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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday June 28th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Scott Johnson and Rob Reid|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know about...|
|t||The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include Windows Defender Exploit Guard which can control OS-wide mitigation capabilities at the app level to guard against things like malicious macros in Office or websites known to contain malware, similar to the retired Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET. The update is on track to include the Application Guard for Edge and expanded Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection.||https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/microsoft-bringing-emet-back-as-a-built-in-part-of-windows-10/|
|s||Snapchat will now let US users create and submit custom filters directly in the app, rather than having to go to the studio website. The studio is located in the app’s settings under “On-Demand Geofilters”||https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/28/snapchat-now-lets-you-create-custom-geofilters-right-in-the-app/?ncid=rss|
|t||Toshiba announced it has achieved quadruple level cell memory in a 3D flash device. What that means to people who don’t already understand what that means is cheaper higher capacity flash storage. Samples are shipping to vendors but there’s no timeline on consumer availability.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/28/15887902/toshiba-quadruple-level-3d-nand-cells-flash-memory|
|s||Google started rolling out its new sharing features to Google Photos Wednesday. A sharing tab will show up at the bottom of the app and suggest photos and people to share them with. Once you see that you can also turn on automatic sharing.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/28/15886932/google-photos-automatic-sharing-feature-rolling-out|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||Cybereason security researcher Amit Serper discovered that the NotPetya ranswomware can be stopped before locking up a computer by placing a read only file named perfc in the Windows folder. BleepingComputer has full instructions including a batch file if you need it. Meanwhile German email provider Posteo has shut down the email address used by the creators of NotPetya to confirm payments and provide unlock keys. And it may not matter since Matt Suice, founder of Comae and Nicholas Weaver, a security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute believe NotPetya is a “wiper” meant to destroy data, not ransomware. Talos intelligence, the Ukrainiana police and several other research groups believe the NotPetya ransomware began spreading through a hacked update to a Ukrainian accounting system called MeDoc. Talos points to a forged digital signature in the NotPetya payload that refers to MeDoc. MeDoc denies the allegation.||https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vaccine-not-killswitch-found-for-petya-notpetya-ransomware-outbreak/|
|s||Google unveiled a new design for Google News. It now has three sections, a top headlines list, a local list and a “for You” list based on interest areas users select. The news also has a card-based interface now. A fact-checking bar also now appear on the right side of the desktop version.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/27/15883430/google-news-redesign-fact-checking-card-design-layout|
|t||A company called Token has just introduced its first product, called the Token ring… yes… we get it. The ring has a built-in fingerprint sensor and optical sensor so it locks as soon as it’s taken off. It’s waterproof and the battery supposedly lasts two weeks between charges. The ring pairs with an app on Android, iOS, Windows 10 and macOS, and uses NFC to operate as a payment card, house and car key, transit card and pretty much anything that uses NFC. The ring starts at $249 for order now, shipping in December.||http://www.businessinsider.com/token-ring-features-photos-2017-6|
|s||The Canadian Supreme Court has upheld a ruling requiring Google to remove a company’s website from global search result. The company that was removed had been sued for relabeling products from Equustek and passing them off as its own. Google had delisted the offending site from its Canadian search engine but argued removing it globally violated freedom of expression. Justice Rosalie Abella wrote, "We have not, to date, accepted that freedom of expression requires the facilitation of the unlawful sale of goods." Music Canada welcomed the decision as a way to help enforce copyright.||http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/canada-s-top-court-backs-order-for-google-to-remove-firm-s-website-from-global-searches-1.4181322|
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|At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Qualcomm demonstrated its ultrasonic-based under display fingerprint sensor on a prototype Vivo Xplay6 smartphone. The system uses the lower third of the screen as a fingerprint reader, but seems to work slower than current button-based fingerprint sensors. The sensor can see past dirt and sweat, sense blood flow and even work underwater. Synaptics also has an under-glass fingerprint sensor and its rumored that Apple will use a similar technology in an upcoming iPhone. Qualcomm also unveiled the Snapdragon Wear 1200 for wearables which include and LTE modem.||https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/06/qualcomm-vivo-show-off-slow-but-convenient-under-display-fingerprint-sensor/|
|Can scan through up to 800µm of cover glass and 525µm of aluminum||first fingerprint sensor to detect heart rate and blood flow, as other smartphones have done this using the flash next to the camera, instead of the fingerprint sensor.|
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|I installed iOS 11 beta 2 on my primary phone this weekend. The only app that I noticed unexpectedly triggering the blue bar repeatedly was the Google app. It was so annoying that I assumed it was a beta bug and uninstalled Google.app, since I don't really use it often anyways. Not sure if that's the intended effect. |
Also, I believe (though haven't proved conclusively) that Apple's own apps are immune to this new blue bar policy.
|from Chris: Why Portland will always be a nerd City. |
City of Portland (@cityofportland) tweeted at 0:51 PM on Mon, Jun 26, 2017:
To whomever tagged this on the Esplanade. This is irresponsible and unsafe advice! One should only use SFTP when transferring files. #ssl https://t.co/Pd0CVNtSwk
|"You can't not use Facebook" (Patrick, DTNS 3061)|
I deleted my personal account 4 1/2 years ago. I do not believe that my life has been negatively impacted by that decision.
I am an application developer. I'm online a large portion of the day. I use Google+, Twitter, and Google News to keep up on world events. To a lesser extent, I use them for their social aspects as well.
Over the years, I have lived in 4 cities, including one outside of the US. I still communicate with friends from all of these places and have actually seen a good number of them in the past year. I stay in touch primarily via WhatsApp, but also Skype, Hangouts, LinkedIn, Slack, SMS, phone calls, Twitter DMs, and FB Messenger. FB Messenger is used with my mobile number only, and since I do not have a FB account tied to it, it does not count in their MAU numbers on Facebook.com. Honestly, I could drop FB Messenger and contact those 5 people other ways, so living without it has no negative impact on me.
FB Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram use is counted separately from Facebook.com.
At least a few of your guests (I believe Shannon Morse is one) over the years have said that they do not use Facebook. I also know a handful of friends/family that do not have accounts. They seem to be quite functional in society without it.
Note, I do have a FB account for business use only. I use it about 1 hour every few months to test a bot my client has developed. I do not consider this "using Facebook".
John Bekas Jr
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