Vitor Domingos

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TransferWise becomes first non-bank to join BoE payment system | Financial Times

TransferWise has become the first fintech group to gain direct access to the Bank of England’s interbank payment systems, as regulators and the …

Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

Marissa Mayer was celebrated as a savior when she left Google to become chief executive of Yahoo in 2012.<p>A brilliant computer scientist, Ms. Mayer was the 20th employee at Google, and influenced many of the company’s signature features — including Gmail and Google Maps.<p>But could she save Yahoo? The …

Emmanuel Macron Talks to WIRED About France's AI Strategy

On Thursday, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, gave a speech laying out a new national strategy for artificial intelligence in his country. …

Artificial Intelligence

Chinese space station plunges into the ocean. No one hurt, no one there.

By Meagan Flynn<p>, Reporter<p>After much fanfare, the rogue Chinese space station Tiangong-1 finally plunged through Earth’s atmosphere somewhere over the southern Pacific Ocean at 8:16 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. It burst into flames and tiny pieces as it made its long-anticipated descent, the Joint …

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one - MIT Technology Review

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?<p>Robert …

IQ

Optra Health launches Alexa-powered AI genomics platform

<b>Optra Health</b>, which produces AI-driven iPhronesis analysis platform for healthcare and life sciences clients, today announced the launch of a new …

Digital Health

Microsoft statement on the inclusion of the CLOUD Act in the Omnibus funding bill - Microsoft on the Issues

<i>Statement by Microsoft President Brad Smith</i><p>Today is an important day for privacy rights around the world, for international relations and for …

iOS 11.3 is live now, complete with new battery features

Apple launched iOS 11.3 this morning, bringing updates to ARKit, introducing Health Records and, most notably, adding new battery features. The update comes just a few months after Apple drew public scorn for its practice of slowing down processor speeds on iPhones with aging batteries, and the new …

Boeing Hit by Cyberattack, Says Jetliner Production Not Affected

Boeing Co. said it was hit by a cyberattack, following a Seattle Times report that some manufacturing equipment used to build its 787 Dreamliner and …

Apple Revamps Privacy Controls to Comply With New European Law

Apple Inc. is revamping privacy controls for its devices and cloud services to comply with strict new European rules as Facebook Inc. faces a user …

GDPR launches today. Here’s what you need to know

GDPR gives companies a new set of rules for sharing data online<p>May 25th marks the first day of enforcement for Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, otherwise known as GDPR, a set of rules that could fundamentally flip the relationship between massive tech companies that gather data, and the …

The person behind the Like button says software is wasting our time

Social media is too addictive, says Asana’s Justin Rosenstein — but it can be fixed<p>Last year, when a series of former Facebook executives came forward to reveal misgivings about the world that social media had created, few names resonated more loudly than Justin Rosenstein’s. Rosenstein, who helped …

More Alexa-enabled lamps are coming

I’m sure you’ve always wanted a lamp with Amazon’s Alexa assistant built in, and Amazon wants to make sure companies can sell you one. Today, the Alexa maker announced the first reference design for a smart lamp that includes a microphone, speaker, and support for Alexa. Amazon approves and tests …

GoDaddy to move most of its infrastructure to AWS, not including domain management for its 75M domains

It really is Go Time for GoDaddy . Amazon’s cloud services provider AWS and GoDaddy, the domain registration and management giant, may have competed in the past when it comes to working with small businesses to provide them with web services, but today the two took a step closer together. AWS said …

GoDaddy

Nvidia brings joy by bringing GPU acceleration to Kubernetes

This has been a long time coming, but during his GTC keynote, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang today announced support for the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration system on Nvidia GPUs.<p>The idea here is to optimize the use of GPUs in hyperscale data centers — the kind of environments where …

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.<p>For a spell during 2010 and 2011, I was a virtual rancher of clickable cattle on Facebook.<p>It feels like …

Apps

TechCoffee, your shot of tech

TechCoffee is an Alexa Flash Briefing skill that give you a quick update (less than 2 minutes) of daily curated tech news. Like a morning shot of …

A Hurricane Flattens Facebook

Two weeks ago, Facebook learned that <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Guardian</i>, and <i>Observer</i> were working on blockbuster stories based on interviews with a man named …

A “tamper-proof” currency wallet just got backdoored by a 15-year-old

Backdoor allows attacker to recover private keys stored on Ledger hardware wallets.<p>For years, executives at France-based Ledger have boasted their …

Information Security

Exclusive: Kaspersky Lab plans Swiss data center to combat spying allegations - documents

MOSCOW/TORONTO (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab plans to open a data center in Switzerland to address Western government concerns that Russia exploits its anti-virus software to spy on customers, according to internal documents seen by Reuters.<p>Kaspersky is setting up the center in response to …

Amazon just passed Alphabet to become the world's second most valuable company

Amazon has passed Alphabet and now trails just Apple among the list of the world's most valuable companies.<p>The e-commerce giant rose 2.7 percent on …

Windows Server 2019 will feature Linux and Kubernetes support

Microsoft announced today that it will launch the next major release of Windows Server later this year with better support for hybrid workloads, Linux workloads, and hyper-converged infrastructure.<p>This release will succeed Windows Server 2016, which was made generally available in October 2016. …

Linux

Twitter CEO: Bitcoin will be the world’s ‘single currency’ in 10 years

Twitcoin<p>Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey apparently has big visions for bitcoin, commenting in a recent interview with <i>The Times</i> that he believes that the cryptocurrency will become the world’s single currency within 10 years.<p>According to Dorsey, “The world ultimately will have a single currency, …

SEC Announces Its Largest-Ever Whistleblower Awards

AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does - MIT Technology Review

When David Graham wakes up in the morning, the flat white box that’s Velcroed to the wall of his room in Robbie’s Place, an assisted living facility …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Is Said to Develop Gadget Displays in Secret Facility

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California …

Apple Watch

Alexa’s new ‘Brief Mode’ replaces verbal confirmations with chimes

Amazon confirmed it’s rolling out an optional “Brief Mode” that lets Alexa users configure their Echo devices to use chimes and sounds for confirmations, instead of having Alexa respond with her voice. For example, if you ask Alexa to turn on your lights today, she will respond “okay” as she does …

Twitter to prohibit range of cryptocurrency ads

The social media platform may ban ICOs and almost all cryptocurrency exchanges, with just a few exceptions.<p>Twitter is preparing to prohibit a range …

Marketing “Dirty Tinder” On Twitter

About a week ago, a Tweet I was mentioned in received a dozen or so “likes” over a very short time period (about two minutes). I happened to be on my …

Social Media

Coinbase Gets a U.K. Money License and Barclays Bank Account

Coinbase Inc., one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said it obtained an e-money license in the U.K. as it expands services in Europe. The …