We're watching Facebook crash and burn following not only the Cambridge Analytica scandal — where the data of more than 87 million users was misappropriated and sold to vote manipulators in the U.S. and U.K. — but years of privacy violations and misconduct, including attempts at psychological manipulation using the News Feed. Google is once again in the news for once again trying to scrape data from users who've told them, repeatedly in many cases, they don't want to share it. Everyone from government agencies to ride-sharing services have been caught abusing data and illegally tracking people, and yet, who does Bloomberg think we need to worry about? Who do we — I mean they — desperately need to get into as attention-grabbing a headline as possible? If you're saying… oh, oh, is it Apple? Is it Apple? It must be Apple! You're right. Is Apple Really Your Privacy Hero The world's most valuable company is seen as a champion for your data. It should be doing … [Read more...] about Apple is great on privacy, but what about App Store developers?
May 2, 2018 - Written By Mark Real The Chinese tech giant Huawei and the network operator China Unicom have recently announced a deal that will focus on the development of 5G network slicing ecosystem. As part of this agreement, the two companies will together develop network slicing equipment, which includes terminals, chips, and network infrastructure. In addition, the two firms will also work together in the application of the technology across a variety of use cases including Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and even virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) games. An executive from China Unicom mentioned that the two companies target to build a 5G network slicing ecosystem either within the year or by next year.Network slicing has been described by stakeholders as an important component of the 5G cellular standard. This technology allows for multiple versions of network functions, dubbed as network slices, to run simultaneously on top of a shared … [Read more...] about Huawei & China Unicom Sign Deal For 5G Network Slicing
Under a DARPA project aimed at creating new tactical tools for small infantry units, Raytheon and other defense contractors and research institutions are developing technology to control swarms of small aerial drones.It's part of a wider move toward automation and unmanned systems by war planners in the U.S. and elsewhere, including Israel and Russia.The U.S. has been ramping up development of military robots. The Army recently conducted range tests of autonomous ground vehicles with unmanned weapons systems aboard.A few years ago an Army general touched off a small media frenzy when he stated on record that a quarter of U.S. Troops will be replaced by autonomous or remote-controlled machines by 2030.Raytheon has been working on drone swarms for some time. In 2015, the defense contractor participated in the Office of Naval Research's LOCUST program, successfully networking 30 UAVs in a swarm. War planners view weapons and surveillance platforms that operate as swarms as … [Read more...] about Raytheon and others developing networked drone swarms for combat
A preliminary case report on the victims of mysterious “health attacks” in Havana, Cuba details the results of extensive clinical evaluations, concluding that the individuals appear to have sustained “injury to widespread brain networks without an associated history of head trauma.” In clinical evaluations of 21 of 24 individuals affected, an interdisciplinary team of doctors at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine retrospectively pieced together symptoms—an average of 203 days after individuals were exposed. They found that the most common issues persisting more than three months after exposure were cognitive impairment (17/21); balance issues (15/21); visual (18/21) and hearing (15/21) problems; sleep impairment (18/21); and headaches (16/21). More specifically, individuals had difficulty remembering things (17/21), reported feeling more emotional (11/21), had trouble getting their eyes to work together to focus on nearby … [Read more...] about “Injury to widespread brain networks” in victims of mystery attacks in Cuba
SEMI today announced that SEMI Europe’s Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS Europe), coming on the heels of the highly successful ISS 2018 in the U.S., will highlight STEM education and a talent pipeline, critical issues to electronics manufacturing executives sharpening their competitive edge in the global supply chain. Day two of the flagship business event – March 4-6 in Dublin, Ireland – will feature two experts focusing on how companies can “Gain, Train and Retain World-Class Talent.”Ann-Charlotte Johannesson, CEO, CEI-Europe AB, will examine strategies to attract, retain and develop highly skilled workers in the semiconductor industry as an essential component of Europe´s global competitiveness in her presentation “Smart Training for Smarter Engineers – The Way of Ensuring the Competitive Advantage for the Global European Industry.”Cheryl Miller, Founder/Executive Director, Digital Leadership Institute, will present an … [Read more...] about ISS Europe to spotlight key chip industry issue of workforce development