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Richard Stallman resigns from MIT over Epstein comments

By The Verge | September 17, 2019

Famed computer scientist Richard Stallman has resigned from his position at MIT over recent comments he made concerning Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. He has also resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation, an organization Stallman founded in 1985, as well as from its

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Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 400 New Tech Jobs

By Amazon News | September 16, 2019

Amazon to double its tech workforce in downtown Chicago Tomorrow, September 17th, Amazon will hold ‘Amazon Career Day’ event in Chicago for job seekers to learn more about the hundreds of open positions across Illinois—candidates can register at amazon.jobs/careerday The company has created more than 11,000 full-time jobs

Louis Columbus

The Truth About Privileged Access Security On AWS And Other Public Clouds

By Louis Columbus | September 16, 2019

Privileged Access Security Bottom Line: Amazon’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) centralizes identity roles, policies and Config Rules yet doesn’t go far enough to provide a Zero Trust-based approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM) that enterprises need today. AWS provides a

BBC Tech

Data on almost every Ecuadorean citizen leaked

By BBC Tech | September 16, 2019

Personal data about almost every Ecuadorean citizen has been found exposed online. Names, financial information and civil data about 17 million people, including 6.7 million children, was found by security company vpnMentor. The massive cache of data was found on an

The Guardian

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple asked to turn over internal documents

By cloudt | September 14, 2019

The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary

Firefox is testing a VPN, and you can try it right now – It’s part of the revitalized Firefox Test Pilot program

By The Verge | September 13, 2019

Last week, Mozilla said its Firefox browser would block third-party trackers for everyone by default and yesterday, Mozilla announced a new product that could give Firefox users even more privacy on the web: the Firefox Private Network, which claims to

Cisco News

What is the Current State of Cybersecurity in the Oil & Gas Industry?

By Cisco | September 13, 2019

How is cybersecurity viewed in your organization?  Do you feel like your company is well-positioned against cyber threats in your Operational Technology (OT) areas?  Is there acknowledgement that as more things and people are connected, that cyber risk will increase?

John Pientka

Mass Surveillance, Adversarial AI, in Atlanta?

By John Pientka | September 12, 2019

Mass AI Surveillance Image Source: CVDazzle The woman above is wearing hair and makeup designed to fool today’s facial recognition surveillance technology. Why worry, that’s all in China not the U.S. Uh-oh! Did you know Atlanta has the most CCTV

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EU court says Germany has to notify EU of copyright law targeting Google

By Reuters | September 12, 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.

Gartner

Generation AI Must Be Protected From a Dystopian Future

By Gartner | September 12, 2019

Millions of our youngest people, children under 10 years old, are exposed to misleading and biased uses of artificial intelligence. What will you do about it? We are a digital society in transition: Children born since 2010 (known as Generation

Garry Connolly

What’s Behind Smart Devices? A Data Centre, Of Course

By Garry Connolly | September 11, 2019

Smart TV’s, Smart Phones, What’s Behind Smart Devices? It’s not difficult to be “smart” these days. We wake up in the morning and check our social media feeds on our smart phone while turning on our smart TV to get

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51 companies tell Congress it’s time to tackle data privacy

By CloudBuzz | September 11, 2019

Amazon, AT&T and Qualcomm are among those involved The corporate world isn’t waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtable advocacy group, including tech companies like Amazon,