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Analysts think Petya ‘ransomware’ was built for targeted destruction, not profit

SOURCE:techcrunch.com The description of the Petya infections hitting computers worldwide as “ransomware” may be a misnomer, security analysts suggest. The malicious software’s code and other evidence indicate that the profit motive may have been a camouflage for an act of cyber-espionage targeting Ukraine. Ransomware fundamentally works on the idea that if you pay the attacker, you get your data back. …

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Diabetes management platform Glooko raises $35 million

SOURCE:techcrunch.com Glooko, a startup selling data management healthcare service on top of a device-agnostic platform to make it easier for doctors to remotely monitor patients, has pulled in $35 million Series C funding. It had previously raised $20 million, bringing the total up to $55 million. The startup was shy about how many were using the platform last time TechCrunch wrote about the …

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Nearly One in Four Windows Users Surveyed Plan to Switch to Mac Within Next Six Months

SOURCE:macrumors.com Nearly 21 percent of current Windows laptop owners and 25 percent of current Windows desktop owners intend to switch to a Mac within the next six months, according to a recent survey conducted by market research firm Verto Analytics. Verto Analytics told MacRumors the survey is based on 6,000 current Windows PC owners age 18 and older in the …

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Facebook Messenger launches Discover as it takes on chatbots (again)

SOURCE:techcrunch.com Facebook isn’t done with chatbots quite yet, today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with. The section which Facebook announced at F8 is going live for users stateside and the company is billing it as an opportunity for people to interact with businesses and brands in more useful …

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‘Bang! The Bert Berns Story’ Coming Exclusively to Apple Music This Fall

SOURCE:macrumors.com A documentary about “Twist and Shout” songwriter and producer Bert Berns is set to come to Apple Music this fall, reports Variety. “Bang! The Bert Berns Story” chronicles the life of Berns, a well-known record producer in the 1960s responsible for hits like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Here Comes the Night,” “Piece of My Heart,” and more. Berns started out …

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New Charging Sound Discovered in iOS 11, Perhaps for iPhone 8 Inductive Wireless Charging Functionality

SOURCE:macrumors.com Buried in iOS 11, there seems to be a new sound file that could potentially be implemented when the rumored “iPhone 8” is released with inductive wireless charging capabilities. Highlighted on YouTube, the sound file is called “engage_power.caf,” and it is distinct from the existing “connect_power.caf” sound file that’s used whenever an iPhone is connected to a Lightning cable. …

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The engineer behind the Not Hotdog app from ‘Silicon Valley’ put a lot of thought into AI

SOURCE:techcrunch.com It would have been easy for a show like HBO’s Silicon Valley to show off a machine learning app that classifies hotdogs with some clever post processing — drop in some fake static screenshots and call it a day. If the team wanted to create a real app for branding purposes they could have strung together a few APIs …

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Equal Rights Center sues Uber for denying equal access to people who use wheelchairs

SOURCE:techcrunch.com The Equal Rights Center is suing Uber for denying equal access to its services for people with disabilities. According to the lawsuit, the ERC alleges that Uber has chosen not to include wheelchair-accessible cars as an option in its standard UberX fleet of vehicles, and excludes people who use wheelchairs in Washington, D.C. The ERC’s lawsuit alleges that Uber …

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 34 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

SOURCE:macrumors.com Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced one year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 34 includes fixes and improvements for Media, JavaScript, Security, Web Inspector, Web API, …

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers

SOURCE:macrumors.com Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor bug fix update. The fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the …

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