The Download: China’s possible surveillance sanctions, and hacking locusts

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

The world’s biggest surveillance company you’ve never heard of

You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one of its millions of cameras. The Chinese company’s products can be found anywhere from police surveillance systems to baby monitors in more than 190 countries. Its ability to make decent-quality products at cheap prices (as well as its ties with the Chinese state) has helped make Hikvision the largest manufacturer …

Maximize business value with data-driven strategies

Every company is collecting data, whether it’s consumer buying habits, demographic data from third-party sources or insights from weather patterns. That’s good news—it wasn’t long ago that this kind of critical information was mostly ignored. But it’s not enough: companies must now start using that data to run every part of their business.

There’s more progress to be made: just 34% of executives in a recent PwC U.S. Cloud Business Survey say they’re achieving their target business outcome when it comes to improved decision-making through better data analytics. And a mere 16% say they’re realizing substantial value from their data.…

Computer And Knowledge Sciences

Utility software program is also known as service program, service tool or utility routine. It differs from functions mostly by method of measurement, complexity and function. Utility applications are bundled with operating systems. However, these applications are additionally available in a separate bundle and that’s why they are generally thought-about separate from system software program. There are two forms of software, i.e. system software and utility software.

What sort of OS is Windows?

Microsoft Windows, commonly referred to as Windows, is a bunch of several proprietary graphical operating system households, all of that are developed and marketed by Microsoft.

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The world’s biggest surveillance company you’ve never heard of

You may never have heard of Hikvision, but chances are you’ve already been captured by one of its millions of cameras. The Chinese company’s products can be found anywhere from police surveillance systems to baby monitors in more than 190 countries. Its ability to make decent-quality products at cheap prices (as well as its ties with the Chinese state) has helped make Hikvision the largest manufacturer of video surveillance equipment in the world.

But while Hikvision’s close links with the Chinese government have helped it grow, it is these links that may now be its undoing. The firm has helped …