Category: Tech

Federal, Hardware, Policy, Software, Tech

As Trade War Escalates, Tech Companies Flee Mainland China

August 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]

Software, Tech

AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

August 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like Chang often rely on eye […]

Software, Tech

When Will Twitter Ban White Nationalists? Civil Rights Leaders Urge the Site to Take Action

August 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

As the two-year anniversary of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville approaches, civil rights and digital activists say Twitter has not done nearly enough to prevent white nationalists from spreading hate speech online. Twitter is facing increased […]

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Silent Windows update patched side channel that leaked data from Intel CPUs

August 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft last month pushed a silent update that mitigated a serious vulnerability in all CPUs Intel has introduced since 2012, researchers who discovered the flaw said Tuesday. The vulnerability—discovered and privately reported to Intel 12 months ago—resided in every CPU […]

Hardware, Mobile Security, Security, Tech

Google, Arm team up to tackle memory vulnerabilities through MTE

August 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has announced a partnership with chipmaker Arm to design an Android-ready MTE extension for reducing the number of memory-related vulnerabilities in the mobile platform. Last week, Kostya Serebryany from Google Core Systems and Sudhi Herle, a member of the […]

Hardware, Tech

Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

July 29, 2019

Via: Fortune

If all goes as planned in August, a freight train will chug down a track near Pueblo, Colo.—entirely controlled by computers. Humans in the locomotive will merely observe, as the latest in artificial intelligence and sensor technology puts thousands of […]

Mobility, Tech

A foldable smartphone that’s better in every way than the Galaxy Fold just leaked

July 26, 2019

Via: BGR

For more than a year before Samsung even announced the Galaxy Fold, I was warning people that it would end up being a mess. No, I didn’t have any inside track into Samsung’s secret design labs. I’ve just been doing […]

Networking, Tech

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

July 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A new report could ultimately prove another bombshell in Huawei’s on-going conflicts with the U.S. government. New documents obtained by The Washington Post tie the Chinese hardware giant to North Korea’s commercial 3G wireless network. If proven, the ties would […]

Software, Tech

Huawei’s new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement

July 19, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Seems Hongmeng isn’t the Android replacement it’s been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system […]

Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

July 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its […]