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Alex Chuang Contributor Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark,
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Academic researchers today disclosed details of the newest class of speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities in Intel processors that impacts all modern chips, including the chips used in Apple devices. After the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities earlier last year that put practically every computer in the world at risk, different classes of Spectre
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Lawmakers in San Francisco will vote today on legislation that would ban the use of facial recognition technology among city departments, according to NPR. If approved, the law would make San Francisco the first city to ban the technologies use, a ban that would extend to police body cameras. “Governments have used the technology for
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We’re looking for fearless early-stage startup founders who want to launch their business on a global stage. We’re talking about competing in Startup Battlefield, our legendary, life-altering pitch-off that takes place at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Do you have what it takes to be legendary? Apply right here and find out. What
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ESET researchers have discovered that the attackers have been distributing the Plead malware via compromised routers and man-in-the-middle attacks against the legitimate ASUS WebStorage software In July 2018 we discovered that the Plead backdoor was digitally signed by a code-signing certificate that was issued to D-Link Corporation. Recently we detected a new activity involving the
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In the world of enterprise IT, it’s not uncommon for people to incorrectly refer to the terms identity management with access management while in conversation. In reality, the two terms cover completely different areas. The main reason people get confused about an identity and access management framework is that the two processes work in tandem
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Malicious or criminal attacks accounted for nearly twice as many data breaches as those resulting from human error during the first quarter of 2019, according to the Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The report, published today, marks the start of Australia’s Privacy Awareness Week. “By understanding the
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I am an Artificial Intelligence (AI) neophyte. I’m not a data scientist or a computer scientist or even a mathematician. But I am fascinated by AI’s possibilities, enamored with its promise and at times terrified of its potential consequences. I have the good fortune to work in the company of amazing data scientists that seek
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What are some of the most interesting takeaways from Verizon’s latest annual security report? Data breach, yawn. Those two little words that occur so frequently in the media and will have you switching off. Last week, Verizon released their 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) which provides valuable insight spanning across 86 countries and 41,686
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At the company’s I/O 2019 developer conference, Google has announced its plan to introduce two new privacy and security-oriented features in the upcoming versions of its Chrome web browser. In an attempt to allow users to block online tracking, Google has announced two new features—Improved SameSite Cookies and Fingerprinting Protection—that will be previewed by Google
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A report published today by Advanced Intelligence revealed that three US-based antivirus software vendors have been breached, and a high-profile collective of Russian hackers is claiming responsibility. Using a credential-stuffing botnet, the known international cybercrime group has reportedly stolen more than 30 terabytes of data from the networks of three U.S.-based antivirus firms. Advanced Intelligence research
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by Lisa Vaas The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is yet again beating the drum for the long-discussed, much-debated, when-in-the-world-will-this-happen national data privacy law, the lack of which keeps the country from parity with the EU and its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)… …or, for that matter, with the state of California, with its California’s
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The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies. Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim
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Photo storage app Ever failed to get consent from users who uploaded millions of images to the service before it adopted the images as tools to train a commercial facial recognition system, according to NBC News. Without disclosing their use of the images to users of the app, Ever also reportedly offered to sell that facial