Proposed US Law Seeks To Silence TikTok’s Data Flow to China


Social media platform TikTok, amid ongoing negotiations with the Biden Administration about data security and surveillance, is now facing congressional efforts to shut down its operation. On the heels of TikTok’s secretive launch of its retail sales integration in November, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Tuesday announced bipartisan legislation to ban the popular China-sponsored app …

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Tuxedo OS Now Available as Separate Distro [Review]

Germany-based Tuxedo Computers has released its tailor-made operating system as a stand-alone distribution that offers a reasonably productive option among the bloated supply of Linux variants. Previously, you could only get Tuxedo OS pre-installed on the company’s line of computers. Now anyone can try it as a separate distro, making good on its mission statement …

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Former Uber Security Chief Guilty of Data Breach Coverup

The conviction of former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan may pose a chilling reassessment of how chief information security officers (CISOs) and the security community handle network breaches going forward. A San Francisco federal jury on Oct 5. convicted Sullivan of failing to tell U.S. authorities about a 2016 hack of Uber’s databases. Judge …

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Consumer Satisfaction Remains ‘Sky High’ for PCs and TVs

tv remote control

PCs and TVs received high marks from consumers in a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The ACSI Household Appliance and Electronics Study for 2021-2022, based on interviews with more than 9,000 consumers, rates a range of products on a scale of zero to 100. Customer satisfaction with TVs is “sky high,” …

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How To Configure Windows To Auto Restart After a Power Failure

Microsoft Windows 11 on a laptop

Other than malware and hacking, nothing has the potential to be more dangerous to your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer’s health than electrical failure. Power outages resulting from weather, or a variety of other events can occur in a flash and leave you with lost data. Sure, having your computers and modems plugged directly …

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Linux Mint 21 Release Brings Reviewer a Welcome Reunion

Is your favorite Linux desktop Cinnamon, MATE, or Xfce? Or you are hankering for a change to something different and potentially better? Then one of your best options is the upgrade to Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa” released on July 30. It comes in a choice of Ubuntu- or Debian-base flavors. Making that recommendation is a …

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Intehill 15.6″ Portable Monitor Is Masterful at Work and Play [Review]

Intehill 500 nit Brightness QLED Portable Monitor - P15NF product review

Do you use a big screen monitor with a desktop computer or a laptop as your sole daily driver? Either way, adding a second display will more than double convenience and productivity. Intehill’s P15NF 15.6″ QLED portable monitor can boost your work and play performance. This plug and play, no configuration required portable panel is …

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AMD vs. Intel: Suddenly the Desktop PC Is in Play

AMD and Intel chips

Intel needed AMD in the early days of the personal computer because IBM, and others, wouldn’t buy a technology that was single sourced. From Intel’s perspective, Intel should always be the predominant seller of the technology given it was the source. Apparently, no one told AMD because AMD wasn’t satisfied. I doubt Intel would have …

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Ubuntu Core 22 Release Addresses Challenges of IoT, Edge Computing

Canonical is pushing the security and usability conveniences of managing internet of things (IoT) and edge devices with its June 15 release of Ubuntu Core 22, the fully containerized Ubuntu 22.04 LTS variant optimized for IoT and edge devices. Combined with Canonical’s technology offer, this release brings Ubuntu’s operating system and services to a complete …

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Data Observability’s Big Challenge: Build Trust at Scale

The cost of cleaning data is often beyond the comfort zone of businesses swamped with potentially dirty data. That clogs the pathways to trustworthy and compliant corporate data flow. Few companies have the resources needed to develop tools for challenges like data observability at scale, according to Kyle Kirwan, co-founder and CEO of data observability …

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