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Ernst & Young Is Going Bitcoin While PwC, Deloitte and KPMG Push Permissioned Blockchains

While some multi-bln professional service firms are pushing the development and implementation of private Blockchains, Ernst & Young (EY), one of the …

THE FINTECH REPORT 2016: Financial industry trends and investment

These different financial services industry trends have given rise to a host of new financial service products that are poised to change the way consumers deal with their banks.<p>BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has compiled a detailed finance report on this subject …

Trends

Unlock the vaults: the Bank of France opens the door on its data

Could a new open data room at the Banque de France help reveal the seeds of the next financial crisis?<p>The French central bank has kept the financial affairs of the state, industry and citizens contained securely and discreetly within its grand mansion house headquarters in Paris for more than two …

Open Data

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Internet of Things

A tour of Google's 2016 open source releases

Open source software enables Google to build things quickly and efficiently without reinventing the wheel, allowing us to focus on solving new …

Germany sees rise in Russian propaganda, cyber attacks | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s domestic intelligence agency on Thursday reported a striking increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at destabilizing German society, and targeted cyber attacks against political parties.<p>A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in …

North Africa

ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG (TKAG.DE) in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday.<p>The logo of German steel-to-elevators group ThyssenKrupp AG is pictured …

Cybersecurity

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

Does Open Data Really Empower Consumers?

Open data is helping with projects as diverse as city parking, energy use and medical treatments. Can it help your business?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”</i><p>This memorable quote by the great English …

Open Data

Python Data Visualization: Bokeh Cheat Sheet

Bokeh distinguishes itself from other Python visualization libraries such as Matplotlib or Seaborn in the fact that it is an interactive …

South Korea's Online Banking System Is Stuck In 1996

“I can’t f***ing stand this s***. I almost threw my brand new computer across the room,” says Seoulite Jeonghyun Kwon, an avid online shopper, after another failed attempt to buy a sweater.<p>“[My bank’s] security apps slow my computer to a crawl so I have to uninstall them after every use, and then …

South Korea

Internet outage in Germany blamed on failed botnet attack

Deutsche Telekom says 900,000 customers were affected by the attack, the second such offensive in two months.<p>A failed attempt to hijack consumer routers is being blamed for network outages that left hundreds of thousands of people in Germany without internet service this weekend.<p>Around 900,000 of …

Routers

Open source has won, and Microsoft has surrendered

Many Linux fans greeted the news that Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation with anxiety-fueled anger.<p>For example, spooling through Reddit and my …

Bill Gates

Three UK suffers major data breach via compromised employee login

<b>Update:</b> Three has now said it believes information was obtained from a total of 133,827 customer accounts — and has confirmed that “no bank details, passwords, pin numbers, payment information or credit/debit card information was stored on the upgrade system in question”.<p>“We believe the primary …

Identity Theft

After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks?

Experts have called for card readers and tighter security after £2.5m was stolen from the accounts of Tesco Bank customers<p>Consumers worried about falling victim to online banking fraud should consider banks that give customers card readers and avoid those which rely on text messages, according to …

Identity Theft

Linux Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

9 Open Source Lunix OSes dedicated to IoT:<b>Brillo</b> — In the year since Google released Brillo, the lightweight Android-based distro has seen growing …

Linux
Artificial Intelligence

SEO alert: Google search to rank sites according to their mobile versions

Having recently said that it will show different search results to mobile and desktop users, Google now has another search related announcement. …

Can Hackers Be Stopped? The State of Defense in the Private Sector

U.S. Hacking Hackers Cyber Crime<p>One week before the recent massive hack attack shut off access to Twitter, PayPal, Airbnb and dozens of other major …

This Virus Automatically Kills Smart Light Bulbs

In the future, hackers might black out cities by breaking into internet-connected light bulbs.<p>On Nov. 2, 1988, a computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was infected with one of the first-ever self-spreading viruses. A few hours later, one of every ten computers in the world that were …

Home Automation

DARPA's Automated Bug Hunter Could Revolutionize Cybersecurity

The year is 2025, and the head of IT at IvankaCorp – the world’s leading provider of lifestyle solutions for the Space Colonizer with style – gets a …

DARPA

How to contribute to an open source project on GitHub

A step by step guide that will show you how to contribute to an open source project on GitHub, one of the most popular and used git repository …

Software Development

After mastering Go, these computers are learning to play StarCraft

Earlier this year, researchers' artificial intelligence beat a human in the dazzlingly complex board game known as Go. Not just once, but four times. It was a milestone in machine learning.<p>Now, the same Google-backed researchers who designed AlphaGo have their sights set on dominating a new game: …

Artificial Intelligence

Big data is eating the world – But it’s not eating the data scientist

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously remarked that ‘software is eating the world.’ Today the same can be said about big data. Without tapping …

DeepMind and Blizzard to release StarCraft II as an AI research environment | DeepMind

Today at BlizzCon 2016 in Anaheim, California, we announced our collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment to open up StarCraft II to AI and Machine …

U.S. government prepares for Election Day cyber attacks

The United States government is readying itself for a range of possible cyber attacks it fears could come on Election Day.<p>The White House is working …

'Here's your personal data': how an anonymous tipoff revealed Red Cross breach

A security expert sounded the alarm after he was sent the personal details of more than half a million Australian blood donors<p>A Microsoft regional director and security developer, Troy Hunt, was contacted early on Tuesday morning by an anonymous person on Twitter who told him he had obtained …

Personal Data

Big data reveals Shakespeare co-authored 17 of his plays

Shakespeare got help in writing 17 of his world-famous plays - including from his supposed arch rival Christopher Marlowe. The mixed authorship was …

Anne Hathaway

9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017

Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed to hardware), as they all rush to buy their tech via the cloud computing model, where tech is hosted in the vendor's data center and delivered as a service over the internet.<p>Software spending is …

Artificial Intelligence

IoT Security Is A Mess That Will Take An Age To Fix

Barely a month since Brian Krebs’ website was temporarily knocked offline by an — at the time — historically large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack another, even larger, DDoS attack has caused havoc with websites all day.<p>This latest attack has targeted DNS provider Dyn. Sites including …

Cybersecurity