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Nearly Two-Thirds of Enterprises Feel That Their Networks Are Not Fully Ready to Support Their Business

By Accenture | September 4, 2019

Misalignment between IT and business needs cited as among top barriers to limiting the effectiveness of enterprise networks NEW YORK; Sept. 4, 2019 – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that while enterprises have embraced advanced digital technologies,

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The Top 2 Challenges of Next-Gen Applications

By Mor Cohen-Tal | September 4, 2019

Challenges of Next-Gen Applications When you think of why customers move to the cloud, there are a few key things that they’re trying to achieve. Agility How do I do more with less. How do I innovate faster? How do

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Behind the Rise of China’s Facial-Recognition Giants

By Wired | September 3, 2019

Megvii, one of four highly valued Chinese facial-recognition startups, has filed for an IPO. Most of its revenue comes from surveillance and security systems. Unfamiliar faces aren’t welcome at Beijing public housing projects. To prevent illegal subletting, many have facial

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Your Mobile Phone Is Your Identity. How Do You Protect It?

By Louis Columbus | September 3, 2019

Mobile Protection The average cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past 5 years and is now $3.92M. U.S.-based breaches average $8.19M in losses, leading all nations. Not integrating mobile phone platforms and protecting them with a

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Elon Musk: Humanity Is a Kind of ‘Biological Boot Loader’ for AI

By Wired | September 2, 2019

On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma took the stage at the World AI Conference in Shanghai to debate artificial intelligence and its implications for humanity. As expected, Ma took a far more optimistic stance than Musk.

Chinese face-swap app triggers privacy fears after going viral

By CloudBuzz | September 2, 2019

Zao lets users superimpose themselves on to celebrities but critics warn of data threat A new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip racked up millions of downloads

IBM News

Extracting the lifeblood of AI at ExxonMobil

By IBM Big Data | August 30, 2019

“Data is the new oil.” The quote goes back to 2006, credited to mathematician Clive Humby. Gartner’s Peter Sondergaard took it a step further, calling analytics data’s combustion engine. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) still has that “new car smell,” it

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Amazon grabs a piece of the Yankees network in a $3.47 billion deal

By CloudBuzz | August 30, 2019

Disney sold its stake in the YES Network to an investor group that includes the Yankees, Amazon and Sinclair Broadcasting. The group announced today that it was acquiring the 80 percent stake in the YES Network previously held by Disney

Apple apologises for allowing workers to listen to Siri recordings

By CloudBuzz | August 29, 2019

Contractors graded accidental activations including recordings of users having sex Apple has apologised for allowing contractors to listen to voice recordings of Siri users in order to grade them. The company made the announcement after it completed a review of

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Facebook will require political advertisers provide further credentials, or have their ads paused

By Tech Crunch | August 28, 2019

Ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook today announced it’s tightening requirements for groups buying political ads on the social network. The company last year began requiring advertisers get authorized to run ads about social issues, elections, or politics, which involves advertisers

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Increasing Female Leadership in Technology

By CloudBuzz | August 28, 2019

The lack of women in technology is a well-documented issue. In the United States, women account for only about 25% of computer and mathematical occupations, and only about 16% of engineering jobs. Worse still, women hold only 5% of leadership positions in the tech industry. Clearly the

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Medical Data in the Cloud: What Are the Risks?

By Sam Bowman | August 27, 2019

Medical Data in the Cloud Executive-level healthcare leaders must have a thorough understanding of cloud-based security risks. Patient data can vary from simple information such as height and weight to complex genetic markers that can predict the likelihood of developing

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How malformed packets caused CenturyLink’s 37-hour, nationwide outage

By Ars Technica | August 20, 2019

CenturyLink’s nationwide, 37-hour outage in December 2018 disrupted 911 service for millions of Americans and prevented completion of at least 886 calls to 911, a new Federal Communications Commission report said. Back in December, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the

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SMB’s perceptions of Cloud Storage Security

By Francois Amigorena | August 19, 2019

Data Storage Security The use of cloud storage is on the increase. However, SMBs are still suspicious about it. Actually, 61% of SMBs believe their data in unsafe in the cloud. Why are those perceptions still present? And what can

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Hackers breach 20 Texas government agencies in ransomware cyber attack

By CloudBuzz | August 19, 2019

State officials say they are responding to a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected at least 20 government agencies throughout Texas. The state’s Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the breach, assisted by the Division of Emergency

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Facebook’s Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon’s – WIRED

By Wired | August 17, 2019

The tail end of the Defcon hacking conference this week saw a remote car-start dongle and app that could have been hacked to steal cars, along with a drone hacking a smart TV. Oh, also, researchers have found a way

IBM News

6 DataOps essentials to deliver business-ready data

By IBM Big Data | August 17, 2019

Nearly every business is under competitive, disruptive, and regulatory pressures. As companies face digital transformation and modernization to meet their customers’  expectations, leveraging data and AI at the speed of business can be the biggest differentiator. However, according to MIT Sloan,

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack

By CloudBuzz | August 16, 2019

Cybersecurity employees reported what they saw as staffing issues and other problems to bank’s internal auditors, human-resources department and other senior executives Before a giant data breach at Capital One Financial Corp. COF 0.26% , employees raised concerns within the

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The world’s top deepfake artist is wrestling with the monster he created

By MIT Technology Review | August 16, 2019

Hao Li has spent his career perfecting digital trickery. Now he’s working to confront the problem of increasingly seamless off-the-shelf deception. It’s June in Dalian, China, a city on a peninsula that sticks out into the Yellow Sea a few

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700,000 Choice Hotels records leaked in data breach, ransom demanded

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2019

Researchers found the unsecured database, but hackers got there first 700,000 records belonging to Choice Hotels have reportedly been stolen with hackers demanding payment for their return. Comparitech, in collaboration with security researcher Bob Diachenko, found an unsecured database containing data

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