Even encrypted medical record databases leak information

A new study from Microsoft researchers warns that many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information despite the use of encryption.

Firefox coming to iOS this year, Mozilla says

Mozilla hopes to have its version of Firefox for iOS devices out by the end of the year as part of its push to grow its share of mobile traffic.

Amazon snaps up Elemental to boost video on AWS

Amazon will acquire Elemental Technologies in a bid to enrich the video capabilities of its AWS cloud service, the company announced Thursday.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 September, 2015 02:08


Ex-Tesla engineer could face prison for hacking former manager's email, FBI says

A former Tesla engineer could face five years in prison for allegedly accessing his former manager's email and pilfering employee evaluations that he shared with other workers.

Microsoft will release its hackathon help tool to the world

Microsoft is planning to bring its internal tool for running hackathons to the public next year, starting by allowing a few select colleges to test drive it at their own events.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 04 September, 2015 01:15

Tags: Microsoft

US DOJ tightens policies on use of simulated cells for surveillance

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued new guidelines on the use of a cellular surveillance technology called stingrays.

FTC finds privacy disclosures improved in kid's apps

Mobile applications aimed at children are doing a better job in recent years of disclosing their privacy practices, but many apps still lack basic information, according to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission survey.

Uber ride data publicly accessible through Google

On Thursday, a site-specific search on Google for produced dozens of links to Uber rides that have been completed and cancelled, in countries around the world including the U.S., England, Russia, France and Mexico.

By Zach Miners | 03 September, 2015 23:39

Tags: Uber

Project Oxford: Microsoft serves up APIs for intelligent apps

Microsoft talks up the IoT potential of the cross-platform Oxford SDKs and face, speech, and vision APIs

By Paul Krill | 03 September, 2015 23:25

Tags: Microsoft

Google expands Compute Engine offerings with bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine, the company’s IaaS cloud computing offering, got a facelift today with the announcement that new autoscaling features and 32-core VMs would be available to the general public.

By Jon Gold | 03 September, 2015 23:12

Tags: Google

IBM, ARM collaborate on refining Internet of Things deployment

IBM's Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors designed by ARM, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

By Joab Jackson | 03 September, 2015 22:49

Tags: Arm, mbed processors, IBM IoT Foundation, IBM, Internet of Things, Jeep, cloud computing, IoT

Samsung will start shipping its new Gear S2 smartwatches in October

Samsung revealed that its new round Gear S2 smartwatches will start shipping in October, but has not revealed what they will cost.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 September, 2015 21:56

Tags: samsung

Microsoft acquires organizational analytics company VoloMetrix

Microsoft announced Thursday that it will be acquiring VoloMetrix, a company that provides analytics to help businesses better understand how their organization works.

Google revamps Street View, welcomes user 360° images

Google is revamping its Street View service with an eye to attracting many more contributed 360° images.

By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2015 21:05

Tags: IFA

DJI is concerned Amazon and Google could restrict hobby drone flight

One of the world's largest consumer drone makers says it's concerned hobbyists will face tougher restrictions over where they can fly if Amazon and Google get their way in creating dedicated airspace zones for commercial flight.

By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2015 20:55

Tags: IFA

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