Zimmer attends International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and Fake News

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local M.P. Bob Zimmer recently attended The International Grand Committee Meeting on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ in London.The Committee Hearing, co-chaired by U.K. M.P. Damian Collins and Zimmer, allowed collaborative scrutiny by members of the national committees of both the British and the Canadian Parliaments in their studies into digital policy including disinformation, digital vulnerabilities, and the potential threats to democracies.Brazil, Latvia and Singapore joined the Committee which includes Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Argentina and Ireland; representing over 393 million residents. Both Zimmer and Collins had requested Zuckerberg to appear before their respective committees to discuss the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, as well as subsequent breaches. None of those requests were successful.Zimmer says the Facebook CEO had declined their requests several times, saying that Zuckerberg had sent his Vice President, Richard Allan, to represent him at the hearing.“He declined several times; we asked twice in our committee in Canada, and then Damian had asked him a couple of times in his committee in the U.K. So, we figured together we would ask and just to move the number up so if he didn’t think 30 million was significant enough, we tried 100 million with the U.K. and ourselves. Once we started to add countries, that added up quite quickly. He still didn’t appear. He sent his Vice President, Richard Allan, to appear and it just highlighted the reason why we wanted him there because Richard Allan couldn’t answer many of the questions we were asking, and that’s something only, we think, the CEO would have answers for.”Despite Zuckerberg’s absence at the committee hearing, Zimmer says they are still going to proceed to regulate social media platform influences while maintaining the right to freedom of speech.“I call the social media’s the ‘new public square’ where we talk about issues, so the Government shouldn’t be infringing on anybody’s rights of freedom to speak their mind. The comment that I said what we are trying to do is, this new public square that we have, we are trying to keep the bullies from controlling it.”Zimmer also says that they need to find solutions to fix the problem, especially with a federal election less than a year away, pointing out that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment reports that “Cyber threat activity against the democratic process is increasing around the world, and Canada is not immune.”last_img read more

Spain and Greece launch austerity plans to convince investors and authorities

MADRID – Spain and Greece outlined plans Thursday to further reduce government spending and raise taxes to convince international lenders and financial markets they are on the right track to cut their deficits.The latest round of belt-tightening comes as economies across Europe get weaker and public resentment toward austerity grows stronger.Spain’s plan to slash its deficit in 2013 is viewed by many analysts as a signal that it’s preparing to request a financial lifeline from other governments and the European Central Bank. To receive this help, countries must first show they are serious about reining in deficits.“This is a budget in times of crisis but one to help get out of the crisis,” deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said.For similar reasons, Greece’s coalition government agreed to cut spending over the next two years by €11.5 billion ($14.77 billion). Without the cuts, Greece would have been cut off from vital bailout loans that it needs to pay its bills and keep it in the eurozone. The loans come from the International Monetary Fund, European Union and the ECB.Financial markets cheered the budget-cutting. In Europe, stocks came back from one of their worst days in months in expectation of the Spanish measures. The benchmark stock index finished 0.7 per cent higher in France and 0.2 per cent higher in Germany and Britain. Borrowing costs for financially troubled Spain and Italy also edged down. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100 points in afternoon trading.Other news from around Europe showed that the region remains in trouble. Economic confidence in the 17 countries that use the euro fell to its lowest level in over three years, according to a survey by the European Union’s Commission. Meanwhile, unemployment figures in Germany continued to drift higher, in spite of a small seasonal boost in jobs, underlining concerns that Europe’s biggest economy is slowing down. Across the region six countries are in recession and economists predict the entire region could be heading for recession by the end of the year.Throughout the three-year financial crisis, eurozone governments have had to impose harsh cuts and reforms to get control of their debts and — in the case of Greece, Portugal and Ireland — qualify for vital aid. The austerity measures have hit citizens with wage cuts and fewer services, and left their economies struggling through recessions as reduced government spending has undermined growth.In some countries, the austerity measures have sparked violent protests but governments have pressed on with the cuts and reforms to get the eurozone financial crisis under control — and to get help from other countries and organizations.Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday Spain’s draft budget for 2013 would cut overall spending by €40 billion ($51 billion).Recession-hit Spain has come under pressure to take up the ECB on its offer to buy unlimited amounts of government bonds to help lower borrowing costs for countries struggling to manage their debts. Such large-scale purchases of short-term government bonds would drive up their price and push down their interest rate and take some pressure off of financially stressed governments such as Spain.Spain is at the centre of the eurozone crisis — its €1.4 trillion ($1.8 trillion) economy is the fourth-largest among the 17 countries that use the euro and any request for a full bailout would stretch the region’s finances. The country is struggling in a recession to prop up its shaky banking sector and support its heavily indebted regional governments. It has already introduced several packages of tax hikes, civil servant wage cuts and freezes in a bid to get out of the crisis.To get help from the ECB, Spain must first ask for assistance from the rest of the eurozone. So far, the government has been reluctant to ask for fear of the conditions the other countries will attach to its aid. Analysts say the Spanish government hopes Thursday’s budget measures will be enough to stop the eurozone imposing further spending and deficit controls if and when Spain asks for help.Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the measures “go beyond” the steps European officials have recommended that Spain should take. He added that Spain was consulting with other countries in the bloc but has still not decided whether to ask for a bailout.The country is battling to fulfil an EU commitment to reduce its deficit in relation to economic output from 8.9 per cent last year to 6.3 per cent in 2012, 4.5 per cent next year and to 2.8 per cent by the end of 2014.Montoro said Spain would meet the 2012 deficit target despite recent reports that it was off-target eight months into the year. “We’re on a very viable path,” he said.Among new taxes to be levied, Montoro said all national lottery prizes of more than €2,500 ($3,210) would be taxed 20 per cent. Saenz de Santamari, meanwhile, announced a new body to oversee regional and local government’s adherence to deficit reduction targets.Thursday’s budget package comes in the wake of anti-austerity protests in Madrid over the past two nights, with further protests are planned for Saturday.The Greek coalition government hopes that Thursday’s agreement on the latest round of austerity cuts will be enough to meet the targets demanded by its international lenders and keep the vital bailout loans coming.Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras said the long-delayed agreement placed him in a stronger negotiating position ahead of talks Monday with representatives from the country’s bailout creditors, who will have the final word on the cutbacks.Greece has relied on international bailouts since May 2010. In return, it has imposed a punishing austerity program, repeatedly slashing incomes, hiking taxes and raising retirement ages.On top of the €11.5 billion that has to be axed from state spending in 2013-14, Athens must also boost state revenues by an additional €2 billion over the next two years through tax reform and improved tax collection.The three-party meeting came a day after more than 50,000 anti-austerity protesters took to the streets of Athens, in a demonstration marred by clashes between anarchists and riot police.The conservative-led coalition has been debating the new cutbacks for about two months, but a deal was delayed by opposition from the two centre-left junior partners — coupled with disagreements with the austerity inspectors.Socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos said after Thursday’s two-and-a-half hour talks that he would “struggle to the end to ensure that these measures are not across the board and are fair … and that they are truly the last,” as Samaras has pledged.___Barry Hatton in Lisbon and Nicholas Paphitis and Elena Becatoros in Athens contributed to this report. Spain and Greece launch austerity plans to convince investors and authorities by Ciaran Giles, The Associated Press Posted Sep 27, 2012 4:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Iraq Civilian casualty figure for February tops 1000 – UN reports

More than 1,000 civilians were killed or injured last month in Iraq, the United Nations mission in the country has announced. According to the latest figures from the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMI), at least 392 civilians were killed and another 613 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict. The head of UNAMI, Ján Kubiš, condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians by the Islamic State (ISIL), and saluted the Iraqi security forces for professionalism in pursuing the terrorists while seeking to minimize civilian casualties.“As the Iraqi security forces stepped up the military operations to liberate the remaining parts of Mosul from Daesh control, the terrorists struck again, targeting civilians with cowardly bombings to ease the pressure on the frontlines,” Mr. Kubiš said referring to ISIL by its Arabic acronym. “Daesh’s sinister attempts have failed to weaken the resolve of the people and Government of Iraq to rid the country once and for all from the scourge of terrorism,” added Mr. Kubiš, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq.The figure of 392 is slightly lower than 403 civilians killed in January, when an additional 924 civilians were injured. read more

Tony Dorsett Has Brain Trauma Says He Has Considered

Photo by www.foxsports.comTony Dorsett, the Hall of Fame running back with the Dallas Cowboys, has symptoms of CTE, a buildup of tau, an abnormal protein that strangles brain cells in areas that control memory, emotions and other functions.Dorsett, 59, speaking on ESPN’s Outside The Lines, said he has experienced memory loss, depression and thoughts of suicide.Scarily, the former superstar said that when he took his Oct. 21 flight from Dallas to Los Angeles for testing, he repeatedly struggled to remember why he was aboard the plane and where he was going. Such episodes, he said, are commonplace when he travels.Autopsies of more than 50 ex-NFL players, including Hall of Famer Mike Webster and perennial All-Pro Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, found such tau concentrations. Doctors told Dorsett on Monday that tests revealed he has the symptoms of CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.Dorsett said he also gets lost when he drives his two youngest daughters, ages 15 and 10, to their soccer and volleyball games. “I’ve got to take them to places that I’ve been going to for many, many, many years, and then I don’t know how to get there,” he said.But there is more. Emotional outbursts occur frequently enough that his wife and daughters are afraid of the 1976 Heisman Trophy winner.“It’s painful, man, for my daughters to say they’re scared of me.” After a long pause, he tearfully reiterated, “It’s painful.”Dorsett said doctors have told him he is clinically depressed.“I’ve thought about crazy stuff, sort of like, ‘Why do I need to continue going through this?’” he said. “I’m too smart of a person, I like to think, to take my life, but it’s crossed my mind.”“I’m trying to slow this down or cut it off,” said Dorsett. “I’m going to be 60 years old here next year, so I’m hoping that I’ve got another good 30 years or so.”CTE is a disease with no known cure, but Dorsett said he was seeking answers to explain his cognitive and emotional difficulties. “I want to know if this is something that has come about because of playing football.”Dorsett’s 12-year playing career ended a quarter-century ago, and he said he doesn’t know how many concussions he suffered, but that they were numerous and he believes their consequences are, too. “My quality of living has changed drastically and it deteriorates every day,” he said. read more

PengPods inexpensive Linux tablets cleared for takeoff

first_imgOver on crowdfunding site IndieGogo, there’s a nice little Linux success story shaping up. An endeavor by Peacock Imports, called PengPod, has received all the funding it needs in order to start ordering up two inexpensive Linux-friendly tablets and an HDMI stick PC.The device will all run single-core AllWinner A10 processors, just like another modestly successful range of devices the MK802 and its successors. At the bottom end of the price scale is the PengStick, which was offered in exchange for an $85 pledge. Spec-wise, it’s comparable to the MK802. It’s a step behind some devices that have launched more recently.Next up is PengPod 700, a 7-inch tablet with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 1.3MP webcam. It went for $99 for a limited time before being bumped to $120 — and Peacock registered more than 130 total orders for the tablet. The biggest knocks on the 700 are its very low-resolution display (just 800×480) and a battery that offers just 3.3Ah of power.At the top of the range sits the PengPod 1000. It’s a 10-inch tablet with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, and, like the PengPod 700, it’s also saddled with a low-resolution (1024×600) display. On the upside, its battery offers nearly twice the capacity of its 7-inch sibling and there are dual USB ports for hooking up peripherals.Really, it’s not the hardware that Peacock is pushing. It’s the software. The goal is to provide folks with a range of low-cost Linux computing options. Peacock needs funding to improve Linux support for some important hardware bits in the tablets, like their hardware buttons, accelerometers, and webcams.Peacock also plans to offer up pre-built Linux images for its devices, share all its source code on Github, and offer ongoing support to PengPod owners. PengPod isn’t really about selling cheap Android tablets that are “free of Google’s restrictions,” it’s about providing a low-cost way for Linux enthusiasts — and newbies — to get their hands on hardware that’s made to run the free, open platform.More at Pengpod and Liliputinglast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram At a recent speaking engagement a member of the audience asked me a question: he’d recently received $50,000 (he didn’t tell me how) and he asked what he should do with it. When it comes to money, we’re used to hearing,’I don’t have enough’, but what about the people who do have some money? What should they be doing with it? What are their options? If you were handed $50,000 today, what would you do with it? In my opinion you should always pay off debt as your number one priority. Start with your ‘bad debt’ – credit cards, high interest loans and store finance cards. This kind of debt can be costing you between 15 and 25 per cent per annum on your outstanding balance. An average working person’s consumer credit facilities could be costing hundreds each month in interest charges, while the capital amount remains, creating a payment for next month. Once you’ve attended to the high interest consumer debt, look to your ‘good debt’ such as a mortgage. Putting lump sums into your mortgage can significantly speed the pay-out of the loan, savings you tens of thousands of dollars over the years you carry this debt (look at any online calculator). It’s also tax effective in that most people pay no capital gains tax on their primary residence when they sell. Once debt is tamed, you should look at using a lump sum to make a return. This starts with an assessment of your risk profile given your life stage. A good option right now is shares – they are on the rise after several years of poor performance. However, the share market is volatile, so you need to be in a position to roll with the ups and downs, which means being invested for the medium-to-long term. Stick to shares in businesses that are stable and consistent rather than speculative companies that may or may not succeed. A second option, especially for younger people in employment, is to put it towards a deposit on a property. As long as you can afford to service the loan, there are benefits to buying a house: you can live in it, you can rent it out and if you buy well you should enjoy capital gains as it increases in value. It would be a great first investment. Even though property is less risky than shares it’s always a long term investment so be prepared to hold on for 7-10 years. And don’t forget super. The tax benefits of superannuation are significant, but remember it will be locked away, unable to be used until retirement. You should strive to have some money in cash in case of an emergency, but also in an account that makes a return above inflation (e.g. high interest savings accounts, active cash funds). Lastly, always remember that a lump sum of money must work for you: it should be returning growth or income, so you build something for the future, or it should be reducing what debt you have now. Either way, a windfall is not something that should go to waste.last_img read more

Pokémon Generations anime debuts today for free on YouTube

first_imgHold on to your Pokédex, because Pokémon Generations is coming to make all of your nostalgic dreams come true!The Pokémon Generations anime has just been announced by The Pokémon Company as a series of animated shorts that will be released for free on YouTube. Every week, starting today, September 16th, you can catch a new Pokémon adventure that gives a peek into an untold story from every generation of games from the Pokémon franchise released since 1996.Poké-SWAT teams!A “generation” in Pokémon accounts for a group of games released within the same time period, like the original Red, Blue, and Yellow, making up the first. Each episode will focus on the Pokémon, timeline, and location of that generation, but not necessarily on the usual protagonist. Catch ya later, Ash Ketchum.Professor Sycamore character concept art.A Pokemon trainer from the Pokemon Black and White generation.Each episode will be between three to five minutes long, released every week through December 23, 2016.Viridian Forest int he Kanto region concept artThe Pokémon Company sure has been barraging fans with a slew of amazing games, products, series, and spin off franchises this year as they celebrate their 20th anniversary. With the success of Pokémon GO, the Pokémon Sun and Moon game coming out later this year, as well as the tie-in anime series, the announcement of Pokémon Generations surely isn’t the last big news we’ll hear this season from the company.Pokémon Generations will release two episodes for its debut today at 9am PST on their official Pokémon YouTube channel.last_img read more

Crews working on Metrorail train car after partial derailment in NW MiamiDade

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are working to re-rail a Metrorail train car less than a day after it partially derailed between stations in Northwest Miami-Dade, leaving 30 people stranded.7News cameras captured crews using a crane to lift the car onto the rails near Northwest 41st Street and 23rd Avenue, Saturday afternoon.The train was leaving from the Miami International Airport on Friday evening when, passengers said, they heard a loud noise.Transit officials said the train was transitioning tracks when it hit a concrete barrier east of the Earlington Heights Station.Twenty-eight commuters and two employees were stuck for about an hour before crews arrived.No one was hurt.The cause of the partial derailment is still under investigation. last_img read more

ICICI Bank Likely to Sell its Housing Finance Unit For ₹4400 Crore

first_imgPrivate sector lender ICICI Bank could sell its housing finance unit to private equity firms and may be looking for a valuation of about ₹4,400 crore for ICICI Home Finance, said a media report.To carry out the transaction, ICICI Bank — India’s second largest bank in terms of market capitalisation — roped in Citibank two weeks back, according to the sources close to the development.”The mandate was given recently and some private equity players and a couple of other investors have been approached by the investment bank. Although it’s too early to say but some PE players may consider entering the housing finance sector,” a source told The Economic Times.”ICICI Bank keeps receiving enquiries from time to time from interested parties regarding its stake in ICICI HFC but has not taken any decision to sell its stake in this company,” an ICICI Bank spokesman said.ICICI Home Finance accounts for nearly 10% of the “book value of total home loans” lent by ICICI.”ICICI Bank’s mortgage business is primarily done within the bank and this business has been growing rapidly. Only a very small portion of the bank’s overall mortgage business is done by ICICI Home Finance Company,” the spokesman added.However, Citibank did not comment on the speculations.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has to give its nod for the deal, as ICICI Home Finance comes under Non-bank financial companies (NBFCs). On Thursday, the RBI notified that the sale of NBFCs requires its approval.”Even the banking regulator has time and again told banks to focus on their core business. Exiting the smaller ticket size market would also help the bank maintain a healthy CASA (current and saving account) ratio,” said a senior banking analyst at a consultancy.last_img read more

Karan Johar calls drug party accusation ridiculous

first_imgWere celebs on drugs at Karan Johar’s party?Video screengrabFilmmaker Karan Johar has finally broken his silence over allegations of hosting a drug party for a few A-list Bollywood stars at his residence last month.In a recent interview, Karan is furious with the brouhaha around the alleged ‘drug party’, and says all such charges are “baseless and ridiculous”.It was an “easy night out”, the filmmaker says, adding that his mother was also appalled reading about it.”I toyed with the idea of giving out a statement. I toyed with giving out a thought on the social media about something… There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness… would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid,” he said in an interview with Rajeev Masand.Last month, Karan had posted a video on Instagram of a party he hosted at home. Soon afterwards, Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared the video, alleging that top stars who were present at the party — such as Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and Vicky Kaushal — were flaunting a “drugged look” in the video. He tagged the video with #UdtaBollywood, taking off on the film “Udta Punjab”, which was about the drug menace in the state of Punjab and which, incidentally, starred Shahid.Karan has now opened up on how the reflection of a light near Vicky was misconstrued as proof.”Apparently you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder,” he said, further revealing that Vicky was recovering from dengue and was drinking hot water with lemon.”Some of us were chatting and some of us were having wine, but that was it. It was a baseless accusation, and it really annoyed me because you are taking away the culture and tradition that I have been raised in. My mother was appalled when she read those things because she was there. Which powder? We are all very committed professionals,” he said.The filmmaker called it a night out where friends were letting their hair down.”My mother, five minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on,” he said.”The reason I didn’t put it out was because ‘why do I need to justify a house party which was a casual get together with good friends?’ How dare you grab it away from us? How dare somebody constantly make us soft target? It is ridiculous that someone can start spotting these things,” Karan said.He also said that his friends, who were present in the video, also found the accusations ridiculous.”I thought if I justify it will start looking that I am speaking too much in defense.”While he didn’t react to these accusations, he has decided that he will take a legal action next time.”I am not taking this very kindly, the next time where baseless accusations, I will take the legal route. You cannot mar our solid reputations, our sincere reputations our committed reputations just because you are presuming something. You cannot put out a baseless accusation that has no base, no fact, no truth, no reality and try and mar us and our reputations, it’s ridiculous.”The incident, he claimed, has left an impact on his mind.”I am, now, afraid to call up people to my home thinking that they might be afraid to show up,” he said.last_img read more

British police arrest 18yearold in train attack probe

first_imgAn armed police officer (2L) and three military personel stand guard outside the Horse Guards Parade in central London on 16 September. Photo: AFPBritish police said they arrested an 18-year-old man on Saturday at a Channel port in their investigation into the bombing of a London Underground train.“The 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover this morning, Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act,” police said in a statement that described the arrest as “significant”.“Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical,” police said.The man is in custody at a local police station and will be be transferred to a south London police station in “due course”.Thirty people were treated in hospital after a bomb detonated in a packed London Underground train on Friday morning, in what was Britain’s fifth terror attack in six months.The toll was revised upwards by one early Saturday.“This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers,” police said.“For strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man we arrested at this stage.“This investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical,” the statement added.The Islamic State group said an IS “detachment” had been behind the bombing.Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Friday that the threat level had been raised to “critical—meaning another attack could be imminent—and said troops would take over guarding key sites to free police officers for deployment elsewhere.Four previous attacks in London and Manchester this year claimed the lives of 35 people.Three of those attacks involved a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians. The other was a bombing in May at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester which killed 22 people, including several children.last_img read more

Zimbabwe VP injured president escapes blasts

first_imgZimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa announces the date for the general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe on 30 May 2018. — Reuters file photoZimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga and his wife sustained minor injuries from a blast at a political rally, a source close to president Emmerson Mnangagwa told Reuters on Saturday.“Mrs Chiwenga was slightly injured. Her husband was also affected in a minor way,” the source said.Mnangagwa’s spokesman said earlier that the president was not hurt in the blast at a stadium in the second city of Bulawayo and was taken to safety.An explosion rocked a stadium in Zimbabwe where president Emmerson Mnangagwa was addressing a political rally on Saturday, his spokesman said, adding the head of state was unhurt and taken to safety.“There has been an incident at Bulawayo (White City Stadium) where the president was addressing a rally. This is now a police issue but the president is safe at Bulawayo State House,” spokesman George Charamba told Reuters.“We are still to get information on what exactly happened as we understand that some people could have been injured as this happened in the VIP tent.”The police were not immediately available for comment.Footage from Zimbabwe state television showed the explosion took place near Mnangagwa as he waved to supporters.Mnangagwa was speaking at his first rally in the second city of Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold where the ruling ZANU-PF has not won in national elections since 2000.Zimbabwe holds its presidential election on 30 July, with 75-year-old Mnangagwa and 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, the main contenders.last_img read more

Amazon reInvent 2018 AWS Key Management Service KMS Custom Key Store

first_imgAt the ongoing Amazon re:Invent 2018, Amazon announced that AWS Key Management Service (KMS) has integrated with AWS CloudHSM. Users now have the option to create their own KMS custom key store. They can generate, store, and use their KMS keys in hardware security modules (HSMs) through the KSM. The KMS customer key store satisfies compliance obligations that would otherwise require the use of on-premises hardware security modules (HSMs). It supports AWS services and encryption toolkits that are integrated with KMS. Previously, AWS CloudHSM was not widely integrated with other AWS managed services. So, if someone required direct control of their HSMs but still wanted to use and store regulated data in AWS managed services, they had to choose between changing those requirements, not using a given AWS service, or building their own solution. With custom key store, users can configure their own CloudHSM cluster and authorize KMS to use it as a dedicated key store for keys rather than the default KMS key store. On using a KMS CMK in a custom key store, the cryptographic operations under that key are performed exclusively in the developer’s own CloudHSM cluster. Master keys that are stored in a custom key store are managed in the same way as any other master key in KMS and can be used by any AWS service that encrypts data and that supports KMS customer managed CMKs. The use of a custom key store does not affect KMS charges for storing and using a CMK. However, it does come with an increased cost and potential impact on performance and availability. Things to consider before using a custom key store Each custom key store requires the CloudHSM cluster to contain at least two HSMs. CloudHSM charges vary by region and the pricing comes to at least $1,000 per month, per HSM, if each device is permanently provisioned. The number of HSMs determines the rate at which keys can be used. Users should keep in mind the intended usage patterns for their keys and ensure appropriate provisioning of HSM resources. The number of HSMs and the use of availability zones (AZs) impacts the availability of a cluster. Configuration errors may result in a custom key store being disconnected, or key material being deleted. Users need to manually setup HSM clusters, configure HSM users, and potentially restore HSMs from backup. These are security-sensitive tasks for which users should have the appropriate resources and organizational controls in place. Read more about the KMS custom key stores on Amazon. Read Next How Amazon is reinventing Speech Recognition and Machine Translation with AI AWS updates the face detection, analysis and recognition capabilities in Amazon Rekognition Introducing Automatic Dashboards by Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring all AWS Resources.last_img read more

Dubai targets Luxperience market

first_imgDubai Tourism’s Julie King [left] exhibiting at Luxperience 2012 Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Showcasing the various tourism experiences in Dubai is still top of the list for the region’s tourism bureau in Australia, according to the Group’s director Julie King.Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard at the inaugural Luxperience showcase in Sydney, Ms King said showcasing the brand and its products has been high on the plate “for some time” and the new three-day exhibition had given the tourism bureau a new platform to showcase the destination to a global and local audience.“We target different consumer segments and promote different experiences to those segments,” Ms King said. “If it’s adventure tourism we promote our balloon rides and Four by Four Wheel Driving in the dessert.”Dubai Tourism’s director added that as part of its promotions, the tourism bureau had worked on “suggested itineraries” for various segments. “What we’re doing is giving people at Luxperience those itineraries to position Dubai to these segments,” she explained.“It’s given us an opportunity to talk about what we’ve done… it is getting out there slowly but there’s still lots to go.”In a positive move for tourism to Dubai, earlier this month Qantas announced a new partnership agreement with UAE carrier, Emirates.Launching in 2013, Ms King said expects the arrangement between the two airlines to play a “positive” role for Dubai.“We see potential and a substantial increase in tourism to Dubai in the coming year with the new partnership.” last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2019 1:36 pm PDT The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US iBook charts for week ending May 26, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, PublisheriBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)2. Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern – 9781501194313 – (Simon & Schuster)3. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell – 9780062497796 – (Harper)4. Echo Burning by Lee Child – 9781101146323 – (Penguin Publishing Group)5. Unfreedom of the Press by Mark R. Levin – 9781476773483 – (Threshold Editions)6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – 9780553897845 – (Random House Publishing Group)7. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris – 9781538750131 – (Grand Central Publishing)8. Leaving Time (with bonus novella Larger Than Life) by Jodi Picoult – 9780345544933 – (Random House Publishing Group)9. Educated by Tara Westover – 9780399590511 – (Random House Publishing Group)10. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – 9781501128042 – (Gallery Books)____The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

May 3 2000 A concrete pour at Arcosanti is always

first_imgMay 3, 2000A concrete pour at Arcosanti is always an exciting time for workers in construction.This week another group of Japanese students work on the East Crescent Complex Photo by Scott Riley.last_img

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