Communal News and Communal Marketplace Open Platforms Have Gone Global 

Communal News platform is now published in over 97% of the world’s languages. CN has over 1,000 contributors from every corner of the planet and we wanted to bring all their interesting work to every reader with access to a computer. Use the drop down menu to select your language and enjoy all CN articles, blogs and gig listings in the language that you prefer.  A reader checked it out and commented:

“I tried Mandarin, Spanish, French and Catalan and they all look pretty good!”

How to Get a Job in IT Field: Tips to Succeed in Your Career

The IT field is one of the best places to work; not only because you never have to wear official suits when heading to work, but because it’s also quite progressive. It’s a field where those who get into it are able to come up with answers to teething troubles that have the potential to affect people around the world. Additionally, it also presents one with a fun working environment. But how do you go about getting a job in this field?

Connected Streets – Coming to a Road Near You

Yippi-hoo! My neighborhood’s getting a connected street. I’m sure I’m supposed to do a happy dance. Maybe I should offer my heartfelt thanks to city planners. Except, when I first heard about this 11 million dollar project, I had no idea what it was or how it would actually help me!

I did what every curious, post-modern citizen must: I took a Google-dive. I read fantastic company produced blogs complete with slick Youtube videos. My fun-factor spun out of control. I knew I was feasting on marketing hype. So, armed with a new vocabulary, I set out to understand what’s really happening in my neighborhood.

Communal News Celebrates 1,000th Contributor Signed Up

In a little over one year, Communal News has achieved remarkable growth in content, readership and distribution. The highlight of the year was Google News publishing our News, Market Research / Press Releases and Blogs.  We also launched Communal Marketplace late in 2019 and we are seeing strong enterprise-wide growth as we work hard to increase our distribution to additional news and social media platforms for our news services.

Ransomware Survival Guide: What Every Organization Needs to Know Before, During, and After an Attack

Ransomware is an old threat that has come roaring back with a new ferocity. This type of malware—which gets its name from the payment it demands after locking away victims’ files— has quickly become one of the top types of cyber attacks. More than half of companies surveyed in a recent Ponemon Institute poll said they have experienced a ransomware attack.

Interesting Data About the Slowing of the Solar Wind via the New Horizons Probe

Last month, a study was published in the Astrophysical Journal by the New Horizons Plasma and Particle Team pertaining to the Slowing of the Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere. The main purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of how the solar wind evolves with increasing distance from the Sun as it encounters an increasing amount of interstellar material.

Why Do You Need to Update Website Stats and Photos Frequently?

There are numerous reasons for people to visit your website, and Google ranks your pages. Frequently updating your website statistics and improving visuals along with removing website glitches are prime factors that drive more business to your website. The trend of opting for web maintenance companies for improving the efficiency and Google ranking of websites is common in competitive business countries like the UAE. Businesses are careful about maintaining their websites to minimize web bugs and to provide enhanced user experience for their clients by updating the statistical and graphical data on their landing pages.

What Will Happen to the START Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty? If Russia and US Do Not Find Compromise, Will the Cold War Return with a Vengeance?

On February 5, 2021, the treaty between the US and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms will expire. The agreement was last updated in 2010. The formal name of the treaty is START and it is a nuclear arms reduction treaty. According to the  terms of the START treaty, each side will reduce its strategic offensive arms while the total quantities do not exceed 700 units deployed.

Russia has Connected Their Military Internet and Iskander Rockets – What’s Next?

Russia announced their 9K720 Iskander rocket has been connected to the military internet. The Iskander is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian Federation. The missile systems are a replacement for the obsolete OTR-21 Tochka systems. The Russian military internet has the capability of trading information at 300 megabytes per second. Additionally, the Russian ministry of defense uses special equipment and more than 1,500 mobile communication and encryption systems.

How AI is Having a Big Impact in Software Development

The influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has spread across a wide range of industries, and the software development field is no exception. According to industry experts, AI and Machine Learning (ML) technologies will impact every aspect of the software development lifecycle. From requirement gathering to software implementation and troubleshooting, AI and ML benefit programming in multiple ways.

Cyber Monday Shopping List Should Include Safeguards Against Online Thieves

For many shoppers, Cyber Monday kicks off the holiday season. For some online thieves, ‘tis the season to take advantage of having so many people shop online at once. They steal shoppers’ personal information and package it as their own, while draining bank accounts or saving the information to file fraudulent tax returns in the names of the victims at the start of the 2020 filing season.

New Proposal to Use Existing Underwater Fiber Optic Cables as Seismographs – Will it Aid in Predicting Natural Disasters?

New research “Illuminating Earth’s fault” by the University of California at Berkley proposes the use of existing underwater submarine fiber optic cables as seismographs. With the new network we will get a complete picture of the tectonic activity of our planet. A seismometer is an instrument that responds to ground motions, such as caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and explosions. Seismometers are usually combined with a timing device and a recording device to form a seismograph.

Combating Advanced Threats with Endpoint Security Intelligence

From custom malware to zero-day exploits, advanced security threats are exploding worldwide—and the sophistication of these attacks is higher than ever. Today’s cybercriminals are adept at finding victims to target via email or web-based threats, as well as exploiting vulnerabilities in the endpoints themselves. Large, coordinated, operationally sophisticated attacks are now executed across broad swaths of the Internet, bypassing traditional security mechanisms. And the number of malware strains just keeps growing.

Germany Refused Putin’s Proposal for Missile Deployment Halt in Europe – How Will Russia Retaliate?

Germany refused Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for a moratorium on missile deployment in Europe. Putin had sent a proposal to the leaders of several countries this fall to introduce a moratorium on deploying intermediate-and shorter-range missiles in Europe. The intermediate-range missile is defined as ground-launched ballistic missiles (GLBM) or GLCM having a range between 1,000 km to 5,500 km. The shorter-range missile was defined as GLBMs or GLCMs with a range between 500 km and 1,000 km.

Will Putin Severe Ties with China for Stealing Space and Nuclear Weapons Technologies?

China has been actively involved in espionage against Russia after the collapse of the  Soviet Union in 1991. In the last century, China has not been known for many inventions in the space field, but instead as been a successful copycat. The route to copying patented and classified inventions leads to espionage. The facts prove themselves. Even though China has the highest numbers of STEM grads under President’s Xi politics, still China is not a leader in the field. Also, Chinese education focuses on being a great follower, but not a leader, since the communist model does not allow room for individualistic views.

European Space Agency’s Largest Budget Ever – Here Comes Future Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a budget increase to $15.866 billion. The expansion of the budget was finalized on November 28. The ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris. The national bodies who sit on ESA’s governing council are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Top 5 Ways to Deliver a Seamless Web Design Experience for the End Users

For businesses, looking for a great-looking web design is the holy grail. We live in an era where all of us try to locate a website that offers design that is out of this world. But how can every design be that marvelous?

A design that can guarantee us immediate response is the key here. That’s the prime reason why any company can’t afford even a slight mishap when it comes to UX. For a web designer, his focus must be on delivering a user experience, which is bang on-trend. But “how?” is the big question in this concern.

Redefining Networks for Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social and Security

Much has been written about cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social, and IT security as significant forces that are transforming information technology and business. Much less has been said about the impact of these forces on networking— or about the role that networks play when business initiatives are based on them. As these technologies move from future trend to mainstream, the network as the common, critical infrastructure component will get close to the breaking point.

Online Gambling Continues to Boom in New Jersey

The online gambling industry in New Jersey is continuing to boom, with local authorities reporting that the sector generated total revenues of more than $70 million during September 2019. That figure represented a rise of around $10 million from the previous month and highlighted the growing popularity of the online casinos and sports betting sites, not only in the US, but worldwide.

Putin Announces New Russian Defense and Weapons Strategy for 2020 – Does it Mean Nuclear Weapons Cold War Race is On Again?

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a new defense and weapons strategy will be introduced in 2020, which expected to be in force until 2033. It is expected to contain expanded military spending and a new generation of weapon systems. One of the main areas of focus is space and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

10 Cheapest Press Release Publishers – Best PR Services (Prices are Included)

New low-cost internet press release models are often outperforming traditional high-cost legacy alternatives. If you wanted to know the lowest priced press release publisher with the easiest services to use, we have listed 10 services that are all under $100. Based on price per press release, these are the lowest 10 press release services that we could find on the internet, including price per single release.

How to Promote a Language School on Different Social Media

If your language school isn’t on social media already, you are missing out on an effective and inexpensive marketing tool. Social media has an enormous targeting capability, a lot of reach and scale and it costs less than most marketing channels. People spend time on social media and it’s easier to reach them there.

But, not every social media will fit your school – not every platform suits every type of business. This is why it’s so important to analyse and see what will work best for you and where you are most likely to reach your target audience.

How Security Solutions Enable Cloud Success

Cloud adoption is now mainstream, and all types of cloud services ranging from on-premise private cloud (adopted by 44% of organizations), to hosted private cloud (adopted by 34% of organizations) to the three types of public cloud are seeing growth in adoption. The key challenge is connecting the different cloud services into hybrid and multicloud environments and to put a comprehensive management, governance and security framework in place across the various clouds.

Disaggregation Necessary in a Complete Backup and DR Solution

Data is a vital part of an organization and business owners are finding ways to make their data more available and secure with every passing minute. Backup comes to mind talking about data protection but a complete data protection is a lot more than that.

There are a two main factors that play their part in making a backup reliable and efficient: disaggregation and disaster recovery. This article will highlight them and how they are useful for an enterprise.

Doom! Putin’s Final Step in Motion to Complete Digital Iron Curtain

The Ural Science Education Center (USEC), backed by Roskosmos, has announced a new project. The USEC opened this year under a Kremlin directive and is expected to have 15 additional centers opened within the next six years across Russia.  The project consists of creating a platform which will gather information about each user. It will gather each individual’s digital footprint— the trail of data you create while using the Internet. This includes the websites you visit, emails you send, and information you submit to online services.

How to Choose a PC Power Supply?

Picking up a PC power supply unit can be strenuous more so if you have no idea of what factors to consider. It is, however, critical that you pick the right PSU given that it is one of the essential components of a PC. Most people think that as long as the component fits in the PC, then that is the right power supply for your computer. Well, that is not the case. By the end of this piece, you are going to have a clear idea of how to choose a PC power supply unit. These include the features to look for so that you end up with the right power supply that is not going to supply adequate power to each component for it to work precisely fine.

5G Fixed Wireless Access Market to Double in Size

The 5G fixed wireless access market is expected to grow from $396 million in 2019 to  $46.4 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 97.47% from 2019 to 2026. Major factors driving the growth of the 5G fixed wireless access market are growing demand for high-speed internet connectivity and broad network coverage with reduced latency and power consumption, increasing adoption of advanced technologies such as machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) and millimeter-wave in 5G FWA. However, delay in making decisions related to the standardization of spectrum allocation, high infrastructure costs, adverse impact on the environment are expected to limit the growth of this market.

Russia Debutes New Countermeasure Complex for Use Against Drones

Rostec showcased their new countermeasure complex for unmanned aerial vehicles– “Rubez-Avtomatka” prototype (translation: Frontier-Automation)– at the 2019 Dubai Airshow this week. The airshow is a biennial show held in the United Arab Emirates under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The airshow started in 1986. Rostec is a State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology Industrial Product. It is a Russian state-owned holding conglomerate headquartered in Moscow that specializes in consolidating strategically important companies, mainly in the defense and high-tech industries.

Russian Spy Ship Disappearance from US Radar – Is Russia Planning Global Blackout?

Russia’s spy ship Yantar disappeared from radars near North American shores, after being spotted on November 8. Yantar is a special purpose intelligence collection ship built for the Russian Navy under the pretense of research. The ship has been operated by the Russian Navy’s Main Directorate of Underwater Research since 2015 and is reportedly a spy ship. The ship has a length of 108 metres (354 ft) and a full displacement of 5,736 tons. It’s home base is Severomorsk, where it is attached to the Northern Fleet.

Connected Logistics Market Shows Double Digit Growth

Connected logistics refers to the methods used for accessing real-time data that manage complex logistics operations effectively.Technology giants such as Siemens AG (Germany), AT&T Inc. (U.S.), SAP SE (Germany), and others provide solutions required for connected logistics such as software as well as advising, deploying, and supporting services to connected logistics platform. Siemens has stated plans to start its global logistics headquarter including its portfolio of airports, cargo infrastructure, and port in the emirate shortly.

Traction Battery Market to Witness Significant Rise In Revenue

An electric-vehicle battery (EVB) or traction battery is a battery used to power the propulsion of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Vehicle batteries are usually a secondary (rechargeable) battery. Traction batteries are used in forklifts, electric golf carts, riding floor scrubbers, electric motorcycles, electric cars, trucks, vans, and other electric vehicles.

Space as NATO’s New Operational Sphere – Will Starship Troopers Novel Come True?

NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs are meeting this week at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the  is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. It is expected that NATO will acknowledge space as NATO’s new operational sphere at these meetings.

Web Security: Essential Component of Threat-Centric Defense Strategy

Endpoint security and the Web security defenses protecting the endpoint are on the front lines in the battle against malware and targeted attacks attempting to gain access to corporate resources. Web security technologies are adapting to the growing use of cloud services and the explosion of mobile devices, which together have created a perimeter that is becoming more malleable every day. That digital fluidity is under attack by organized criminals in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China who are taking advantage of the growing complexity and strained security defenses.

Russia Declassifies R-5 Rocket Documents as Putin Creates New Nuclear Capable Weapons

Rosatom declassified documents pertaining to the highly secretive Russian rocket R-5.  Rosatom is a Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow that specializes in nuclear energy. The rocket R-5 is the predecessor of the Russian Calibr. The R-5 was originally a development of OKB-1 as a single-stage missile with a detachable warhead reentry vehicle. The R-5M was a nuclear armed missile– the first nuclear missile to be deployed by the Soviet Union– with greater payload and weight but better reliability than its predecessor.

New NASA Report on Travel to Space Station – What is the Future?

On November 14, the NASA Inspector General Office of Audits published a report entitled NASA’s Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station. The audit data was collected from February 2019 to November 2019 as per the audit standards. One of the main goals of the audit is to compare the piloted programs by Boeing, Space X and Soyuz.