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Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]


Software, Tech

Microsoft reports new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited

March 23, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft posted a new security advisory today (ADV200006), detailing what it’s calling “Type 1 Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.” They have given the vulnerability a “critical” severity rating, which is the highest severity rating Microsoft gives. The flaw seems […]


Big Data, Mobility, Tech

Facebook, Google discuss sharing smartphone data with government to fight coronavirus, but there are risks

March 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

The disclosure that the U.S. government is currently in discussions with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about the possibility of using location and movement data from Americans’ smartphones to combat coronavirus has some people on edge about potential privacy […]


Software, Tech

One of Google’s best inventions ever just went live on Android

March 17, 2020

Via: BGR

One of the best services that Google ever released is one that you may be taking for granted. We’re likely years away from it being a flawless tool, but Google Translate can help you read any website, no matter the […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

White House leads effort to publish COVID-19 open research data set

March 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In the span of a week, a unique cooperative effort between academic, government and industry researchers has produced a new, structured dataset that the worldwide machine learning community can use to advance COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) […]


Software, Tech

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech

March 6, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will take a Series A, B, approach to building tech for customers, with product managers and mission teams. By Patrick Tucker Military leaders who long to copy the way Silicon Valley funds projects should know: […]


Software, Tech

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

February 24, 2020

Via: Fortune

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to “exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care” when deploying and using AI […]


Mobility, Networking, Tech

Trump report bizarrely claims net neutrality repeal raised incomes $50B a year

February 21, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

A new White House report claims without convincing evidence that eliminating consumer-protection rules in the broadband industry has boosted real incomes by tens of billions of dollars per year. Including a supposed improvement to “consumer welfare,” the report claims an […]


Networking, Tech

The IRS is suing Facebook for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

February 20, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The Internal Revenue Service is suing Facebook for $9 billion in back taxes. The trial began on Tuesday and is expected to go on for about a month. Five Facebook executives have been subpoenaed to testify, including Chief Technology Officer […]


Mobility, Tech

T-Mobile claims it didn’t lie about 4G coverage, says FCC measured wrong

February 19, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

T-Mobile says the Federal Communications Commission screwed up 4G measurements in a report that accused the carrier of exaggerating its mobile coverage. The FCC report “incorrectly implies, based on a flawed verification process, that we overstated coverage,” T-Mobile said in […]