The World’s Most Dangerous Malware Is Spreading
Since news of the Triton malware's existence was revealed in December 2017, cybersecurity firms have been racing to deconstruct the malware—and to work out who’s behind it, the MIT Technology Review reports. The rogue code, which can disable safety systems designed to prevent catastrophic industrial accidents, was discovered in the Middle East but it’s now targeting companies in North America and other parts of the world, too.
A New Facebook Ads Manager Interface Is on the Horizon
Facebook has a new twist on Ads Manager that it has started previewing to advertisers, Marketing Land reports. It looks like Facebook Ads Manager will feel much more intuitive to advertisers using other platforms. No word on when the update might be rolled out.
Is a "Spotify for News" the Answer?
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern talks about the challenges facing the 2,000 print and online media outlets that the NMA represents—and possible solutions. A "Spotify for News" is not one of them, he says.
Trends to Guide Your Email Marketing Strategy
The latest email design trends offer ways to boost engagement, Social Media Today reports. The team from Email Monks shared their email design trends for 2019 in an infographic.
Meet Samsung's Anti-iPhone
The early Galaxy S phones were good but not great, and were such close copies of the iPhone that Apple sued Samsung over them and won. By contrast, the new Galaxy S10 is distinctly Samsung—it’s a high-end phone with cutting-edge technology and sleek design, but it's not a copy of the iPhone or any other device you can buy. In fact, it almost feels like the opposite of the iPhone, The Verge reports.
Ski Helmet Speakers Are a Security-Flaw Headache
The “smartest” gadgets don’t ensure high-quality security, TechCrunch reports. Take the Chips 2.0 wireless speakers for ski helmets built by Outdoor Tech. Security research Alan Monie found it was easy to grab streams of data from the server-side API, used to communicate with the app, such as usernames, email addresses and phone numbers of anyone with an account.
Kids and the Curse of Sharenting
Some parents simply cannot resist doing it: sharing highly personal stories and information about their children online. It's known as sharenting, and one study found a quarter of children begin their digital lives even before they are born—when parents upload prenatal sonogram scans to the internet. The Atlantic reports that many children who Google themselves for the first time are not happy with what they find.
Technology’s Impact on How Music Is Made
Changes in the technology of music production and distribution are once again forcing musicians to find new ways to make money. But they're not impeding music creation—just the opposite, Scientific American reports.
Using Infographics for Lead Generation
If you’re hoping to use your infographic as a lead generation tool, you don’t want your audience to simply look at it and walk away. According to the digital marketing blog Spiralytics, LinkedIn is the optimal spot for gathering leads from infographics, Contently reports.
Not Really OK
“OK” is a basic word of acceptance, but when you use it in digital workspaces such as Slack, Google Chat or email, you may be unwittingly communicating negativity or aggression, HuffPost reports. Gretchen McCulloch, an internet linguist and author of the upcoming book "Because Internet," says one way to soften "OK" is "reduplication"--a term in linguistics for repeating a word or part of a word to convey some meaning. Sounds "kk" to us.