Six Russians accused of the world’s most destructive hacks indicted

Six men accused of carrying out some of the world’s most destructive hacks—including the NotPetya disk wiper and power grid attacks that knocked out electricity for hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians—have been indicted in US federal court. The indictment said that all six men are officers in a brazen hacker group best known as Sandworm, … Read more Six Russians accused of the world’s most destructive hacks indicted

Learn Python machine learning with these essential books and online courses

Teaching yourself Python machine learning can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are plenty of good introductory books and online courses that teach you the basics. It is the advanced books, however, that teach you the skills you need to decide which algorithm better solves a problem and … Read more Learn Python machine learning with these essential books and online courses

Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

The team also found that the higher the temperature in their preparations, the more particles were released. Water heated to 25 degrees C—that is, room temperature—and shaken in the bottle caused the plastic to shed 600,000 particles per liter. “So mechanical agitation of the liquid against the surface of the polymer is enough to pull … Read more Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

Comcast says gigabit downloads and uploads are now possible over cable

Comcast’s cable Internet still has a heavy emphasis on download speeds, as even its gigabit-download service only comes with 35Mbps uploads. But that may not be the case forever, as today Comcast announced a “technical milestone” that can deliver gigabit-plus download and upload speeds over existing cable wires. Specifically, Comcast said it conducted “a trial … Read more Comcast says gigabit downloads and uploads are now possible over cable

4 common mistakes people make when scaling their HR and finance systems

This article was originally published by Built In. Rapid growth in a startup or small business is both exciting and daunting. Your team’s ability to bring a bit of order to the chaos can be the difference between flaming out or effectively scaling to become a household name. You will face decisions about whether to … Read more 4 common mistakes people make when scaling their HR and finance systems

Give These Apps Some Notes and They’ll Write Emails for You

Michael Shuffet didn’t waste any keystrokes when responding to a message about the automated email writer he’s building. He tapped out “Yes 45m” and clicked a button marked “Generate email.” His app, Compose.ai, drafted a courteous three-sentence reply with a link to schedule a 45-minute call. Shuffet checked it over and clicked Send. Compose is … Read more Give These Apps Some Notes and They’ll Write Emails for You

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

Enlarge / AT&T’s logo at its corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. WarnerMedia is what used to be … Read more AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

Why Trump’s push to ban WeChat would be hard on the Chinese diaspora

Chinese Americans are waiting nervously to hear whether the Trump administration’s efforts to ban the app WeChat in the US will be successful. Donald Trump issued an executive order on August 6 placing the Chinese-owned app in the firing line, claiming it was a “threat” to US national security. The order propelled the US Department … Read more Why Trump’s push to ban WeChat would be hard on the Chinese diaspora