Google quietly relegates 'Don't be evil' from its Code of Conduct dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:38:51

For a long time, the words "don't be evil" were associated with Google. While not an official motto as such, the words were heavily ingrained in the company. Google's method of operating has caused many people over the years to question the phrase, and when the company was re-organized under Alphabet the motto became "do the right thing". Nonetheless, in the Google Code of Conduct which is given...

FCC investigates LocationSmart website for leaking location data for users of major US mobile carriers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:02:17

LocationSmart, a company based in Southern California, is under investigation by the FCC after it was discovered that its website made it possible for just about anyone to access location data for the majority of US cell phones. Security expert Brian Krebs reported that a bug on the LocationSmart website made it possible for anyone to check on the location of any AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or...

HP Elitebook 1050 G1, Ultrabook 15" IPS Pro Coffee Lake Hexa Core GTX SSD dans Informatique / Multimedia
LaptopSpirit - Toute l'actualité des PC portables et de la mobilité 2018-05-15 16:10:36

Avec son Elitebook 1050 G1, Hewlett-Packard propose un nouvel Ultrabook polyvalent à écran IPS 15 pouces orienté Pro architecturé autour d’un processeur Coffee Lake dernière génération, d’une carte graphique dédiée NVIDIA GTX ou encore d’une connectique Thunderbolt 3. Le nouvel Ultrabook HP Elitebook 1050 G1 mesure 360 x 254 x 18.9 mm et pèse 2 […]

Apple clamps down on apps that share location data with third parties dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 17:42:33

Apple appears to be more vigorously enforcing App Store policies relating to the sharing of location data. Over the last few days the company has been removing apps that share location details with third parties without consent. Developers of apps found to be exploiting user privacy in this way have received emails from Apple. These indicate that apps have undergone "re-evaluation" and found to be...

Google News gets a major revamp and an AI injection dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 22:28:55

Today at its I/O developer conference, Google revealed major changes for Google News. The company says that the revamp combines the best of artificial intelligence with the best of human intelligence, and it sees Google try to rebuild the trust people have in online news. As well as a revamp of the underlying technology, there are also changes in presentation. A "For You" section in the app...

Ubuntu Linux 18.10 is called Cosmic Cuttlefish -- yet another silly name dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 20:20:08

Ubuntu 18.04 was released last month, and for the most part, it is a solid release. As per usual, version 18.04 was given a silly name -- Bionic Beaver. Canonical follows an alphabetic naming convention, where two words are used that start with that same letter. The first word tends to be an adjective or other descriptive word, while the second word is always an animal. And yes, it is all a bit...

Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' feature writes replies for you dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 20:03:09

Google’s I/O developer conference is underway and there will be plenty of announcements coming from the search giant. Hot on the heels of the big makeover for Gmail comes news of another powerful new feature for the webmail service. Smart Compose uses machine learning to help you write responses to emails. It’s a step beyond the Smart Reply feature the company introduced last year. Whereas...

Get 'Preventing Digital Extortion' ($25 value) FREE for a limited time dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-03 20:45:46

More and more cyber threats keep emerging every day, affecting organizations across the board, targeting the entire spectrum of the Internet. Digital or cyber-extortion has come across as the most serious of such threats as it seeks to profit from criminal activity, akin to blackmail. Preventing Digital Extortion from Packt Publishing will teach you the art of preventing digital extortion and...

Turbonomic delivers AI-powered workload automation for the cloud dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 15:46:14

Workload automation specialist Turbonomic has released a major update to its software, delivering application-aware infrastructure and making any type of workload -- virtual, cloud and container -- self-managing. Turbonomic's AI-powered decision engine analyzes performance, cost and compliance data across the entire IT stack and generates trustworthy decisions at scale faster than before. It also...

Critical vulnerability found in infrastructure and manufacturing applications dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 15:04:26

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in two Schneider Electric applications heavily used in manufacturing, oil and gas, water, automation and wind and solar power facilities. The vulnerability, discovered by cyber exposure company Tenable, could, if exploited, give cyber criminals complete control of the underlying system. Attackers would also be able to use the...