05 Mar 2020

This AI Software Company Just Raised $20 Million To Help Prevent Physician Burnout

Suki AI has raised over $20 million in its Series B round from Flare Capital Partners, First Round Capital, and Venrock, doubling its funding total to $40 million since its launch in 2017. Suki AI aims to change the medical industry by providing an AI-fueled virtual assistant app for clinicians,

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27 Feb 2020

Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks

A serious vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress has been discovered. The flaw reveals communications from devices from Amazon, Google, Samsung, and others, allowing attackers to eavesdrop on Wi-Fi communications. The bug breaks the WPA2-Personal and WPA-2 Enterprise security protocols as it stems from the use of

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19 Feb 2020

Ring Forces 2FA On All Users to Secure Cameras from Hackers

Today, the Amazon-owned company Ring announced that they will enforce mandatory two-factor authentication on all user accounts. Ring also stated that they will include additional security and privacy controls over third-party service providers to further protect its customers after several security incidents earlier this year. The new roll-out will include

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18 Feb 2020

Ring cameras can help you spy on your neighbors, but they haven’t really helped police

Amazon’s Ring home security devices have been installed in hundreds of thousands of homes and have been advertised as a way to secure homes by providing video footage whenever someone rings the doorbell. However, two recent articles have exposed that the company’s work with law enforcement to provide additional security

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27 Jan 2020

Saudi Prince Courted Amazon’s Bezos Before Bitter Split

Throughout 2018, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Inc. founder, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman engaged in friendly conversation through the popular messaging app WhatsApp. The pair planned for Amazon to build a huge data center in Saudi Arabia, forging a cordial and mutually beneficial relationship. The Wall Street Journal reviewed

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15 Jan 2020

NASA And Amazon Are Teaming Up To Build An App That Can Predict Solar Superstorms

Amazon announced a collaboration with NASA that aims to predict solar superstorms through machine learning applications. Superstorms are rare, therefore there are very few historical examples that can be used in the algorithm training process. Amazon’s AWS Professional Services and Machine Learning Solutions Lab have stated that they will use

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15 Jan 2020

Amazon Expands Its Lead With Smart CE Devices At CES 2020

Amazon has recently taken over consumer electronics with popular products such as Alexa voice assistant, Kindle, Echo, and Fire TV solutions. At CES Las Vegas last week, Amazon announced a significant expansion of its Fire TV Edition program, which is designed to enable third-party device makers to integrate the technology

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13 Jan 2020

4 Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customers

The company Ring, owned by Amazon, released a statement that declared it had fired four employees after they exhibited inappropriate access to customers’ video feeds. The letter was sent to senators in response to the public scrutiny the company has been facing from the Senate. Over the past year, Ring

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16 Dec 2019

Cisco Wins Legal Challenge in Battle Against Chinese Counterfeits

Cisco Systems has secured an injunction that requires marketplaces like Amazon and Alibaba to stop selling certain knockoffs of key networking equipment. Cisco argues that counterfeit items could threaten US national security and health systems because the items were more prone to failure and issues. The suit, which was filed

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13 Dec 2019

Why Ring Doorbells Perfectly Exemplify the IoT Security Crisis

Recently, there has been an influx of concerning news about how Amazon stores video surveillance data from its Ring smart doorbell systems, sparking concern among consumers and experts alike. This week, reports that hackers are breaking into users’ Ring accounts have emerged. When the hacker obtains access to the Ring

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