Thursday, April 2, 2020

Inside The Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

Child sex abuse and child pornography have always been society's darkest secrets. And the internet's growth has only made things worse. The proliferation of explicit images, live-streaming of sex shows, and online chat rooms have enabled those with salacious intent to destroy the lives of children around the world. The tide of explicit material is overwhelming, but a group of law enforcement agencies and NGOs are fighting back. VICE embeds with the officers trying to shed light on the dark corners of the web.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Business Of Amazon Shipping Boxes

Cardboard boxes are a really big deal in the U.S. Amazon alone shipped over 5 billion packages through Prime in 2017. But as Amazon moves to plastic mailers and paper mailers the corrugated box market is bracing for the fallout. There are other players in the space but today the four big cardboard box manufacturers that dominate the market are International Paper, WestRock, Packaging Corporation of America and Georgia-Pacific.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

How Google's featured answers can go terribly wrong

Why Google search once said Obama was a king and dinosaurs weren’t real. A previous version of this video neglected to credit The Outline for some of the information in this video. You should read The Outline's work on this topic here: https://theoutline.com/post/1192/goog... For much much more on this topic, you also can read Danny Sullivan and Eric Enge at searchengineland.com, who answered many of our questions about featured snippets. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Why Siri Is Not As Smart As Alexa Or Google Assistant

At any given time, most of us are within earshot of a virtual assistant. Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Watch the video to find out where virtual assistants came from, where they go wrong, and what the future may hold for them.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Why Big Tech Wants You To Ditch Your Password

The average office worker in the United States must keep track of between 20 to 40 different username and password combinations. With so many passwords to remember, many of us use the same ones over and over, or have a running list of passwords saved somewhere. Passwords are a very serious and expensive security risk. It’s why companies like Microsoft , Apple and Google are trying to reduce our dependence on them. But the question is, can these companies break our bad habits? Update (January 21, 2020): A website mentioned in this video, WeLeakInfo, was shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The site claimed to have more than 12 billion usernames and passwords from more than 10,000 data breaches. Passwords are a very serious and expensive security risk. A report by Verizon looked at 2,013 confirmed data breaches and found that 29% of those breaches involved the use of stolen credentials. Another study by the Ponemon Institute and IBM Security found that the average cost of a single data breach in the U.S. was more than $8 million. Even when passwords are not stolen, companies can lose a lot of money trying to reset them. “Our research has shown that the average fully loaded cost of a help desk call to reset a password is anywhere between $40 or $50 per call,” says Merritt Maxim, vice president and research director at Forrester. “Generally speaking, a typical employee contacts a help desk somewhere between 6 and 10 times a year on password related issues,” Maxim said. “So if you just do the simple multiplication of six to 10 times, times 50 dollars per call, times number of employees, in your organization, you’re talking significantly hundreds of thousands of dollars or even potentially millions of dollars a year.” » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS

Demand for cloud computing from providers like Amazon Web Services continues to rise from both companies and consumers that rely on remote storage and computing power accessible from anywhere. While other tech giants Google, Microsoft, and IBM are vying to be the go-to providers, Amazon remains the undisputed leader in cloud computing. Amazon Web Services is behind much of the technology we use every day, from streaming your favorite shows on Netflix to calling a car from Lyft. AWS has been one of Amazon’s most profitable business endeavors as companies abandon their own data centers for Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it has more 4,000 government contracts as well. But moving data from local servers to the AWS cloud servers can be a challenge. Amazon developed physical and rugged products called the Snowball and the Snowmobile to help companies transfer data to the cloud. CNBC got a rare inside look at how Amazon Web Services transfers a large amount of data to the cloud.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How Sid Meier Almost Made Civilization a Real-Time Strategy Game | War Stories | Ars Technica

Sid Meier, the creator of the popular Civilization video game series, goes behind the scenes of the development of the franchise's first entry. Sid explains some of the challenges they came across while transitioning the game from real-time to turn-based strategy.