Category: Hardware & Software

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House will meet execs from Apple, Amazon, IBM to discuss software security

January 13, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

The White House will meet with executives from major tech companies, including Alphabet-owned Google (GOOGL.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Inc, , to discuss software security after the United States have suffered several major cyber attacks last year. In December, […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Clearview AI close to being awarded a US patent for its facial recognition tech

December 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Controversial firm Clearview AI is close to being awarded a patent for its facial recognition technology, which is used to scan faces from pictures available on various online platforms. According to a report from Politico, the company has received a […]

Education, Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech

Proctoring and Privacy of Exams in the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1, 2021

Via: JD Supra

Online test-proctoring services have become increasingly popular among higher education institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. These services provide many benefits to students: greater control over their physical testing environment; greater flexibility in the test scheduling; and electronic administration eliminates the […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Commerce Proposes Third Party Audits as Criteria in Supply Chain Rule for Software

November 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Commerce secretary should consider whether connected software applications have been evaluated for security by a reliable third party when reviewing transactions with U.S. entities, under a new proposal from the department. Commerce proposed adding “a lack of thorough and […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

A.I. hiring software faces a regulatory reckoning

November 24, 2021

Via: Fortune

Legislation recently passed in New York City that would regulate using artificial intelligence in the hiring process could have major repercussions nationwide. In early November, New York’s city council passed a bill that would require companies selling A.I.-powered hiring software […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Speedb is a drop-in replacement for RocksDB that wants to take the embedded key-value store world by storm

November 17, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Key-value stores are the simplest, most fundamental data storage systems. Rather than providing elaborate query languages, most of them provide simple interfaces to store and retrieve data. Conceptually, any type of data management system or database can be built on […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Calif. city bots can translate foreign-language requests to English and then back again

November 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

San Jose officials said during an online event Wednesday that natural language processing technology has been a “wildly successful” tool over the past two years as they’ve attempted to provide services and information in more than 100 languages spoken by […]

Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech, Workforce

Commerce head out to save US jobs, 1 computer chip at a time

October 18, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Gina Raimondo only wears watches made by Bulova — a company that laid off her scientist father, closed its Rhode Island factory and moved production to China in 1983. The watches give Raimondo, the U.S. commerce secretary, a sense of […]

Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

October 15, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ plan to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order on software procurement will require more than the bare minimum from contractors. The executive order will require agencies to obtain a software bill of materials—typically […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Hardware Bolsters Medical Device Security

October 8, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

The medical device industry has transformed over the last decade, driven by an explosion in the Internet of Mobile Things and increased connectivity. As complexity around the technology, supply chains, and management of these devices grows, so have security concerns. […]