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Getting Capitalism Wrong - AI Will Reduce Economic Inequality, Not Increase It

We’ve another of those pieces shouting that artificial intelligence is going to overturn the world and thus we need more taxes, more government and even, in this argument from Kai-Fu Lee, more colonialism. It’s not going to work out like this of course, it’s just not going to work out like this at …

Social Justice

UK electricity grid cyber-attack risk is 'off the scale'

Energy industry says current threat coming to the fore because of trend towards decentralised power plants<p>Concerns over the threat posed by cyber-attacks on power stations and electricity grids is “off the scale” in the UK energy sector, according to a leading industry figure.<p>No other country in …

Cybersecurity

How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs

Medical centers and pharma companies struggle in parallel today with the challenge of bringing innovation — particularly contemporary data science tools — into organizations dominated by established processes deeply rooted in legacy technologies.<p>(Disclosure/reminder: I’m chief medical officer at …

Technology

Push on with the 'great unwinding', BIS tells central banks

| LONDON<p>Major central banks should press ahead with interest rate increases, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, while recognising that some turbulence in financial markets will have to be negotiated along the way.<p>The BIS, an umbrella body for leading central banks, said in one …

Technological Change

Instagram is actively ruining my life with its inhumane algorithm

As a rule, social networks are terrible at understanding their human users — no matter the ooey-gooey platitudes about bringing us "closer together" their executives piece together.<p>Never has this been more clear than over the past few days, when Instagram's algorithm continually shoved well-meaning …

Technology

Tumblr says it fixed the ‘Safe Mode’ glitch that hid innocent posts, including LGBTQ+ content

Tumblr this week introduced a “safe mode” for its service, which combines the company’s previously available “safe search” functionality with a new filter that would hide “sensitive” content from the site’s main Dashboard, using an overlay. However, Tumblr quickly came under fire for hiding …

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Waymo picks ex-Tesla engineering chief to build them a driverless car

Google’s self-driving division Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former director of hardware engineering at Tesla, a close competitor in the self-driving race.<p>Jeyachandran will lead the hardware division, according to Bloomberg, focused on building Lidar, radar, cameras, sensors, and silicon …

Driverless Cars

Airbnb Is Testing a Feature That Would Let You Split the Cost With Friends

Airbnb wants to help you avoid those awkward money-related conversations with your friends.<p>In a model similar to Uber’s fare split, the home-sharing …

Sharing Economy

Intel Announces Deal to Bring Virtual Reality Tech to the Olympics

Computing giant Intel has announced a multi-year deal, stretching through the 2024 Olympic games, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to …

Virtual Reality

Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city

Welcome to Amazontopia<p>Amazon’s drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they’re more efficient than regular road …

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Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

This detail about Snap Map is frightening<p>Snap Map introduction<p>Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses on sharing the location of posted Snaps …

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Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco (CSCO.O), IBM (IBM.N) and SAP (SAPG.DE), are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a …

Russia

Beware the Hype of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has made great strides in the past few years, but it’s also generated much hype over its current capabilities.<p>That’s one …

Artificial Intelligence

RICHARD GREENFIELD: I am bullish on Twitter and would be shocked if it wasn't bought within two years

Media and tech analyst Richard Greenfield of BTIG came by Business Insider to discuss the future of television, ESPN, Snapchat, and Twitter with executive editor Sara Silverstein.<p>In this video he explains why he is one of the few people bullish on Twitter. According to data collected by Bloomberg, …

Technology

If you shop at Target, we've got bad news for you

How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart?<p>That's the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon's blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerce—it's coming for your real-world …

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How Twitter Pornified Politics

This is the column in which I formally forswear Twitter for good. I’ll keep my Twitter handle, and hopefully my followers, but an editorial assistant will manage the account from now on. I’ll intercede only to say nice things about the writing I admire, the people I like and the music I love.<p>Why …

Opinion

KPMG: Cybersecurity Has Reached a 'Tipping Point' from Tech to CEO Business Issue

Still, a majority of US-based chief execs say they will be maintaining and not investing in security technology over the next three years, a recent …

Cybersecurity

Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps

Malicious software on popular mobile platforms such as iOS and Android is at best a nuisance and at worst a security threat to individuals and businesses.<p>Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly.<p>The recent Judy …

Malware

The Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity

Imad Mouline, chief technology officer at critical communications services provider Everbridge Inc., talks about the melding of physical security and cybersecurity and the importance to organizations of getting this process right. Everbridge, which was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror …

Cybersecurity

The Company That Builds Robots for Tesla Wants to Put a Bot in Your Home

Coming Soon: Robot Maids<p>In 2016, Midea, a Chinese company that makes home appliances, purchased Kuka, the company that creates the robots used to …

Robots

​Cisco tackling human element of security with cyber training course

Cisco has launched a cybersecurity course aimed at teaching adults how to avoid the most common threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities cyberspace …

Cybersecurity

Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

| WASHINGTON<p>U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders.<p>The White House brought together venture …

Technological Change

'GhostHook' Foils Windows 10 64-bit's Kernel Protection

Microsoft says an attacker needs kernel-level access before they can use the 'GhostHook' technique to install a rootkit, but CyberArk researchers say …

Information Security

Trump vows to cut 'job-killing' regulations on tech industry

President Trump on Thursday vowed to cut back on "job-killing" regulations on the tech industry in a meeting with business executives.Trump met with …

Drones

CES Press Release

CES Unveiled Paris Returns for a Fifth Edition this October<p>Industry leaders and tech companies to celebrate latest in French innovation<p><i>Arlington, VA</i> …

Las Vegas

Threat Intelligence Sharing: The New Normal?

The spirit of cooperation seems to be taking hold as demonstrated by the growing number of thriving services and organizations whose sole purpose is …

Cybersecurity

Cloud Security Lessons from the RNC Leak

A poorly configured Amazon S3 bucket that led to a massive data leak could easily happen to any organization not adopting proper cloud security …

Security

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.<p>On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer …

Cybersecurity

Hacked: How Business Is Fighting Back Against the Explosion in Cybercrime

In the summer of 2015, several of New York’s most prestigious and trusted corporate law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & …

Cybersecurity

IT'S WAR: Walmart is telling vendors to stop using Amazon's cloud

Walmart has issued a warning to tech companies it does business with: don't use Amazon's cloud services.<p>Amazon has quickly emerged as the dominant player in cloud-based storage and computing power with its Amazon Web Services program.<p>Now, Walmart is turning up the heat as it aggressively invests in …

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