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ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights June 9, 2017

By boundless team in · Technology · June 9, 2017

ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.

Chinese ‘Fireball’ Malware Infects 250 Million Computers 

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the "Fireball" malware package is believed to have infected more than 250 million computers worldwide and is present on 20% of corporate networks, with major infection centers in India, Brazil, and Mexico.

Our thoughts: This malware is possibly the biggest of all time.

High tech on the high seas: Carnival cruises' smart makeover

Each medallion and a related smartphone app will also streamline the boarding process, open your room's door, remember your wine preferences, let you book reservations for activities, send you invitations to events and allow you to make purchases from anywhere on the ship. It's like a digital concierge and planning guide. There is also an opt-in location service that lets you keep tabs on everyone in your group and shows you where they are at any time.

Our thoughts: Wearables, sensors, and personalization are all aimed giving guests a better experience.

After acquisition, Pinboard will shutter social bookmarking site Delicious

While the site’s heyday has long since passed, Delicious’s influence will linger: it helped to establish social bookmarking in the earlier days of the web, features which have since been incorporated into a number of other sites, such as, Pinboard, Pocket and Pinterest.

Our thoughts: Delicious was one of the original Web 2.0 websites. It's great that it will live on (even if in Read-Only mode).

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