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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday June 28th, 2019 In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|sl||EA Access will launch on the PlayStation 4 on July 24th. The service has been available for Xbox One for about five years and gives players access to Electronic Arts' library of games. The subscription service is $4.99/month. Subscribers also get access to prelaunch trials and a 10 percent discount on EA digital purchases.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/28/19102644/ea-access-playstation-4-launch-games-prelaunch-trials-discount|
|tm||Apple will begin selling the OneDrop blood glucose monitor in select retail stores. The device takes blood glucose readings, and syncs to the Health app on an iPhone or Apple Watch. The device will sell for $69.95 at Apple Stores, and include a year of coaching from a certified diabetes educator. OneDrop devices have previously been available through Apple's online store.||https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/apple-store-to-sell-one-drop-monitor-its-first-diabetes-product.html|
|sl||The Wall Street Journal reports that the new Mac Pro that Apple unveiled at WWDC will be assembled by Quanta Computer at a factory near Shanghai, China. Since 2013 the Mac Pro had been manufactured in Texas and was Apple's only major hardware product manufactured in the United States, with all others assembled by Chinese contractors. Quanta also manufactures the Apple Watch.||https://www.macrumors.com/2019/06/28/2019-mac-pro-made-in-china-quanta-wsj/|
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|:33||tm||As we mentioned during Thursday's DTNS, Apple annouced that its head of design, Jony Ive is leaving the company. Ive plans to start his own design firm called LoveFrom along with fellow Apple designer Marc Newsom, which will have Apple as a client. Going forward VP of Industral Design Evans Hankey and VP of Human Interace design Alan Dye will report directly to COO Jeff Williams. Also Apple announced that Sabih Khan has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations and the Executive Team also reporting to Williams.|
Ive designed Apple Park, the new campus which will be his last big Apple design as an employee. In 2015 Ive handed off day to day ops to spend more time in the Uk with his family. he designed a Christmas Tree for a London Hotel in 2016, a ring made entirely of diamonds in 2018 and contributed to the design of Kylo Ren's light saber. Evans Hankey has been apparently running day-to-day Industrial design for awhile. Alan Dye has been running Human Interface since iOS 7.
|:37||sm||reCaptcha's latest version, which Google launched last fall, is invisible to users, is now used on more than 650,000 websites. Google now analyzes the way users navigate a site and assigns them a risk score based on how malicious their behavior might be. So if a user with a high risk score logs into a site, reCaptcha can prompt a two-factor authentication check. But according to Mohamed Akrout, a computer science PhD student at the University of Toronto, reCaptcha simulations that ran on a browser with a connected Google account received lower risk scores than browsers without a connected Google account or ones using Tor or a VPN. That has led some critics of reCaptcha to point out that privacy suffers as a result of the tool working effectively.||https://www.fastcompany.com/90369697/googles-new-recaptcha-has-a-dark-side|
|:40||sl||According to NPR, Connie Monsees told ABC News Start Here podcast about how Google Maps navigated about 100 drivers into a muddy dirt road. Monsees was stuck in traffic on the way to the Denver airport. Monsees followed Google Maps advice to exit to get around the backup and ended up on a dirt road which recent rains had turned into mud causing many of the cars to get stuck. Monsees had a four-wheel drive and was able to take two other people whose car was stuck with her. Google said the road was not marked private and while it does account for road size, "issues can arise due to unforeseen circumstances, such as when weather conditions affect the quality of roads."||https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/736572732/google-maps-leads-about-100-drivers-into-a-muddy-mess-in-colorado|
|:44||sm||Politico reports that at a National Security Council meeting Wednesday, officials discussed a strategy on encryption. A source told Politico, “The two paths were to either put out a statement or a general position on encryption, and [say] that they would continue to work on a solution, or to ask Congress for legislation." A decision was not made at the meeting.||https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/27/trump-officials-weigh-encryption-crackdown-1385306|
|:47||tm||Nielsen's mid-year music report showed an increase in streaming music of 31.6% over the first half of last year to a record 507.7 billion streams. Though it was a slower growth rate than previous years.Nielsen attributes the success to singles from Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Khalid, BTS, Lil Nas X, and Bad Bunny, among other factors.But the report also noted the impact of TikTok and its 500 million worldwide monthly users. TikTok made Lil Was X's Old Town Road the most consumed on-demand song of the year so far, with 1.3 billion streams. Nielsen also notes video streams of music are growing faster up 39.6% vs. audio which was up 27.8%. Physical album sales, digital album and track sales and even vinyl sales all decreased.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/28/nielsen-reports-a-record-half-a-trillion-on-demand-music-streams-in-u-s-so-far-this-year/|
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|:49||Second Florida city pays giant ransom to ransomware gang in a week | ZDNet||https://www.zdnet.com/article/second-florida-city-pays-giant-ransom-to-ransomware-gang-in-a-week/|
|Ransomware attacks: Why and when it makes sense to pay the ransom | ZDNet||https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-and-when-it-makes-sense-to-pay-the-ransom-in-ransomware-attacks/|
|Mary Meeker said in her trends report that crypto extrortion and ransomware are all getting faster and more targeted toward sensitive data.||https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368927/meeker-internet-report-too-much-streaming-not-enough-securit/9|
|March - Jackson County, Georgia paid $400,000 to regain access to files. |
Riviera City agreed to pay 65 bitcoins ($600,000)
Monday the administration of Lake City, Florida voted to pay 42 bitcoins, worth about $500,000 to decrypt data from its systems that had been down since June 10. Police and fire, on separate networks, were unaffected.
Previous victims include Lynn, Massachusetts, Cartersville, Georgia, and Baltimore, Maryland, just to name a few.
South Korean web hosting firm Internet Nayana, which paid 1.3 billion won ($1.14 million) worth of bitcoins to a hacker following a ransomware attack in June 2017.
Forrester's best practices include:
Invest in cybersecurity and business interruption insurance.
Benchmark ability to recover from backups at scale.
Plan how you would acquire and pay out cryptocurrency since ransom is paid in Bitcoin.
Put a cybersecurity response team on retainer.
Hire a ransomware expert.
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|Derrick in Japan wanted to throw in a few thoughts to our discussion yesterday about advertising and whether or not apps are listening to us:|
There isn’t an option on FB/IG to target anyone based on their conversation. That being said, plenty of companies collect all sorts of data to build audience profiles to allow advertisers to target based on interests, behaviours, etc. They can even build lookalike models from verified audiences to find new consumers. As these platforms and algorithms get more accurate, advertisers can get more precise or even predictive with targeting, making it feel like publishers or platforms are secretly reading people's minds or listening in on their conversations.
The truth is probably not any less unsettling, but I can say there isn't an option on Facebook to target people who've chatted about TSA experiences or Taylor Dayne videos. At least, not yet.
|Marco had feedback on our automating jobs conversation from Wednesday's show.|
I've been working in financial departments automating processes for almost a decade. One of the ways I track progress is FTE saved (full time equivalent - the 8 hours a full-time employee works in a business day.).
When I tell people what I do a very standard response I get is "Wow - I bet people hate you". The funny thing is that it is the exact opposite. Rarely will one process account for 8 hours of someone's day (at least in a financial operations environment) - so I may implement an automated solution that will save 2 hours, 3 there, 1.5 somewhere else etc. So when a process moves from the manual to the automated column a few things happen:
Nobody is fired because there is still 4-6 hour of their day that they are still responsible for
Everyone is elated to have a little more breathing room
Overall as a team we thrive because we can take a look at more productive things to do with that excess time/human resource
I've automated dozens and dozens of FTEs, and I've seen people laid off - but very rarely on the back of automation efforts. Normally it is mergers that result in duplicate/superfluous departments, or a company trying to save costs at the company level and so they lay some people off.
That may be different in more industrial environments - but thought I'd give some context for how that is playing out in the Financial Operations world.
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