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Nvidia takes aim at Tesla’s custom GPU claims

Tech and the future of transportation: From here to there Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. The details are still taking shape, but future transport systems will certainly be connected, data-driven and highly automated. Read More Tesla CEO Elon Musk touted the company’s custom GPU processor, said it is using its own silicon over Nvidia and has all… Read more →

eBay tops Q1 targets, raises 2019 guidance

eBay reported first quarter financial results on Tuesday that topped estimates and the company also raised its fiscal 2019 guidance. The San Jose, Calif.-headquartered corporation reported first quarter net income of $518 million, or 57 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 67 cents per share with revenue at $2.6 billion. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 63 cents per share… Read more →

How secure are your containerized apps?

The reason Docker went open source At the Structure Conference in San Francisco, Docker COO Scott Johnston spoke to ZDNet about why Docker made a strategic bet on making its product open source. I love containers. You love containers. We all love containers. But is our love for them blinding to us the fact that we often don’t really know… Read more →

Kohl’s will begin accepting Amazon returns in all its US stores

Amazon’s partnership with Kohl’s on package returns is moving from pilot to nationwide rollout. Kohl’s announced Tuesday that it will begin accepting Amazon returns in its more than 1,150 US locations starting this July. The companies kicked off the pilot in September 2017 as a way to offer Amazon returns in select stores, and the unlikely relationship between the two retailers apparently… Read more →

Malicious lifestyle apps found on Google Play, 30 million installs recorded

Google Accounts and Android hold back Mozilla’s adoption of WebAuthn standard Firefox will gain support for the legacy secure sign-in standard FIDO U2F in upcoming releases. A total of 50 malicious apps have managed to bypass Google’s security checks and land on the Google Play store, leading to millions of installs on Android devices. It was only last week that… Read more →

FBI: US companies lost $1.3 billion in 2018 due to BEC scams

Image: FBI IC3 report Losses due to BEC (Business Email Compromise) scams have doubled in 2018, compared to 2017 figures, and have reached a whopping $1.3 billion, according to the yearly FBI internet crime report. On the other hand, the number of ransomware victim complaints has gone down to 2014 levels, when ransomware attacks first started to become popular across… Read more →

Facebook asked to clamp down on cops creating fake accounts

Facebook’s latest blunder: It stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram passwords were stored in a ‘readable format’, with hundreds of millions of affected users expected to be notified. Facebook has been urged to ramp up its efforts to prevent law enforcement from creating fake accounts in the name of surveillance. The Electronic… Read more →

Apple facial recognition tech prompts student to sue for $1 billion after false arrest

Is it possible to leave the Apple ecosystem? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby asks ZDNet’s Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani if it’s feasible to happily leave the Apple ecosystem after being invested in their products. Read more: https://zd.net/2XtjT4v In a case of apparently mistaken identity, a student has decided to sue Apple for $1 billion after the firm’s facial recognition technology pointed… Read more →

Singapore looks to prep financial workforce for data analytics, automation era

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apac-firms-will-need-more-soft-skills-as-ai-emerges-in-workforce/Singapore has identified 121 job roles it believes will account for the majority of future skillsets needed in the financial sector when data analytics and automation become pervasive. Employees then will need to assume new or expanded tasks that require a higher level of judgement and creativity, while tasks that are repetitive and rules-based will be automated.  These jobs were… Read more →

ASD Essential Eight cybersecurity controls not essential: Canberra

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), through its Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), recommends that all organisations implement its Essential Eight controls for mitigating cyber attacks. The clue is in the name. But for the Australian government as a whole, not so much. A whole-of-government response to a long-running parliamentary inquiry, released early this month, merely “notes” the inquiry’s recommendation to mandate the Essential Eight… Read more →

Sprint, AT&T settle suit over AT&T’s “5G E” branding

Sprint has agreed to settle its lawsuit against AT&T over its “5G E” advertising, as Law360 first reported, bringing an end to the dispute over branding that Sprint characterized as false and misleading. AT&T said in a statement to ZDNet that the two parties have settled the disagreement amicably.   While the suit is settled, AT&T will continue to use its… Read more →