Why the CyberLEAP act must pass

Gameplay and game theory are some of the most valuable tools to teach information security. Game theory is a branch of mathematics that allows us to reason through cyberattack/defense scenarios without spinning in philosophical circles. It allows you to model probabilities on how someone else will take action and what you should do to counter […]

For tech to serve the public good, we need standards

When I first started as a technology investor, I became interested in Neil Postman’s work at NYU. He stated — in a time of the rising proliferation and expansion of television programming — that mediums of mass persuasion and influence needed extremely careful consideration and society needed to understand the unintended consequences of these mass mediums. […]

How to tell if computer vision can transform your business

During my career as an automotive engineer at Ford Motor Company in the early 2000s, world-class vision system technology was already routinely being used for various applications on programs and production. However, the automation around the analysis had not yet come full circle. Today, it has. And with the latest iterations of smartphones for facial […]

Hey, developers: Brazil is waiting for you

Targeting the young, growing Brazilian market may be the smartest decision an app publisher can make this year. App installs have been growing at an impressive 30% year-over-year, easily the largest and fastest growth in the region. With the world’s sixth largest population, Brazil’s smartphone growth has exploded in recent years — up 11% in […]

A Spate of Arrests Sends the Piracy World Reeling

Gather ‘round, all, and hear the tale of the alleged Russian ransomware crook who tried and failed to recruit a Tesla employee for an insider scheme. Rather than go along with it, the target reported the approach, which got the FBI involved, which led to an arrest in Los Angeles the other week. It’s all […]

Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGertrude the pig had the chip implanted two months ago Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. “It’s kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with […]

Factbox: What is QAnon and how are social media sites handling it?

(Reuters) – Social media companies Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have announced crackdowns on content linked with the unfounded and sprawling conspiracy theory QAnon. WHAT IS QANON? QAnon followers espouse an intertwined series of beliefs, based on anonymous web postings from “Q,” who claims to have insider knowledge of the Trump administration. A core tenet […]

GB Decides 161: Where is the Mass Effect Trilogy?

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, reviews editor Mike Minotti and his co-host Jeff Grubb talk about gaming’s busy week. That includes DC FanDome, Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, and the weird Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase. Most importantly, Mike and Jeff consider The Swedes. The pair also answer your questions, like: What’s […]

Walmart ad revenue could quickly jump if TikTok bid succeeds

By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N> could turn into an online advertising leader if its plan to acquire popular short-form video app TikTok goes through, analysts said on Friday. The proposed purchase, in partnership with Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O>, would allow the world’s largest retailer to quickly compete with Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O>, […]

Zuckerberg says Facebook's failure to remove militia page 'an operational mistake'

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility and faulted his company for not removing the page and event for a militia group before two people were killed at a protest in Kenosha, saying it was “largely an operational mistake”. The page and event listing violated Facebook’s policies and should have been removed […]