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  • Study: The NHS is desperately in need of infosec professionals

    Study: The NHS is desperately in need of infosec professionals

    The UK’s NHS health system is desperately short of information security professionals, research from infosec consultancy Redscan shows. The firm found that NHS trusts typically have just one...

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  • Microsoft confirms Edge will support Chrome extensions with Chromium switch

    Microsoft confirms Edge will support Chrome extensions with Chromium switch

    When Microsoft announced its Edge browser would be transitioning to the Chromium platform next year, I had one question: will it support Chrome’s extensions? The answer appears to be yes. As...

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  • 5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade

    5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade

    Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by examining the positive ways artificial intelligence will affect humanity in the next decade. Also, we...

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  • Epic is already poaching indie games from Steam

    Epic is already poaching indie games from Steam

    Last week, Fortnite creator Epic Games announced it was creating its own store, in direct competition with Valve’s Steam store. As part of its incentive, it was using a new revenue sharing model,...

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  • Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

    Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene

    Australia‘s government signed a bill into law last week giving law enforcement agencies the right to force technology companies to reveal users’ encrypted messages. Another way of putting it:...

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  • Google+ will die 4 months sooner thanks to new bug affecting 52 million users

    Google+ will die 4 months sooner thanks to new bug affecting 52 million users

    After announcing in October it would be shuttering Google+, its little-loved social media site, Google today announced that, thanks to yet another security flaw, the end would have to come much...

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  • University College London tells us how it developed its blockchain program

    University College London tells us how it developed its blockchain program

    University College London has its own center dedicated to blockchain – it’s called the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT). UCL’s blockchain team will be joining us at our very own Hard...

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  • Why Victorians feared modern technology would make everyone blind

    Why Victorians feared modern technology would make everyone blind

    From concerns over blue light to digital strain and dryness, headlines today often worry how smartphones and computer screens might be affecting the health of our eyes. But while the technology...

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  • Create custom business plans and final projections with this $20 Upmetrics Business Planner

    Create custom business plans and final projections with this $20 Upmetrics Business Planner

    Upmetrics can help you get that polished business plan knocked out in no time, and with a lifetime of access discounted right now to only $20 with promo code 'GREENMONDAY20' from TNW Deals, it’s...

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  • Bitmain forced to shut down Israel operations due to cryptocurrency bear market

    Bitmain forced to shut down Israel operations due to cryptocurrency bear market

    It appears the downturn of the cryptocurrency market is having a ripple effect (pun intended) on the industry. Numerous blockchain businesses have been forced to close down or lay off staff to...

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  • ‘Loot boxes’ in video games could be giving kids a gambling problem

    ‘Loot boxes’ in video games could be giving kids a gambling problem

    The number of children with gambling problems has “quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years”, according to recent reports. The alarming figures come from the UK Gambling Commission’s...

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  • TNW presents the greatest gift guide in the world… ever

    TNW presents the greatest gift guide in the world… ever

    The adverts have started, the songs are blaring, and dust is being blown off the decorations. Truly, the holiday season is upon us. And you know what this means? Gifts. Lots of gifts. Whether...

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  • Microsoft Teams is growing ridiculously fast

    Microsoft Teams is growing ridiculously fast

    A report from Spiceworks shows that adoption of Microsoft Teams – the Slack rival from Redmond – is growing rapidly and is set to become the second-biggest workplace chat app by 2020, surpassing...

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  • How to save all your (NSFW) Tumblr content before it’s too late

    How to save all your (NSFW) Tumblr content before it’s too late

    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Last week, Tumblr announced its ban on porn, starting...

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  • PUBG Mobile’s Global Finals proved that mobile esports are serious business

    PUBG Mobile’s Global Finals proved that mobile esports are serious business

    When you get invited to fly to Dubai to watch a bunch of people play a game on their phone, you don’t say no. Especially when the people are professional gamers, the prize is $600,000, and the...

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  • South Korean bank wants to use blockchain to reduce human error

    South Korean bank wants to use blockchain to reduce human error

    South Korea‘s second largest bank is in the middle of rolling out a blockchain-based system designed to reduce human error. Shinhan Bank is using the blockchain for Interest Rate Swap (IRS)...

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  • Facebook is hiring engineers and researchers for its blockchain team

    Facebook is hiring engineers and researchers for its blockchain team

    It seems Facebook is looking to step up its “decentralization” efforts. The social media giant is currently recruiting blockchain engineers and researchers. Facebook wants to add a data scientist,...

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  • Snapchat is testing new features (that Instagram has had for months)

    Snapchat is testing new features (that Instagram has had for months)

    Snapchat has clearly fallen behind Instagram when it comes to user growth. In order to catch up, the app is testing a bunch of features like a timer, camera grid, and portrait mode. The finding...

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  • Moonday Morning: Israel is cracking down on cryptocurrency tax evaders

    Moonday Morning: Israel is cracking down on cryptocurrency tax evaders

    It’s been another weekend of hodling and waiting for the markets to do something. Of course, we can’t make that happen, but what we can do, is bring you a round up of the weekend’s top...

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  • Honor’s new View20 gets a 48MP rear camera and an under-screen selfie camera

    Honor’s new View20 gets a 48MP rear camera and an under-screen selfie camera

    Huawei’s Honor just fired a massive volley in the smartphone megapixel war. At an event in Hong Kong, the company announced its latest model — the Honor View20. This phone comes with a...

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