Vodafone says hackers broke into nearly 2,000 customer accounts this week

Vodafone UK said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecoms company this month. The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims' bank sort codes and the last four numbers of their bank accounts, along with their names and mobile telephone numbers, a Vodafone spokesman said. “This incident was driven by criminals using email addresses and passwords acquired from an unknown source external to Vodafone,” he added in a statement.

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Google sued by express delivery driver seeking wages

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A driver for Google's same day delivery service filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company on Friday, alleging it improperly classified her as an independent contractor and owes expenses. The case, filed in a Massachusetts state court, comes days after Amazon Prime Now drivers filed a similar lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc in California. Like drivers in the Amazon case, Google Express driver Anna Coorey said in her lawsuit that she was hired by an intermediary courier service but is required to work only for Google during her shift.

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U.S. retailers push banks to use PINs on credit cards as confusion reigns

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – Some big U.S. retailers are stepping up efforts to use personal identification numbers, or PINs, with new credit cards embedded with computer chips in a bid to prevent counterfeit card fraud. A small band of retailers with the clout to call the shots on their branded credit cards is leading the charge. Target Corp is moving ahead with a chip-and-PIN rollout, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to do the same.

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The Application and Advantages of Ion Beam Sputter Deposition

Written by: Denton Vacuum, LLC

Summary: Learn why ion beams are favorable for certain applications.

Ion beam technology has been around for a long time. There are numerous advantages of utilizing ion beam sputter deposition techniques over physical or chemical deposition. Here is a breakdown of the advantages and practical uses that are still applied today.

Ion beams have the capability to coat applications with a wide range of specifications that surpass those of physical or chemical deposition. Their platforms showcase their interchangeability and flexibility by providing the user with either a simple rotation or multi-faceted flip fixture.

What is Ion Beam Sputtering?

Essentially, an ion source is generated to create a beam that targets an object. What the ion beam is consisted of is an anode and a cathode. With the application of a high amount of voltage, an electrostatic field is then created within the ion’s source pushing the ions towards the center. After a gas is injected – which is a crucial step in the process – the gas begins to ionize and the source creates plasma within. After, this process then shoots an ion in a form of beam directly at the target and sputters the material onto the sample. This process follows a similar pattern to e-beam evaporation but involves plasma instead of electrons.

Certain applications, such as biological applications, favor ion beam sputtering due to certain factors such as heat and thermal sensitivity. Excellent sources of coating can be still produced on heat sensitive samples due to the sputtering process’s enhanced capabilities. For example, a slice of cheese can be coated using an ion beam without any complications from the deposition process. An ebeam ray wouldn’t be able to match this type of quality produced.

Why You Should Take Your Time Picking Out an Online Shopping Cart

By Secure Net Shop

Do you have an ecommerce website? Are you thinking of starting one? In either case, you probably already know that there are certain ingredients you’re going to need if you hope to succeed in bringing in an impressive amount of revenue every month.

SecureNetShop3What you can’t afford to do is underestimate the importance of any of these essential elements. For example, a lot of people fail to appreciate that they absolutely need an online shopping cart for their website. As a result, their profits suffer. Worse still, they may fail to make the connection so they never rehabilitate their revenue stream.

The right internet shopping cart is about more than just giving your customers a virtual repository for the items they want to purchase. That would be like saying a traditional business hires employees just to walk around the store. In reality, the difference between good employees and lackluster ones will make the difference between an ecommerce site that works and one that falls on its face.

Not only does your site need to be easy to use, it must also have an easy time getting your customers to purchase greater amounts of product. So be careful in making your decision and implementing it ASAP.

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Criminal Background Checks for Employees

By Tenant Screening Services, LLC

Running a business is never easy. If you built yours up from nothing to something huge, you may think that the day you can finally hire on help will be the best of your life. The truth, though, is that this can often be the beginning of your troubles. It could even be the beginning of serious problems that eventually end your business.

InstantBackgroundcheeks3So how can you make sure this doesn’t happen? While there are a number of ways to do so, employer background checks tend to be the most effective. A simple, instant employment background check can be done without effort by outsourcing the procedure. Yet this one decision on your part will keep your employees safer and could be the difference between your company succeeding or failing.

Keep in mind, too, that these procedures are now commonplace these days, so it’s not as though you’ll need to worry about the employees’ reaction. Just be sure that if you do it to one prospective staff member, you do it to all of them or you could face charges of discrimination.

Luckily, this is such an important step to take, that doing it to all of your employees makes a lot of sense. It’s the only way to ensure a safe working environment.

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A Breakdown of RNA Synthesis

Written by: The Midland Certified Reagent Company

Explore the process of RNA synthesis.

RNA, or ribonucleic acids, plays an important role in protein synthesis and the replication of DNA.

When the process of transcription first begins, the RNA polymers attach to a template strand of DNA and then begin to produce an RNA strand off a chain of nucleotides. There are different types of RNA that you should be aware of. The difference also lies in whether the RNA is in a prokaryote or a eukaryote.

The various types of RNA are made up of the different types of RNA polymerase. They are generally large enzymes that function as cell proteins. They play a vital role in the transcription process as they decide what is going to be coded as well as when the process is going to occur. These factors are crucial in the transcription process’s success. The adjunction of both of the strands determines the quality of synthesis.rna-synthesis

DNA polymers on the other hand also play a role within the transcription process. DNA has the code for a cell’s sustenance. With that information within its structure, you’ll find them within the genes. In order for the instructions to be used, they must be coded in a way that cells can used to produce the proper proteins that promote continuous life.

DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis play a hand-in-hand role that is important for life’s patterns. Through these processes, one can achieve breakthrough contributions to today’s society which is why scientists and researchers continue to uncover new trends of both processes.