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By Vitor Domingos | Daily hand picked articles about technology, science and communication, from a former TNW editor, blogger and videocaster

Ex-Nest CEO Tony Fadell's next venture emerges

Tony Fadell, a co-creator of Apple's iPod and the co-founder and ex-CEO of Nest, has revealed his next project: a VC firm named Future Shape he's …

Venture Capital

Alexa adds support for custom lists

Amazon today announced it’s improving one of Alexa’s most-used features: lists. The company is expanding both the Shopping list and To-Do list functionality to allow Alexa device owners to create their own lists for any purpose – beyond just things they need to pick up at the store, for example, or …

Amazon

Breaking WPA2

Introduction<p>We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a …

Information Security

Garmin teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot for your car | Ars Technica

How helpful will Alexa be behind the wheel?<p>At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models. It's no …

Amazon

Cambridge Analytica: the Geotargeting and Emotional Data Mining Scripts

Last year, Michael Phillips, a data science intern at Cambridge Analytica, posted the following scripts to a set of “work samples” on his personal …

Python Programming

GDPR Whiteboard - Privacy Awareness Training

The GDPR summarized in whiteboard form. Professor Solove distills the 200+ pages of the GDPR to just one page!<p>Please provide the required information …

GDPR

Netflix - Exemplar blueprint for Cloud Native Computing - CBPN

Netflix – Exemplar blueprint for Cloud Native Computing<p>The uber poster child of migrating legacy applications and IT systems via the ‘Cloud Native’ …

What I Learned From Reading Every Amazon Shareholders Letter

A new mentor of mine suggested I read Jeff Bezos’ Letter to Shareholders to refine my thoughts around building a career and a business.<p>So I read them …

Jeff Bezos

Microsoft and AWS Advance Open AI Ecosystem with Gluon Partnership - Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

New Open Source Interface Simplifies Deep Learning Development<p>At Microsoft we have a vision and passion to amplify human ingenuity with the …

Machine Learning

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

National Security<p>October 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM<p>People walk past the headquarters of the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow in September. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)<p>In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that …

Cybersecurity

Serverless is cheaper, not simpler

The (Emit) conference last week featured a lineup of excellent talks, an engaging panel discussion, and plenty of time to meet and exchange notes …

Cloud Computing

Crypto Anchors: Exfiltration Resistant Infrastructure

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about a concept that Nathan McCauley and I came up with a few years ago: crypto-anchoring—and how much impact this …

Information Security

Deutsche Bank makes its computer code publicly available for the first time – Newsroom

Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE / NYSE: DB) aims to create a common industry standard for trading technology by making its own computer code publicly …

Deutsche Bank

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk

First there were individual offices. Then cubicles and open floor plans. Now, there is a “palette of places.”<p>New office designs are coming to a workplace near you, with layouts meant to cater to the variety of tasks required of modern white-collar workers. Put another way, it means people don’t sit …

The Workplace
Cybersecurity

Inside the Financial Times’ Instagram strategy

Instagram has become a major platform for the Financial Times’ visual content — and it’s now hoping to use Stories to push out more of its charts and …

Advertising Industry

BBC is launching an interactive radio show for Echo

The future of entertainment is here. The BBC, in collaboration with Rosina Sound, is working on an interactive radio play for artificial intelligence-enabled home chatbots, like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.<p>The production will be the first of its kind, and the futuristic, high-tech play is slated …

Amazon Echo

You can soon buy and store bitcoin directly with this British “neobank”

A British “neobank” called Revolut is working on letting its customers convert and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly in their accounts.<p>Revolut is technically not a bank because it doesn’t have a banking license from the UK’s financial regulator, but it offers many of the same …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon's success is unparalleled — and 'Type 2 decisions' are a major reason why

In his 2016 shareholder letter, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos distinguished between Type 1 and Type 2 decisions.<p>Type 1 decisions are irreversible and should be made with caution. Type 2 decisions are reversible, like "two-way doors," and should be made quickly.<p>Amazon's willingness and ability to make Type …

Jeff Bezos

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

Money may not grow on trees, but apparently, it can grow in Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the …

Amazon Web Services

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Deep Learning

How Facebook ads helped elect Trump

Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale says Donald Trump won election on Facebook with highly targeted ads -- and infrastructure was a key …

Facebook Ads

Arming Bodies with CRISPR to Fight Huntington’s Disease and ALS - MIT Technology Review

The gene-editing tool CRISPR is based on a natural defense system embedded in bacterial cells that recognizes and destroys invading viral DNA.<p>What if …

Genetics

A New Approach to Conversational Software

We’re building the best way for your bot to hold a contextual conversation — and it’s open source. Here’s the repo.<p>In 2016, having spent more than …

Machine Learning

How the NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto

The ‘creator’ of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is the world’s most elusive billionaire. Very few people outside of the Department of Homeland Security …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2018

With only a couple more months left of the year, Gartner is already looking ahead to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic …

Intelligence

A robot just performed one of the most precise medical procedures for the first time ever

In the not-so-distant future, AI-controlled robots will almost certainly enslave humanity and make us all wish we could go back to the stone age, but …

Medicine

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

It’s a strange world we live in when large companies such as Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion are able to store huge quantities of our personal data and profit from it in a way that doesn’t always benefit us. And when those same companies lose our personal data and make us susceptible to identity …

Bitcoin

Announcing Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android, Microsoft Launcher

<i>10/12/17, 8AM PT: Microsoft Edge for Android: Good news; the wait is over for those wanting to test the Microsoft Edge Preview for Android. Starting</i> …

Microsoft