20 Sep 2019

Quantum Supremacy Is Here: The History Making Quantum Computing News We Have Been Anticipating Has Now Been Reported

Months ago we began to formulate an assessment that a history-making announcement in quantum computing was about to be made. For years the big players in quantum research, including IBM, Microsoft and Google, have been pursuing different methods of using quantum effects to do new calculations. Google had even made announcements indicating they thought they could achieve history-making results in the near term. Because of all that we had been producing a series of reports aimed at making you as informed as possible on what breakthrough announcements in quantum computing could mean for your business strategy.

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18 Sep 2019

Guidance on Federal AI Regulations Coming Shortly, Federal CTO Says

US Federal Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios on Tuesday said the government will soon publish a first set of regulations governing the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. According to Kratsios, the document will have legal force and will “set the tone globally on the way that we can be

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17 Sep 2019

US Huawei problem goes far beyond trade, security official says

In a presentation at the multilateral action on sensitive technologies (MAST) conference, US State Department official Ashley Ford last week outlined why the US government’s security worries about Huawei go way beyond the ongoing trade war between the US and China. In May of this year, US President Donald Trump

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16 Sep 2019

Huawei Offers To License 5G Technology To U.S. To Flush Out Trump

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei recently announced that the company would license “the entire Huawei 5G platform to any American company that wants to manufacture it and install it and operate it—completely independent of Huawei.” The offer would allow a buyer “perpetual access” to Huawei’s 5G source code, allowing a full

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16 Sep 2019

This $30 Device Turns the Cold of Outer Space Into Renewable Energy

Researchers at UCLA and Stanford University have invented a $30 device that turns the cold of space into a renewable energy source. The device is based off a thermoelectric generator that creates electricity from a difference in temperature, an effect known as radiative cooling. While scientists have known about the

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13 Sep 2019

Key Takeaways from the Encryption Working Group’s Paper on “Moving the Encryption Policy Conversation Forward”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Encryption Working Group released a white paper with the hopes of moving the encryption policy debate forward. Former government officials, business representatives, privacy and civil rights advocates, law enforcement experts, and computer scientists contributed to the document, concentrating on law enforcement access to encrypted

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11 Sep 2019

Rapid Rise in Monetization of IoT Attacks

A new Trend Micro report details how cybercriminals are increasingly looking to make money by compromising Internet-of-things devices. Underground websites frequented by Russian, Portuguese, English, Arabic, and Spanish-speaking hackers are seeing a surge in discussions on how IoT attacks can be monetized, with much of the talk focusing on Routers

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11 Sep 2019

Two Zero-Days Fixed in Microsoft Patch Rollout

Microsoft has released updates to address a total of 80 security flaws in its products as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday. The fixes address two zero day flaws that were being actively exploited in the wild. The zero-days, tracked as CVE-2019-1215 and CVE-2019-1214, were both privilege escalation issues. The

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02 Sep 2019

Huawei signs deal to develop 5G in Russia, on sidelines of meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

Huawei has agreed to handle “the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth-generation networks in 2019-2020” in Russia. The Chinese tech giant, which was blacklisted by the US government earlier this year over security concerns, signed a contract with Russian mobile network operator MTS on the sidelines

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02 Sep 2019

How an Autonomous Self-Assembling Space Robot Could Transform NASA’s Future Missions

In collaboration with Made in Space, NASA is working on a revolutionary new spacecraft called Archinaut One that will include an extended-structure 3D printer and a robotic arm. Together, these features will “enable remote in-space construction of items, including things like communication antenna, large scale space telescopes and other complex

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