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GE’s new industrial IoT software business: What it means for customers

With GE establishing a new standalone software business, we examine what it means for existing and potential customers of GE Digital and for GE. Must read: GE plans to launch independent industrial IoT company, unloads ServiceMax: Too little, too late? What we know: On Dec. 13, 2018, GE announced the formation of a new industrial IoT (or IIoT) software business,… Read more →

Facebook Portal video chat device is 25% off for a limited time

We’ve spotted an interesting deal on Amazon. Facebook’s video chat device, Portal, which only launched last month, is already on sale. It’s reduced by 25 percent for a limited time. There are two versions of Portal: The 10-inch Portal, and the 15.6-inch Portal+. They normally cost $199 and $349, respectively. But, right now, the Portal is just $149 on Amazon,… Read more →

AMD partners Singapore university to launch AI lab

AMD and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have jointly set up a S$4.8 million (US$3.5 million) lab aimed at building up local skillsets in data science and artificial intelligence (AI). The new facility would support the university’s undergraduate programme encompassing the two technology areas and enable its students to experience real-world applications, such as the development of software models used… Read more →

Microsoft’s Notes and Tasks strategy explained

Microsoft has been making lots of updates to its various note-taking and planning products as of late. Microsoft has added a number of new features to Sticky Notes, including the ability to sync sticky notes across devices. It is integrating its To-Do successor to Wunderlist with Cortana, as well as with the Microsoft Launcher for Android. Meanwhile, the company continues… Read more →

Facebook bug exposed private photos of 6.8 million users

Image: Facebook Facebook announced today another security incident affecting millions of its customers. This time, the company said that a bug in one of its APIs exposed the private photos of nearly 6.8 million users. Facebook blamed this new leak on a Photo API bug that was present in its backend code between September 13 to September 25, 2018. The… Read more →

How to talk to a cloud

Managing cloud computing resources is difficult, this is one of technical life’s great truths. But like all other aspects of our existence on Earth, once we accept this fact, we can start to transcend it and overcome the obstacles in front of us. Acceptance issues aside, what appears to be surfacing in terms of our onward approach to cloud in… Read more →

Fancy Bear exploits Brexit to target government groups with Zebrocy Trojan

Researchers tracking the Fancy Bear threat group have revealed the persistent targeting of NATO-aligned nation-states through a new campaign. According to researchers from Palo Alto Networks, the latest wave of attacks, labeled the “Dear Joohn” movement, is also moving against former USSR nation states. In a blog post this week, the team said that Fancy Bear — also known as… Read more →

IBM protects your cloud container data running under Kubernetes with encryption

Cloud security: Are firms still fretting about the wrong issues? Security still tops the list of issues that put firms off cloud services. But many concerns may be misplaced, wrong or simply missing the point. Read More Protecting your stored data on the cloud is a concern, but it’s easy enough with encryption. Thanks to SSL, it’s simple to protect… Read more →

Calling all drone pilots: Why Finland’s military is turning to civilian fliers for help

Finland’s military has been sending letters to drone pilots up and down the country to solicit their services for a new unit that would mobilize in time of war. The military authorities have contacted hobbyists and professionals alike, in fact anyone who has sought permission from the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) to fly a drone, according to Helsinki newspaper… Read more →

Trump, Google, United Nations are among 2018’s worst password offenders

US President Trump, the United Nations, and Google have all earned themselves a position as some of the worst password offenders over 2018. Weak passcodes, the use of terrible passwords — such as “123456” or “QWERTY” –and a failure to change your account credentials on a regular basis have all, for years, been cautioned against for the sake of security…. Read more →

Trump, Google, United Nations are among 2018’s worst password offenders

US President Trump, the United Nations, and Google have all earned themselves a position as some of the worst password offenders over 2018. Weak passcodes, the use of terrible passwords — such as “123456” or “QWERTY” –and a failure to change your account credentials on a regular basis have all, for years, been cautioned against for the sake of security…. Read more →

Save the Children Foundation duped by hackers into paying out $1 million

Save the Children Foundation has revealed that the charity was targeted by fraudsters last year, leading to the loss of $1 million. Speaking to the Boston Globe, the US arm of the non-profit, which supports children worldwide, said that con artists managed to compromise an employee’s email account in order to masquerade as the staff member in question. Once access… Read more →