After a backlash over conditions in youth migrant shelters, the Trump administration has reversed their policy requiring everyone in the home of potential youth sponsors to be fingerprinted. The change could lead to the release of hundreds of youth migrants who are currently in detention, according to Texas Monthly. The change will not alter the fundamental issue with the policy—that it requires sponsors to submit their fingerprints, which can then be used by ICE to identify them as undocumented. However, it does reel in the use of that policy to target anyone living in the same household as someone who wants to sponsor a migrant child. This policy was one of the factors that drove up the number of youth migrants living in shelters since Trump’s inauguration. Shockingly, those living with undocumented immigrants aren’t keen to submit fingerprints to ICE in order to sponsor a child. Since the policy was implemented, ICE has used these fingerprints as a way to arrest … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Partially Reverses Policy That Drove Up Number of Youth Migrants in Detention
TEG has positioned itself as an international ticketing, live entertainment, and data analytics business, that owns a handful of venues around the world -- particularly in the Southeast Asia region.One of the more well-known brands under the TEG banner is ticketing website Ticketek. When a major event goes on sale at a scheduled time, there is usually a rush to secure tickets, and amid the frustration from punters keen to get their hands on a seat is Ticketek's costly tech behind the scenes that stops the website from completely falling over.These large events, known as hot shows, push Ticketek's infrastructure to the brink, with TEG enterprise architect Tane Oakes telling ZDNet that traffic goes from basically "zero to 300,000" in under a minute.Speaking with ZDNet at AWS re:Invent, Oaks detailed how TEG went through a process of re-platforming its system to allow for everything to be run with "great parallelism". "We were running into a data centre and we would have to run our … [Read more...] about Cloud and automation allows Ticketek to sell thousands of tickets at once
The Nuggets have that glow these days. Competent role-players are oozing out of the woodwork. Dumb shots are falling. Mason Plumlee is dusting Harrison Barnes with a slick behind-the-back dribble and a lefty scoop layup to beat the buzzer and put a goofy exclamation point on a 74-point first half, wait what— Mason Plumlee is a slashing guard now. … [Read more...] about Mason Plumlee Did What Now?
Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, December 18. All times are Eastern. Top pick Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (Netflix, 3:01 a.m.): A fascinating New York Times profile from last week offered a few hints as to what we can expect from Ellen DeGeneres’ first standup special in 15 years. Here’s a little taste: ... Yet the most jarring jokes in this special are those that subvert her reputation for kindness. After a lifetime of clean comedy, she startles her crowd with a curse. The comic Tig Notaro calls it “a decades-long payoff,” adding, “Then you’re like: Ellen’s a real person with a foul mouth.” It’s not just a parade of curse words, however. It’s Ellen, what do you fuckin’ expect? Instead, the through line of Relatable—co-directed by Notaro and Joel Gallen—is just what the title might suggest. In 64 minutes, DeGeneres explores the tension that exists between her … [Read more...] about Sure, Ellen’
Last year, the UK blocked 80 million spoofed emails from entering government domains, thanks to wide deployment of the DMARC email authentication protocol. "That's how you stop people clicking on the link, because they never get the crap in the first place. Simple things done at scale can have a difference," said Dr Ian Levy, technical director of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in October. At that time, 879 of the 3025 gov.uk domains, or around 29 percent, were protected by DMARC, he said. According to Stephen Gillies, who runs security advisory at Caret and Stick, DMARC's goal is "to bring some trust back to the From: field in email headers". "DMARC is another tool we have to reduce the amount of spam hitting end users. It should be implemented everywhere SPF (sender policy framework) and DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) are implemented, as DMARC provides a way to gain visibility of SPF/DKIM failures, and provides senders with information about how spam is handled," … [Read more...] about Australian government lags UK in deploying DMARC email spoofing prevention