Artificial intelligence could help us see farther into space than ever before

New AI algorithm is 10 million times faster at analyzing images of so-called “gravitational lenses” in space. That means that analysis which previously took months can now be carried out in a fraction a second.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/artificial-intelligence-could-help-us-see-farther-into-space-than-ever-before.html

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Canadian university falls victim to email phishing scam, loses $9.5M to fraudsters

MacEwan University in Edmonton has confirmed that it lost 11.8 million Canadian dollars (US $9.5 million) after falling victim to a phishing attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/01/canadian-university-falls-victim-to-email-phishing-scam-loses-9-5m-to-fraudsters.html

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Writing an algorithm to solve this chess problem could net you a cool $1 million

Have a good mind for computational chess problem-solving? Want to earn $1 million? Then the University of St. Andrews and Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/01/writing-algorithm-to-solve-this-chess-problem-could-net-cool-1-million.html

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Brain-like neural networks study space-time distortions at breakneck speed

Researchers have used brain-like “neural networks” to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/brain-like-neural-networks-study-space-time-distortions-at-breakneck-speed.html

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Robots May Become Go-To Customer Service Reps


The customer service robot market will be worth $88 million by 2022, according to Tractica. Annual shipments are expected to increase from 2,730 units in 2016 to nearly 4,800 in 2022. The robots will be both humanoid and non-humanoid. However, telepresence robots, chatbots, and stationary customer interactive systems that don’t have moving parts are not included in the count. Nearly half of all customer service robots will be deployed in the Asia Pacific Region; other significant markets will be North America and Europe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84765.html?rss=1

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Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/ashley-madison-offers-to-pay-11-2-million-to-hacking-victims.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/washington-state-university-warns-1-million-about-stolen-hard-drive-containing-personal-data.html

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Data on nearly 200 million US voters exposed in huge GOP contractor leak

The personal details of nearly 200 million voters have been accidentally exposed in the largest U.S. leak of voter data, according to a security expert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/data-on-nearly-200-million-us-voters-exposed-in-huge-gop-contractor-leak.html

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Facebook fined $122M over WhatsApp privacy dispute

The European Commission fined Facebook $122 million over providing “incorrect or misleading” information relating to its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 after the social networking giant automatically matched user accounts between the two platforms.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/facebook-fined-122m-over-whatsapp-privacy-dispute.html

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Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs hit in exactly the wrong place

Humans might never have appeared on Earth had an asteroid 66 million years ago hit a spot other than the one it did, a new BBC documentary suggests.

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Long-necked 'viper' dino is the earliest Titanosaur on record

About 160 million years ago, a gigantic, long-necked dinosaur — the earliest known titanosaur on record — swooped its lengthy neck to and fro as it foraged for a leafy meal in Jurassic-era France, a new study finds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/09/long-necked-viper-dino-is-earliest-titanosaur-on-record.html

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Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users


Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company’s history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, the company said. “Ostensibly copied from Snapchat, the feature was significant in driving the ephemeral messaging app to an IPO,” said Zach Fuller, an analyst at Midia Research.

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North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says

North Korea may have been behind last year’s $81 million theft of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/north-korea-likely-behind-81m-hack-at-federal-reserve-report-says.html

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Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word

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Microsoft says it’s cultivated a legion of 10 million fans with the Windows Insider program. The company’s bombastic claims to love its users don’t pass the sniff test, and its promise of actually making changes based on feedback is a joke.

The post Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Competition and Regulation Threaten Sharing Economy Markets


Eighty-three percent of U.S. broadband households, or more than 250 million consumers, own and use a smartphone. A recent beneficiary to this mass adoption has been the sharing economy phenomenon, which includes sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. These business models are augmented by real-time data including location, instant gratification, on-demand pricing, and easy payment options. Their ease and convenience have created perfect conditions for sharing economy apps to thrive.

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Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed


A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if intended for distribution to a potential client. The database belonged to NetProspex, a firm purchased by Dun & Bradstreet in 2015 for $125 million. It apparently was compiled for the use of marketers.

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