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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Deaths of over 120,000 rare antelopes in Kazakhstan stirs conservation fear

Kiev, Central Asia – Recorded mysterious deaths of more than one-third of the endangered Saiga antelope population in the last few days, Kazakhstan authorities said. The ministry suspects that the animals, recognizable for their distinctive humped snouts have been struck by an epidemic of Pasteurellosis a bacterial infection – discovered by Royal Veterinary College professor, Richard Kock. International veterinarian experts ...

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Google I/O reveals big changes in Android 6.0, Brillo OS enters the IoT race

On Friday, Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced the next version of its Mobile OS i.e. Android 6.0 code-named as ‘Android M’ at the Google I/O Developer’s conference 2015. The company has also unveiled the Brillo OS for Internet of Things, based on Android. Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android said that the Android M will enable transactions at more ...

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Facebook confirms animated GIF support in News Feed

Finally, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has confirmed that, it extended its platform support to animated GIFs in the News Feed of the social network. The update is still rolling out, not everyone will experience the new changes now itself. The move has finally changed the decisions of Facebook, that always avoid GIFs that make its News Feed too chaotic. Facebook has ...

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NASA discovers the most luminous galaxy that glows like 300 trillion suns

Recently U.S. Space agency NASA announced that, it’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope has discovered a remote galaxy, called “WISE J224607.57-052635.0”, which appears to shine with the light of more than 300 trillion suns, makes it a brightest galaxy ever discovered. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) was launched in December 2009 ...

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World Turtle Day: Things you should know

The 23 May of each year is celebrated as World Turtle’s Day in view of all kinds of turtles and tortoises. This annual observance was created by, American Tortoise Rescue in 2000 in order to raise awareness of the animals, their welfare and their increasingly threatened habitats. According to the World Turtle Day Facebook page, Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson, Turtle Day ...

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Report: Android to introduce native Fingerprint authentication in next version

Google Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) next Android update might come up with a new security feature, full support for fingerprint sensors. Google has planned to unveil the support for fingerprint authentication in the Android M operating system. BuzzFeed has reported that, soon Google will launch a unique API (Application Programming Interface) for fingerprint sensor, allows the developers to incorporate fingerprint access or ...

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