Sqreen wants to become the IFTTT of web app security

French startup Sqreen lately launched a Security Hub with dozens of plugins to put you in control of the security of your web app. In many ways, it feels like enabling undertakings on popular automation service IFTTT.

Sqreen participated in TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield and Y Combinator’s current batch. The vision of the product hasn’t changed. Sqreen lets you protect your web service with little endeavor from your side.

Big companies have dedicated security teams that protect services, try to run attacks to find imperfections and more. Smaller companies don’t inevitably have enough time and money to build a dedicated squad. But your product is still vulnerable to SQL injections, XSS attacks and brute-force attacks.

Sqreen isn’t a firewall. You simply have to install a library package on your server and add got a couple of lines at the top your source code to require the Sqreen module in your application.

Once this is done, Sqreen monitors attacks in real period without a big performance hitting — the startup says there’s a 4 percent CPU overhead. Sqreen now works for web apps in Node.js, Ruby, PHP, Python or Java.

In addition to protecting you against common assaults, Sqreen constructs security recommendations so that you can regularly fix vulnerabilities. And with GDPR be forthcoming, tech companies have a greater responsibility when it comes to protecting customer data and disclosing hacks.

Customers wanted to know more about what Sqreen was doing. That’s why Sqreen launched a security hub with documented plugins.

“All security vendors are very secretive, ” Sqreen co-founder and CEO Pierre Betouin. “Usually, you can’t test the product and you have no information on what they do. We were like this at the beginning of Sqreen. Our positioning was genuinely’ install our library and we’ll covering a range of security features.’”

“We had a big push back. So we wondered how we could be more transparent, provide something more rational. We explain each plugin completely.”

Sundays Always Remind Me Of You


Everything is cyclical .

Somehow it is always Sunday morning. Somehow, April turned to June and you became a remote memory, replaced with better habits and a boy with warm eyes. Somehow a Saturday night turned into the last Sunday we would expend together. He had built us a popsicle stick house with a frame built out of brittle lies and the first cold snap of winter shattered the idea of it ever becoming a home. You cannot dance in a kitchen that doesn’t exist. You cannot shower in a place where the pipes have burst.

Somehow, in trying to keep warm, I aimed up comfortable under the cover-ups, watching another Saturday night turn into Sunday through the pink half-light of a window that didn’t are all part of you, either. You whispered “you are so hard to leave” but reminded me in the same breath that I am the one who has a tendency to run.

The thing is, we have been here before, by another doorway. I had been building us a popsicle stick house glued together with hope; a place where, in the mornings, I would build you coffee and you would sit on the sink while I rained. Then the working day you would not take off your shoes to come inside. It was as if you opened the door, ensure the empty rooms, and decided to shut it softly on the way out.

I am wondering if it is different now. Either way, I know how this story goes.

We are kissing in the bar, I am on the softball field, the hazy 4 a.m. glow on your alarm rings in a new day. February is turning into March overnight so I practice in the dark as I drive: “I am so scared. I don’t want to care.” I will merely acknowledge it to the quiet of the car because that is a rule: saying it out loud makes it real, right ? It does not feel like I’m going anywhere if I keep my lips pressed to yours, or your knees tucked behind mine while we sleep.

I am wondering if it will be the same this time around. If this March will follow last year’s routine, where I kiss you and say “you are so hard to leave” merely to come home to April, and the other house where you will not take your shoes off or come inside again.

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11 surprising items that arent recyclable

Hold up – don’t toss those empty receptacles in the recycling bin just yet!

While it’s great to recycle as much as possible, there are some items that don’t belong in that bin. Here’s a look at 11 things you think are recyclable but they’re not.

1. Some takeout containers

You merely constructed a stacked recycling tower to save space and you want to use it, but hold off on filling it with pizza boxes and Chinese takeout receptacles. Leave grease-soaked boxes and other cardboard receptacles, or anything with leftover food particles out of your recycling bin as they can injury or contaminate other recyclable materials.

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Billion-dollar polar engineering needed to slow melting glaciers

Underwater sea walls and artificial islands among projects urgently required to avoid devastation of global flooding, tell scientists

Scientists have outlined plans to build a series of mammoth engineering projects in Greenland and Antarctica to assist slow down the disintegration of the planet’s main glaciers. The controversial proposals include underwater walls, artificial islands and huge pumping stations that would channel cold water into the bases of glaciers to stop them from melting and sliding into the sea.

The researchers say the run- costing tens of billions of dollars a hour- is urgently needed to prevent polar glaciers melting and creating sea level. That would lead to major inundations of low-lying, densely populated areas, such as parts of Bangladesh, Japan and the Netherlands.

Flooding in these areas is likely to cost tens of trillions of dollars a year if global warming continues at its present rate, and vast sea-wall defences will need to be built to limit the devastation. Such expenses attain glacier engineering in polar regions a competitive alternative, according to the team, which is led by John Moore, professor of climate change at the University of Lapland.

” We think that geoengineering of glaciers could delay much of Greenland and Antarctica’s grounded ice from reaching the sea for centuries, buying time to address global warming ,” the scientists write in the current issue of Nature .” Geoengineering of glaciers has received little attention in publications. Most people assume that it is unfeasible and environmentally undesirable. We disagree .”

Ideas put forward by the group specifically target the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctic because these will contribute more to sea rise this century than any other source, they say. Their proposals include 😛 TAGEND

* Building a 100 -metre high wall on the seabed across a 5km broad fjord at the end of the Jakobshavn glacier in western Greenland. This would reduce influxes of warming sea water which are eroding the glacier’s base ;P TAGEND

* Constructing artificial islands in front of glaciers in Antarctica in order to buttress them and limit their collapse as their ice melts due to global warming ;P TAGEND

* Circulating cooled brine underneath glaciers such as the Pine Island glacier in Antarctica- in order to prevent their bases from melting and sliding towards the sea.

In each case, the team- which includes scientists in Finland and the US- acknowledges that costs would be in the billions. Construction is also likely to cause considerable interruption. For example, constructing a dam across the Jakobshavn fjord could affect ecology, fisheries and tourism, and large numbers of employees would have to be shipped in to complete the project.

Similarly, constructing artificial islands in front of glaciers would entail importing about six cubic kilometres of material, a task that would be vastly difficult in stormy Antarctic waters. And drilling through ice that is kilometres thick to pump down cooled water would also stretch the capabilities of engineers.

However, the team insists that such projects should be carefully assessed now as the likely costs appear to be compatible with those of other major energy and civilian engineering works being planned across the globe. The issue is simple, they country: should we spend vast sums to wall off all the world’s coasts, or can we address the problem at its source?

” Potential risks, especially to local ecosystems, require careful analysis ,” they conclude.” In our view, however, the greatest hazard is doing nothing .”

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If Trump reverses this one law, disabled Americans will lose their civil rights.

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush passed the Americans with Disabilities Act — a statute put into place to ensure the equal rights of virtually 60 million disabled Americans nationwide, including myself.

Now, virtually three decades later, the GOP-led government wants to shut it down.

People participate in the inaugural Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015, in New York City. Photo by Stephanie Keith/ Getty Images.

U.S. House representatives were set to approve a bill on Feb. 8, 2018, that aimed to weaken the ADA by eliminating incentives for business owners to comply with the law mandating equal access to public places.

But some congressmen argue the decision to strip the ADA would take away the very thing this law awards to disabled Americans: equality.

“Right now, the route the ADA is structured, the reason why businesses are going to comply is that they might be sued, ” said Jennifer Mathis, director of policy and legal advocacy for the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington , D.C. “Once you take that away, that’s it, there’s no consequence. If you’re a business, there’s no reason why you need to worry about inducing yourself accessible.”

The ADA ensures industries take steps to be accessible to people with disabilities. Without it, it could entail limited access, undertaking displacement, or drastic pay cuts for disabled Americans.

Under one proposed revisions, disabled people would have to provide business owners with a notice if there’s a lack of accessibility to enter the business or with the services they offer. Business owneds would have 60 days to acknowledge the problem, and an additional 120 days to stimulate substantial changes. In short, people with disabilities would have to wait a total of 180 days to re-enforce their civil right .

If the business owners fail to comply, they can be sued. Supporters of stripping the ADA say that the lawsuits are already out of control. Some lawyers looking for payouts conduct what are called “drive-by suits” — suing industries for a misplaced sign or ramp out of place to make a quick buck.

Yet these suits are already happening and are evidence that the current legislation needs improvement more than further rollbacks.

As an American female with cerebral palsy, I’m scared of what I stand to lose.

Today, I have the same rights as any other American, able-bodied or not. I can hold my job as a journalist and novelist. I earn a decent wage. I have a right to enter all business: everything from shopping center and restaurants to hotels and grocery stores.

What happens to my life if industries don’t have to create ways to help me access them ?

I think about the long road I’ve taken to earn my place as a contributing is part of society. If the GOP does take the ADA away, they’re taking my subsistence, and millions of others’, with it.

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Colorado residents head home after fire ignites on Army post

A Colorado wildfire that ignited on a U.S. Army post where a educate exert was being conducted had destroyed some homes in a nearby community but was largely under control, letting many residents who fled the flames to return home Saturday, authorities said.

Three homes had burned as well as multiple vehicles, motorhomes and barges, El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder told at a press conference. The flame that spread from Fort Carson to the rural Midway Ranch community outside Colorado Springs was almost entirely contained Saturday, and no injuries were reported.

A few places were still evacuated, and a Red Cross shelter would remain open, Fort Carson spokeswoman Brandy Gill told. The cause of flame that sparked Friday during dry, windy weather and grew to more than 5 square miles( 13 square kilometers) was under investigation, she said.

Some residents complained that Fort Carson should have taken more precautions or delayed the training activity this week because of high fire danger. Samuel Saling told The Gazette of Colorado Springs that he and some neighbours got no response when they asked the post to postpone the exercise.

“The Army is supposed to protect the American populace, but it for sure doesn’t feel like we’re being protected, ” Saling said.

Army Col. Ron Fitch said infantry and helicopter divisions were training for an upcoming deployment when the flame broke out at Fort Carson. He told Friday that the training had to go on despite the fire-prone conditions.

“We have to train in order to prepare those soldiers, ” he told reporters.

Fort Carson’s Public Affairs Office didn’t return a message from the newspaper seeking remark Saturday.

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H-E-B acquires Texas-based on-demand company Favor

H-E-B has acquired Favor, the on-demand delivery service out of Texas.

Favor will continue to operate as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of the grocery chain.

The company first launched in 2013, bringing a Texas-tailored approach to on-demand delivery. While many on-demand services, such as Postmates, focus on high-density areas like NYC and San Francisco, Favor built a product that serves the sprawling the two cities of Texas.

Users could order food from a eatery, or any item from a local store, to be purchased and delivered to wherever they were, all through an app. The notion itself isn’t revolutionary, but Favor claims to be the first on-demand service to become profitable.

Meanwhile, H-E-B is the largest grocery retail chain headquartered in Texas, and one of the top grocery retailers in the country. The acquisition comes at a time when the industry is in flux, preparing for a boom of online grocery shopping on the consumer side.

Amazon bought Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion. Target acquired Alabama-based Shipt for a cool $550 million. Sam’s Club just recently started offering an online membership club with free shipping. And Walmart is working with August smart lock company to test in-home delivery of grocery items and other packages. And is on the hunt for more startups to buy.

H-E-B has already started working on curbside service, which is available at 100 of its stores, and is fulfilling online orders from 73 of its 339 Texas stores. The acquisition of Favor will help accelerate that transition into digital.

Favor will continue operating as an independent brand, so delivery junkies in Texas can rest easy. The company currently serves 50 cities in Texas with more than 50,000 athletes and 8 million deliveries fulfilled to date.

Favor has raised a total of $37.9 million, according to Crunchbase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article told Favor was founded in 2014. It has been corrected .

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A Drugstore Serum Completely Transformed This Makeup Artists Skin And We Cant Believe Our Eyes

We know that acne can be one of the hardest things to clear up when it comes around. From hormonal breakouts, to chronic issues, the search for the perfect product is always daunting. Enter Antonio Bermudez — the makeup artist which is the focus of this incredible before and after 😛 TAGEND

In 2016, Bermudez started his scalp journey. He would wake up with his skin bleeding from acne, and used every product that promised “perfect” skin to no avail. That was until he found No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Facial Serum, which he now considers the star of his routine. Bermudez swears it helps to give him a natural glow, and inserts radiance into his scalp. It’s infused with brightening ingredients, like vitamin C and ginseng, which help with dark places and dullness.

The greatest component? It’s $ 30 at Ulta.

Looks like our skincare prayers have been answered.

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Fired McCabe kept notes on Trump, as Comey did, and gave them to Special Counsel Mueller

Newly fired FBI official Andrew McCabe kept personal memos similar to those compiled by James Comey on interactions with President Donald Trump, who axed Comey as FBI director.

The memo disclosure on Saturday, confirmed to Fox News by information sources close to McCabe, comes after the onetime FBI deputy director was fired late Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

McCabe devoted a copy of the memo, which also included what Comey told him about his interactions with Trump, to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading a federal investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 elections, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sessions told Friday night that he acted on McCabe’s termination after a Justice Department inspector general’s report, and on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary officials.

McCabe was fired two days before officially retiring and becoming eligible to receive his full retirement.

Rep. Mark Pocan, a Wisconsin Democrat, on Saturday extended a undertaking offer to McCabe so that he could reach is length of service and get his retirement benefits.

“Andrew McCabe’s firing makes it clear that President Trump is doing everything he can to discredit the FBI, ” Pocan told. “My offer of employment to Mr. McCabe is a legitimate offer to work on election security.”

McCabe released a statement Friday night suggesting his firing was part of the Trump administration’s “war on the FBI.”

Trump praised the firing. The chairman suggested on Twitter that reports present McCabe “knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI! ” The chairperson added that he was a “choirboy” compared with Comey.

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A Trump tweet later in the day alleged “tremendous leaking, lying and corruption” among those resulting the FBI and government departments of State and Justice.

The inspector general’s report is expected to conclude that McCabe, a Comey confidant, authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog office as it examined the bureau’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state under President Barack Obama.

“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of franknes, integrity and accountability, ” Sessions said in a statement.

McCabe maintained that his credibility had been attacked as “part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, ” but also the FBI and law enforcement.

“It is part of this administration’s ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the special advise investigation, which continue to this day, ” he added, referring to Robert Mueller’s look into whether there was is coordinating Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign. “Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the special counsel’s work.”

Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, touting the “brilliant and courageous example” by Sessions and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility said in a statement Saturday that the No. 2 Justice Department official, Rod Rosenstein, ought to now “bring an end” to the Russia investigation “manufactured” by Comey.

Dowd told The AP that he was neither calling on Rosenstein, the deputy lawyer government overseeing Mueller’s inquiry, to fire the special counsel instantly , nor had discussed with Rosenstein the idea of rejecting Mueller or ending the probe.

McCabe, in reacting to his untimely termination, asserted he was singled out because of the “role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath” of Comey’s firing last May. McCabe became acting director after that and presumed direct oversight of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump’s actions, including Comey’s ouster, constitute blockage of justice. McCabe could be an important witness.

Trump, in a tweet early Saturday, told McCabe’s firing was “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI — A great day for Democracy.” He told “Sanctimonious James Comey, ” as McCabe’s boss, stimulated McCabe “look like a choirboy.”

McCabe said the release of the findings against him was accelerated after he told congressional officials that he could corroborate Comey’s accounts of certain conversations with the president.

McCabe spent more than 20 years as a career FBI official and played key roles in some of the bureau’s most recent significant investigations.

Even so, Trump has repeatedly condemned him over the past year as emblematic of an FBI leadership he argues is biased against his administration.

McCabe had been on leave from the FBI since January, when he abruptly left the deputy director position. He had planned to retire on Sunday, and the dismissal probably jeopardizes his ability to collect his full pension benefits.

His removal could add to the turmoil that has enveloped the FBI since Comey’s firing and as the FBI continues its Trump campaign investigation that the White House has dismissed as a hoax.

The firing arises from an inspector general review into how the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation. That investigation focused not only on specific decisions made by FBI leadership, but including information on news media leaks.

McCabe came under scrutiny over an October 2016 news report that revealed differing approaches within the FBI and Justice Department over how aggressively the nonprofit Clinton Foundation should be investigated.

The watchdog office has concluded that McCabe authorized FBI officials to speak to a Wall Street Journal reporter for that story, and that McCabe had not been forthcoming with examiners. McCabe has issued denials.

In his statement, McCabe said he had the authority to share information with journalists through the public affairs office, business practices he said was common and continued under the current FBI director, Christopher Wray. McCabe said he frankly answered questions about whom he had spoken to and when, and that where reference is guessed his answers were misunderstood, he contacted examiners to correct them.

The media outreach came at a time when McCabe said he was facing public accusations of partisanship and followed reports that his wife, during a run for the State Senate in Virginia, had received campaign contributions from a Clinton ally. McCabe suggested in his statement that he was trying to “set the record straight” about the FBI’s independence against the background of those allegations.

With the FBI disciplinarians recommending the firing, Justice Department leaders were in a difficult situation. Sessions, whose undertaking status has for months seemed shaky under his own blistering criticism from Trump, risked inflaming the White House if he chose against firing McCabe.

But a decision to dismiss McCabe days before his retirement nonetheless carried the risk of angering his rank-and-file supporters at the FBI.

McCabe became entangled in presidential politics in 2016 when it was revealed that his wife, during her unsuccessful legislative running, obtained campaign contributions from the political action committee of then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime Clinton friend.

The FBI has said McCabe received the necessary ethics acceptance about his wife’s candidacy and was not supervising the Clinton investigation at the time.

But Trump pounded away on Twitter on Saturday: “How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M … How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more! “

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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How absurd to boycott World Cup when Russia is so bound up in our economy | Barney Ronay

Politicians were quick to jump on the World Cup and turn it into a political football in the week when 23 Russian diplomats were expelled from the UK

As Anglo-Russian relations grow ever more fraught it seems a good moment to consider just how upset Russia will really be, how deep its pit of anguish, if Prince William and other members of the British royal family refuse to attend the World Cup.

There are some clues here. By an odd coincidence, the day after the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium is also the exact 100 -year anniversary of the Russian government-sanctioned assassination of the country’s own royal family.

It was on the night of 16 July 1918 that tsar Nicholas II, the tsarina and their five children were taken by drunken gangster-soldiers of the Bolshevik army to the basement of the house in which the latter are imprisoned and beaten, shoot and stabbed to death, their bodies dismembered and burnt in a field.

The twist, of course, is that these murdered royals are also Prince William’s direct relations on two sides. Welcome to Russia, your highness.

No nation has a monopoly on acts of brutality, which history indicates are fairly evenly shared around. The point is simply that, all things considered, Russia ranks fairly low on the listing of obviously royalist nations; that it seems unlikely Russia is already tearfully cancelling its industrial-scale union jack bunting orders, burning its Wills-and-Kate cardboard mask reserves, inconsolable at the loss of the chance to witness, first hand, Meghan’s sassy summer style. But then, it was inevitable the World Cup would be among the first objects gathered up in a hurry by British politicians keen to give a sense of leverage, of something that can still be done.

There have been some bizarre notes in this. Stephen Kinnock MP has suggested in parliament that Theresa May should ask Fifa to delaying the World Cup until next year . Just picture, for a few moments of light relief, the collecting howling of helpless, belly cramping laughter in the vestibules of Fifa house as Mrs May’s urgent fax is torn from the machine. Gianni? Are you still there? Those noises. Are you in pain, Gianni?

It is hard to imagine a more comically naive suggestion, or a greater misunderstanding of British influence in the sporting world. But then the Kinnock Postponement is at least familiar territory, shot through with the same delusional loss of scale that has often marked English football’s interaction with the wider world.

Gareth Southgate is an encouragingly capable England manager but he still approaches each squad announcement, each meaningless double-header, with the funereal ego importance of a man persuaded English success or failing is in some way the defining note of all human endeavour, sighing and wincing and pronouncing names like “Danny Welbeck” and “Jake Livermore” with a note of husky fortitude, as though reading details from the suicide note of a much-loved head of state.

Southgate had the good sense the coming week to gloss over the next stage in all this, the idea the English FA might boycott Russia 2018 wholly. This possibility has been raised by the prime minister. And there is a lobby out there that maintains to attend the World Cup would be to offer an endorsement to a dubious regime- unlike, tell, going to Brazil four years ago( and good luck with all that in Qatar ).

At which point the necessity to take a stand, to resist what would be not only a terrible idea but also a deliberate act of misdirection. Let’s be grown up about this. England abandoning the World Cup would have no effect whatsoever on Russia’s foreign policy. It would instead be a route of managing domestic expectation, of giving any suggestions of action, and of getting out of doing more politically difficult things.

Sporting boycotts have had an effect but the world has changed. We are inextricably linked in so many ways. How absurd to boycott the World Cup when Russian fund and influence is still utterly bound up in our economy, legal system and politics; when Russian wealth, legitimate and occasionally questionable, is hungrily consumed by the great sluicing global laundry that is the London property market.

Whereas if the government really wants to take action, and indeed to involve football, a far better place to start would be applying some moral due diligence to the wealth pumped into ownership of our football clubs, indulging but not limited to Chelsea and Arsenal, to investigate the propriety of how some of these transformative lucks were amassed and administered and spent on our monarch soil.

Should happen: won’t happen. Either way, to pull out now would penalise Russia, a nation that does care about prestige and seats at the table, but it would also punish athletic in this country, the individuals who compete and support and feel inspired by the spectacle.

Prince William, the president of the Football Association, probably shouldn’t run. Some fans will stay away, which is a shame in itself. But in the end messing with the World Cup only stimulates sense if we’re going to do this properly , not as a sop or a display, or a note in a wider game that disregards the basic human contact, the intangible involvement of international sport.

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