Why the 49ers’ win over Rams should silence all skeptics

first_imgDo you believe now?You better.Because if the Niners’ four-quarter, 20-7 domination over their top … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Skepticism is healthy, and with the 2019 49ers, it was perhaps warranted heading into Sunday’s game against the Rams, despite the team’s 4-0 start to the season.But for those who were holding out in buying into these Niners — for those who wanted to see them play a “good team” — I only have one question:last_img

Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Every Move

first_imgaudrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#NYT#web The Guardian cites Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at the security company Sophos as saying, “if the data isn’t required for anything, then it shouldn’t store the location. And it doesn’t need to keep an archive on your machine of where you’ve been.” But rather than ascribing it to any sort of malicious intent he said it’s likely a “cockup rather than a conspiracy.”Conspiracy or not, it still doesn’t reflect well on Apple’s concern over its users’ privacy. We have reached out to Apple for comment on this file but we have not heard back at the time of publishing.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Disclosure: Pete Warden is a contributor to ReadWriteWeb. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Researchers have discovered that the iPhone is keeping track of where you go and storing that information in a file that is stored – unencrypted and unprotected – on any machine with which you synchronize your phone. It is not clear why Apple is collecting this data.Data scientists Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden came across the file – “consolidated.db” – while they were thinking about the potential trove of mobile data stored on a cellphone and thinking about ways to visualize this data. Allan and Warden will present their findings today at the Where 2.0 conference.While it is not unusual for cellphones to track users’ location, that information is typically kept behind a firewall and it requires a court order for others to be able to access it. This isn’t the case with this particular file, raising serious questions about privacy and security.Tracking Your Coordinates Since iOS4The file contains longitude and latitude data, recording the phone’s coordinates along with a timestamp. This recording process seems to have started with Apple’s iOS 4 update, which means that there could be almost a year’s worth of location data stored – literally hundreds of thousands of data points. While the coordinates aren’t always precise, they are nonetheless incredibly detailed. It appears that the location is determined via cell-tower triangulation, but the timing of these recordings varies.It isn’t clear why the iPhone is tracking this data, although the possibilities for location-based features are endless – location-based advertising, geofencing apps, and so on. Although the iPhone data is stored on back-up files when the phone is synced to another computer, it doesn’t appear that the data is transmitted to Apple. Nevertheless, the iPhone appears to be unique in this type of tracking, and according to Warden, other phones do not record user’s location in the same way; the two researchers have not been able to find comparable tracking systems on Android phones. Although Google’s Latitude, for example, can track your location and lets you give that information to your contacts, it is something you need to opt in to. With the iPhone, you have no such option. There is no way to delete the file, as it will simply be restored, but you can encrypt your iPhone back-ups to make the information somewhat less accessible.Your Location Data – Unencrypted, VisualizedAnd that is another crucial part of this problem: in addition to the existence of the tracking mechanism, the information is incredibly accessible. To demonstrate this, Warden and Allan have created a simple downloadable app that will let Apple users check to see what location information has been stored. The app is fascinating, but also pretty frightening as it demonstrates that anyone with access to your phone or to your back-up files will be able to see where you have been since you installed iOS 4 on your phone.last_img read more

Drewry SM Line Soon to Join Top 20 Carriers

first_imgzoom South Korea’s recently established SM Line is on the verge of joining the Top 20 of carriers by operated fleet as it continues its second-hand shopping spree, shipping consultancy Drewry informed.The ambitious newcomer SM Line emerged out of the ashes of bankrupt compatriot Hanjin Shipping, when it first purchased the defunct carriers’ Transpacific non-ship assets for a reported USD 23 million, followed up by acquisitions of 11 former Hanjin container ships and two terminals in Gwangyang and Inchon.Driven by an abundance of cheap second-hand ships acquisitions, SM Line managed to increase its fleet to a total of 18 ships with an aggregate capacity of 99,800 TEU, as reported in August 2017, along with another five ships totaling 6,000 TEU it has on charter.The company earlier informed that it’s goal is to operate 30 ships by the end of this year.Although it could soon break into the Top 20, SM Line “will not become a rival to the elite global lines in the short-to-mid-term, but its rapid trajectory suggests that it will find a niche in the medium-size category,” Drewry said.“The abundance of cheap ships on the market means that there are still opportunities for ambitious newcomers to force their way in.”In the six months since the start of operations in March, SM Line has grown its operations so quickly that it now offers a total of nine weekly services; six in the Intra-Asia trade (one of which as a slot charterer), two in the Asia-India trade (both as slot charterers) and one in the Asia-West Coast North America trade, scaled back from an initial plan to operate two Transpacific loops.More services will follow as SM Line aims to boost its current 50,000 TEU operated capacity at least four-fold, with new services inked for the “near future” that will connect the Far East to the Pacific Northwest, the US East Coast, West Coast South America, Australia, the Middle East and Red Sea.To assist its international expansion strategy SM Line is to merge with two other SM Group companies, Woobang Engineering and Construction and Korea Shipping Corporation, while closer to home it is entering into a voluntary partnership agreement, the so-called Korean Shipping Partnership (KSP), with 13 other Korean shipping lines to bolster the domestic trades.last_img read more

State govt to export 1000 MW power to Bangladesh per day Sobhandeb

first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government will soon export 1000 MW power to Bangladesh per day for which the state Power department has already taken various initiatives.State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Saturday said his department has already written to the Centre seeking permission in this regard. He was speaking at the second edition of “Young Thinkers’ Conference” at a city hotel.The British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata, in association with The Dialogue hosted the conference in which experts from various fields discussed the potential of East and Northeast India in education, technology, trade, investment, skills and entrepreneurship. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe theme of the conference was: ‘UK, West Bengal & Eastern India – Shared Prosperity for a Shared Future’. Speaking at the event, Chattopadhyay said the Bengal government had initially started exporting 500 MW power to Bangladesh and now the department is ready to increase the supply up to 1000 MW as of now. It has been waiting for the final clearance from the Centre.Giving a detailed account of what his department has achieved so far in the state, the minister elaborated that in the past six years, the number of consumers has gone up to 1.85 crore while the figure stood at 86 lakh before the change of guard in the government. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe further laid emphasis on the development of renewable energy saying that around 78.28 MW solar power is already produced in the state and the figure would soon reach 109 MW. However, there are some land constraints which he pointed out. He said it requires around 4.5 acre land for producing 1 MW solar power.He also welcomed other industries in the state by stating that Bengal is ready with infrastructure, power, workforce and other facilities. He once again reiterated that Bengal is a power-surplus state. Speaking on the topic ‘UK-Bengal Relations and Opportunities going Forward’, Bruce Bucknell, the British Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata, said: “Our digital world knows no borders. If our countries are to thrive in the age of instant global communications, we need to find new ways to co-operate. We need to develop the networks and contacts to share our ideas, shape the global debate and build a better world.”Bucknell also added that Britain and India have a shared history. The Indian diaspora in Britain is the most successful community and helps power ‘Global Britain’.Debasish Sen, additional Chief Secretary, department of IT in the state, said the perception about Bengal among people is changing very fast. The growth in the export of software has touched 135 percent in the past six years. The largest campus of TCS in Eastern India is coming up in Kolkata, Sen added.last_img read more