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A-world-with-no-passwords-and-how-FIDO2-can-help-make-it-happen

A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen


Monday, May 13, 2019 by

93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...


Ethical-AI-development-questions-raise-regulation-awareness

Ethical AI development questions raise regulation awareness


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by

Ethical and responsible AI development is a top concern for IT decision-makers (ITDMs), according to new research from SnapLogic, which found that 94% of ITDMs across the US and UK believe more attention needs to be paid to corporate responsibility and ethics in AI development. A further 87% of ITDMs believe AI development should be regulated to ensure it serves the bes...


Hi-Tek-Media-and-iSIGN-Media-partner-to-change-digital-marketing

Hi-Tek Media and iSIGN Media partner to change digital marketing


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by

Hi-Tek Media announced a signed partnership agreement with iSIGN Media Corp. Both companies have joined forces to rewrite the rules in digital marketing and public safety. The four-year partnership, effective April 1, 2019 is accompanied with a $2,000,000 USD plus purchase order for all available iSIGN’s technologies including new enhanced proximity and wide area ...


UNESCO-wants-to-make-AI-less-artificial-and-more-intelligent

UNESCO wants to make AI less artificial and more intelligent


Monday, March 11, 2019 by

As UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Director-General Audrey Azoulay opened this year's global Conference, she said, “The issues raised by artificial intelligence are not technological. They concern our own humanity, raising scientific, political, philosophical and ethical questions.” Ms Azoulay decla...


First-multi-TEE-security-platform-for-mobile-app-developers-emerges

First multi-TEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by

Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...


Software-engineer-happiness-matters

Software engineer happiness matters


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

In the never-ending quest for greater developer productivity, security and compliance usually seem like monkey wrenches in the machinery. These aspects of development are essential, but they can slow down the flow of work and frustrate developers. Security and compliance dog the whole software development process, from the too-often-forgotten build engineering team, ...


Video-selfie-authentication-tool-launches

Video-selfie authentication tool launches


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by

Jumio announced the launch of Jumio Authentication, a new video-selfie authentication that uses biometrics for user authentication, that could be ideal for account logins and high-risk scenarios (e.g., logging in from a foreign IP address or authorizing high-risk transactions such as wire transfers and online purchases). Secure selfie authentication can also be use...


UK-parliamentary-report-says-Facebook-should-be-regulated

UK parliamentary report says Facebook should be regulated


Monday, February 18, 2019 by

Facebook and its executives have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated, after an 18-month long investigation. The 180-page document says that Facebook willfully broke data privacy and competition laws. A summary of the UK parliamentary report finds Compulsory Code of Ethics for te...


American-AI-Initiative-launches

American AI Initiative launches


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by

The Center for Data Innovation has welcomed the White House executive order launching the American AI Initiative. The Center issued the following statement from its director, Daniel Castro. Ensuring American leadership in artificial intelligence is critical for U.S. competitiveness. Accelerating the development and adoption of AI holds the potential to increase produ...


Data-science-and-the-currency-of-the-future

Data science and the currency of the future


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by

A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...


Perforce-to-acquire-Rogue-Wave

Perforce to acquire Rogue Wave


Monday, January 28, 2019 by

Perforce Software backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Rogue Wave Software, an independent provider of cross-platform software developer tools and embedded components. The combination of Perforce and Rogue Wave delivers a full suite of solutions that measurably improves developer productivity while fuelin...


Blockchain-development-with-strong-APIs

Blockchain development with strong APIs


Monday, January 21, 2019 by

2018 was the year of blockchain “pilot” projects - where companies began to truly explore all of the possibilities of the technology. For example, in PwC’s 2018 survey of 600 executives, 84 percent said their organizations had at least some involvement with blockchain technology - but only 15 percent reported having gone live. As we jump into 2019, ...


Top-coding-languages-and-technologies-report-sets-the-pace-for-2019

Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by

The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform. 2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...


How-the-US-Government-shutdown-could-effect-your-app

How the US Government shutdown could effect your app


Friday, January 11, 2019 by

The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...


This-DDoS-report-could-help-you-avoid-a-security-disaster

This DDoS report could help you avoid a security disaster


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by

MazeBolt Technologies, the company offering DDoS threat assessment, has released ”The State of DDoS Protection Report,” the first global independent report about DDoS mitigation effectiveness. ”Since DDoS mitigation started in the late 1990s, enterprises have had little to no visibility on how effective their DDoS mitigation actually is,” said...


UN-commission-sets-cyber-security-regulations-for-Europe

UN commission sets cyber security regulations for Europe


Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has confirmed it will integrate the widely used ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards into its forthcoming Common Regulatory Framework on Cybersecurity (CRF). The CRF will serve as an official UN policy position statement for Europe. At its recent annual meeting in Geneva, UNECE’s Working Party on Regulatory...


Apple-is-about-to-share-your-email-address-with-the-Republic-of-Korea

Apple is about to share your email address with the Republic of Korea


Thursday, December 20, 2018 by

Got a game in the Apple app store and have it set to publish across the entire swath of countries the app store supports? Then your developer email address is about to be shared with the Korean Government due to a change in Korean law. What law changed exactly, we aren't sure yet. But what we do know is almost every developer chooses to distribute in all cou...


Project-OWL-wins-IBM

Project OWL wins IBM's 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by

Project OWL (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics), an IoT and software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster, has won the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge. Call for Code is a five-year global initiative that is the largest and most ambitious effort bringing together start-up, academic and enterprise developers to solve ...


The-new-Sprint-CTL-Chromebook-NL7-LTE

The new Sprint CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Sprint is working with Google and CTL to create the all-new CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint featuring Sprint’s built-in LTE technology. The CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint seamlessly integrates with Google’s G Suite for Education as well as G-Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise editions, and allows users to connect virtually anywhere without the need ...


Twitter-and-KaiOS-take-on-KaiOS-powered-smart-feature-phones

Twitter and KaiOS take on KaiOS-powered smart feature phones


Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by

Imagine you’re a seasoned designer for smartphones working with ever-expanding resources, including memory, CPU speed, and screen resolution. Then, one day, your manager gives you an assignment to work on a device that has less of all this and doesn’t even have a touchscreen! This is what happened to some of the designers at Twitter and KaiOS, all of whom...


US-tech-companies-with-customers-in-Europe-should-worry-about-Brexit

US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit


Friday, November 16, 2018 by

The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...


Almost-everyone-is-trying-to-automate-says-CA

Almost everyone is trying to automate says CA


Thursday, October 25, 2018 by

CA Technologies has announced the results from new research conducted by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), “The State of Automation”. The study reveals the global state of automation maturity across organizations, highlights the increasing adoption of automation to drive business success, and demonstrates that automation is becoming t...


OutSystems-low-code-platform-forms-partnership-with-Persistent

OutSystems low code platform forms partnership with Persistent


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by

OutSystems has recognized Persistent Systems as a Global Partner, its highest partnership level. Persistent and OutSystems have strengthened their strategic alliance to make it easier for customers to launch products and service lines, transform customer experience, and automate business processes. With this strategic partnership, organizations can better harness the be...


Enterprise-security-report-says-mobile-workers-put-data-at-risk

Enterprise security report says mobile workers put data at risk


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by

According to a new study titled Greatest Mobile Security Threats in the Enterprise, a significant lack of visibility into devices and networks is putting businesses at risk for data leakage and phishing attacks. The study, conducted by Enterprise Mobility Exchange and commissioned by NetMotion Software, showed that nearly 50 percent of mobile workers spend the majority ...


Presidential-Alerts-and-the-future-of-mobile-communication

Presidential Alerts and the future of mobile communication


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by

FEMA has sent their first emergency test message to all of the mobile devices throughout the United States. They reported every American who owns a smartphone - which is about 75% of the population, should have received the test alert. In total the message went out to a total of 225 million devices right around 1:18 PM CST reading "Presiden...


Tidelift-surpasses-$1M-to-pay-open-source-software-maintainers

Tidelift surpasses $1M to pay open source software maintainers


Friday, September 21, 2018 by

Tidelift announced that it has surpassed one million dollars committed via its platform to pay open source software maintainers to provide professional assurances for their projects, as momentum behind this new approach to professional open source continues to build. Over 100 packages are already on the Tidelift platform, with maintainers getting paid to provide support...


Watch-your-step-at-Fog-World-Congress-2018

Watch your step at Fog World Congress 2018


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by

When you arrive at Fog World Congress 2018, watch out for the robots. Autonomous mapping robots will be traversing and mapping the venue floor in real-time for conference attendees. It’s fog in action, designed to validate that fog computing systems from various domains can communicate, explained conference organizers. Scheduled for October 1-3 in San Francisco...


Open-Design-Challenge-launches-to-develop-fitness-app-for-US-Airforce

Open Design Challenge launches to develop fitness app for US Airforce


Friday, August 3, 2018 by

AF CyberWorx is launching its first-ever open design challenge. The online competition is designed to allow people to join from across the nation, bringing together a greater mix of participants from industry, government, and academia. Participants are asked to design and develop a fitness application that could provide health monitoring, personalized fitness coaching, ...


Autonomous-vehicles-and-data-collection-talks-coming--August-7-8

Autonomous vehicles and data collection talks coming August 7-8


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by

Three no-cost discussion sessions will explore the growing importance of data capture, use and safe/reliable storage in vehicles and the autonomous transportation at the Flash Memory Summit August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. During the free sessions; engineers, executives, urban planners, government officials and transportation researchers will explore ...


UK-bets-big-on-5G-architecture

UK bets big on 5G architecture


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by

In a report named the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), the UK government has expressed its intentions to become one of the forbearers of the new 5G technology architecture. Rolling out a plan to push forward plans that would transform the mobile network landscape of the UK and make it a technological leader in Europe. In the FTIR, Jeremy Write, Secretary...


Questioning-the-future-of-privacy-and-the-safety-of-personal-identity

Questioning the future of privacy and the safety of personal identity


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by

While consumers and businesses expand their use of social media and electronic services to record levels, many of America’s most knowledgeable security professionals don’t believe that individuals will be able to protect their privacy and online identity, even with precautionary measures and new regulations such as GDPR. These findings and more are outlin...


What-American-companies-can-learn-from-Europe

What American companies can learn from Europe's new GDPR laws


Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by

People around the world have recently started to receive tons of emails from companies updating their privacy policies. Naturally, many ask, why this is happening, and the ones with a deeper understanding of the process mutter a four-letter combination - GDPR. While an astounding part of the US Senate appears to be confused about the concept of Net Neutrality, Europe&rs...


Artificial-Intelligence-in-the-public-and-private-sectors

Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by

You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...


GDPR-compliancy-costs-to-exceed-$1M-for-many

GDPR compliancy costs to exceed $1M for many


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by

GDPR compliancy will cost businesses a pretty penny says the results of Netsparker's GDPR Survey. A survey of more than 300 C-level security executives, conducted online by Propeller Insights on behalf of Netsparker in March 2018, found that companies are taking the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) much more seriously than HIPAA and PCI: 99 percent are acti...


Alternative-Google-Play-app-stores-to-consider

Alternative Google Play app stores to consider


Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...