Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Could IBM's Watson Fix President Trump?


President Trump offers a good emulation for a future artificial intelligence system, suggests a column I read earlier this month, and his presidency may be an early warning of what could happen if we should fail to think through its training and information sources.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Watson Joins Cybersecurity Warriors' Ranks


IBM this week announced Watson for Cyber Security, a powerful new ally for organizations that want to protect their data from Net marauders.
The new offering bolsters the ability of information security pros to analyze the flood of information from the roughly 200,000 events that pour into their Security Operations Centers, or SOCs, every day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Samsung's Chromebook Pro Earns Respect


Some early reviewers of the Samsung Chromebook Pro characterized it as a "MacBook killer," but others were more restrained in their enthusiasm. Jointly developed with Google and first demoed at CES 2017, the Chromebook Pro is slated for release next month.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Silence Trolls


Twitter on Tuesday announced yet another crackdown on abusers.
With the goal of making Twitter a safer place, it has come up with new ways to
  • Prevent the creation of new abusive accounts;
  • Make search safer; and
  • Collapse potentially abusive or low-quality tweets.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Anonymous Hacker Pulls Plug on Thousands of Dark Net Sites



Twenty percent of the Dark Net was taken offline last week, when a hacker compromised a server hosting some 10,000 websites on the Tor network.
Tor, designed to hide the identities of its users, is widely used on the Dark Web, which isn't indexed by mainstream search engines and serves as a hub for illegal online activities.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tech Industry Reacts to Trump's Immigration Order


Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Thursday resigned from President Trump's business advisory council amid fierce blowback against the president's recent executive order on immigration, and in the wake of reports that several major Silicon Valley firms, including Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google, have been circulating a draft letter opposing Trump's action.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Facebook Aims to Carve Out a Spot in the Living Room


Facebook is working on a video app for set-top boxes, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The social network wants to deliver longer-form video content -- and with it video ads -- to the living room TV, the one screen it has been unable to reach.