AWS Gives IoT a Boost With New OS, Services


Amazon Web Services shone a spotlight on Internet of Things and machine learning technologies earlier this week, with the announcement of a new operating system and several new services designed to encourage radical expansion of their deployment and use across multiple industries. The new OS, Amazon FreeRTOS, simplifies development, deployment, security and maintenance of microcontroller-based edge devices, according AWS. FreeRTOS will help extend IoT technology to low-power devices such as smoke detectors, light bulbs and conveyor belts.

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Windows 10 Now Runs on 600 Million Devices Worldwide

Windows 10 has hit 600 million devices, up from 500 million worldwide earlier this year. While the company won’t hit its original goal of 1 billion devices by 2018, significant regional disparities in OS usage make its Windows 10 shipments look worse than they really are.

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Knocking Trump off Twitter was a 'mistake,' ex-employee says

A former Twitter employee who stunned the world earlier this month by deactivating President Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes has now stepped forward.

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The Vision Thing


Salesforce earlier this year introduced its Einstein Vision capability, an idea with a lot of promise but not a great deal of precedent. Who had applications that could see, and how would this be used? For decades, we’ve been content with scanning documents and analyzing them with optical character recognition tools, or we’ve used bar codes and QR codes — but it all came down to recognizing simple symbols. Suddenly there was something much closer to human reading that needed explaining — visual search.

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Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to 1 million people warning them they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard drive was in a locked safe that was stolen more than a month go.

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Ransomware attack costs South Korean company $1M, largest payment ever

Ransomware got a proverbial shot in the arm earlier this year following the WannaCry attacks and it looks as if hackers are getting more brazen with their requests as a result.Web hosting company Nayana, based in South Korea, was attacked with the Erebus ransomware on June 10. The company ultimately had to pay a fee of 397.6 Bitcoin (approximately $1 million), the largest ransomware paid ever.

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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Verizon confirms that a new TV streaming service is on the way

Confirming a rumor that originally surfaced earlier this year, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently said that the company plans to launch an over-the-top TV streaming service later this year.

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Snap Stock Snaps Back – for the Moment


Snap shares appear to have rebounded from the plunge they took earlier this month, after the newly public company released a massive $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter, but investors still are scratching their heads over the company’s prospects. Trading just over $20 at mid-day Tuesday, Snap looks to some like it has regained its early bloom. Others suspect that darker days are yet to come, as signs of robust growth have been lacking. Snap’s revenue and subscriber growth figures missed consensus estimates in Q1, sending shares tumbling.

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Oxford scientists are building robots that 'wear' artificial skin before it's transplanted

Earlier this month, a team of Oxford professors proposed a provocative idea: grow human tissue on humanoid robots.

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Ransomware reportedly crippled DC camera network a week before inauguration

The Washington D.C. security camera network for public places was all but crippled earlier in January when ransomware was found to have locked up nearly two-thirds of all image recorders, each controlling up to four cameras.

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Quadcopter crashes into wedding guests, wedding guests sue

Two women were enjoying themselves on the dance floor at a New Hampshire wedding earlier this year when a rogue quadcopter suddenly crashed into them. Both guests received medical treatment, and now they’re suing the wedding planner as well as the groom.

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China's Business-Unfriendly Cybersecurity Stance


China’s parliament earlier this month passed a law aimed at addressing the country’s concerns about hacking and terrorism, which has spiked concerns among foreign businesses and human rights advocates. One interpretation of the new law is that it only codifies China’s existing cybersecurity practices. However, 46 global business groups across a variety of industries didn’t see it that way. They outlined potential problems in a letter sent to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this summer, when the measure was pending.

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Twitter fail: CEO Jack Dorsey accidentally suspended from platform

Earlier today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly booted from the platform he helped co-found. Dorsey joked about the error in a tweet, but it has led some to question whether his account was hacked?

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Apple dumps wireless router development, will exit the market

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Apple is rumored to be exiting the router market, just as it left displays earlier this year. The shift is aimed to cut down on Apple’s less-profitable product lines, most likely, but the company has made a significant number of changes so far this year.

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Samsung might launch bigger Galaxy S8 'Plus' to win back Galaxy Note 7 fans

A report indicated earlier this week that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both featuring full-screen designs with curved displays measuring 5.7-inch and 6.2 -inch.

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Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers


Microsoft earlier this week launched Teams, a new collaboration offering designed to fend off competitors to its Office 365 platform. The new chat-based workspace product brings together people, conversations and content, along with some familiar productivity tools, to facilitate collaboration on projects. “Teams are now more agile and organizational structures more flat to keep communications and information flowing,” noted Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Office.

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Final FCC Set-Top Box Proposal: Free Apps and Integrated Search for All

Remember how earlier this week the rumor mill had it that the FCC’s long-awaited final set-top box proposal was due out this week?

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