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The crypto-jacking malware epidemic is far from over – and it appears the latest victim of this disturbing trend is the website of the US-China Association of Commerce (USCAC). Security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report has found that the USCAC website is infected with a malicious script designed to steal visitors’ computing power to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency. For the record, the malicious script found on the USCAC is more commonly known as Coinhive. This means that whoever sneaked in the script is currently banking on the popular anonymous cryptocurrency Monero. For safety reasons, we have decided not to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Attending a large conference is undoubtedly awesome. When you walk inside for the first time, you marvel at how it all came together. TNW Conference 2018 was no different. It’s grown from a 200 attendee event to one of the largest tech festivals in Europe — it attracted 15,000 visitors each day this year. In case you’ve ever wondered how we do it, here’s a little behind-the-scenes. One of the secrets to pulling off a conference of this scale is volunteers. We recruited 250 this year, all of them playing a crucial role. I spoke to Myriam Koning, our volunteer… This story continues at The Next Web

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As a major player in the cloud infrastructure market, Microsoft is keen on figuring out better ways to store and power its machinery. To that end, it’s now deployed a data center on the seafloor off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. The idea is part of Project Natick, an initiative to identify environmentally sustainable ways of running large-scale data management units. The first phase, which kicked off in 2014, saw Microsoft build a small submersible data center that housed the equivalent of 300 desktop PCs and drop it into the ocean back in February 2016 to test whether it’d actually… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft

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A piece of malware believed to originate from Russia that began doing the rounds two weeks ago is affecting far more routers than we first learned. Researchers from Cisco previously noted that the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, infected more than 500,000 routers in over 50 countries and is capable of rendering them unusable. They’ve now found that this malware could also bypass SSL encryption, inject more malicious code into incoming traffic, and steal sensitive data like passwords. Cisco Talos has an updated list of the affected devices, which include routers from ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Linksys, Microtik, Netgear, QNAP, TP-Link, Ubiquiti, Upvel,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Revolut is a bit of a weird one. It emerged at the same time as the rest of the UK’s app-based challenger banks, like Monzo and Starling Bank, but has tread a completely different path. Unlike its biggest rivals, Revolut has fingers in a lot of pies. Beyond its current account offerings, it also does cheap international money transfers, and lets users buy and sell cryptocurrencies. And now, the company is launching a commission-free share trading platform, allowing anyone to invest in listed companies, without paying steep fees. Revolut also wants to let users purchase other instruments like ETFs (exchange… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following its WWDC event earlier this week, Apple has rebranded its iTunes Connect service that lets developers submit apps to the App Store; it’s now called App Store Connect. As before, the desktop web app helps you upload your app, create a product page for it, manage releases, and view analytics and user feedback. The service now has a companion iOS app that lets you manage your published apps’ availability in the store, track sales, and respond to reviews while on the go. Apple also notes that it’s baking more features into App Store Connect soon, like simplified TestFlight beta… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS,iTunes,Apple

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A majority of Americans believe the United States should remain the global leader in space exploration, according to new Pew Research. Unfortunately, few of them actually want to explore space. In a poll released today, more than 70 percent of Americans believe it’s “essential” to be a world leader in space exploration. And while nearly three-fourths of those polled feel strongly about the issue, fewer than 20 percent believe it’s worth prioritizing missions to Mars or the Moon. According to the respondents, NASA’s top priorities should be monitoring the Earth’s climate (63 percent), remaining on the lookout for asteroids and… This story continues at The Next Web

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E3 2018 is upon us once again, and we’ve got a lot of conferences to keep up with — nine major ones, in fact. I’ve already given a lengthy preview of what to expect from the conference. But if you want a simple, just-the-facts-ma’am accounting of where, when, and how to board the hype train… I’ve got you there, too. So here’s a quick cheat sheet. Times will be displayed in PT and ET. Electronic Arts: Saturday, June 9 @ 11 am PT/2 pm ET Watch on Twitch or YouTube. Microsoft: Sunday, June 10 @ 1 pm PT/4 pm ET Watch on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Alphabet Inc. shareholders today voted down several proposals that would tie pay to diversity goals in an effort to promote equal wages among females and people of color. “At Alphabet, diversity and inclusion activities by individual contributors have been met with a disorganized array of responses, including formal reprimand,” said Google software engineer Irene Knapp during the meeting. “This chilling effect.. has impaired company culture.” Shareholder proposals attempted to address some of Google’s biggest issues in hiring a diverse workforce and paying them fair wages. Both employees and shareholders challenged the company to address issues of fair pay and underrepresentation… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Alphabet

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A team of researchers recently developed an AI that can transfer your real-time facial expressions, eye movements, and poses to a portrait – making it appear as though the person in the image is actually talking and moving. It’s disturbingly convincing, and almost constantly improving. The AI, called HeadOn, was developed by the same people who brought you last year’s jaw-dropping Face2Face. In fact, HeadOn is a bit of an upgrade to that one. The project’s white paper calls it the “first real-time source-to-target reenactment approach for complete human portrait videos that enables transfer of torso and head motion, face… This story continues at The Next Web

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E3, the gaming industry’s glitziest event, begins this weekend. If you’re like me and want to ride the hype train for the few glorious moments before collective cynicism steps in, then here’s the full schedule of events, and what you can likely expect to see from each. If you want a general source for all your streams, you can pop by sites like E3 Countdown — which is exactly what it sounds like. All times listed here will be in PST, for simplicity’s sake. Electronic Arts: First up is EA, which will be showing its stuff at 11 am on… This story continues at The Next Web

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A South Carolina woman says she was the victim of peeping Tom hackers last week when her WiFi-connected baby monitor was surreptitiously used to observe her and her baby in a bedroom. The mother, Jamie Summit, wrote a Facebook post describing the incident in which her device, a FREDI Wireless Camera Baby Monitor, had been hacked and may have been used to spy on her while she slept or even breastfed her baby. In the post she says: This afternoon I had the app pulled up and was watching Noah sleep in the bassinet in our room. I was in… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google released the first public Android P Beta during its I/O conference in May, but we’re already onto Beta 2. It comes with the most important update of all: more emoji. Google tells us there are 157 new emoji, in fact. Some highlights include red hair so gingers don’t feel left out, a hero emoji that looks a lot like Superman, and a bagel with cream cheese – New Yorkers, rejoice. Google is also including two new gender-neutral designs ‘Family’ and ‘Couple with Heart.’ This builds on the first gender-neutral emoji introduced last year, and the company says more gender-neutral… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Google

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At an event today, Sonos announced its newest speaker, the Sonos Beam. It’s a smart speaker and soundbar powered by Alexa and, someday soon, Google Assistant. It’ll retail for $399 and be available on July 17, but pre-orders begin today. Sonos claims most smart speakers are designed for the kitchen, but the Beam is meant to handle everything you need in your living room. It works as a soundbar and a smart speaker – currently powered by Alexa, but Google is on the way – and it can even control your TV, which it does via an HDMI port. See,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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If there’s one area where the industry-dominating platform Steam lags behind, it’s in the intricacy and usefulness of its chat function. That’s why reports that it’s bolstering voice chat and groups are encouraging. The details: A leaked screenshot, originally posted on Twitter and which can now be found on Reddit, appears to show group chat rooms on Steam’s interface. SteamDB’s Twitter also revealed assets for embeds, invite links, media uploads, and update voice chat. Players can permanently save chats, and assign nicknames to their friends. Some assets for an updated chat system were recently discovered. Includes references to: updated chat… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Department of Homeland Security will forge ahead with plans to implement its problematic Vehicle Face System (VFS), an AI-powered facial recognition system, at the US/Mexico border. After years of development, the Federal government will install the VFS system in Texas at the Anzalduas border crossing. Every person driving across the border will, at that time, have a photograph taken of their face in order to cross-reference their identity with various government databases, according to documents obtained by The Verge. The VFS system was developed to capture images of vehicle occupants through windshields. It can disregard reflections and, using depth… This story continues at The Next Web

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A team of scientists from the University of California at San Diego recently developed nanorobots to destroy bacteria and detoxify blood. The broad strokes: The nanorobots, which are made out of gold, are 25 times thinner than a human hair. They move in response to ultrasound stimulation, which means they require no fuel. Scientists coated the gold nanarobots with a hybrid ‘skin’ built from platelet and blood cell membranes, which serves two main functions: It stops proteins from attaching themselves to the nanorobots, a process called biofouling — which would render them useless. The membranes are like a VIP pass… This story continues at The Next Web

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There has been a long upstanding debate in India about celebrities being held liable for the brands they endorse, and some of them are now learning their lesson the hard way. Enforcement Directorate (ED), the intelligence agency responsible for fighting economic crimes in India, is questioning several celebrities with regards to their involvement in a $300 million cryptocurrency scam, led by now-imprisoned entrepreneur Amit Bharadwaj. Bhardwaj founded a series of Bitcoin mining firms such as Gain Bitcoin, GB Miners, and MCAP, promising a 10 times return for investors. Needless to say, none of these exuberant high-return promises panned out; instead, investors ended… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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Ecommerce giants like Alibaba are finding new ways to reinvent the online shopping experience. Where does that leave brick-and-mortar stores — will they adapt or die? At TNW Conference’s Marketplace track, we heard from ecommerce experts to see what lies in store… It looks like we’re going to see a radical change in the coming years. Here’s our recap of the track: Henry Davis, COO of Glossier Henry began with a rather bold statement about the current status of ecommerce: Ecommerce hasn’t evolved much since it began — it’s still the same basic concept, just on a smaller screen with… This story continues at The Next Web

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Vector is the future — and with a lifetime subscription to StockUnlimited’s Vector Plan ($34.99, an over 90 percent savings, from TNW Deals), you can have a ready stockpile of ultra-flexible images for use in any graphic project any time you want.

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Pinstriped is the uber-organized meeting manager every office needs and right now, you can pick up a lifetime of Pinstriped Premium access for just $39.99, an over 90 percent savings.

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In 2017, San Francisco-based Purism raised $2.5 million via crowdfunding to bring the Librem 5 smartphone to life. The Librem 5 is privacy and freedom-focused, and allows the user to control every facet of the device, while avoiding the Internet’s pervasive surveillance. Units are expected to ship next year, and Purism says it’s making great strides in bringing the device to life. The company has finalized the hardware specifications of the Librem 5, and has ordered the initial developer kits from the manufacturer. These, Purism says, share the base specifications as the final model that will ship to customers. Purism… This story continues at The Next Web

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Everyone is riding the cryptocurrency bandwagon and it seems Indian police doesn’t want to fall behind. But instead of protecting the law, some officers are purportedly duping investors. A police official is under investigation for aiding in a $75 million cryptocurrency scam in Mumbai, India. The initial coin offering (ICO) scam by the name of Money Trade Coin (MTC) was uncovered by local crime branch of the Mumbai Police on Monday. The investigation came about following a complaint by a businessman who fell for the scam. The police raided the company’s premises, resulting in the arrest of one, Taha Kazi, who was providing… This story continues at The Next Web

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Even though some people might have a hard time pointing out South Korea on a map, almost everybody knows South Korean companies like Samsung and LG — but they aren’t the only noteworthy companies in the country. Many other interesting companies play an important role in the South Korean tech scene, and it’s hard to discuss one’s business expansion in Korea without knowing the major players in the market. If you or your company are thinking about expanding to Korea — for example via programs like the K-Startup Grand Challenge — then knowing these companies can detrimental to your success.… This story continues at The Next Web

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The BlackBerry Key2 launches tomorrow, and the leaks are coming thick and fast. Yesterday, we learned what it looks like. Today, with one day left before the official reveal, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass has dropped the entire specs list. full BlackBerry KEY2 specs pic.twitter.com/xwp6Qc2Srz — Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 6, 2018 There aren’t that many surprises here. For the most part,it represents an incremental upgrade over the previous KeyOne device, which launched roughly this time last year. Here are the Cliff Notes Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with octa-core Kyro 260 Android 8.1 Oreo 4.5-inch screen (1620 x 1080, at 434 PPI)… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry

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