AWS has achieved Spain’s Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) High certification across 29 services. To successfully achieve the ENS High Standard, BDO España conducted an independent audit and attested that AWS meets confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards. This provides the assurance needed by Spanish Public Sector organizations wanting to build secure applications and services on AWS.
Though many people predicted this would happen, it’s finally official: The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook for its involvement in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
There are plenty of examples of behaviors in everyday life that can be either legal or illegal. An easy example is marijuana. To determine whether or not somebody is illegally using the substance in the United States, you’d have to know (at least) which state they’re in, potentially their medical status, potentially their age, and the policies of their current specific location. Context matters tremendously, and just knowing that a person is using the drug is definitely not enough information.Others are likely not going to report the incident if they don’t have most or all of the information, as their information is of low confidence. Imagine if every time somebody observed a person using marijuana, they immediately called the police?
You might think that the Internet of Things (IoT) was custom made for the insurance industry. After all, what could be more useful to all those actuarial tables than detailed, real-world information from billions of IoT sensors in a wide variety of devices? In fact, we’re already seeing the beginnings of insurance uses of IoT, including auto insurance companies that give discounts for drivers willing to have their vehicles—and their driving habits—tracked.
One year after researchers saw the first attempts to exploit a critical remote code execution flaw affecting the Apache Struts 2 framework, hackers continue to scan the Web for vulnerable servers.
Following the news that the US Justice Department announced charges against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, IT security experts commented below.
If you’re populating kits, it can get tiring and time consuming. Like all good repetitive processes, it should be automated. As far as cutting resistors goes, this is one way to do it, thanks to [Pablo].
encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material
Despite the fact that Blockchain technology is widely associated with cryptocurrency and is primarily known as the innovation pushing Bitcoin and Bitcoin price up, experts have been predicting a much longer list of industries that it will disrupt due to its features. Blockchain can provide transparency, decentralization, efficiency, security, and other benefits, revolutionizing multiple industries. In addition to predictions that Blockchain will improve the world of data security, experts have listed well over a dozen other industries it will transform, including:
Days later my ears are still ringing from the booming baritone of the public-address announcer in the keynote session on the first morning at the IBM Think 2018 conference in Las Vegas. I keep wondering when the humming will subside, but with it a single thought continues to linger from the presentation that was delivered by IBM’s CEO, Ginni Rometty. That was the discussion point of the ethics of artificial intelligence or AI.
In early March, Motherboard reported that a new, mysterious government-malware company called Grey Heron is advertising malware designed to steal data from Signal and Telegram messaging apps. The company seemingly came out of nowhere, suddenly advertising its wares at surveillance fairs over the last few months.
YouTube TV announced this morning it will become the first-ever presenting sponsor of the 2018 NBA Finals as the result of a multi-year partnership focused on raising consumer awareness of YouTube’s streaming TV service. In addition to becoming the presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals, the deal will also see YouTube TV becoming the presenting sponsor of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals and the NBA’s minor league, the NBA G League.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users’ data was used to target political ads (all times local):10:50 a.m.The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in “unfair acts” that cause “substantial injury” to consumers.Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result.Facebook said in a statement on Monday that the company remains “strongly committed” to protecting people’s information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC’s questions.News outlets have reported on the FTC investigation last week, but the FTC hadn’t confirmed it until Monday. Facebook reached a settlement with the FTC in 2011 offering privacy assurances.—5 a.m.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is promising to do a better job protecting user data following reports that a political consultant misused the personal information of millions of the company’s subscribers. The fact is, European regulators are already forcing him to do so.A similar data breach in the future could make Facebook liable for fines of more than $1.6 billion under the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, which will be enforced from May 25. The rules, approved two years ago, also make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data and apply to any company that uses the data of EU residents, no matter where it is based.
The United States Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranians accused of stealing private data from U.S. universities, private companies and U.S. government agencies.
Azure developers and sysadmins have long asked for the ability to get access to a serial console for their virtual machines (VMs). While it’s generally easy enough to log into a VM after it has booted, things get far more complicated if the machine doesn’t boot for some reason. Troubleshooting that can be a nightmare. With today’s launch of the Serial Console in the Azure portal, developers get a full view of their machine’s boot process that should make fixing these kind of issues far easier.
Despite its name, the Linux Foundation has long been about more than just Linux. These days, it’s a foundation that provides support to other open source foundations and projects like Cloud Foundry, the Automotive Grade Linux initiative and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Today, the Linux Foundation is adding yet another foundation to its stable: the LF Deep Learning Foundation.
Spotify expects to reach nearly 100 million paid subscribers and around 200 million total listeners by year’s end, the music-streaming service said Monday.