Head of S.I tech company admits to bilking program that helped kids at Brooklyn Catholic schools

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The head of a South Beach-based technology company is on the hook for more than $133,000 and could spend up to 33 months behind bars after admitting he bilked a federal program serving disadvantaged kids in Brooklyn Catholic schools.

John Comito, 69, pleaded guilty Monday to wire fraud during a remote conference in Brooklyn federal court.

The defendant admitted to ripping off the E-rate program.

Comito, the chief executive officer of AutoExec Computer Systems Inc., said he submitted an invoice in October 2015, in which he falsely claimed his company had provided certain Internet services and equipment to schools under the program.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors said the company illegally obtained $433,000.

Comito personally profited to the tune of $133,240, said prosecutors.

Under the plea agreement, the defendant agreed to forfeit his illegal gains.

“I wish to express to the court how sorry I am for my

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Nokia Corporation (NOK) Management Presents at Deutsche Bank 2020 Virtual Technology Conference (Transcript)

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Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) Deutsche Bank 2020 Virtual Technology Conference Call September 14, 2020 10:45 AM ET

Company Participants

Bhaskar Gorti – President, Nokia Software and Chief Digital Officer

Tom Bevilacqua – Investor Relations

Conference Call Participants

Rob Sanders – Deutsche Bank

Rob Sanders

Hello. Good morning. I am Rob Sanders, Head of Tech Hardware in Europe at Deutsche Bank. I am delighted to welcome our speaker today, Bhaskar Gorti, the President of Nokia Software and Chief Digital Officer. Also joining us is Tom Bevilacqua, Investor Relations also at Nokia. The format today of this session is going to be a Q&A, but of course, please do write-in with your questions as we go along. We will be happy to take those questions as we go along, but well, let me just welcome you Bhaskar and maybe as part of your response, maybe you could just start by explaining your role

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Cloudflare Blames CenturyLink for Sunday’s Internet Blackout

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With Cloudflare down, dozens of popular websites and services went with it.

With Cloudflare down, dozens of popular websites and services went with it.
Screenshot: DownDetector

Widespread internet outages knocked down Cloudflare, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Amazon, Hulu, and a slew of other sites on Sunday morning, and it’s apparently all because of a single internet service provider: CenturyLink.

Given that Cloudflare’s online security services are designed to keep websites up and running, when it went down, so did dozens of the popular sites and services that rely on it, including Discord, Feedly, and League of Legends. Cloudflare began seeing “an increased level of HTTP 5xx class errors” early Sunday morning, according to the company’s status page. It later tweeted that issues with a “third-party transit provider” were affecting all of Cloudflare’s data centers that use that provider.

CenturyLink confirmed on Twitter that its technicians were working to fix an IP outage, which was resolved shortly before noon.

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Difference Between Home & Business Computers | Small Business

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When purchasing a computer one of the questions that a sales representative will ask is how you intend to use your computer. That’s because the software, hardware and cost of a computer vary depending on the applications you intend to use the computer for. In general a business-grade computer has more memory and processing capacity than a consumer-grade computer which affects the price. Choosing the right computer for your needs ensures you get the best price for the most useable features.

Applications

The way you use a business computer and the way you use a personal home computer are usually completely different unless you have a home office that you use for businesses purposes. Business computers are used for everything from editing and rendering videos to creating videos and presentations and viewing high-grade graphics. Home computing is mostly restricted to surfing the Web, checking email, light word processing and gaming.

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Microsoft Teams Continues to Gain Momentum on Slack Technologies

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Overweight Price $56.39 on Sept. 8

by Wells Fargo Securities.

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Psychology professor spreads message of Internet safety through teen peer education program

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Since 2016, Liberty University psychology professor Dr. Janet M. Brown has been working hard with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Safe Surfin Foundation to keep children safe from Internet predators, and now their specially developed program has expanded to high schools in several states.

Dr. Janet Brown poses with the first high school Cyber S.W.A.T. team at Jefferson Forest High School in Forest, Va.

Their program is called Cyber S.W.A.T. (which stands for Safety While Accessing Technology) and it empowers groups of high school students at each school to teach proper Internet practices to their fellow classmates.

“Cyber S.W.A.T. is a paradigm shift in the way we train young people how to be safe on the Internet in that it’s peer-to-peer,” Brown said. “With social cognitive theory the idea in this case

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NVIDIA creates the world’s biggest AI R&D firm with $40bn Arm acquisition – Regulation, NVIDIA, ARM, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Mergers And Acquisitions

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NVIDIA and SoftBank Group have announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SBG and the SoftBank Vision Fund, in a deal worth $40 billion.

The deal brings together NVIDIA’s leading AI computing platform with Arm’s vast ecosystem to create the premier computing company for the age of artificial intelligence, accelerating innovation while expanding into large, high-growth markets. SoftBank will remain committed to Arm’s long-term success through its ownership stake in NVIDIA, expected to be under 10 percent.

“AI is the most powerful technology force of our time and has launched a new wave of computing,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

“In the years ahead, trillions of computers running AI will create a new internet-of-things that is thousands of times larger than today’s internet-of-people. Our combination will create a company fabulously positioned for the age of AI.

“Simon Segars and his team at

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Five Defining Features to Build the New Generation Internet

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Recent geopolitical events, such as President Trump’s order to ban TikTok and WeChat in the United States, have exemplified the imperative of decentralization. The next generation internet will empower individuals to own their data, exchange their wealth, and control their digital footprint — all without being subject to the whims of politicians and tech giants, which have historically weaponized the web for their own gain.

Content-addressable storage, or CAS, such as IPFS, eliminates reliance on path addressing, such as that of URLs. Content addressing can prevent malicious behaviors such as file path attacks and content manipulation.

Peer-to-peer routing for communications: Internet communication must adopt peer-to-peer protocols such as dynamic hash tables and must be supplemented by a variety of decentralized communication protocols like email and onion routing (Tor). An additional goal is to avoid single-point attacks on communication lines.

Personal cloud computer: The so-called client/server model of

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Quantum startup CEO suggests we are only five years away from a quantum desktop computer

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2020, leaders from three quantum computing startups joined TechCrunch editor Frederic Lardinois to discuss the future of the technology. IonQ CEO and president Peter Chapman suggested we could be as little as five years away from a desktop quantum computer, but not everyone agreed on that optimistic timeline.

“I think within the next several years, five years or so, you’ll start to see [desktop quantum machines]. Our goal is to get to a rack-mounted quantum computer,” Chapman said.

But that seemed a tad optimistic to Alan Baratz, CEO at D-Wave Systems. He says that when it comes to developing the super-conducting technology that his company is building, it requires a special kind of rather large quantum refrigeration unit called a dilution fridge, and that unit would make a five-year goal of having a desktop quantum PC highly unlikely.

Itamar Sivan, CEO at Quantum Machines, too, believes

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Outlook on the AI in Education Global Market to 2025

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DUBLIN, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “AI in Education Market – Forecasts from 2020 to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Artificial Intelligence in education market was valued at US$2.022 billion for the year 2019. The growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the education sector due to the ability of these solutions to enhance the learning experience is one of the key factors which is anticipated to propel its adoption across the globe for education purposes.

The proliferation of smart devices and the rapidly growing trend for digitalization across numerous sectors is also propelling the demand for artificial intelligence solutions in the education sector. Artificial intelligence majorly uses deep learning, machine learning, and advanced analytics especially for monitoring the learning process of the learner such as the marks obtained and speed of a particular individual among others. Also, these solutions offer a personalized learning experience

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