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Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake
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Policy & legislation

Most comments in FCC net neutrality consultation were reportedly fake

Subcontractors allegedly used stolen data for government petitions
7 May 2021
Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon
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data breaches

Data breach exposes widespread fake reviews on Amazon

IT security researchers found an unsecured database that shows how the scam is organized
7 May 2021
NICE launches agile call recording solution for contact centers
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artificial intelligence (AI)

NICE launches agile call recording solution for contact centers

The AI-based recording solution can be deployed both on-premises and in the cloud
7 May 2021
TsuNAME vulnerability could enable DDoS attacks on major DNS servers
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

TsuNAME vulnerability could enable DDoS attacks on major DNS servers

Critical flaw in DNS resolver could grind the internet to a crawl
7 May 2021
What are SSH keys?
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cyber security

What are SSH keys?

A more secure alternative to establish secure communication sessions on a network
7 May 2021
India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices
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Policy & legislation

India delays wireless approvals for Chinese-made devices

Companies have had to delay their product launches in the country as they lack the necessary permissions
7 May 2021
Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage
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data protection

Microsoft to give EU business customers greater control over data storage

Engineering work is underway to make sure that by 2022, no data is routed outside of the EU
7 May 2021
Researchers show how hackers can easily 'clog up' neural networks
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neural network

Researchers show how hackers can easily 'clog up' neural networks

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center warns deep neural networks can be tricked by adding more 'noise' to their inputs
7 May 2021
Salesforce wins Disney Studios contract to overhaul digital workflows
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customer relationship management (CRM)

Salesforce wins Disney Studios contract to overhaul digital workflows

Disney's StudioLAB will use the CRM giant's technology to improve content workflows and inform decision making
7 May 2021
NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects
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smart city

NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects

16-page report details cyber security and privacy risks of signing agreements with foreign state-backed companies
7 May 2021
Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030
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Careers & training

Australia plans to become a leading digital economy by 2030

$1.6 billion investment includes a new National AI Centre, support for digital skills, and enhanced cyber security
7 May 2021
New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption
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cryptocurrencies

New York seeks to ban bitcoin mining over power consumption

Proposed bill places a three-year moratorium on power-hungry crypto mining operations
6 May 2021
Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication
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Security

Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication

“Passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security,” the company says
6 May 2021
Oculii raises $55 million for its AI-powered radar software
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automation

Oculii raises $55 million for its AI-powered radar software

The VAI platform by Oculii improves the angular resolution of any radar by up to 100 times
6 May 2021
Peloton security bug could expose user data
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data protection

Peloton security bug could expose user data

Exposed API could let hackers access customer data
6 May 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Dell, Apple, Qualcomm
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Dell, Apple, Qualcomm

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
6 May 2021
Oracle wins Premier League contract to provide in-match performance data
Oracle's Premier League data analysis
cloud computing

Oracle wins Premier League contract to provide in-match performance data

The deal includes the use of algorithms to generate game predictions based on live data feeds
6 May 2021
Qualcomm modem flaw puts millions of Android users at risk
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Google Android

Qualcomm modem flaw puts millions of Android users at risk

Vulnerability found in the chipmaker's Mobile Station Modem could allow hackers to listen to user conversations, although Qualcomm has downplayed the …
6 May 2021
IBM unveils breakthrough 2nm chip technology
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components

IBM unveils breakthrough 2nm chip technology

The 2nm architecture promises much longer battery life for devices as well as drastic performance boosts
6 May 2021
Wipro's AI platform to be used in vaccine safety research
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Wipro's AI platform to be used in vaccine safety research

The technology will help identify potential side effects while reducing reliance on animal testing
6 May 2021
KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans
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flexible working

KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans

Professional services firm has based its plans on employee feedback
6 May 2021
Dell launches flagship Apex services brand
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platform as a service (PaaS)

Dell launches flagship Apex services brand

The new brand will consolidate its 'as a service' cloud and storage portfolio
6 May 2021
Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems
depatment of defenve buiding
ethical hacking

Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems

This move allows greater research and reporting of bugs to Pentagon
5 May 2021