Washington waking up to threats of AI with new task force

March 15, 2018

Elon Musk has been one of the few Silicon Valley luminaries to place intense attention on the potential dangers of AI, raising a billion dollars with Y Combinator’s Sam Altman to found OpenAI. Musk has continued the drumbeat on AI’s […]

Eliminating storage failures in the cloud

February 28, 2018

Via: ZDnet

With the advent of disk mirroring over 35 years ago, data redundancy has been the basic strategy against data loss. That redundancy was extended in the replicated state machine (RSM) clusters popularized by cloud vendors in early aughts, and widely […]

The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility

February 23, 2018

Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it’s value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers […]

Hardware, Tech

Chip maker AMD faces claims of new bugs

March 14, 2018

Via: FCW

Two months after the world learned of two massive bugs inherent in widely used computer processor chips, security researchers in Israel claim to have found another set of critical security vulnerabilities, this time affecting Advanced Micro Devices processor chips. On […]

Operations Security, Security

Former Equifax CIO Jun Ying Accused of Insider Trading

March 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

A former senior executive at Equifax Inc. was criminally charged for allegedly selling almost $1 million worth of shares before the company’s announcement last year that it had suffered a massive data breach. Jun Ying, Equifax’s ex-chief information officer for […]

Federal, Policy

TSA accused of searching domestic travelers’ devices with no warrant

March 13, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has sued the Transportation Security Administration, alleging that the agency has improperly withheld documents and other materials that would shed light on warrantless searches of digital devices at airports prior to purely […]