30% cut, that means developers will have more money to spend which would benefit indie developers the most and mean they could reinvest that back into games or they could pass on the savings to gamers or a combination of the two, either way it's a win win. I'm not sure how it works with Humble, Green man, Fanatical and so on but if the game is still activated on Steam, wouldn't Steam still take the 30% cut? matthiew, it's not perfect, not by a long shot but then having 1 store front having 80% plus of the market isn't perfect, but in any case, the market can only really cope with around 10 because if there are too many, a lot of them will get ignored and a few of them will have most of the market with most games going on them. In my case, having many store fronts isn't that big of a deal because I don't have them all running at the same time and in the case of Origin, I have that to shut down after I leave the game I'm playing and by having the game icon on my desktop, it's just as easy as clicking on that, it loads up the store front and runs the game, it's no real big deal really and take no resources up apart from a big of time in setting them all up which is just a one off. I know it's easy to say that none of them are better then Steam but lets look at it from a developers point of view, Steam looks like a bad deal at 30% cut compared to 12% cut on the Epic store and it's even less if you use the Unreal engine. If you was a business, wouldn't you want to cut out the overheads? because that what Epic is offering, so it's easy to be angry at Epic for doing what it's doing but in the end, we should be angry at Steam for now offering a better deal to developers, all they have to do is reduce what they take from developers and Epic become far less of a threat to them. This is the problem right here. You don't know how things work but you're trying to morally grand stand and tell me how good Epic is for developers (which I couldn't care less about), and how stupid it is to not buy games on the store because it's free (which is not a thing I've ever seen anyone complain about) and then admit that you basically don't know what you're talking about. Steam takes 0% from games sold on third party sites. That means 100% goes to the publisher or developer. Epic? They still take their cut from games sold on third party sites and they originally didn't want them to be sold on third party sites because they weren't getting anything out of the deal. And steam only looks like a bad deal if you don't bother to look at what they actually offer for both their customers and those who put games on their store. There are actually quite a few game developers coming out in the last few weeks against Epics practices. So no, not all game developers are happy with what they're doing. Basic features? come on, the main thing most gamers care about is the game and that is fully intact whatever store front it's on, beside, others like EA, Ubisoft have done this and for the most part they have basic features and yet gamers keep buying the games they want to play because most don't really care, also, Epic have said they are putting in a lot of the features that Steam have over the next year or two, we'll see if they hold up to that. At the end of the day, for developers, there is little risk in trying other store fronts and many rewards if it pays off and if it doesn't, they can release it on Steam, if enough developers jump away from Steam to other store fronts and that forces Steam to lower the cut developers pay, we all benefit. As for where do consumers benefits, it's two fold, one is that developers will likely have more money which then they have a choice on if they want to keep that money which many will and they could reinvest that back into the game or future games or two, they could pass on the savings to consumers or they can do a combination of the two, it's a win win however we see it. You might not care but developers do and can you really blame developers for wanting to reduce a tax from 30% to 12%, any smart business would do the same thing and from a consumers point of view, we could benefit by the PC becoming more of a enticing platform as profit margins per game sale on the PC will creep up compared to consoles as there is less overheads and if they pass on the savings to gamers, more gamers will likely move to PC gaming. On top of that, we have more rivals in the market, Origin and Uplay never ware rivals because it was a store front for it's own games, Gog could have been a big rival to Steam as they have a lot of good will but there DRM policy will keep a lot of developers away, Epic wants to be a store front for any games and with a reduce cut they take from developers and that is making waves. Also, Steam might not take a cut from third party sites but someone else likely is, beside, if enough gamers bought games like that, Steam would outright ban key sellers from other sites. Anyway, don't get me wrong, Steam is still by far the best but they need a kick up the arse the last few years as they've left the door open for rivals to enter the market, a lot of developers are not happy with Valve, more so after that reduce cut they did that mostly targets triple a games and more or less leaves indie developers out in the cold, that alone is helping many indie developers to look for alternatives as they are being treated as second class developers on the Steam platform. Valve needs to get it's act together because more and more games are going to keep leaving Steam and the best thing they can do is lower the cut they take from developers across the board, that will slow down the Epic store a lot which is ironic because Epic have dared Steam to do exactly that. I swear, you're like a broken record. I take it you've given up, good man right then lets leave it at that ;-)
  13. But what is the problem?. Identity is different from privacy. Identity is something that you could use and it is public, while privacy is something that you don't want it public. And I don't mind if the DNA is public, after all, it's my identity. I think the real problem is the lack of trust in governments to do whats right by it's people, in the case of this, they would likely abuse all the information they are getting on us and that is where the real problem is. Also, do we really want companies and government getting pretty much every bit of information on us all? it could easierly lead to countries becoming a police state if we are not careful because information is power and they are getting a lot of that on us. So lets say decides to run AI to figure out criminality based on DNA. Then the data is sold further. Or someone steals that data . A very good example is cambridge analytica and facebook were all these years the "tinfoil hats" said its a bad idea to store so much personal data under one source. The irony is about all this kind of thing is that it's designed to keep the overall public in countries in check but in reality, it's likely to be used to keep the rich elites in check as they are more of a target whereas the likes of you and me are not really that important whereas governments, companies and the rich elites. I find it funny because they are trying their best to spy on us but it's likely just going to be easier to spy on them as we have more of a reason to do so lol.
  14. Trying to make their products accessible to all is "wasting everyone's time"? Just wow. Never said that trying to make their product accessible to all is wasting everyone time, but what will you make accessible to all when you don't even have any good games? And by that I meant comparing to competition. Hate to burst your bubble, but the world doesn't revolve around you Your definition of what constitutes a good game is not everyone's definition. It's got the games I want to play, and has the most capable hardware to play them well. Simple as that really. p.s. This news article centres around accessibility, so I can be forgiven for thinking that's what you referring to. As it happens it just simply off topic.
  15. Trying to make their products accessible to all is "wasting everyone's time"? Just wow. Never said that trying to make their product accessible to all is wasting everyone time, but what will you make accessible to all when you don't even have any good games? And by that I meant comparing to competition.
  16. Get the ASUS TUF... I dont think you are playing AAA games at max. Being this is a laptop, too, you know the 1650 isn't that much more powerful than the 1050...
  17. Trying to make their products accessible to all is "wasting everyone's time"? Just wow.
  18. I would venture that the law passed is based upon a prior existing law, as such it carries the baggage, potentially including the lack of clause relating to victim anonymity. Many laws work this way, they are created quickly to address a current issue, and then revisited to tidy-up later. Most of them are not revisited, and are left so vague. It left like that on purpose, so you can be charged with anything. Should you say something hurty on twitter. Remember that dude who vetoed the bill on upskirting? THIS is why. He objects to hastily made laws and pushes for well thought out applications. But that’s not what’s been reported obviously... All laws should be well thought out, and considered.
  19. DramaInc

    German firm Infineon suspends shipments to Huawei

    Yeah I think this information should have been made public. I don't trust Huawei and won't use their devices but that's based on nothing concrete. I want something concrete if a company should be crippled like this.
  20. sc302

    ADFS Redirection Help

    I think it is a microsoft thing...though I cannot be of much service as my internal domain is the same as my external domain and things are a bit easier to manage because of it.
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