The latest Facebook debacle with Cambridge Analytica should serve as a big cold wake up call for every user of Facebook and major Internet service that uses personal data for advertising.
The IT network is changing, and it has been for over a decade now. All of the IT infrastructure that used to be dominated by Microsoft® Windows® has since grown into heterogeneous environments including macOS® and Linux® systems. These two platforms have entered the workforce in droves, and they are creating headaches for IT admins at the same time. The main challenge that IT admins are encountering with these solutions is figuring out how to effectively implement macOS management into a modern IT network. Fortunately, a next generation cloud Mac® management solution is emerging to help solve these problems.
Late last week researchers at Symantec warned of a new variant of the Fakebank Android malware family that has an unusual twist. Once installed the malware will intercept mobile calls you attempt to make to your bank, and instead direct them to a scammer impersonating an agent working for the bank. Furthermore, the malware will intercept calls from the *scammers*, and display a fake caller ID to make it appear as though the call is really from the legitimate bank. IT security experts commented below.
Arizona’s Tempe Police Department has release video footage of the Uber self-driving car collision that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg at 10 p.m. on Sunday.
When Hillary Clinton slipped on steps polished slick by centuries of wear while clad in smooth-soled sandals during her visit to India’s Jahaz Mahal last week, it was clear to every observer that her left shoe had simply lost traction as she almost fell.
Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John on Wednesday called on both sides of Australian politics to be more transparent about their use of data and the ties political parties have to data analytics firms.
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Virtual reality seems to have become a very tired topic to consumers, products are still getting made though because big tech companies are convinced of its eventual ubiquity. The challenge now becomes attracting attention from people whose attention spans for what you’re selling has perhaps already timed out.
Mark Zuckerberg apologized Wednesday for that has engulfed the social media giant for the past several days, saying he regretted how the company handled the controversy.
Facebook’s suddenly embattled top brass, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, received a full-throated endorsement from the company’s board Wednesday afternoon, after a flat-footed response to revelations that a data mining firm had improperly accessed information about millions of the social network’s users.
Over the weekend, Facebook came under fire after reports that Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked with President Trump’s campaign, had obtained personal data from tens of millions of Facebook users without their consent.
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For the past four days, Facebook has been taken to the woodshed by critics, the stock market, and regulators after it was reported that the data-science firm Cambridge Analytica obtained the data of 50 million Facebook users. Until Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg had stayed silent. On Wednesday afternoon, though, he addressed the problem in a personal Facebook post and laid out some of the solutions he will introduce.
It looks like the blockchain bug might have bitten Google. The tech colossus’ cloud computing group is working on a service that could let customers use the heavily hyped transaction processing technology, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
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For the visually impaired, there are lots of accessibility options if you want to browse the web — screen readers, podcast versions of articles and so on. But it can still be a pain to keep up with your favorite publications the way sighted app users do. BrailleVoice is a project that puts the news in a touch-tone phone interface, reading you the latest news from your favorite publications (like this one) easily from anywhere you get a signal.
It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook as a data breach – it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.
GDC After months – no, years – of Magic Leap promising to revolutionize the gaming world with its augmented reality technology, this week the company finally launched… sort of.