Introducing Watchtower 2.0: The turret becomes a castle

My favorite password manager gets even better. Check out the new features designed to help you keep your passwords secure.

Introducing the all new Watchtower – it is absolutely gorgeous, and appears to be rather timely! Twitter asked their 330 million users to change their password yesterday due to a security snafu, putting privacy and security at the forefront of everyone’s mind once again.

Read the full article at blog.agilebits.com.

Report: Chinese government is behind a decade of hacks on software companies

Even hackers risk impact from poor operational processes.

Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers are behind almost a decade’s worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere.

Read the full article at arstechnica.com.

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

I know what the tech companies are doing is legal, but it’s still very concerning to me. It seems like the model of Stanford and the early days of Silicon Valley companies is gone for good.

Facebook is opening new A.I. labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, after hiring three A.I. and robotics professors from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University. The company hopes these seasoned researchers will help recruit and train other A.I. experts in the two cities, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technology officer, said in an interview.

As it builds these labs, Facebook is adding to pressure on universities and nonprofit A.I. research operations, which are already struggling to retain professors and other employees.

Read the full article at www.nytimes.com.

So, I have everything set up and running with my WordPress blog and micro.blog. It’s working quite nicely. I’m curious, though, how people are treating micro.blog post versus other blog posts? I’m using an aside format for micro.blog which doesn’t have a title. They show up fine as do standard posts. However, it looks odd on WordPress. I’m wondering if I should have two separate blogs, but I really like having everything together.

Any suggestions?

Leveraging Snapshots on APFS Volumes

Here’s some cool geekiness (or is it geeky coolness?). Advanced features of APFS are starting to become practical.

What is a snapshot? Snapshots are a new feature of Apple’s APFS filesystem, and they’re available on macOS High Sierra and later.

Read the full article at bombich.com.