Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on Jan 14, 2020.
Here’s the announcement:
Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. When this 10-year period ends, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 will be January 14, 2020. After that, technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC will no longer be available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 sometime before January 2020 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.
Ireland based CorkBIC is looking for early stage disruptive companies in the wider security industry including Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IOT), Health & Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Defence, Critical Infrastructure, Financial Services, Transport and Logistics, to be part of the 3rd Cohort of the International Security Accelerator.
The Accelerator, based in Cork, Ireland, is an intensive 13 week program of mentoring and in-depth workshops with a focus on the team, technology, business model, market opportunity and investor readiness. As part of the package, participants will get:
- Access to Corporate Partners and Customers
- One-to-Ones with the Accelerator Tech Expert Group (AI, IoT, Security, IP and managing global tech teams)
- One-to-One’s in Sales/Go to Market (Market Entry, Partnering, Pricing)
- One-to-One’s on Investor
Applications open until May 31st at ISA.CORKBIC.COM
Accelerator starts in September 2019.
Alphabet company Chronicle has launched ‘Backstory’, a global Cloud service where companies can privately upload, store, & analyze their internal security telemetry to detect & investigate potential cyber threats.
How does it work? Chronicle built a new layer over core Google infrastructure where you can upload your security telemetry, including high-volume data such as DNS traffic, netflow, endpoint logs, proxy logs, etc., so that it can be indexed & automatically analyzed by our analytics engine. Your data remains private — it isn’t scanned by or available to anyone for other purposes, said Alphabet in this post.
It was just over a year ago that Chronicle, a company, focused entirely on enterprise cybersecurity, was setup.
Click here to read up on Backstory.
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A New York Times report has said 3 major Instant Messaging companies – WhatsApp, Telegram & Signal are planning to launch cryptocurrencies from next year.
The aim is to allow users to send money to contacts on their messaging systems, it added.
One of the most secret ones is by Facebook. The company is working on a coin that users of WhatsApp, which Facebook owns, could send to friends & family instantly, said the NYT report.
Click here to read the report.
Yet to be fully launched news subscription service ‘Scroll’ has roped in another major player today for its efforts in dispensing news – Mozilla.
Scroll announced this on its blog today. Both will work to better understand how consumers react to ad-free experiences on the Web.
Said the post on the Scroll Mozilla partnership:
One of the companies we’ve always looked up to most has been Mozilla. From their inception they have been dedicated to the concept of an internet that puts people first. They’ve been at the forefront of driving forward user experience on the web as well as how we think about data and privacy online. In this, they have been an inspiration to all of us at Scroll.
We began talking to the Mozilla team late last year as both they and Scroll were wrestling with the common problem of how to build a web that puts users first without compromising on funding the journalism essential to our democracy . From those early discussions, we’ve moved to a more formal collaboration where we’re going to be working together to understand consumer attitudes and interest around alternative funding models and consumer-driven ad-free experiences.
It’s early days for this partnership, but we want to be transparent from the get-go and are hugely excited about what we might learn as we seek a better web ecosystem together.
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