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D.C. Council holds off on investigation of public hospital’s leadership

“Next week, the hospital board is expected to pick a new management company to replace Veritas” reports washingtonpost.com. In November, citing concerns about patient care and allegations of mismanagement against Veritas officials, the D.C. Council voted not to extend the company’s contract. He said Friday that the committee would reassess in March whether UMC’s leadership was cooperating adequately. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Huawei executives are self-imposing a fine of nearly half a million dollars for inflated sales data

“According to a person briefed on the matter, Huawei’s northern and eastern European regional business, including its Poland office, was found to have inflated sales data” writes Zhang Peng for cnbc.com. Top executives of Huawei, including founder Ren Zhengfei, will pay a self-imposed fine totaling 3 million yuan ($469,000) for management oversight of some quality breaches at the firm, an internal company memo shows. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: You’ll Be Able To Turn Off CPU Throttling In Future iOS Update

“Last month, Apple officially acknowledged that its iOS version 10.2.1 introduced unexpected power management options” writes John Diente for techtimes.com. However, the user will have the option proceed or to turn off the power management profile.Alongside the battery monitoring tool, iPhone users will have the option to turn off the built-in power management controller. Source: techtimes.com Share This:

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European investors poured £100 billion of new money into the world’s hottest investment product last year

“The European ETF industry enjoyed further increasing popularity with all kinds of investors in 2017,” Thomson Reuters Lipper’s head of EMEA research Detlef Glow said in the report” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. Thomson Reuters Lipper’s annual review of the ETF market was released on Monday, and found that investors now have more than €630 billion (£559 billion; $769 billion) of money in ETFs in Europe.LONDON — European investors bought as much as £102 billion (€115 billion; $140 billion) of new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2017, according to new data…

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Hey aspiring project managers, learn Six Sigma and Lean with these online courses

“Project management is an excellent field for any goals-driven person who likes to complete projects as efficiently as possible” writes Mashable Deals for mashable.com. Enter Six Sigma and Lean, two of the most popular project management methodologies.First, you’ll learn how to improve efficiencies and streamline workflow with Six Sigma, one of the most employable project management specialties in the world. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Researchers Found Another Major Security Flaw in Intel CPUs

“Security researchers have pinpointed another major security hole in Intel processors, in addition to the security holes in the Intel Management Engine and the Meltdown flaw that hits Intel CPUs uniquely hard” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. They’re still at risk of local attack, because this attack works against AMT-enabled devices with default passwords. Source: extremetech.com Share This:

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The road to AI leads through information architecture

“For example, AI requires machine learning, machine learning requires analytics, and analytics requires the right data and information architecture (IA)” writes Rob Thomas for venturebeat.com. This is because building AI systems involves more than learning how to perform a specific task from data — it requires an infrastructure. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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On the job: Keeping people safe in emergencies

“Also, my internship in emergency management at Yale University, and others at a security firm and a business continuity firm, provided experience” writes New York Times for seattletimes.com. After living with them and researching my local emergency management group for a class at the academy, I knew I wanted this type of job.A: My department sends emergency alerts to New York residents about storms, traffic tie-ups and the like.I studied emergency management at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where I was valedictorian. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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BlackRock assets under management surpass $6 trillion; earnings top expectations

“Assets under management totaled $5.147 trillion at the end of 2016 and $5.98 trillion in the third quarter of last year” writes Cameron Costa for cnbc.com. BlackRock’s exchange-traded fund business saw $54.8 billion in net inflows during the fourth quarter, pushing iShares assets under management up to $1.752 trillion.Here’s how the company’s results fared against analyst expectations: The company also reported full-year results, noting its assets under management rose 22 percent in 2017. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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WhatsApp, Signal group chats not as secure as users might believe

“All group members are deemed administrators, and can thus add a new group member by sending an encrypted group management message to the other participants” writes Zeljka Zorz for helpnetsecurity.com. This means the privacy of your end-to-end encrypted group chat is only guaranteed if you actually trust the WhatsApp server.” Signal handles group management a bit differently.The flaw here is obvious: since the group management messages are not signed by the administrator, a malicious WhatsApp server can add any user it wants into the group. Source: helpnetsecurity.com Share This:

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