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The Disgruntled Employee and the Damage They Can Do

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It’s easy to think that cybersecurity is all about keeping the data in and keeping the bad guys out. But what about your staff? That body of people already inside your firewall, and allowed to connect to your network. What if one of them turns rogue?

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Where to Watch Apple’s iPhone 12 Event (and What Else to Expect)

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Tomorrow’s the day, y’all—Apple is going to take wraps off the long-awaited iPhone 12 and all of its variants. Normally, Apple would hold this type of event in September, but in The Year of the Virus nothing is normal and everything is weird. So, we’re getting iPhone announcements in October.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/56648/where-to-watch-apples-iphone-12-event-and-what-else-to-expect/
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Comcast tests tech that enables gigabit upload speeds over cable

c2809ea0-88c7-11ea-b7ff-f8c846cfa0a5Just a few years ago Comcast started rolling out 1Gbps cable service and now it’s widely available in many areas across the country, but it still can’t match fiber for upload speed. Many fiber services offer gigabit speeds for customers on uploads an…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/comcast-1-gb-upload-trial-035904628.html
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NVIDIA Delays the GeForce RTX 3070 to Avoid More Preorder Shortages

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NVIDIA says it’s delaying the launch of GeForce RTX 3070 by two weeks to October 29th. It recently launched the RTX 3080, which sold out before many users had the chance to purchase. Much like the Xbox and PS5 preorder launches, the rocky experience led to unhappy customers, and NVIDIA wants to avoid that outcome with the RTX 3070.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/55920/nvidia-delays-the-geforce-rtx-3070-to-avoid-more-preorder-shortages/
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Esports tournament organizers ESL and DreamHack have merged

34f8a030-fb52-11e9-9ff9-491795013450ESL and DreamHack, two of the biggest tournament organizers in esports, have merged. ESL co-CEOs Ralf Reichert and Craig Levine will lead the new company, which is called ESL Gaming. DreamHack CEO Marcus Lindmark will continue to run that brand’s gam…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/esports-esl-dreamhack-merger-modern-times-group-162421547.html
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Grammarly launches new features to improve your business writing

Grammarly, the popular spelling and grammar checker, is launching a few new features for its paying users today that go beyond some of its traditional tools to help its users make their overall writing not just technically correct but also more legible. That means the service can now help you restructure sentences for clarity, help you improve your formatting to make your sentences more readable (mostly through suggesting bulleted lists) and suggest changes to your tone.

In addition, Grammarly is also getting a UI update with a new floating sidebar that lets you see all of the service’s suggestions in an easier to read format.

Grammarly’s Nicholas Stanford recently walked me through some of the new features. The main idea here, he noted, is to help writers put the reader at the center. That’s not something that comes naturally to a lot of writers, but that’s essential if you want to get your point across.

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“For most people in the world, most of the writing they do — and certainly most of the important writing they do — is actually at work,” he noted. “And these aren’t necessarily people that are professional writers but more regular office workers writing emails, writing marketing pitches and reports. And it turns out that a lot of people feel uncomfortable with writing. It’s difficult. It’s difficult to be understood. It’s difficult to get your message across. How many times have you received a quick little email and thought: is this person upset at me?”

Based on Grammarly’s own research, 75% of its users are afraid of being misunderstood. Yet, after the pandemic started and people began working from home, writing only became a more important part of their jobs.

Today’s updates to Grammarly’s writing assistant are largely based on the company’s AI smarts, though some remain mostly rule-based, too. On the AI side, the service’s new tools for rewriting systems may be the most interesting ones. Typically, tools like Grammarly have focused on the word level — and maybe a bit beyond that for stock phrases. Now, this tool can look at a convoluted sentence and suggest rewrites to make the sentence more readable, for example. Over time, Stanford said, the plan is to make this tool even smarter so that it can understand context across paragraphs, too.

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“It’s currently just at the sentence level. We’re trying to start expanding it beyond that, because you’re very limited if you don’t see beyond that what the larger context is,” he explained. The challenge here for a system like this, after all, is not just to suggest a basic rewrite or to break a long sentence into two, but to ensure that the sentence still has the same meaning in the larger context. To enable that, the team built a second system that runs in the background to ensure that the new sentence doesn’t suddenly have a completely different meaning.

As for improved readability, the focus here is mostly on making documents more skimmable by suggesting bullet points instead of long lists in a sentence. The tool can also detect dates and deadlines and bold them to make sure they stand out.

Tone detection is something Grammarly has done for a while. Now, however, the system will not just point out what a document sounds like but provide suggestions for improving it.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/29/grammarly-launches-new-features-to-improve-your-business-writing/
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So You Need Email for Your Business. What Are Your Options?

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Email communication is an important part of doing business. Having email coming from your own domain name makes your business look more credible than using a personal email, and many business email providers will include much more storage as well.

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Healthcare giant UHS hit by ransomware attack, sources say

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Universal Health Services, one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S., has been hit by a ransomware attack.

The attack hit UHS systems early on Sunday morning, according to two people with direct knowledge of the incident, locking computers and phone systems at several UHS facilities across the country, including in California and Florida.

One of the people said the computer screens changed with text that referenced the “shadow universe,” consistent with the Ryuk ransomware. “Everyone was told to turn off all the computers and not to turn them on again,” the person said. “We were told it will be days before the computers are up again.”

It’s not immediately known what impact the ransomware attack is having on patient care, or how widespread the issue is.

A spokesperson for UHS did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

An executive who oversees cybersecurity at another U.S. hospital system, who asked not to be named as they were not authorized to speak to the press, told TechCrunch that patient medical data is “likely safe” as UHS relies on Cerner, a healthcare technology company, to handle its patients’ electronic health records.

UHS has 400 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S. and the U.K., and serves millions of patients each year.

The Ryuk ransomware is linked to a Russian cybercrime group, known as Wizard Spider, according to security firm Crowdstrike. Ryuk’s operators are known to go “big game hunting” and have previously targeted large organizations, including shipping giant Pitney Bowes and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Some ransomware operators said earlier this year that they would not attack health organizations and hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Ryuk’s operators did not.

Last week, police in Germany launched a homicide investigation after the death of a woman, who was diverted to another hospital following a ransomware attack.

We’ll have more on the UHS incident as we get it.


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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/28/universal-health-services-ransomware/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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