New Zorin OS 15 Beta Is Worth the Wait

By jcn50

The Zorin OS 15 series, released last week in beta, introduces many changes to its desktop interface and utilities. It keeps Zorin on track with its goal of maintaining a Linux OS for everyone, not just advanced Linux users. Zorin OS 15 beta is the first major release since Zorin OS 12 in late 2016.…

Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach

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Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [NASDAQ: SZMK] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers. In a recent posting to a Russian-language cybercrime forum, an individual who’s been known to sell access…

Voices in AI – Episode 82: A Conversation with Max Welling

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Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese About this Episode Episode 82 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Max Welling discussing the nature of intelligence and its relationship with intuition, evolution, and need. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This…

FTC Eyeballs ISPs’ Data Privacy Practices

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The United States Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced an investigation into the privacy policies, procedures and practices of seven Internet broadband providers and related entities: AT&T Inc. AT&T Mobility LLC Comcast Cable Communications doing business as Xfinity Google Fiber Inc. T-Mobile US Inc. Verizon Communications Inc. Cello Partnership dba Verizon Wireless The FTC has…

Why Phone Numbers Stink As Identity Proof

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Phone numbers stink for security and authentication. They stink because most of us have so much invested in these digits that they’ve become de facto identities. At the same time, when you lose control over a phone number — maybe it’s hijacked by fraudsters, you got separated or divorced, or you were way late on…