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Federal, Policy

Special Counsel indicts 13 people, Russian troll farm on conspiracy charges

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a 37-page indictment against the Internet Research Agency, a well-known Russian bot and troll factory, and named 13 Russians on charges of “conspiracy to defraud the United States,” wire fraud, and bank fraud, […]


Networking Security, Security

Bitcoin miner in NYC home interfered with T-Mobile network, FCC says

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A New York City resident was ordered to turn off his bitcoin miner after the Federal Communications Commission discovered that it was interfering with T-Mobile’s wireless network. After receiving a complaint from T-Mobile about interference to its 700MHz LTE network […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

32 class-action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to […]


Mobility, Tech

Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

February 15, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps – the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets – with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less […]


Federal, Policy

Trump ‘Strongly’ Favors Imposing Online Sales Tax, Mnuchin Says

February 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump “feels strongly” that the U.S. should impose a sales tax on purchases made over the Internet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. Mnuchin, speaking at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, said he has […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Signs Big Supercomputer Deal with Defense Department

February 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Defense Department is paying $57 million to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for supercomputers that it plans to use for tasks like designing helicopters and weather forecasting. The Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Department’s Supercomputing Resource Center at the Wright-Patterson […]


Big Data, Hardware, Tech

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

February 12, 2018

Via: CIO

In 2018, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and computer vision are maturing, going from game-changing ideas to foundational tools for business. This year, we’ll see these and other technologies drive how business gets done and what new […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

February 12, 2018

Via: CIO

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce management headaches. The company is […]


Hardware, Tech

Google has finally started renting its new A.I. chips to outside developers

February 12, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

Google has finally started allowing other companies to rent its artificial intelligence-tailored chips in the cloud. The company announced in a blog post on Monday that tensor processing units are available in “limited quantities” for a select set of customers […]


Federal, Policy

DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

February 9, 2018

Via: FCW

A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway in resolving lingering questions around cybersecurity and oversight requests, but it ended on an uncertain note as long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. […]