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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

By CloudBuzz | April 11, 2019

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met

Google Cloud Names Rackspace 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year

By CloudBuzz | April 10, 2019

We are honored that Google Cloud named Rackspace its 2018 Global Migration Partner of the Year during last night’s awards ceremony at Next ‘19, Google Cloud’s annual flagship conference, held in San Francisco. Rackspace SVP & GM of Cloud and

Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

By CloudBuzz | April 10, 2019

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun  seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned.

Yahoo in new $117.5 million data breach settlement after earlier accord rejected

By CloudBuzz | April 9, 2019

(Reuters) – Yahoo has reached a revised $117.5 million settlement with millions of people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen in the largest data breach in history. The proposed settlement made public on Tuesday requires the approval

SEC steps on Tesla ‘reasonable’ to prevent problems: commissioner

By CloudBuzz | April 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. securities watchdog’s request that a federal judge hold Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk in contempt over the billionaire entrepreneur’s use of Twitter was “reasonable,” said a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official on Monday.SEC

AI must be accountable, says EU as sets ethical guidelines

By CloudBuzz | April 8, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Companies working with artificial intelligence need to install accountability mechanisms to prevent it being misused, the European Commission said on Monday, under new ethical guidelines for a technology open to abuse by authoritarian regimes. AI projects should

SoftBank-backed Grab seeks another $2 billion funding in expansion drive

By CloudBuzz | April 8, 2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, its CEO Anthony Tan told Reuters, only weeks after announcing more than $4.5 billion of funding in what has become Southeast Asia’s largest

Facebook Claims “Election Integrity” Efforts In India Has Made Strides

By CloudBuzz | April 8, 2019

MENLO PARK, California (Reuters) – Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Indian national election that starts this week but acknowledged that gaps remain in its “election integrity” efforts. During a

Google to pull plug on AI ethics council

By CloudBuzz | April 6, 2019

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it was dissolving a council it had formed a week earlier to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.The council had run into controversy over two of its members,

When Morpheus met Watson: JPMC teams with IBM Data Science and AI Elite

By CloudBuzz | April 5, 2019

When the humans are away, will the AI play? It’s anyone’s guess. JPMorgan Chase (JPMC), however, is more than a little hopeful they’ll put their man-made-brains to placing the best investment bets. It’s true. People no longer make the risky calculations that

Female Cybersecurity Workers Are Younger and Looking to Lead

By CloudBuzz | April 4, 2019

The cybersecurity profession remains primarily a man’s world. But for how long? (ISC)² research reveals women are making fast gains in the industry, and as a group, they are setting their sights on leadership roles. Overall, female representation in the

Elite U.S. school MIT cuts ties with Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE

By CloudBuzz | April 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has severed ties with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as U.S. authorities investigate the Chinese firms for alleged sanctions violations, it said on Wednesday. MIT is the latest top U.S. education institution to unplug