The scramble to archive Capitol insurrection footage before it disappears

As a violent mob incited by President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on January 6, halting the procedure in Congress to formally certify Joe Biden as president-elect, a Redditor with the username Adam Lynch began a thread on the subreddit r/DataHoarder—a forum dedicated to saving data that might be erased or deleted. “Archiving videos […]

Equifax will pay $640 million for Kount’s AI-driven identity and fraud prevention tools

Equifax announced today that it would pay $640 million to acquire Kount, a company that uses artificial intelligence to drive its fraud prevention and digital identity services. In a press release, Equifax executives said the deal would allow the company to further expand into these markets. Kount uses AI to analyze 32 billion transactions across […]

F5 Networks’ acquisition of Volterra foreshadows a fight for the network edge

A battle for control over emerging edge computing applications is heating up as enterprise IT organizations begin to move toward processing and analyzing data as close as possible to where it is being generated and consumed. The latest salvo in that contest is F5 Networks’ approximately $500 million acquisition of Volterra. Volterra provides a platform […]

Introducing Amazon EMR integration with Apache Ranger

Data security is an important pillar in data governance. It includes authentication, authorization , encryption and audit. Amazon EMR enables you to set up and run clusters of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with open-source big data applications like Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Flink, and Presto. You may also want to set up multi-tenant EMR […]

The RetroBeat: Dragon Quest V is a marriage made in retro-JRPG heaven

My discovery of the Dragon Quest franchise was one of my few happy happenstances of 2020. For decades, I convinced myself that I just didn’t like this iconic JRPG series. Then I fell in love with Dragon Quest XI. Now, I’m on a quest of my own, playing through each game. But I’m not going […]

Blue Prism launches venture fund to expand global use of cloud RPA

Last April, robotic process automation firm Blue Prism bolstered its own balance sheet with a $124 million financing round, enabling the maker of enterprise-class software robots to expand its suite of AI agents and dashboards. Now the company is launching a venture fund to bring RPA technologies to new clients, starting with the Asia-Pacific region […]

Guest View: Breaking the low-code barrier

Can you scale an entire enterprise software architecture with zero code? Probably not. Can a low-code platform singlehandedly create and expose compelling infrastructure? Maybe. Can the new generation of low-code tools conquer their predecessor’s limitations to deliver fast, efficient and extendable technology for the modern business? RELATED CONTENT: 2021: The year of low code Enterprise low-code […]

Stanford researchers propose AI that figures out how to use real-world objects

One longstanding goal of AI research is to allow robots to meaningfully interact with real-world environments. In a recent paper, researchers at Stanford and Facebook took a step toward this by extracting information related to actions like pushing or pulling objects with movable parts and using it to train an AI model. For example, given […]

WhatsApp Has Shared Your Data With Facebook for Years, Actually

Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, users have wondered and worried about how much data would flow between the two platforms. Many of them experienced a rude awakening this week, as a new in-app notification raises awareness about a step WhatsApp actually took to share more with Facebook back in 2016. On Monday, WhatsApp updated […]