Government battles ex-CIA software engineer accused of leaking hacking tools over prison restrictions

June 18, 2019

The U.S. government filed a memorandum Monday in the Southern District of New York in the case against Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA software engineer accused of stealing classified national defense information, which then appeared on WikiLeaks. Schulte filed a motion to end what’s known as special administrative measures (SAMs) while being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center […]

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Break Up the Social Media Companies to Protect Free Speech

June 17, 2019

Donald Trump is preparing to unleash the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as antitrust warriors against the tech giants. And good on him. Breaking up the monopolies on speech might save us—particularly anyone right-of-center—from encroaching online deplatforming, and preserve our ability to hear ideas outside echo chambers of bullied consensus. The First Amendment doesn’t restrain censorship […]

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Realme 3 to get a software makeover; Here is how you can install updates

June 16, 2019

Chinese smartphone company Realme launched its smartphone model Realme 3 early this year. Within a span of just three months, the company has initiated a software update in the smartphone model. The update will be rolled out over-the-air (OTA) and Realme 3 users will benefit from the same in the next few days. The update […]

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Fake festivals: Why more music fans are tuning in

June 15, 2019

While music fans struggle to get tickets to the likes of Glastonbury, Reading and the Isle of Wight festivals, many are turning to so-called “fake” versions of these music events featuring tribute acts to get their live fix. Over the past five years, ticket sales for Glastonbudget, Tribfest and The Big Fake Festival have seen […]

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Openings, festivals and more: Expat-interest food news

June 12, 2019

Whether you are a foreigner or a local, there are many places in Istanbul where you can discover world cuisine and have fun while mingling with new faces Coming up this month in the city are a number of food-oriented events organized by members of Istanbul’s expat community. Offering a variety of opportunities for foodies […]

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How Social Media for Healthcare Marketing Engages Patients and Boosts Brand Awareness

June 11, 2019

If you’re dealing with healthcare industry clients, you may be understandably hesitant to employ a social media marketing strategy due to privacy and regulatory concerns. But social media for healthcare marketing offers these organizations a unique opportunity to build relationships and inspire trust with their audiences. Because consumers, on the whole, are aware that they can’t really trust the […]

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HIV threat: No tattooing henceforth in Uttara Kannada fairs & festivals

June 3, 2019

While modern equipment is usually used for tattooing today, the concern is that some unscrupulous tattoo artistes use unsterilised needles, putting their customers’ health at huge risk, as this can spread HIV. Karwar: If tattooing is today popular among the “in” crowd in cities, it has been  common for a while now among the young and […]

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Will 5G solve signal issues at stadiums, festivals and venues?

June 2, 2019

Big events with thousands of people in attendance put a huge stress on mobile networks, meaning you’re often unable to message your friends to meet up, upload videos to social media, or livestream your favorite band playing their final encore. That’s largely due to the concentration of people using spectrum in one location over a […]

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Musical Moscow: A Summer of Festivals

May 31, 2019

In 2013, Moscow suddenly became a major festival hub. Every year there seem to be more festivals in more places — from rooftops to riverboats — with foreign and local musicians performing music of all kinds, from mellow jazz to good ole rock ‘n roll. If you live in Moscow, this might be a good […]

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Refactoring whizz: Good software shouldn’t cost the earth – it’s actually cheaper to build

May 31, 2019

Interview ThoughtWorks chief scientist Martin Fowler has written about the curious inverse relationship between quality and cost in the field of software development. The user cannot distinguish between good or bad internal design simply by observing the user interface or the features, he observed. This means that poor-quality software appears more productive in the early stages, since […]

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