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  • Those crappy pre-installed Android apps can be full of security holes
    by Greg Kumparak on November 15, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    If you’ve ever bought a low-to-mid range Android phone, there’s a good chance you booted it up to find it pre-loaded with junk you definitely didn’t ask for. These pre-installed apps can be clunky, annoying to remove, rarely updated… and, it turns out, full of security holes. Security firm Kryptowire built a tool to automatically

  • Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock
    by Josh Constine on November 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    “5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash to its cryptocurrency. 40 wallets, tools, and block explorers plus 1,700 Github commits have how now been built on its blockchain testnet that’s seen 51,000 mock transactions in the past two

  • Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
    by Ron Miller on November 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    When Salesforce announced this week that it was moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure, it was easy to see this as another case of wacky enterprise partnerships. But there had to be sound business reasons why the partnership came together, rather than going with AWS or Google Cloud Platform, both of which are also Salesforce

  • D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing
    by Frederic Lardinois on November 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system that, among other things, used D-Wave’s quantum technology to help generate the most efficient routes. While D-Wave’s 2000Q only played a small part in this process, it’s nevertheless a sign that

  • VC Cyan Banister on her path, who decides what at Founders Fund and the state of San Francisco
    by Connie Loizos on November 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Cyan Banister is an American success story. A homeless teenager who originally supported herself by making hemp necklaces, then silk-screen T-shirts, she went on to become a self-taught engineer and to later hold several management roles at the security startup IronPort. It was a life-changing experience for her. She made an early fortune when it

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