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Losing Face: Two More Cases of Third-Party Facebook App Data Exposure

By CloudBuzz | April 3, 2019

The UpGuard Cyber Risk team can now report that two more third-party developed Facebook app datasets have been found exposed to the public internet. One, originating from the Mexico-based media company Cultura Colectiva, weighs in at 146 gigabytes and contains over

It’s a multicloud world, so we’re bringing Db2 to your AWS data

By CloudBuzz | April 3, 2019

If your business hasn’t already embraced a multiple-cloud strategy, it’s likely that one is in your near future. Recent research shows that 85 percent of companies already operate in multicloud environments, and 98 percent of companies plan to be multicloud by 2021.

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 14.8% Year Over Year During the Fourth Quarter of 2018

By CloudBuzz | April 3, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 2, 2019 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 14.8% year over year to $4.15 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18). “Hyperconverged infrastructure demand remains

Microsoft and the BMW Group launch the Open Manufacturing Platform

By CloudBuzz | April 2, 2019

Companies are partners in a new initiative to drive open industrial IoT development and help grow a community to build future Industry 4.0 solutions Technology framework and open community to share smart factory solutions across the automotive and manufacturing sectors

Introducing Warp: Fixing Mobile Internet Performance and Security

By CloudBuzz | April 1, 2019

Introducing Warp: Free VPN April 1st is a miserable day for most of the Internet. While most days the Internet is full of promise and innovation, on “April Fools” a handful of elite tech companies decide to waste the time

Man Behind Fatal ‘Swatting’ Gets 20 Years

By CloudBuzz | March 31, 2019

Tyler Barriss, a 26-year-old California man who admitted making a phony emergency call to police in late 2017 that led to the shooting death of an innocent Kansas resident, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Barriss has

The Mobile Gender Gap: A $700 Billion Opportunity for Sustainable Development

By CloudBuzz | March 29, 2019

A new study, released at MWC19 by the GSMA, finds ongoing disparity among men and women in ownership of mobile devices and access to mobile internet in low- and middle-income countries. Closing the mobile gender gap could inject an additional $700 billion in GDP growth

Facebook challenges Belgian tracking ban

By CloudBuzz | March 29, 2019

Facebook is challenging a Belgian court order preventing the company from tracking people without their consent. A Brussels-based court ruled in 2018 that Facebook had broken privacy laws and needed to delete illegally-gathered data on the country’s citizens. The company is

Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

By CloudBuzz | March 28, 2019

Microsoft  today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access to 10,000 patents to

Trusted and ethical AI with IBM Cloud Private for Data

By CloudBuzz | March 28, 2019

The next big wave to impact humanity is artificial intelligence. It will be powered by the new oil: data. AI is poised to fundamentally change every industry, every business, and possibly every person on earth. A moment like this is

McDonald’s spent a reported $300 million to acquire an AI company

By CloudBuzz | March 27, 2019

Can I get a side of AI with those fries? McDonald’s purchased Silicon Valley VC-backed AI company Dynamic Yield on Tuesday. The deal was reportedly for over $300 million, which would make it the fast-food giant’s largest acquisition since it bought

House-hunting in Silicon Valley: tech’s newly rich fuel a spectacle of excess

By CloudBuzz | March 27, 2019

As flamenco dancers and baristas help show off multimillion-dollar homes, there is no longer room for the middle class In Silicon Valley, an open house can be more than an open house. At a six-bedroom, seven-bath home in the town of