Developing Blockchain Dapps with Factom (FAT protocol)
Monday, August 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Factom blockchain is a decentralized publication protocol for building record systems that are immutable and independently verifiable. It enables secure storage of data without disclosing private information or requiring trusted intermediaries. Unlike other public blockchains, Factom uses a distributed ledger architecture that allows related entries to be linked chr...
Warnings for aircraft cybersecurity
Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Brittany Harris
The Department of Homeland Security issued a security alert for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. Engine readings, compass data, altitude and other readings “could all be manipulated to provide false measurements to the pilot,” according to the DHS alert.&nbs...
Digital intelligence just got a jolt by ABBYY acquiring TimelinePI
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based TimelinePI. TimelinePI provides a comprehensive process intelligence platform designed to empower users to understand, monitor and optimize any business process.
The global process analytics market size is expected to grow to USD 1,421.7 million by 2023 according to Research and Ma...
A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Monday, March 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Bart Copeland
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
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
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
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
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
Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
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's 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Joyce Shen
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
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
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
Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Friday, August 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
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
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
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's new GDPR laws
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
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...