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Tech Giants Have Raised $27M To Build More Ethical AI

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:02:00 -0500

Silicon Valley's biggest innovators are fundraising to ensure the multibillion-dollar industry's algorithms will reflect the human equation.

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Where CIOs Can Learn About AI, Managing IT As A Product, And CIO-Led Innovation Labs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:38:00 -0500

VideoIt has never been a better time or a more challenging time to be a CIO. So many of the rising technology opportunities, like digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics offer the chance for CIOs to be in the middle of the discussion around topics of significant [...]

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Why Cybersecurity Should Be The Biggest Concern Of 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

At this point, everything is hackable.

Firefox Update Will Kill This Sneaky Tracking Technique

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Protecting user privacy has always been at the core of Mozilla's mission. In Firefox 52, they're adding protection against a particularly sneaky way some services identify users.

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This Gmail Phishing Attack Is Fooling Even Savvy Users

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Phishing attacks can be effective enough when sent from an email address that looks similar to one you've seen before. When it comes from the email address of an actual person you've communicated with even savvy users can be fooled.

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Samsung Heir Faces Arrest In Presidential Corruption Scandal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:55:00 -0500

Adding to Samsung's mountain of corporate headaches, South Korean prosecutors want to arrest its billionaire vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, who is also heir to the company throne.

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Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:10:00 -0500

The long and winding road of connected car surveillance, where car tech providers are forced to cough up location and audio data of suspect drivers.

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Headphones, Fake News, Exploding Phones, Self-Driving & Snapchat - Mashable's Biggest 2016 Stories

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:29:00 -0500 identified the 16 biggest technology stories of 2016. Let's discuss the implications of these events and companies. What are the implications of these stories? Do they matter?

When Cybersecurity Meets Physical Security

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500

As the physical world becomes ever-more-enmeshed in the virtual one, securing the physical world requires much greater attention to the cyber one

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Fraudsters' New Frontier: The Dark Web

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:07:00 -0500

By Thomas Zadvydas Once the exclusive domain of credit card thieves and fraudsters, the “Deep Web” or the related “Dark Web” is attracting a slew of startups and their venture capital backers. A part of the Internet that is not accessible by mainstream search engines and requires specific authorization to enter, the [...]

SAPVoice: Machine Learning, the New High-Tech Focus for Cybersecurity

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:00 -0500

It’s already been a busy year for cybersecurity, as U.S. President Barack Obama warned NATO allies last weekend to closely monitor their impending elections for the kind of suspected Russian hacking that afflicted the latest U.S. presidential election. And last week top U.S. intelligence directors testified about those hacks at [...]

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FCC's Report On AT&T And Verizon Is Too Little Too Late

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:47:00 -0500

It comes just days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office and will likely bring in policies that relax or bring down net neutrality entirely.

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American Cops' Favorite Phone Hackers Just Got Breached

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:39:00 -0500

Cellebrite suffers leak of usernames and passwords, but investigation data should be safe.

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Spora Is The Highly-Sophisticated Future Of Ransomware

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0500

A new generation of ransomware is being unleashed, and it's more sophisticated and highly-polished than any you've ever seen.

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Samsung Ramps Up Mobile Alliance Program Adding New Capabilities And Categories

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Samsung Electronics has been successful in the enterprise delivering solutions encompassing smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, software and services. Part of their success can be attributed to “product,” as they were the first to harden Android with Samsung Knox, they have the widest array of mobile offerings available, and are pushing the [...]

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China-Based Hacking Case Against U.S. M&A Firms Illustrates Cyber Security and Enforcement Issues

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:48:00 -0500

In late December, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of a Macau resident and unsealed an indictment against him and two others for hacking U.S. law firms for information related to pending U.S. mergers and acquisitions transactions and insider trading on that information. [...]

Trump Thinks Russia Hacked DNC, Slams 'Sick People' For Salacious Kremlin Stories

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:54:00 -0500

For the first time, Trump says he thinks it was Russia behind the DNC hack, as he slams media for releasing document making serious, unverified claims about his ties to Putin's regime.

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What If Deep Learning Was Given Command Of A Botnet?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:24:00 -0500

The intersection of deep learning and cybersecurity has to date focused largely on defensive applications, but what might the offensive future of deep learning cyberwarfare look like?

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There Are 'Impeachable' Claims In That Trump Russia Memo, But Are They True?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:41:00 -0500

Document that requires verification alleges close ties between Russia and Trump's campaign team, including shared knowledge over the DNC hack. Trump calls a media witch hunt.

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This Simple Phishing Attack Tricks You Into Leaking Browser Autofill Data

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:00:00 -0500

The autofill functionality in your web browser can be a very convenient big convenience. It can also be a huge risk to your privacy and security.

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Managing Ransomware Detection For SMBs

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:59:00 -0500

Last November, on Black Friday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) found itself giving free rides to passengers. It wasn't the result of end-of-the-year generosity by the transit authority. It was the result of malware that had encrypted all the organization's data. Rather than let it infect the [...]

What Reaction To The Russian Hacking Report Teaches Us About Data Science

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:48:00 -0500

A key takeaway from global reaction to the US Government’s report on Russian hacking is that as data scientists we must be far more careful about segmenting our supporting evidence by strength and confidence

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The Real Russian Hacking Story: A Nation Underdefended From Cyberattack

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:32:00 -0500

Instead of focusing on whether or to what degree Russian hackers targeted the US election, why aren’t we talking about how those hackers were able to target the birthplace of the modern Internet?

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The 10 Biggest iPhone Hacks Ever

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:55:00 -0500

From a tragedy in San Bernardino to spy games in the Middle East, Apple's iPhone has been at the center of some major security incidents.

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Ransomware Creeps Are Now Cold Calling Their Victims

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Windows tech support scammers are infamous for their cold-calling tactics, and we've seen them employ ransomware to fleece their victims. Now the circle is complete: ransomware criminals are turning to cold calls.

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Facebook Photo Scanning Information Revealed

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 07:58:00 -0500

I wrote a few months ago about how Google’s AI Tech can caption your photos automatically. It’s no secret that Facebook employs similar technologies when processing any images uploaded to the site. What’s not so easy is to tell what information the site has extracted from your images. But now, [...]

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U.S. Spies Agree: Putin Ordered Massive Pro-Trump Election Campaign

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:15:00 -0500

Intelligence agencies agree Putin used hackers and trolls in attempt to help Trump win.

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Cybersecurity Experts Stress Trump Must Take Russian Attack On Democracy Seriously

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:15:00 -0500

It’s a virtual certainty that Russia engaged in an active campaign intended to undermine the US election process. Whether or not the campaign had any influence, or to what extent that influence swayed the outcome of the election may be up for debate, but US Intelligence Agencies have laid out [...]

No Bit Sherlock -- The Role Of Forensics In Tracing The DNC Hack

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:59:00 -0500

There is a lot of press about the DNC hack right now. How do investigators attribute a hack to a specific party or country and what role do forensics play?

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Investment Guide To 'Crypto' Coin Offerings Rating Blockchain Startups

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:13:00 -0500

In the crypto world the "ICO" - Initial Coin Offering - has been nothing short of a phenomenon. But when these fund raisings arise, how do investors properly evaluate the investment opportunity and can ratings assist?

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