3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

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A US carrier just announced that it won't sell anything but Apple's iPhone from now on

The iPhone is obviously one of the most popular gadgets of all time, and as the single most dominant force in smartphones today, putting all your chips in the iPhone basket isn’t a terrible strategy.

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Scientists create 'molecular black hole' in laboratory using world's most powerful x-ray beam

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam has been used to create a tiny microscopic “black hole.”

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China's inescapable Tencent adds Hollywood movies to its vast 'walled garden'

After getting off work at a real-estate company in eastern China, Zhu Feiyue spends most of his time on his smartphone.

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WannaCry surprisingly avoided old versions of Microsoft's Windows

Though WannaCry was one of the most serious malware attacks ever, some old Windows systems surprisingly eluded infection, according to a new report.

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Intertwining Artificial Intelligence With Blockchain


Most everyone knows about or at least has heard of bitcoin. However, not everyone understands the technology of bitcoin, which extends well beyond Internet-based currency. For the rock people, bitcoin is an Internet-based currency that allows for transparency with respect to each transfer of the currency. Each transaction is locked in a block, and blocks are connected to form a “blockchain.” Blockchain is an open source technology that facilitates creating each block, locking each block, and connecting the resulting string of blocks.

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3D printers are now able to print body parts

One of the most promising cutting-edge technologies, 3D printers are used to print toys, shoes, auto parts, guns, and gears, and pretty much anything you can conjure up. Now, they’re able to print flesh and bone.

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New report details one of the iPhone 8's most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display.

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AI app knows when couples are fighting, may someday predict (and prevent) conflict

Bickering isn’t abnormal but it’s often unproductive, so most people want to avoid petty fights with their partner if possible. Someday soon a smartphone app may help by predicting conflict before it occurs.

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SpaceX's next Hyperloop contest will focus on one element: Speed

SpaceX’s next Hyperloop contest is set to be the most exciting yet as it’ll focus on a single element: speed. Teams from around the world will test their passenger pods on a track in California to see who has the fastest design.

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AI Confusion Widespread Among Consumers


Most people think they know what the term “artificial intelligence” means, based on the results of a survey Pegasystems released Tuesday. However, their responses suggested that they probably don’t fully understand how it’s being used today, including in the customer service realm. Researchers polled 6,000 adult consumers in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany. Seventy-two percent of the survey participants said they understood what was meant by “artificial intelligence.”

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Boy donates gaming console to Wisconsin police department after string of shootings

A seven-year-old boy in Wausau has a pretty huge heart. He gave up his most prized possession in an effort to help officers cope with the loss of one of their own.

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UK battles counterfeiters, launches ‘most secure coin in the world’

The U.K.’s Royal Mint has released what it describes as the “most secure coin in the world.” The bimetallic £1 coin, which entered into circulation Tuesday, boasts a hologram-style image, micro lettering and a “hidden security feature” designed to beat counterfeiters.

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The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes

A ban on most electronics in the cabins of some U.S.-bound flights may be aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks, but it also raises questions about the safest place to stow devices with lithium-io…

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