Bad for what ales you? US drinkers snub Corona beer over virus

Confusion between coronavirus and Corona beer has been a punchline of questionable taste during the outbreak — but the matter may be no joke for the brand.

The phrase “38% of Americans” was trending Friday on Twitter following a survey showing that proportion of beer drinkers “would not buy Corona under any circumstances now.” Ronn Torossian, founder and CEO of public relations firm 5W, which polled 737 US beer drinkers, said there “no question that Corona beer is suffering because of the coronavirus.”

“While the brand has claimed that consumers understand there’s no linkage between the virus and the beer company, this is a disaster for the Corona brand,” Torossian said in a statement. “After all, what brand wants to be linked to a virus which is killing people worldwide?” …




NASA’s Christina Koch adds onto the world endurance record for women in space

NEvery day for the next six weeks, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will be setting a new women’s record for continuous time in space.

Koch’s extended stint on the International Space Station follows up on astronaut Scott Kelly’s “Year in Space” mission in 2015-2016, and is similarly aimed at studying the health effects of long-duration spaceflight. She arrived in March, and marked her 288th day in orbit on Saturday. That officially surpassed the women’s record set by Peggy Whitson in 2017.
Koch is also in the space history books for being part of the world’s first all-woman spacewalking team in October, along with Jessica Meir. When her mission extension was announced, back in April, Koch said she sought advice from Whitson — and was told to “find what you love, and make sure you have it up there.” (Maybe that’s a reference to space cookies for Christmas?) …

ElectronとReact Nativeによるネイティブアプリ開発、じわじわ浸透中


State of JavaScriptがこのほど、2019年におけるJavaScript関連の調査結果「The State of JavaScript 2019」を公開した。このデータから、デスクトップ向けではElectron、モバイル向けではReact Nativeが支持を得ていることが示された。緩やかにではあるが、こうしたフレームワークが浸透しつつある様子がわかる …

Google Pixel 4 review: the ultimate Android phone has a big flaw

The Google Pixel 4 is a step up from the Pixel 3, but nowhere near as much of one as we’d have liked.

Big phone launches come thick and fast towards the end of each year. And 2019 has been no different. Pretty much the last manufacturer to reveal its flagship devices every year is Google – the Pixel 4 has now arrived.

It’s Google’s fourth in-house phone and, as evolutions go, there are a few potential upgrades. There’s an extra camera, a new radar-based gesture system and Google has killed the notch. But do they add to the phone? …

Chinese hacker group caught bypassing 2FA

Chinese state-sponsored group APT20 has been busy hacking government entities and managed service providers.

Security researchers say they found evidence that a Chinese government-linked hacking group has been bypassing two-factor authentication (2FA) in a recent wave of attacks.

The attacks have been attributed to a group the cyber-security industry is tracking as APT20, believed to operate on the behest of the Beijing government, Dutch cyber-security firm Fox-IT said in a report published last week.





Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with building the social network an operating system from scratch, according to The Information’s Alex Heath. To be clear, Facebook’s smartphone apps will remain available on Android.

“We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us,” says Facebook’s VP of Hardware, Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth. “We don’t think we can trust the marketplace or competitors to ensure that’s the case. And so we’re gonna do it ourselves.” …

New Password Study by HYPR Finds 78% of People Had to Reset a Password They Forgot in Past 90 Days

35% Of People Keep All Their Passwords in Notebooks, Excel Files, Sticky Notes, etc.
2+ Year Study Examines Human Behavior, Providing Insight to How Personal and Work Related Passwords are Utilized

NEW YORK, December 10, 2019 — Passwords are the dominant way online services manage access to our personal and work-related lives. But often times, they’re more of a headache than a security tool. Today, HYPR, the leading provider of True Passwordless Security, released the findings of a two and a half year Password Usage Study, which compiled data from over 500 full-time workers across the United States and Canada to better understand how individuals use, treat and manage their passwords.

The study was developed by Yan Grinshtein, Head of User Experience at HYPR, who oversees the personal journeys users have for the company’s enterprise-facing solutions. It was split between two parts. The first part, purely workforce-related, helped understand how people use and manage passwords at their workplaces, while the second part was aimed to understand how people use and manage passwords in their personal life such as shopping, financial services, social, and more…

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