Here Comes the World’s Biggest Shopping Spree — Again

A reader shares a report: On Nov. 11, China celebrates Singles Day, a holiday dedicated to the nation’s unattached. It’s also the world’s largest shopping festival — and a bonanza for internet giant Alibaba Group. Up to 500 million consumers will visit sites run by the company searching for discounts on items including Bordeaux wine, UGG boots, SUVs, and high-end Japanese toilets. Citigroup estimates that Alibaba’s sales during this year’s…

November 10, 2017
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PayPal launches Money Pools feature to help you pool money for group payments (Mariella Moon/Engadget)

November 10, 2017

Mariella Moon / Engadget: PayPal launches Money Pools feature to help you pool money for group payments  —  These days, you have a lot of ways to choose from when splitting bills with friends.  You can send money through Facebook Messenger, chip in for dinner mid-Skype chat or even pay your debt as an email attachment on Gmail. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Man Who Sent GIF of Laughing Mouse To Employer After DDoS Attack Is Now Arrested

An anonymous reader writes: The FBI has arrested and charged a man for launching DDoS attacks against a wide range of targets, including his former employer, a Minnesota-based PoS repair shop. The man, who bought access to a VPN but didn’t use it all the time, was caught after registering email accounts and sending taunting emails to victims, including his former employer. The taunting emails also included a GIF image…

November 10, 2017
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Programming Language Go Turns 8

On this day, eight years ago, a group of programmers at Google released Go, a brand-new open-source programming language that they hoped would solve some of the problems they faced with Java, C++ and other programming languages. In the past eight years, Go has gotten a tremendous traction, with Go helping drive several services running inside Google. The company, on its part, has added a handful of features to Go,…

November 10, 2017
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A look at how Anki’s Cozmo toy robot uses AI for responsive emotions that encourage interactivity and how children perceive smart robots (Alexis C. Madrigal/The Atlantic)

November 10, 2017

Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic: A look at how Anki’s Cozmo toy robot uses AI for responsive emotions that encourage interactivity and how children perceive smart robots  —  When I brought the robot home from the Apple Store, I knew I was inviting a new kind of strangeness into our lives.  My wife worried about giving … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: How malware affects IoT development

Few things have matched the speed at which the Internet of Things has developed in recent years, as it became an international phenomenon capable of reshaping markets and society virtually overnight. Yet when investors and tech-geeks alike think of the IoT, few of them realize the role that malware is playing in its development. So how exactly is Malware shaping the IoT as it continues to grow, and what should…

November 10, 2017
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Notes and Analysis on the 2017 Verizon DBIR Report

November 10, 2017

For the best reading experience, I recommend you view this content natively at: Notes and Analysis on the 2017 Verizon DBIR Report. — Verizon just released the 10th edition of their Data Breach Investigations Report, and this is one that I always look forward to. Here are the things that stood out to me, along with some comments on them. Verizon classifies an Incident as a security event that compromises…

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