Bouygues Construction IT taken out by ransomware – Security- Tempemail

French multinational Bouygues Construction has acknowledged that it suffered a ransomware attack end of January, forcing the company to shut down its systems worldwide. The construction giant provided scant detail in a statement published on its website, but the Maze ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the attack. Maze is Continue Reading

A Mile Wide, an Inch Deep: Online News and Media Use in the 2019 UK General Election

Executive Summary and Key Findings This report presents the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date of news use during the 2019 UK General Election. It is based on a unique tracking study of the online news consumption of 1,711 people aged 18-65 across mobile and desktop devices throughout the Continue Reading

Coronavirus sends Asia’s social media censors into overdrive – Strategy – Security- Tempemail

Deluged by misinformation about the new coronavirus on social media, some Asian governments are fighting back with arrests, fines and fake news laws – something free speech advocates fear will entrench measures that can also silence dissent. At least 16 people have been arrested over coronavirus posts in Malaysia, India, Continue Reading

MIT’s ‘RFocus’ smart surface uses tiny antennas to amplify wireless signals by up to 10x

What just happened? Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a low-cost external antenna array that could significantly amplify wireless signals. With wireless devices getting smaller every day, this could be a viable solution to a real problem. The project, dubbed RFocus, is described as Continue Reading

Google stays quiet on hardware as it divulges revenue for other two big bets – Hardware – Cloud- Tempemail

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai over the last three years has touted the business prospects of what he has called “three of our biggest bets: YouTube, cloud and hardware.” On Monday, it appeared the first two bets are outperforming the third. Google parent Alphabet Inc separately listed YouTube and cloud Continue Reading

Japanese robot could call last orders on human bartenders – Hardware- Tempemail

Japan’s first robot bartender has begun serving up drinks in a Tokyo pub in a test that could usher in a wave of automation in restaurants and shops struggling to hire staff in an aging society. The repurposed industrial robot serves drinks in is own corner of a Japanese pub Continue Reading

Watch this: Doom Eternal’s first 10 minutes revealed in gory, 60 FPS gameplay clip

Highly anticipated: Id Software’s latest demon-killing romp, Doom Eternal, is set to launch in a few short weeks, and it’s already looking like a fantastic sequel to 2016’s Doom reboot. It has more weapon variety, more movement possibilities, a plethora of new demons to face off against — some pulled Continue Reading

DTA strategy chief departs for Boston Consulting Group – Strategy – Training & Development- Tempemail

The Digital Transformation Agency’s chief strategy officer Anthony Vlasic has called time on his two-year stint in the Australia Public Service to return to Boston Consulting Group. Vlasic, who joined the DTA as its first permanent chief procurement officer in December 2017, took to LinkedIn on Monday to reveal his Continue Reading

Twitter fixes flaw in its API that allowed attackers to match users to their phone numbers

In a nutshell: Twitter says it’s fixed a bug in its API that made it easy for someone to match a user’s Twitter handle with a phone number, which was discovered last year. The company also revealed that it has detected several attacks using the exploit, which seem to originate Continue Reading