Apache Software Foundation takes an in-depth look at its state of security in 2020

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released a new report examining key metrics, specific vulnerabilities and top security issues across its projects last year. The new report also notes all of the major security events that posed risks to its projects.  According to the report, the first serious security event last year was an issue […]

Researchers propose LEAF, a frontend for developing AI classification algorithms

In machine learning, mel-filterbanks — fixed, hand-engineered representations of sound — are often used to train algorithms that classify sound. Decades after the design of mel-filterbanks, research shows that they exhibit desirable mathematical properties for representation learning; in other words, they represent strong audio features. But the design of mel-filterbanks is also flawed by biases, […]

What is database-as-a-service? | VentureBeat

The problem: Buying, installing, and provisioning computers takes time, money, and space. Installing databases and security upgrades is a chore. To make matters worse, the demand to store and retrieve data will often spike, and that means buying enough to handle the maximum load, not just the average. The solution is to rent what you […]

Take It Personally: Ten Tips for Protecting Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) | McAfee Blogs Ten Tips for Protecting Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Take It Personally: Ten Tips for Protecting Your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Seems like we always have a connected device somewhere within arm’s reach, whether it’s a smartphone, laptop, tablet, a wearable, or some combination of them all. In a way, we bring the internet along with us nearly wherever we go. Yet there’s something […]

Computer vision researchers develop city-scale smart tracking platform

Surveillance cameras already dot or blanket major cities, but it’s not necessarily easy to continuously track a person or object moving through multiple locations and cameras. Now researchers from the Indian Institute of Science are applying advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to this complex challenge, creating a software platform called Anveshak — Hindi for “investigator” — that […]

Why the open banking movement is gaining momentum (VB Live)

Presented by Envestnet | Yodlee Open banking initiatives are gaining traction in the U.S. Join our webinar to discuss the current status of open banking with industry thought leaders from FinGoal, Tiller Money, and Envestnet | Yodlee, and learn how it’s fueling both opportunity for FIs and better financial outcomes for consumers — and how […]

The future of social networks might be audio

“I don’t plan on opening the app again,” Lorenz told Wired. “I don’t want to support any network that doesn’t take user safety seriously.” Her experience wasn’t a one-off, and since then darker, racist elements have appeared. It seems the behavior that mars every other social platform also lurks beneath Clubhouse’s exclusive, cool veneer. Gaming […]

Former Google executive to run Italy's TIM new cloud unit

MILAN (Reuters) – Former Google executive Carlo d’Asaro Biondo has been appointed as Chief executive officer of Telecom Italia’s (TIM) newly-created cloud unit Noovle, Italy’s biggest phone group said on Monday. The creation of the new company is part of the former phone monopoly’s strategy to boost and diversify its revenues, providing services to businesses […]

East Coast Main Line: Tunnel painstakingly pushed underground

A concrete box weighing more than the Eiffel Tower has been pushed under a railway line to form a new tunnel, in a “UK first” for engineering. The 11,000-tonne, 155m (510ft) structure was moved into place under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington, Peterborough, at 150cm (60in) per hour over nine days. The tunnel, […]

RuneScape publisher Jagex acquired by The Carlyle Group for at least $530 million

Investment firm The Carlyle Group has acquired RuneScape publisher Jagex for at least $530 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Daily Telegraph reported the deal was worth at least $530 million, which was the price paid in the previous transaction in 2020. It’s another sign of the biggest investors taking a new […]