Bill Schmarzo

Recessions, Big Data, Data Science and Liberating Power of “Own It”

By Bill Schmarzo | November 21, 2019

Recessions, Big Data, Data Science There, I said it.  I said the “R” word.  And no, I’m not talking the political “R” word.  I’m talking about the potential of a… r-e-c-e-s-s-i-o-n.  There are many indicators pointing to the potential of a worldwide recession, and

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The Future According To GV, Alphabet’s Most Active Venture Capital Arm

By CloudBuzz | November 20, 2019

Alphabet’s Most Active Venture Capital Arm Alphabet’s VC arm, GV, has been regarded as one of the most active — and successful — corporate venture capital firms since its inception in 2009. Among Google’s investment arms, including growth equity fund CapitalG and AI-focused

Firefox’s fight for the future of the web

By CloudBuzz | November 18, 2019

With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacy Why do you choose the browser you use? Maybe you think it loads pages more quickly. Maybe it’s made by the same

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Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety

By Reuters | November 14, 2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children, including from easy access to pornography on the web. Francis spoke at

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Facebook says it’s getting better at weeding out child sex abuse images

By CloudBuzz | November 14, 2019

Facebook has revealed a huge jump in child sex abuse images uploaded to the website: 11.6 million pieces of content from July to September this year, versus 6.9 million from April to June. However, it proactively detects and removes over

A world of deepfakes

By CloudBuzz | November 13, 2019

Deepfakes have been very much in the news for the past two years. It’s time to think about what deepfakes are and what they mean. Where do they come from? Why now? Is this just a natural evolution in the

New 5G flaws can track phone locations and spoof emergency alerts

By Tech Crunch | November 13, 2019

5G is faster and more secure than 4G. But new research shows it also has vulnerabilities that could put phone users at risk. Security researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa have found close to a dozen vulnerabilities,

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Play store apps to be scanned for malware

By BBC Tech | November 11, 2019

Google is beefing up the way it checks if any of the apps uploaded to its Play store are malicious. All new apps will be scanned by malware-spotting tools from three cyber-security firms as well as Google’s own in-house system. Google said

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Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people’s data from Groups

By CloudBuzz | November 6, 2019

More than a year after Facebook clamped down on how much personal data third parties could see, the company has found some app developers still had access to people’s data through Facebook Groups. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica

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Predictions 2020: Insurers Will Seek To Engage Customers With Their Impact Agenda

By CloudBuzz | November 5, 2019

Predictions 2020 At this time last year, the world seemed a gloomy place. Climate change, volatile politics, trade wars, and relentless cyberattacks were threatening many firms, including insurers. In our predictions for 2019, we noted the caution with which insurance

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