Jenkins graduates from the CD Foundation

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) announced that Jenkins is the first project to graduate by demonstrating growing adoption, an open governance process, feature maturity, and a strong commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity. Jenkins is an open-source automation server and CI/CD system that provides the ability to connect all tools and customize to fit any […]

Call of Duty: Warzone hits 75 million downloads in less than 5 months

Call of Duty: Warzone grew to more than 75 million players in 146 days as the free-to-play battle royale became a popular pastime during the pandemic. The news comes as Activision announced it will launch Season Five of Warzone on Wednesday with new gameplay changes and changes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer debuting […]

Activision Blizzard beats expectations as Q2 2020 revenue grows 38% to $1.9 billion

Activision Blizzard reported earnings today that beat expectations as the company saw a surge for its Call of Duty games because people are staying inside due to the pandemic. The Santa Monica, California-based game publisher said its GAAP revenues were $1.93 billion, up 38% from $1.40 billion a year ago while non-GAAP earnings per share […]

Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities

By now you’re hopefully familiar with the usual advice to avoid phishing attacks: Don’t be too quick to download attachments, don’t enter passwords or send money somewhere out of the blue, and, of course, don’t click links unless you know for sure where they actually lead. You may even scrutinize each sender’s email address to […]

Bill in Congress would require businesses receive consent before using biometric data

U.S. members of Congress put forward a bill today named the National Biometric Information Privacy Act, which would make it illegal for businesses to collect, purchase, or trade biometric information obtained from customers without permission. This includes face prints used in facial recognition as well as voice prints for AI assistant personalization as well as […]

The problem of underrepresented languages snowballs from data sets to NLP models

Just how comprehensively do natural language processing (NLP) pipelines support widely spoken languages? A recent study coauthored by researchers at Clarkson University and Iona College sought to investigate the degree to which NLP tools understand eight dialects: English, Chinese, Urdu, Farsi, Arabic, French, Spanish, and the Senegalese language Wolof. Their findings suggest there are caveats […]

Anonymize and manage data in your data lake with Amazon Athena and AWS Lake Formation

Organizations collect and analyze more data than ever before. They move as fast as they can on their journey to become more data driven by using the insights from their data. Different roles use data for different purposes. For example, data engineers transform the data before further processing, data analysts access the data and produce […]

Autonomous testing: Are we there yet?

A couple of years ago, there was a lot of hype about using AI and machine learning (ML) in testing, but not a lot to show for it. Today, there are many options that deliver important benefits, not the least of which are reducing the time and costs associated with testing. However, a hands-on evaluation […]

Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets

On a Friday morning in the fall of 2016, the Mirai botnet wrecked havoc on internet infrastructure, causing major website outages across the United States. It was a wake-up call, revealing the true damage that zombie armies of malware-infected gadgets could cause. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are thinking even farther afield […]

Apple replaces key marketing SVP Phil Schiller with Greg Joswiak

Having worked for Apple since 1987 — several years into the Macintosh era and nearly a decade before Steve Jobs returned to the company to reverse its then-troubled fortunes — Phil Schiller subsequently became one of the company’s most prominent executives, leading Apple’s global marketing efforts as a senior vice president and ultimately becoming head […]