18 Oct 2019

Security still top priority as more enterprises scale IoT solutions company-wide

A new survey by  Zebra Technologies Corporation shows that 61% of companies across the globe are on track to become “intelligent enterprises” based on an index that takes into account their use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data management, intelligent analysis and various other factors. Last year, just under

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15 Oct 2019

AI development has major security, privacy and ethical blind spots

A recent survey by O’Reilly sheds light on common risk blind spots of artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine learning (ML) developers. The most glaring oversight is security, with nearly three in four (73%) respondents acknowledging that they do not test their models for security flaws during development. Other issues that are commonly

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15 Oct 2019

Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China’s Tencent

After Apple was accused of bowing down to China by removing the HKmap.live app from its official App Store last week, a series of media reports over the weekend suggested that the tech giant was engaged in other shady behavior related to China. More precisely, the company was accused of

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11 Oct 2019

China’s Sway Over Tech Companies Tested with Apple, Blizzard

US tech firms Apple and Blizzard are both facing criticism for seemingly bowing down to China in separate incidents related to the ongoing mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, Chinese state media accused Apple of protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong by hosting an app called HKmap.live on

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10 Oct 2019

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks, stops short of singling out China

The risk of cyberattacks is bound to increase in the 5G era, a new European Union (EU) report warns. The EU said it considers non-EU states and state-backed actors to be the biggest threats in this context. It also emphasized the importance of “the risk profile of individual suppliers,” which

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08 Oct 2019

US blacklists 8 Chinese tech companies over human rights issues

The US Commerce Department has added 8 Chinese firms and 20 Chinese government agencies to its list of foreign entities that are considered a security risk, which means that US firms aren’t allowed to do business with those entities. The US “entity list” is the result of an executive order

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08 Oct 2019

US and UK Sign Crime Data Sharing Agreement

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have signed a data sharing agreement that will make it possible for law enforcement agencies from each country to quickly access data from tech companies operating in one of two the countries. Under the accord, UK law enforcement can demand

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01 Oct 2019

China’s new 500-megapixel ‘super camera’ can instantly recognize you in a crowd

China is bound to intensify its already staggering facial recognition efforts now that researchers from two Chinese universities have developed a 500 megapixel facial recognition camera that can capture “thousands of faces at a stadium in perfect detail and generate their facial data for the cloud while locating a particular

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27 Sep 2019

Google’s war on deepfakes: As election looms, it shares ton of AI-faked videos

In an effort to boost research and development in the context of deepfake detection, Google has shared a database containing 3,000 deepfake videos with the new FaceForensics benchmark, a research project by researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the University Federico II of Naples. Deepfakes are audio or

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26 Sep 2019

Experts Question ECJ’s Right to be Forgotten Ruling

Earlier this week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) sided with Google in a court case concerning the European Union’s (EU) “right to be forgotten” privacy legislation that is meant to provide EU citizens with more control over their private information in the digital realm. French privacy regulator CNIL had

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