Strong volumes lift all three Japanese carriers to profit

Volume growth at “K” Line was strongest on the intra-Asia trades. Photo credit: Shutterstock Japan’s top three shipping carriers reported a collective profit on Tuesday of JPY 26.4 billion, or $238 million, in the first half of 2017, reversing the losses that two suffered in the first half of 2016 in… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 31, 2017
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New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Rutgers engineers have created a new authentication system called VibWrite. The system relies on placing an inexpensive vibration motor and receiver on a solid surface, such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, etc.. The motor sends vibrations to the receiver. When the user touches the surface with one of his fingers, the vibration waves are modified to create a unique signature per…

October 31, 2017
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Senate hearing: Google explains delay in removing RT from ad program; Twitter says ~5% accounts are spam; Facebook says it’s disclosed all known Russian ads (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

October 31, 2017

Kurt Wagner / Recode: Senate hearing: Google explains delay in removing RT from ad program; Twitter says ~5% accounts are spam; Facebook says it’s disclosed all known Russian ads  —  A live look at the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian election interference.  —  Facebook, Google and Twitter are in Washington … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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SM Line continues intra-Asia push with joint service

Pakistan’s exports to China have risen by double digits so far this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock SM Line’s joint intra-Asia service connecting China, Pakistan, and the Middle East is the latest sign of the South Korean carrier’s continuing expansion. The South Korean carrier has made steady inroads into the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 31, 2017
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North Korea Faces Accusations of Hacking Into Warship Builder Daewoo

North Korea probably stole South Korean warship blueprints after hacking into Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd’s  database in April last year, a South Korean opposition lawmaker said on Tuesday.  North Korea has often been implicated in cyber attacks in South Korea and elsewhere but Pyongyang has either ignored or denied accusations of hacking. “We are almost 100 percent certain that North Korean hackers were behind the hacking and…

October 31, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: How to start your first trial engagement with outsourcing

Has the time come for your company to explore software development outsourcing? The potential for cost savings is always attractive, but there are many other good reasons software development outsourcing has been pursued by other companies, including: A large backlog of existing projects, exceeding your staff’s capacity to address Local talent pool challenges – finding and retaining programming talent. A need for new (or even niche) technical skills that are…

October 31, 2017
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