Does Listening to Music Have a Negative Impact on Creativity?

AmiMoJo quotes the health and science editor of Slashgear: A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was liked by the person listening to…

March 3, 2019
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40% of Malicious URLs Were Found on Good Domains

Help Net Security shared an interesting statistic from the 2019 Webroot Threat Report. 40 percent of malicious URLs were found on good domains. Legitimate websites are frequently compromised to host malicious content. To protect users, cybersecurity solutions need URL-level visibility or, when unavailable, domain-level metrics, that accurately represent the dangers. The report also found that while Google was the single most impersonated brand in phishing, 77% of all phishing attacks…

March 3, 2019
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Can the BBC and ITV Challenge Netflix?

“The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, and ITV, the biggest private player in the UK market, are in the ‘concluding phase of talks’ to create a rival to Netflix,” writes Slashdot reader AmiMoJo. The BBC’s director general Tony Hall said the aim was to launch the “BritBox” rival to Netflix in the UK the second half of 2019. Neither organisation would say how the services would be priced, but Lord…

March 3, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 167

Unsupervised Learning is my weekly show that provides collection, summarization, and analysis in the realms of Security, Technology, and Humans. It’s Content Curation as a Service… I spend between five and twenty hours a week consuming articles, books, and podcasts—so you don’t have to—and each episode is either a curated summary of what I’ve found in the past week, or a standalone essay that hopefully gives you something to think…

March 3, 2019
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Tristan O’Tierney, Square Co-Founder, Dies at Age 35

An anonymous reader quotes the San Francisco Chronicle: Tristan O’Tierney, a co-founder of San Francisco payments company Square, died Feb. 23 in Ocala, Fla., of causes related to addiction, his family said. He was 35… His family is awaiting an official cause of death from officials. “I do know that it was in relation to his addiction,” [his mother] Pamela Tierney said. “I know he got to the hospital, he…

March 3, 2019
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