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Preventing identity theft in a data breach

Security News White Papers - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:00am
In this e-guide, we will explore the links between ransomware attacks, data breaches and identity theft. First, Nicholas Fearn investigates the phenomenon of the double extortion attack, and shares some insider advice on how to stop them, while we'll explore the top five ways data backups can protect against ransomware in the first place. Published by: ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2020: Why is IBM splitting in two and what does it mean for CIOs?

Security News White Papers - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:00am
In this week's Computer Weekly, IBM is splitting in two, hiving off its services business to focus on hybrid cloud – we examine what it means for CIOs. Our new buyer's guide looks at how intelligent workload management can cut cloud complexity. And we analyse how getting backup right can help tackle ransomware threats. Read the issue now. Published by: ComputerWeekly.com

Is X.Org Server Abandonware?

SlashDot - 32 min 20 sec ago
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Zuckerberg on the downside of banning targetted ads

Hacker News - 40 min 44 sec ago

"It's true that making it more difficult to target ads, would affect the revenue of companies like Facebook.

But the much bigger cost of such a move, would be the reduced effectiveness of the ads and opportunities for small businesses to grow. This would reduce opportunities for small business so much, that it would probably be felt at a macro-economic level.

Now is that really what policy makers want, in the middle of a pandemic and recession?

The right path, I believe, is regulation that keeps people's data safe, while allowing the benefits of this kind of personalised and relevant advertising."

- Zuck, Facebook 2020 Q2 Earnings Call

Source: https://youtu.be/xm3DtoGcrow?t=347 (timestamped)

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Ask HN: I don't use an IDE, should I be using one?

Hacker News - 40 min 51 sec ago

I've been at my job for about 1.5 years, and I don't actually use an IDE. Basically I have tmux with one vim window and 1-3 terminal windows. Whenever I want to see the results of a change, I'll just switch to a terminal and either reload in a repl, recompile, or rerun tests. For things like linters and autoformatters I just manually run those things too. If I want to find a definition I'll just do some ripgrepping, or search google/github if it's in non-internal libraries. If I find myself jumping way too much I'll generate a tags file.

Am I leaving a ton of productivity on the table? Most of my coworkers use something like vscode, or at least hook an lsp server onto their terminal editor. On the other hand, I don't feel significantly less productive, and a small handful of coworkers seem to do the same thing. In fact, it feels kind of liberating not having to think about a bunch of tools; when diving into a new part of the codebase I can just start grepping away. I also feel that not having an IDE forces me to build a detailed mental map of the codebase.

For reference, I'm 23 years old, mostly working in C++, Python, and Haskell, and a touch of JS. I imagine I couldn't do this for everything, particularly platforms highly integrated with a specific tool like mobile dev, unity, or fpga.

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