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New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users

New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
More than one billion users of Google's Gmail and Calendar applications are being warned about a newly discovered security threat. Here's what you need to know.
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i have already changed my settings (so easy) - did you?

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Uber Air Offers First Look Inside Its Flying Taxi

Uber Air Offers First Look Inside Its Flying Taxi | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Uber Air has unveiled the first full-scale mock-up of one of the flying taxis it hopes to have ferrying passengers across the skies by 2023.
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Uber Air - the Jetsons would be envious.....

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Amazon shows off new all-electric Prime Air drone that will start delivering packages ‘within months’ –

Amazon shows off new all-electric Prime Air drone that will start delivering packages ‘within months’ – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon’s drone ambitions took another step forward on Wednesday as the tech giant revealed its latest delivery drone design. At Amazon’s re:MARS Conference, Amazon executive Jeff Wilke showed off a fully-electric drone that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds in less than 30 minutes.
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Surely Bezos has good intentions here – but it may become his folly. Perhaps his money – and that of the shareholders – would be best spent expediting the “beam me up Scotty” technology or Next Generation of delivery methods without cluttering up the skies. Of course it will be a little more challenging – especially the part about not rematerializing a package inside a wall – or worse!

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Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed

Three Reasons Why the "Nothing to Hide" Argument is Flawed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
As Internet privacy has become more mainstream, this argument is rightfully fading away. However, it’s still floating around and so we wanted to take a moment to explain three key reasons why it's flawed.
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"Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom?"

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885M Mortgage, Title Docs Exposed in Data Breach

885M Mortgage, Title Docs Exposed in Data Breach | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
“On May 24th, First American learned of a design defect in one of its production applications that made possible unauthorized access to customer data,” First American released in a statement to USA Today. “Security, privacy and confidentiality are of the highest priority and we are committed to protecting our customers’ information.”
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technology is failing us in some ways....   this time - potentially 885 MILLION times! or are we suppose to shrug it off as a norm?

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Unmanned 'ghost' ships are coming

Unmanned 'ghost' ships are coming | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It's not all plain sailing when it comes to autonomous ships – they could make accidents at sea more severe and even end up being more expensive to run.
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driverless cars - and unmanned ships.... coming in 2020...

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Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Think of a dangerous cargo and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes such as crushed ore and mineral sands are responsible for the loss of numerous ships every year. On average, ten “solid bulk cargo” carriers have been lost at sea each year for the last decade.

Solid bulk cargoes – defined as granular materials loaded directly into a ship’s hold – can suddenly turn from a solid state into a liquid state, a process known as liquefaction. And this can be disastrous for any ship carrying them – and their crew.
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liquefied cargo sinks ships!

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HPE will acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in merger of storied tech brands –

HPE will acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in merger of storied tech brands – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
HPE is doubling down on the supercomputing game, announcing plans Friday to acquire Seattle’s Cray for $1.3 billion in a deal that links two iconic brands in computing history. The all-cash transaction, at $35 a share, is a 17 percent premium over Thursday’s closing price of $29.81 for Cray’s stock.
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HP and Cray together!

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Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future

Windows 10 update pushes Microsoft closer to a password-free future | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
With its Windows 10 May 2019 update, Microsoft is getting one step closer to eliminating passwords. The company's Windows Hello has earned its FIDO
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so many things moving forward to a better future....

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One out of every 11,600 people in San Francisco is a billionaire

One out of every 11,600 people in San Francisco is a billionaire | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Statistics like this throw into sharp relief the challenge for Silicon Valley and its leaders in 2019.
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San Francisco Billionaire stats - shocked or not?

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Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time

Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, "Are you crazy?"
Yet that's essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped Echo speakers. And it's hardly alone: Bugging our homes is Silicon Valley's next frontier.
Many smart-speaker owners don't realize it, but Amazon keeps a copy of everything Alexa records after it hears its name. Apple's Siri, and until recently Google's Assistant, by default also keep recordings to help train their artificial intelligences.
So come with me on an unwelcome walk down memory lane. I listened to four years of my Alexa archive and found thousands of fragments of my life: spaghetti-timer requests, joking houseguests and random snippets of "Downton Abbey." There were even sensitive conversations that somehow triggered Alexa's "wake word" to start recording, including my family discussing medication and a friend conducting a business deal.
You can listen to your own Alexa archive here. Let me know what you unearth.
For as much as we fret about snooping apps on our computers and phones, our homes are where the rubber really hits the road for privacy. It's easy to rationalize away concerns by thinking a single smart speaker or appliance couldn't know enough to matter. But across the increasingly connected home, there's a brazen data grab going on, and there are few regulations, watchdogs or common-sense practices to keep it in check.
Let's not repeat the mistakes of Facebook in our smart homes. Any personal data that's collected can and will be used against us. An obvious place to begin: Alexa, stop recording us.
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"Eavesdropping" is a sensitive word for Amazon, which has battled lots of consumer confusion about when
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HEADS UP FOLKS....

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Hackers Breached a Programming Tool Used By Big Tech and Stole Private Keys and Tokens

Hackers Breached a Programming Tool Used By Big Tech and Stole Private Keys and Tokens | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Docker Hub lost keys and tokens for around 190,000 accounts, which could have downstream effects if hackers used them to access source code at big companies.
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the stakes get higher...

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How to stop Google from storing your location history

How to stop Google from storing your location history | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
If you use Google apps on your phone, Google keeps a log of everywhere you go with stunning detail. Here's how to stop Google from tracking your location and delete its log of where you've been.
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I wonder if the bad guys know to turn this off? mine has been turned off for a while now - I am not a bad guy....

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NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year

NASA Will Open the International Space Station to Tourists Next Year | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Private companies will be able to use the habitable artificial satellite for movies, commercials, and more. 
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i am so down for this...  all i need is $50 million or so - maybe a nice winning lotto ticket would do it.....

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Google’s login chief doesn’t mind Apple’s new sign-in button

Google’s login chief doesn’t mind Apple’s new sign-in button | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google’s login chief is surprisingly sunny about competing with Apple’s new single sign-on (SSO) button, as long as it means fewer passwords.
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so Google is cool with the Apple sign-in button...

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New “Flying-V” Plane Puts Passenger Seats in the Wings

New “Flying-V” Plane Puts Passenger Seats in the Wings | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
An airline and university are teaming up to develop the Flying-V, a strange new airplane design that puts passenger seats in the plane's wings.
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I'll do right seat time in just about anything that flies...  but this one, YEEESSSS - I am ready now!

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Meet 'Blade', the world's first 3D-printed hypercar

Meet 'Blade', the world's first 3D-printed hypercar | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Divergent 3D has unveiled the world's first 3D-printed hypercar, Blade, a 720 bhp hypercar made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber and aluminum alloys.
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this is definitely on the Christmas wish list....  a printed car that looks like this one.... YES!

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All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It

All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google knows more about you than you might think. Here's how to keep it from tracking your location, web browsing, and more.
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reminds me of words from a song...   "every breath you take"...

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How Many Shipwrecks Are There? - WorldAtlas.com

How Many Shipwrecks Are There? - WorldAtlas.com | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The ocean floor is home to an estimated 3 million shipwrecks.
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3 MILLION shipwrecks - and many lost people...

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Flying Cars Are Realer, Cheaper, Greener Than You Think

They might even be greener than electric ones.
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flying car - on my Christmas wish list...

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Why Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage

Why Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
On the first episode of season 4 of Why’d You Push That Button?, co-hosts Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany discuss why iPhone users judge people who have green bubbles in iMessage.
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does the color of your bubble impact your dating life?

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for me, this is n u t s !  (but, must be an old age thing)

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iPhone 11 and 11 Max case leaks might confirm Apple’s biggest design change –

iPhone 11 and 11 Max case leaks might confirm Apple’s biggest design change – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
With some four months to go until Apple unveils the 2019 iPhone series, we’re getting more and more leaks teasing specific design changes for this year’s iPhone generation. Before you get too excit…
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how will 11 differ from 10?

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World’s fastest supercomputer will be built by AMD and Cray for US

World’s fastest supercomputer will be built by AMD and Cray for US | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
To give an idea of the scale of this sort of machine, AMD says Frontier will have as much processing power as the next 160 fastest supercomputers combined. It’ll be able to handle an astonishing amount of data, with a bandwidth 24,000,000 times greater than the average home internet connection, capable of processing 100,000 HD movies in a second. It’ll also have a correspondingly huge footprint, taking up 7,300 square feet of space (roughly equivalent to two basketball courts) and containing 90 miles of cabling.
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I looked this up…  “Voyager's computer was capable of 575 trillion calculations per NANOSECOND” (one billionth of a second) and here we are with 1.5 exaFlops (or a billion billion (i.e. a quintillion) calculations per SECOND)…  if I got my flops right here, then we have more work to do….   Even so, this one is said to be able to process 100,000 HD movies – per second….  That’s pretty fast!

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1 million species are at risk for extinction–and humans are screwed

1 million species are at risk for extinction–and humans are screwed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
As we contend climate change, a landmark new report issues a wake-up call around another related crisis: the rapid loss of biodiversity and the threat it poses to ecosystems and human life.
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frightening thought!  urgently in need of review - and action...

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Will AirPods spark the next technology wave? How ‘personal audio computing’ could reshape the industry –

Will AirPods spark the next technology wave? How ‘personal audio computing’ could reshape the industry – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The smartphone started as a better phone, and ultimately became the basis of a new, era-defining wave of computing. Could AirPods be the same? Could they be Apple’s dark horse strategy to own the future of technology, masquerading simply as “better headphones”?
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inevitable proliferation?

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