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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Twitter security slammed after rogue employee deactivates Trump's account

Twitter’s internal security is in the spotlight after a rogue employee briefly deactivated President Donald Trump’s account on Thursday.

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Google allowed anti-Semitic, racist, ad targeting, report says

Google’s ad targeting is in the spotlight after a report that the tech giant allowed advertisers to run ads targeted to anti-Semitic and racist keywords.

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Nintendo Switch consoles will soon be available to buy at GameStop

As exciting as the Nintendo E3 2017 Spotlight showcase was, it was somewhat undercut by the fact that thousands of consumers still haven’t been able to get their hands on a Switch console.

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Google tugs at heartstrings with adorable pangolin-themed Valentine's doodle

Google and the World Wildlife Fund are casting a spotlight on the plight of the pangolins with an incredibly intricate and cute Google Doodle.

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'Pokemon GO' review: The cultural phenomenon is really fun to play

The Pokemon series, which made its debut on the Game Boy in the 90’s, is back in the spotlight thanks to the success of the new “Pokemon GO” game.

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Microsoft unveils billion-dollar cloud plan to help nonprofits

Throwing the spotlight on its own services while making good on the promises of its recently launched philanthropic arm, Microsoft announced Tuesday it’s going to donate cloud services worth $1 billion to nonprofits and university researchers working for the public good.

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Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

Article Image User-facing features — like the new Night Shift mode — stole the spotlight during Monday’s surprise preview of Apple’s next iOS release, but web developers have a few things of their own to smile about in Safari 9.1.

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Apple features 'amazing' apps and games for iPad Pro in iOS App Store

Article Image One day after launching its extra large iPad Pro, Apple is throwing a spotlight on apps that take advantage of the tablet’s massive 12.9-inch Retina display, titles compatible with Apple Pencil, “desktop-class” software, games and more.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple’s personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.



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Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

Apple’s rapidly-expanding internal search group –?aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine –?is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.



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Apple under fire once again for inconsistent App Store rule enforcement

Apple’s App Store review policies have found yet another unwanted spotlight after the company allegedly rejected an iOS app update because its developer mentioned Pebble’s competing smartwatch in the app’s metadata.



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Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X’s built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight’s preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail’s remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.



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Tech Sector Sees Federal IT Act as 1st Step to Significant Reform


The political spotlight in Washington was on congressional approval of the 2015 budget before legislators broke for the holidays, but a less volatile proposal also was passed in the closing days of the session — one of considerable importance to the information technology sector. In addition to the budget, Congress approved the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which technically was rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. FITARA focuses largely on the role of federal CIOs and addresses other IT issues.

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'Google-like' search engine puts NSA snooping back in the spotlight

The National Security Agency’s surveillance machinery is again in the spotlight after a report claimed that it is secretly providing data to almost two dozen U.S. government agencies via a powerful “Google-like” search engine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/26/google-like-search-engine-puts-nsa-snooping-back-in-spotlight/

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Synology NAS devices targeted by hackers, demand Bitcoin ransom to decrypt files

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Synology is back in the spotlight for NAS trouble — this time its devices are being ransomed for Bitcoin. The company has promised an update as soon as it has details; we’ve got information on how to protect yourself til then.

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