Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has borne the biggest brunt of criticism in both the press and the stock market. Last Thursday, a week after researchers led by Google unveiled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich penned… Please follow and like us:

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After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity concerns. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who conceived the idea of the consumer agency, which… Please follow and like us:

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Apple iCloud Users Swept up in Chinese Migration

Apple iCloud users in the United States appear to have been unwittingly caught up in the company’s plan to hand control of local users’ data to a state-owned Chinese company. Apple announced on Wednesday, December 10, that local user accounts for its iCloud services in mainland China would be handled by internet services firm Guizhou-Cloud Big… Please follow and like us:

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Tableau goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs

SEATTLE — Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs. The Seattle company, which makes software to visualize analytics, is introducing its so-called Hyper engine in a software update Wednesday. The technology is designed to make the data-visualization… Please follow and like us:

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Insider insight to critical RAID planning and implementation

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2018: System hardware and software failures are inevitable in a typical IT environment. For that reason, redundancy has become a key element of this industry. Addressing this issue on the hardware side, RAID backup and storage plays a crucial role in preventing faults and ensuring the safety and usability of data in the… Please follow and like us:

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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… Please follow and like us:

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Alteryx data breach exposed 123 million American households’ information

Credit reporting firms go to great lengths to convince the public that the data they collect won’t fall into the wrong hands. But what happens when they sell that data to a third party? Can the buyer make the same guarantees? That’s a question the consumer data industry is now grappling with after a discovery that… Please follow and like us:

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Why You Should Invest In Litecoin Instead Of Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies remain topical as Litecoin has taken center stage, leaving Bitcoin vying for attention. While investors are cautiously monitoring Bitcoin’s fundamental scalability issues, those in the know are hedging their bets into up-and-coming cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, which has increased over 200 percent in less than five days. We are all chomping at the bit —… Please follow and like us:

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How artificial intelligence could help spies do their jobs

When the intelligence analyst is an algorithm. A visualization generated by Primer that explores media coverage of terrorism. Primer Consider the job of an intelligence analyst—someone who has to sift through vast amounts of information and figure out the bigger narrative. The raw data this hypothetical analyst looks at could be anything from a report on… Please follow and like us:

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Ford, Lyft team up to put driverless cars on the road

SAN FRANCISCO — Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said late Tuesday. Ford also plans to test self-driving cars on the Lyft network with no human in the driver’s seat. It said that part will be just a research project for… Please follow and like us:

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AI Versus Hackers: How Machines, Automation Can Help Protect Your Business

Depending on who you listen to AI is either the future we should embrace or it’s one to fear. But for those on the front lines of security, artificial intelligence could be a way to help humans fight back against security threats, hackers and eventually maybe even other machines. In a world where algorithms could soon… Please follow and like us:

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Blockchain, Big Data And The Value Of Global Trade

Most data turns out to have a greater value than the sum of the parts. There’s a story about a global courier firm that said it saw a large drop off in its monthly orders at some point in 2007, not too long before the bottom fell out of the global economy. Traditional economic forecasting did… Please follow and like us:

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Google, Walmart Team Up To Trump Amazon

Google, with its intelligent speaker, and Walmart, with its wide array of goods, are reportedly teaming up to make shopping easier, but more importantly to combat Amazon and its diverse services. Using the Google Home device, prospective customers can browse and shop for items from Walmart with just their voice, according to Recode. Google made a… Please follow and like us:

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Ukraine Blames Russia for Massive Cyber Attack

Ukraine has blamed Russian security services for a massive cyber attack that started in the last week in Ukraine and eventually spread to computers across the world. Ukraine’s security agency, the SBU, said in a statement Saturday the attack bore resemblances to past hacks of Ukrainian infrastructure by the Russian security services. “The available data, including… Please follow and like us:

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Chinese Firms Help Government Monitor Citizens with Big Data

A Chinese city is using big data provided by a phone company to track the movement of its migrant worker population, expanding the many ways China is using big data to not just enhance performance but also track the daily lives of its citizens. “When you buy a mobile phone SIM card, you need to register… Please follow and like us:

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