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🔒  Facebook Awards $100,000 Prize For New Code Isolation TechniqueZDNet reports: Facebook has awarded a $100,000 prize to a team of academics from Germany for developing a new code isolation technique that can be used to safeguard sensitive data while it's being processed inside a computer. The award is named the Internet Defense Prize, and is a $100,000 cash reward that Facebook has been giving out yearly since 2014 to the most innovative research presented at USENIX, a leading security conference that takes place every year in mid-August in the US. [...]SlashdotAug 24

⚙  U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providersTwo U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system.Reuters - PoliticsAug 24MORE HISTORY

🔒  U.S. Aims to Block Sale of Ukraine's Aerospace Company to ChinaU.S. national-security adviser John Bolton is seeking to scuttle the pending Chinese purchase of a Ukrainian aerospace company on grounds that it will give Beijing vital defense technology, according to senior U.S. administration officials familiar with the matter.Wall Street Journal - WorldAug 23

⚙  Machine learning operations don’t belong with cloudopsIt’s Monday morning, and after a long weekend of system trouble the cloud operations team is discussing what happened. It seems that several systems that were associated with a very advanced, new inventory management system enabled with machine learning had issues over the weekend. The postmortem concluded the following: The batch process that moved raw data from the operational database to the training database failed, as well as the auto recovery process. [...]InfoWorldAug 23

⛓  Aevolve Announces Support for Rare Disease ResearchAevolve, a medical innovation platform, today announced that it will be making support for rare disease research a top priority in its blockchain-powered accelerator, which provides a pathway for alternative funding of medical innovations using token securitization and a direct marketplace for treatment reservations. [...]BioSpace - ResearchAug 23MORE HISTORY

🔒  VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platformVMware Inc said on Thursday it bought two providers of cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, as it expands offerings for corporate clients.Reuters - TechnologyAug 22FRESHLY RELATED   MORE HISTORY

⛅  Salesforce sees higher quarterly, FY revenue; shares rise 7%%Salesforce.com Inc forecast third-quarter and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as it benefits from acquisitions and more companies opting for its cloud-based services, sending its shares up 7%% in extended trading.Reuters - TechnologyAug 22FRESHLY RELATED   MORE HISTORY

⛓  The Race for Financial Inclusion is Speeding Up, But Is the Foundation Solid?By John Powers, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Findora , a cryptographically advanced public blockchain for building financial applications, and former head of Stanford’s $25 billion endowment fund. Imagine losing the ease of cashless payments, medical insurance, access to loans, even the [. [...]Nasdaq - TechnologyAug 22

🔒  Testing the debit card with a fingerprint sensorThe technology could give a further layer of security when paying with your card in shops.BBC - TechnologyAug 21

⛓  Moscow's Blockchain Voting System Cracked a Month Before ElectionAn anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A French security researcher has found a critical vulnerability in the blockchain-based voting system Russian officials plan to use next month for the 2019 Moscow City Duma election. Pierrick Gaudry, an academic at Lorraine University and a researcher for INRIA, the French research institute for digital sciences, found that he could compute the voting system's private keys based on its public keys. [...]SlashdotAug 21FRESHLY RELATED   

⛓  San Francisco crowdfunder Kiva sets up Sierra Leone credit databaseKiva, a San Francisco-based tech charity, is using blockchain to create an online ID database in Sierra Leone allowing people who struggle to get loans to prove their credit history.Reuters - TechnologyAug 21

⛅  Amazon Neptune is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) RegionAmazon Neptune is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. Amazon’s isolated infrastructure and services are designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements.Amazon Web ServicesAug 21

⛅  New Quick Start deploys Amazon Redshift on the AWS CloudThis Quick Start automatically deploys a modular, highly available environment for Amazon Redshift on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.Amazon Web ServicesAug 20

⛅  How to stop people from causing bad cloud architecturesI’ve been in some knock-down, drag-out battles over both the configuration and the use of technology. On one side, you have somebody with a very different opinion as to what technology should be used and how. On the other side, you know that you are right.These days the battles are about which cloud provider to choose, what database to use, what devops tool chain to engage. [...]InfoWorldAug 20

⛅  Data-Center Market Is Booming Amid Shift to CloudData centers are hot properties, even as many businesses are shedding them to shift their information-technology operations online.Wall Street Journal - TechnologyAug 19

⛅  Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on AzureWith its acquisition of Java support services company jClarity, Microsoft is making a play to optimize Java workloads on its Azure cloud platform.Microsoft calls jClarity the leading contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, which provides free, open source OpenJDK binaries. Microsoft has been a sponsor of AdoptOpenJDK, which has provided binaries for both Windows and Linux. [...]InfoWorldAug 19

⛅  Apple's (AAPL) Advanced Technologies Driving Inroads In HealthcareShutterstock photo Advanced technologies in healthcare is creating a huge opportunity for technology providers through the use of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, analytics and Cloud computing. Apple ( AAPL ) is one such name making strong inroads in the healthcare segment, and here’s how. Apple h [. [...]Nasdaq - TechnologyAug 19

🔒  The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefrontChina’s formidable investment in quantum technology, which could transform information processing and confer big economic and national-security advantages to nations that dominate it, is helping it catch up with Western research and, in a few areas, pull ahead.Washington Post - Top StoriesAug 18

⛅  How to transfer files from one PC to another PC in 3 different waysYou can transfer files from one PC to another PC easily using cloud storage services like OneDrive or Dropbox. You can also copy files to an intermediate storage device like a USB flash drive, or external hard drive, then move the device to the other PC and transfer the files to their final destination. [...]INSIDERAug 16


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