How Social Media is Scanned using Latest AI Technologies

… and what this means for your next career move …

“DeepSense, based in San Francisco and India, helps hiring managers scan people’s social media accounts to surface underlying personality traits. The company says it uses a scientifically based personality test, and it can be done with or without a potential candidate’s knowledge.

The practice is part of a general trend of some hiring companies to move away from assessing candidates based on their resumes and skills, towards making hiring decisions based on people’s personalities.”

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How robots hire job candidates

BA Hacking Breach

Yet another hacking breach.

Considering everyone should be up to speed on data secuirty in light of GDPR its frustrating when large corporations fail to stop data breaches.

“The booking site for British Airways was targeted by hackers between 22:58 BST August 21 2018 and 21:45 September 5 2018 inclusive, that has resulted in some 380,000 transactions being compromised.”

Read here : BA Data Breach

GDPR are you ready ?

In today’s meeting with the European Parliament, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would be GDPR compliant by the deadline, but if so, the company would be in the minority. “Very few companies are going to be 100 percent compliant on May 25th,”

An EU view on current GDPR preparedness

Compliance for most it seems will be an ongoing process.

Most seem to think there are many grey area’s, however a focussed process will bring out the detail that needs addressing.

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Microsoft Address Stability Issues After Latest Windows Updates

Latest Windows patch toggles off Spectre protections after Intel warns of reboots.

If you own a Windows PC that seems buggier than usual after the recent round of Spectre patches, you might want to download this latest patch.

If you’ve noticed any unexpected reboots or PC instability as a result of the recent Spectre patches, there’s a solution: Microsoft has issued a patch that rolls back the recent Spectre mitigations.

Are we ready for “always-on” listening technologies ?

Should we have any concerns about always on listening technologies ? Hacking and ransomware are both headline items and major issues right now.

So … “how benign is that microphone, then? Given obvious (but always downplayed) security risks, how benign can any listening technology ever be? What is it listening to, and who hears those interactions (Intended or unintended)? How secure are the growing range of mic-activated devices, including children’s toys (Mattel this week announced a children’s version of an Echo-like device), TVs, gaming boxes, home hubs, vehicles and our mobile and computing devices?”…
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Google Publicly Exposes Critical Windows Vulnerability, Putting Pressure On Microsoft To Fix It ASAP

…”The company (Google) made the public disclosure just 10 days after notifying Microsoft of the bug, leaving the Windows maker with little time to patch things up and deploy a fix. Needless to mention, Microsoft was not happy about the disclosure.”

If you are unsure about this vulnerability ensure all your Microsoft updates are installed and update to latest version of Adobe Flash Plugin. Read more below.

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Google Publicly Exposes Critical Windows Vulnerability, Putting Pressure On Microsoft To Fix It ASAP

​For the first time in years, Microsoft Windows will demand more memory

That Windows 7 PC you got back in 2009 is powerful enough to handle Microsoft’s latest operating system — but that could change, because Microsoft is increasing its minimum system requirements.The upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update will need a minimum of 2GB of memory, according to a Microsoft developer page. That was the minimum memory already required for 64-bit versions of the operating system, but Microsoft previously required only 1GB of memory for the 32-bit version.

Source: For the first time in years, Microsoft Windows will demand more memory – CNET

Three (and possibly four) new Lumias appear headed for Microsoft’s October event

Why this matters: Microsoft needs to create some excitement around its hardware, or its big software splash—Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile upcoming, plus Office 2016 and more—will suffer. We’d love to see a new Surface, but what Microsoft must do more than anything is create at least one truly compelling Windows Phone, to enhance a rather drab lineup that’s doing little to help the company’s mobile ambitions

The full story here: Three (and possibly four) new Lumias appear headed for Microsoft’s October event