Feds: Cloud Cybersecurity Benefits Now Outweigh Risks


Many federal government IT managers used to be wary of the shortcomings of migrating to cloud technology because of potential data security problems affecting email, business systems, personal data records and, especially, national security operations. However, after the federal “cloud first” initiative’s six-year effort to promote the technology, there are signs that federal IT managers gradually have changed their assessment. Federal IT managers have concluded that cloud technology will exceed government data protection requirements.

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3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant.

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A fracture-resistant cement could make mile-high skyscrapers possible

Nano-engineered fracture-resistant cement could one day be used to create a building 10 times as high as the world’s current tallest building, without being destroyed under its own weight.

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Drone finds mysterious ancient structure at Israeli military training ground

Archaeologists have used a drone to locate a mysterious ancient structure in the heart of an Israeli military training area.

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What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey?

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The Steam Hardware Survey used to be a pretty good (if always imperfect) guide to what gamers were buying and using. Now it’s reporting radically different information with no explanation whatsoever.

The post What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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This artificial intelligence can detect if someone is having suicidal thoughts

Artificial intelligence could one day be used to help identify a person contemplating suicide.

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Experts harness tech to reconstruct face of 'witch' who died over 300 years ago

Experts in Scotland have used 3D technology to reconstruct the face of an 18th-century ‘witch.’

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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans.

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WeChat apologizes after turning 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologized after a software glitch used the N-word in a translation for “black foreigner.”

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SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing recycled rockets

SpaceX is getting really good at launching and landing used rockets, achieving the feat for the third time this year on Wednesday. CEO Elon Musk said he wants to cut the turnaround time for reflights from months to just 24 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/spacex-is-getting-really-good-at-launching-and-landing-recycled-rockets.html

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Mozilla gave $100,000 to secure email platform harnessed by Antifa groups

Mozilla has awarded $100,000 to RiseUp, a secure communication platform widely used by anti-fascist groups.

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'I will rape you' post put on Facebook to advertise Instagram

Instagram used a user-generated image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise on parent company, Facebook, the latest sign that Facebook’s algorithm needs tweaking.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/22/will-rape-post-put-on-facebook-to-advertise-instagram.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.

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Sonic weapons reported in Cuba: Could sound be harnessed in an attack?

Reports that a mysterious sonic weapon has been used to target American diplomats in Cuba are puzzling scientists.

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