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

Tech Crunch

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

Sam Bowman

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

François Amigorena

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

Wired

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

MIT tech review

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

Kayla Matthews

Online Lottery Scams Are Unfortunately Alive and Well

By Kayla Matthews | August 15, 2019

Fake Lottery Scams Are Alive and Well: What to Look For You’ve just won $50,000! Or, perhaps you qualify to go on a ’round-the-world cruise or drive away in a brand-new car. No matter the prize, it will always seem

MIT tech review

MIT – Facebook paid people to listen to voice recordings, too

By MIT Technology Review | August 14, 2019

It’s the fifth big tech company forced to admit to the practice this year. The news: Facebook paid contractors to listen to, and transcribe, audio clips generated by people using its Messenger app, according to Bloomberg. They were not told where the

David Friend

Cloud Evolution – Why Multi-Cloud Will Win

By David Friend | August 14, 2019

Why Multi-Cloud Will Win When I was growing up in the 1970’s, IBM ruled the roost in corporate data centers. If you walked into a typical data center, nearly every piece of gear had an IBM logo on it and

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SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals

Verizon sells Tumblr just two years after acquiring social network

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

Verizon is selling Tumblr, just two years after buying the social network as part of its tumultuous $4.48bn Yahoo acquisition. Founded in 2007 as one of the first “microblogging” services, Tumblr has been acquired by Automattic, the web services company

Wired

This Teen Hacker Found Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions Of Records

By Wired | August 10, 2019

A FEW SHORT decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school’s network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller. So today, when cybersecurity has become the domain of state-sponsored spy agencies and multibillion-dollar companies, it may be refreshing

Louis Columbus

Indeed’s 10 Most Popular AI & Machine Learning Jobs This Year

By Louis Columbus | August 9, 2019

Popular AI & Machine Learning Jobs This Year AI and Machine Learning job postings on Indeed rose 29.10% over the last year between May 2018 and May 2019. Machine Learning and Deep Learning Engineers are the most popular jobs posted

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Salesforce to buy Israel’s ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion

By Reuters | August 8, 2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. cloud-based service provider Salesforce (CRM.N) said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Israeli software developer ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion in cash and shares. Salesforce said adding ClickSoftware, which makes cloud-based field service management software, would

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