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Facebook pauses effort to exchange data with hospitals

Amid concerns about its handling of user data, Facebook last month quietly put on hold a project to share data with hospitals, the company confirmed to ZDNet. As first reported by CNBC, Facebook planned to exchange anonymized data with health organizations, including Stanford Medical School and the American College of Cardiology, for the purpose of medical research. The project, a… Read more →

Avaya Brazil eyes SME growth

Enterprise communications systems firm Avaya is looking to grow its presence in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in Brazil as local organizations look at increasing IT budgets. According to the company’s Brazil president, Marcio Rodrigues, clients are now resuming conversations that had been left in the back burner for the last couple of years due to the recession,… Read more →

​Rabobank, IBM aim to use cryptographic pseudonyms for GDPR

IBM Research along with Dutch bank Rabobank said they are using cryptographic pseudonyms to help comply with the General Data Protection Act starting on May 25. GDPR is a big issue for any multinational company and the data privacy regulations revolve around giving citizens and residents control of their personal data. What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about… Read more →

Intel Remote Keyboard app discontinued in the face of critical vulnerability

A critical vulnerability which leaves users of the Intel Remote Keyboard app exposed to key jacking has prompted Intel to discontinue the software. On Tuesday, the tech giant released a security advisory documenting the bug, which impacts the Intel Remote Keyboard, a mobile application for iOS and Android devices. The vulnerability, CVE-2018-3641, is described as an unauthenticated keystroke injection flaw…. Read more →

Stealth Chinese robotics company may be setting the stage for a North American coup

It’s hard to keep secrets in the robotics industry. The sector is expanding like crazy, but robotics is still a tight-knit community where neighbors keep close tabs on each others’ business and gossip usually outs newcomers well before they show up to the party. So it was something of a shock when I learned that Geek+, a three-year-old Chinese robotics… Read more →

Blurring geographical lines to stay connected

There’s been an increasing shift towards organisations being able to run mission critical apps across networks in a number of regions. Businesses with a global presence in multiple countries want to ensure their staff have a consistent experience with applications for their day-to-day operations across all network functions. Giving workers the ability to consistently run mission-critical applications from where they… Read more →

​What are the fastest DNS providers?

Slow Wi-Fi speeds? How to improve your wireless network Suffering from a slow or sluggish home internet connection? Here are eight ways to help improve your network speeds. Read More Cloudflare made headlines by introducing its new, fast Domain Name System (DNS) resolver, which boasted improved security and faster reaction times. But, is Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 really faster than OpenDNS, Quad9,… Read more →

Mark Zuckerberg: It’s not hard to align Facebook’s interests with user interests

In a rare move, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday took nearly an hour’s worth of questions from reporters to talk about the social network’s handling of user data and its influence on global events. In recent weeks, a steady stream of bad news about Facebook has called into question whether users — and shareholders — should trust that the… Read more →

Mark Zuckerberg: It’s not hard to align Facebook’s interests with user interests

In a rare move, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday took nearly an hour’s worth of questions from reporters to talk about the social network’s handling of user data and its influence on global events. In recent weeks, a steady stream of bad news about Facebook has called into question whether users — and shareholders — should trust that the… Read more →

Google Voice gains Wi-Fi calling beta test

Google on Wednesday began beta testing Wi-Fi calling with Google Voice. Wi-Fi calling currently supports Android and web, with iOS support coming soon, Google said. Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Wi-Fi calling will enable Google Voice users to reduce phone call roaming charges and have better connection if Wi-Fi is available. Of course, calls have to be made from the Google Voice app…. Read more →