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Jeff Goldblum cast in 'Jurassic World' sequel - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:51
Goldblum joins Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for the dinosaur thriller sequel. Here's hoping his character survives.
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Palantir settles Labor Dept. racial discrimination lawsuit - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 03:39
The data miner agrees to pay $1.6 million to settle accusations it discriminated against Asian job applicants.
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Meet your internet troll IRL on new MTV reality series - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 02:00
MTV is looking for trolls and their victims to meet face-to-face in what should prove to be a drama-driven series called "Beyond the Keyboard." But what's its real purpose?
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AT&T hopes you forget it's a phone company - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:32
AT&T lost more than 348,000 postpaid phone customers as it builds out new lines of business like its DirecTV streaming service.
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Sprint offers free fifth line on its unlimited family plan - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:31
Families of five can get unlimited voice and data for $120 a month before taxes and fees.
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'Guardians' star Saldana may have exposed 'Avengers 4' title - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:44
If Zoe Saldana's hint is any indication, the follow-up to "Avengers: Infinity War" might use another comic book title from Marvel's history.
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Thank the maker! 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to drop early - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:43
The final installment in the sequel trilogy originally envisioned by George Lucas will reportedly make its way into theaters a little earlier than you might have guessed.
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Indiana Jones sequel gets pushed back to 2020 - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:41
Fans of the whip-wielding archaeologist will be waiting one more year for the fifth film in the series.
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'Frozen 2', 'The Lion King' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel get release dates - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:40
Disney has given fans of its animated films an avalanche of release date news Tuesday.
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CNET asks: Which games would you like to play on the SNES Mini? - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:30
The classics are making a comeback, and we want to know what Super Nintendo games you would like to have in the mini version of this rumored console.
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Salesforce partners with WeWork to target SMBs - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:28
CNET@Work: The CRM giant will offer WeWork members 30 percent off its software available in the recently launched WeWork Services Store.
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Zuckerberg talked to Obama while writing his Facebook manifesto - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 23:11
The social network's co-founder may not be running for president, but his manifesto was inspired in part by talking to one.
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Amazon Inspector Update – Assessment Reporting, Proxy Support, and More

Amazon Web Services Blog - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:48

Amazon Inspector is our automated security assessment service. It analyzes the behavior of the applications that you run in AWS and helps you to identify potential security issues. In late 2015 I introduced you to Inspector and showed you how to use it (Amazon Inspector – Automated Security Assessment Service). You start by using tags to define the collection of AWS resources that make up your application (also known as the assessment target). Then you create a security assessment template and specify the set of rules that you would like to run as part of the assessment:

After you create the assessment target and the security assessment template, you can run it against the target resources with a click. The assessment makes use of an agent that runs on your Linux and Windows-based EC2 instances (read about AWS Agents to learn more). You can process the assessments manually or you can forward the findings to your existing ticketing system using AWS Lambda (read Scale Your Security Vulnerability Testing with Amazon Inspector to see how to do this).

Whether you run one instance or thousands, we recommend that you run assessments on a regular and frequent basis. You can run them on your development and integration instances as part of your DevOps pipeline; this will give you confidence that the code and the systems that you deploy to production meet the conditions specified by the rule packages that you selected when you created the security assessment template. You should also run frequent assessments against production systems in order to guard against possible configuration drift.

We have recently added some powerful new features to Amazon Inspector:

  • Assessment Reports – The new assessment reports provide a comprehensive summary of the assessment, beginning with an executive summary. The reports are designed to be shared with teams and with leadership, while also serving as documentation for compliance audits.
  • Proxy Support – You can now configure the agent to run within proxy environments (many of our customers have been asking for this).
  • CloudWatch Metrics – Inspector now publishes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch so that you can track and observe changes over time.
  • Amazon Linux 2017.03 Support – This new version of the Amazon Linux AMI is launching today and Inspector supports it now.

Assessment Reports
After an assessment runs completes, you can download a detailed assessment report in HTML or PDF form:

The report begins with a cover page and executive summary:

Then it summarizes the assessment rules and the targets that were tested:

Then it summarizes the findings for each rules package:

Because the report is intended to serve as documentation for compliance audits, it includes detailed information about each finding, along with recommendations for remediation:

The full report also indicates which rules were checked and passed for all target instances:

Proxy Support
The Inspector agent can now communicate with Inspector through an HTTPS proxy. For Linux instances, we support HTTPS Proxy, and for Windows instances, we support WinHTTP proxy. See the Amazon Inspector User Guide for instructions to configure Proxy support for the AWS Agent.

CloudWatch Metrics
Amazon Inspector now publishes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch after each run. The metrics are categorized by target and by template. An aggregate metric, which indicates how many assessment runs have been performed in the AWS account, is also available. You can find the metrics in the CloudWatch console, as usual:

Here are the metrics that are published on a per-target basis:

And here are the per-template metrics:

Amazon Linux 2017.03 Support
Many AWS customers use the Amazon Linux AMI and automatically upgrade as new versions become available. In order to provide these customers with continuous coverage from Amazon Inspector, we are now making sure that this and future versions of the AMI are supported by Amazon Inspector on launch day.

Available Now
All of these features are available now and you can start using them today!

Pricing is based on a per-agent, per-assessment basis and starts at $0.30 per assessment, declining to as low at $0.05 per assessment when you run 45,000 or more assessments per month (see the Amazon Inspector Pricing page for more information).

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Which OLED TV should you buy right now? - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:27
I compared the cheapest 2016 and 2017 OLED TVs directly. Both are awesome, but only one is overpriced.
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April's giraffe cam is back, but it's Tuesdays only - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 22:11
If you're a fan of the popular livestream, mark your calendars for a few hours each week of watching April, Oliver and their still-unnamed son.
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Your face might not be secure enough to buy things... for years - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 21:14
Don't expect the Galaxy S8's new face unlock tool to sign off on mobile payments anytime soon. A new report says it could take years to secure.
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See Mass Effect cosplayers pose and point Pulse rifles - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:49
Mark Meer (the voice of Commander Shepard) and Rana McAnear (the model for Samara) guest star in this impressive Mass Effect cosplay video.
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Ron Howard on Einstein: 'a paratrooper in war against darkness' - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:31
The director and producer of National Geographic's new drama "Genius" explains how Einstein's life resonates with today's troubled times.
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Nobody understands these $425 fake-mud jeans - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:20
Nordstrom's bizarre fashion sense strikes again with a head-scratching pair of mud-coated blue jeans.
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24 spooky shots from one awesome Instagram account - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:17
I found an Instagram account that's totally dedicated to collecting photos of creepy abandoned places. What's not to like?
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