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The big hack: How China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies

October 11th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, […]



8 predictions for the near-future of artificial intelligence

September 28th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

An artificial Intelligence project utilizing a humanoid robot from French company Aldebaran and reprogramed for their specific campus makes its debut as an assistant for students attending Palomar College in San Marcos, California, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake No one disputes the potential impact AI will have across a wide range of business sectors. […]



Blockchain trends for 2018

August 17th, 2018 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

While the mainstream viability of cryptocurrency remains in question, one of the technologies that has emerged in its wake is primed to do big things. Blockchain continues to grow in popularity as people across multiple industries find new applications for it. Recently, Deloitte released a report entitled, ‘2018 Global Blockchain Survey’. In it, they explore […]



Should software engineers care about ethics

May 7th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

It’s time for engineers to hold themselves accountable. In his essay, “Design’s Lost Generation,” Mike Monteiro describes how he shocked a crowd of designers at a San Francisco tech conference by suggesting design — like medicine, law, and even driving — should be regulated:



Your smart TV is watching you watching TV, Consumer Reports finds

February 10th, 2018 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumer Reports reported that Samsung and Roku Smart TVs were vulnerable to hacking through a web-based attack. Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household’s personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer […]



Smart city resilience: Digitally empowering cities to survive, adapt, and thrive

February 6th, 2018 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

In the age of the smart city, leaders must adapt their resilience strategy to match their evolving risk profile—otherwise they risk building a smarter but more fragile city.



A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

February 5th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The Chinese “Micius” satellite has successfully set up the world’s most secure video conference, using quantum cryptography to connect scientists in Europe and China for an unhackable, intercontinental chat.



35 amazing real world examples of how blockchain is changing our world

February 4th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.



Top 25 inventions of 2017: Selfie drones, 3d printed tires and more

November 22nd, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Drones that put selfie sticks to shame, pollution zapping air filters, 3D printable airless tires and a malware detecting router for your smart home.



Revenge hacking is hitting the big time

September 23rd, 2017 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

The plan was to hack the hackers. Cybercriminals had targeted a global bank’s customers with phishing emails to break into their accounts. The legal option—waiting for law enforcement to investigate and perhaps apprehend the hackers—would have taken too long. So the bank was willing to try something else, and a team of security consultants offered […]



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