Naresh Khatiwada

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Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up to $200,000 for Software Vulnerabilities Discovered

At today's Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community, Apple's head of security engineering Ivan Krstic announced the launch of a bug bounty program that will see Apple paying money to individuals who discover major bugs and security flaws in the company's …

Information Security

Apple buys Seattle-based Turi to bolster machine learning and AI efforts

Apple has successfully acquired Turi, a machine learning company based out of Seattle. According to sources in discussion with GeekWire, Turi’s team will be able to remain in the Seattle region as Apple builds out the technologies further. Turi’s original product, GraphLab, was developed as an open …

Machine Learning

Iran bans 'Pokémon Go' over security jitters

A number of governments are already nervous about the security implications of <i>Pokémon Go</i>, but Iran is taking that fear one step further: it just became the first country to ban the critter catching game entirely. The nation's High Council of Virtual Spaces wouldn't say what prompted the decision …

Here's Why You Won't See Any GIFs Of The Rio Olympics

News organizations are barred from making GIFs and Vine-like videos of the Olympics this year, according to the rules of the International Olympic …

Theft And Mayhem In The Bitcoin World

The schadenfreude of Bitcoin enthusiasts over Ethereum’s recent troubles ended abruptly last week. A major Bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, was hacked and nearly 120,000 BTC (around $60m) was stolen. The price of Bitcoin promptly crashed, and Bitfinex was forced to suspend trading. Suddenly, Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency