March, 2019

Man Behind Fatal ‘Swatting’ Gets 20 Years

Tyler Barriss, a 26-year-old California man who admitted making a phony emergency call to police in late 2017 that led to the shooting death of an innocent Kansas resident, has been sentenced to 20 years in [...]

The Mobile Gender Gap: A $700 Billion Opportunity for Sustainable Development

A new study, released at MWC19 by the GSMA, finds ongoing disparity among men and women in ownership of mobile devices and access to mobile internet in low- and middle-income countries. Closing the mobile gender gap could inject an additional $700 [...]

How to Recognize Cryptojacking (and How to Prevent It)

How to Recognize Cryptojacking After 2018 saw an alarming 13 million cryptojacking incidents (4 times as many as in 2017), it’s crucial that both businesses and individuals begin protecting themselves against these attacks. But what exactly [...]

Facebook challenges Belgian tracking ban

Facebook is challenging a Belgian court order preventing the company from tracking people without their consent. A Brussels-based court ruled in 2018 that Facebook had broken privacy laws and needed to delete illegally-gathered data on the country’s [...]

Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

Microsoft  today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access [...]

Trusted and ethical AI with IBM Cloud Private for Data

The next big wave to impact humanity is artificial intelligence. It will be powered by the new oil: data. AI is poised to fundamentally change every industry, every business, and possibly every person on earth. A [...]

McDonald’s spent a reported $300 million to acquire an AI company

Can I get a side of AI with those fries? McDonald’s purchased Silicon Valley VC-backed AI company Dynamic Yield on Tuesday. The deal was reportedly for over $300 million, which would make it the fast-food giant’s largest [...]

AI, Automation & 5G ensuring the future of Industry 4.0

AI, Automation & 5G Industry 4.0 involves interconnecting all parts of a company and giving rise to effective automation resulting in a more intelligent organization. It is considered the fourth industrial revolution to the digitization phase [...]