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Cyber blitzkrieg replaces cyber Pearl Harbor

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) There has been a shift in thinking about cyberwar, according to professor Greg Austin from the University of New South Wales Canberra Cyber. special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, Huawei Watch GT, latest Chrome OS goodies (MobileTechRoundup show #460)

Rumors and leaks regarding Samsung and LG products have hit the internet with confirmation of these rumors coming in the next couple of weeks. Kevin and I chat about these rumors and much more on MobileTechRoundup show #460. Image: ZDNet Matt’s getting ready for Samsung Unpacked this week Samsung itself leaks its new watches, earbuds, and Fit E Before MWC,… Read more →

Hacker puts up for sale third round of hacked databases on the Dark Web

A hacker going by the name of Gnosticplayers has put up for sale another set of hacked databases on a Dark Web marketplace. This is the third round of hacked databases the hacker has published on the Dark Web marketplace known as Dream Market. He previously posted a batch of 16 databases containing the data of 620 million users and… Read more →

His iPad Pro was bent. An Apple Genius found a sneaky way to get it replaced

They can be of kindly spirit. Apple Of late, Apple’s been flexing its disciplinary muscles. Publicly berating Facebook for flagrantly ignoring Cupertino’s app store rules, for example. Also: An Apple saleswoman says this is the only reason to buy an iPad Pro It’s always been known for its harsh internal disciplinary methods. You can’t imagine, then, that Apple store staff would… Read more →

M1 buyout bid finally goes through with Malaysia’s Axiata exiting Singapore investment

M1’s largest shareholder Axiata Group has accepted an offer for its stake in the Singapore telco that will see it exiting the local market and finally bring to close a buyout bid that began in September last year. The move is estimated to generate a gain of 126.5 million ringgit (US$31.02 million) for Axiata’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Investments, which investment… Read more →

M1 buyout bid finally goes through with Malaysia’s Axiata exiting Singapore investment

M1’s largest shareholder Axiata Group has accepted an offer for its stake in the Singapore telco that will see it exiting the local market and finally bring to close a buyout bid that began in September last year. The move is estimated to generate a gain of 126.5 million ringgit (US$31.02 million) for Axiata’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Investments, which investment… Read more →

Google backtracks on Chrome modifications that would have crippled ad blockers

Image: Google // Composition: ZDNet A study analyzing the performance of Chrome ad blocker extensions published on Friday has proven wrong claims made by Google developers last month, when a controversy broke out surrounding their decision to modify the Chrome browser in such a way that would have eventually killed off ad blockers and many other extensions. The study, carried… Read more →

Cloudera’s Hilary Mason: To make AI useful, make it more "boring"

Cloudera’s GM of Machine Learning, Hilary Mason When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, the industry is at a crossroads of fascination versus function. We’re awed by the technology, but a number of forces are conspiring to minimize the progress we’re making, especially in the Enterprise.  There are a few people out there who are adamantly trying to address this. One… Read more →

Cloudera’s Hilary Mason: To make AI useful, make it more "boring"

Cloudera’s GM of Machine Learning, Hilary Mason When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, the industry is at a crossroads of fascination versus function. We’re awed by the technology, but a number of forces are conspiring to minimize the progress we’re making, especially in the Enterprise.  There are a few people out there who are adamantly trying to address this. One… Read more →

LoveSync: Coordinating sex between busy couples should be an app

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) This week, hundreds of millions of couples around the globe celebrated Valentine’s Day. They bought chocolate, flowers, greeting cards, and made dinner reservations. They booked hotel nights and long weekends. It’s an industry that is worth an estimated $20.7 billion in the US alone. Also: Robot Love: Why romance with machines is a foregone conclusion And the culmination… Read more →

Google working on new Chrome security feature to ‘obliterate DOM XSS’

Google has created a new browser API that will help Chrome fight certain types of cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, adding another level of protection at the browser level to keep users safe from hacking attempts. This new feature is called Trusted Types and is a browser API that Google has been working on for the past months. The company’s engineers… Read more →

Google working on new Chrome security feature to ‘obliterate DOM XSS’

Google has created a new browser API that will help Chrome fight certain types of cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, adding another level of protection at the browser level to keep users safe from hacking attempts. This new feature is called Trusted Types and is a browser API that Google has been working on for the past months. The company’s engineers… Read more →