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Farmers find 'unicorn' among their sheep in Iceland

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A farming family finds an unusual creature amid their flock of sheep in Land­brot.
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chrisminett
4 days ago
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Awesome
Milton Keynes, UK
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HipChat security notice

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This weekend our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier. The incident involved a vulnerability in a popular third-party library used by HipChat.com. We have found no evidence of other Atlassian systems or products being affected.

As a precaution, we have invalidated passwords on all HipChat-connected user accounts and sent those users instructions on how to reset their password. If you are a user of HipChat.com and do not receive an email from our Security Team with these instructions, we have found no evidence that you are affected by this incident.

We believe this incident may have resulted in unauthorized access to content from the HipChat.com service. Specifically:

  • for all instances (each of which is represented by a unique url—e.g. company.hipchat.com), the attacker may have accessed user account information (including name, email address and hashed password). HipChat hashes passwords using bcrypt with a random salt. Room metadata (including room name and room topic) may have also been accessed.
  • for a small number of instances (less than 0.05%), messages and content in rooms may have been accessed. We are contacting and will work closely with these customers.
  • for the vast majority of instances (more than 99.95%), we have found no evidence that messages or content in rooms have been accessed.
  • Additionally, we have found no evidence of unauthorized access to financial and/or credit card information.

While HipChat Server uses the same third-party library, it is typically deployed in a way that minimizes the risk of this type of attack. We are preparing an update for HipChat Server that will be shared with customers directly through the standard update channel.

We are confident we have isolated the affected systems and closed any unauthorized access. To reiterate, we have found no evidence of other Atlassian systems or products being affected.

This is an ongoing investigation and Atlassian is actively working with law enforcement authorities on the investigation of this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@hipchat.com.

The post HipChat security notice appeared first on HipChat Blog.

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chrisminett
5 days ago
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Further (little) info about the breach
Milton Keynes, UK
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Comment: Could Apple be left with no choice but to do the wrong thing with the iPhone 8?

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The last time a sketchy report suggested that Apple was planning to move the Touch ID sensor to the rear of the iPhone 8, I wrote an opinion piece saying that I didn’t believe Apple was dumb enough to do it. I set out the four reasons I didn’t expect it to happen.

Alongside multiple reports of a Touch ID sensor embedded in the screen, and supporting patents for the required technology, I felt there were two reasons in particular to doubt the idea …

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chrisminett
13 days ago
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Ugh, hope not. Backside sensor would be nasty
Milton Keynes, UK
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Now your photos look better than ever – even those dusty old prints

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Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future

Google Photos is a home for all your photos and videos, but what about those old prints that are some of your most treasured memories? Such as photos of grandma when she was young, your childhood pet, and that hairstyle you wish you could forget.

We all have those old albums and boxes of photos, but we don’t take the time to digitize them because it’s just too hard to get it right. We don’t want to mail away our original copy, buying a scanner is costly and time consuming, and if you try to take a photo of a photo, you end up with crooked edges and glare.

We knew there had to be a better way, so we’re introducing PhotoScan, a brand new, standalone app from Google Photos that easily scans just about any photo, free, from anywhere. Get it today for Android and iOS.

PhotoScan gets you great looking digital copies in seconds - it detects edges, straightens the image, rotates it to the correct orientation, and removes glare. Scanned photos can be saved in one tap to Google Photos to be organized, searchable, shared, and safely backed up at high quality—for free.  

See how the PhotoScan technology works behind the scenes by watching this video from our friends Nat & Lo.

Pro edits, no pro needed

After all that time in the attic, your photos might need a few polishes. Or you might even want to edit that selfie from this morning. Getting the right look can take a lot of time and with so many editing tools it’s tough to know where to begin.

Today we’re rolling out three easy ways to get great looking photos in Google Photos: a new and improved auto enhance, unique new looks, and advanced editing tools. Open a photo and then tap the pencil icon to start editing. First, for auto enhance, just select Auto, and see instant enhancements a pro editor might make - like balancing exposure and saturation to bring out the details.

Second, our 12 new looks take style to the next level. These unique looks make edits based on the individual photo and its brightness, darkness, warmth, or saturation, before applying the style. All looks use machine intelligence to complement the content of your photo, and choosing one is just a matter of taste. 

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Third, our advanced editing controls for Light and Color allow you to fine tune your photos, including highlights, shadows, and warmth. Deep Blue is particularly good for images of sea and sky where the color blue is the focal point.

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The Google Photos app with the new photo editor will begin rolling out today across Android, iOS and the web. Just in time for your next set of holiday memories.

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chrisminett
20 days ago
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Old-ish post now, but I've finally had chance to use it. It's brilliant. Simple. Works. Quality results.
Milton Keynes, UK
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Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...

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Something for the Weekend, Sir? Read the signs and weep because NO ONE CARES

Everyone is looking at me as I break into a sweat. "Come on, come on," I mutter to my smartphone but already the harrumphing has begun.

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chrisminett
21 days ago
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Our error messages may not always be great, but they're not this bad!
Milton Keynes, UK
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How to Identify Outdated Apps That Might Not Be Compatible With iOS 11

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Apple added a few new things in the iOS 10.3 update, and one of those is a tool to identify 32-bit apps that may be rendered obsolete in the next version of iOS.

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chrisminett
23 days ago
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Useful, I found a few
Milton Keynes, UK
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