Pentagon wants to invest $2 billion for more AI in weapons
The U.S. Department of Defense has promised to invest $2 billion over the next five years in artificial intelligence (AI) systems for weapons. The systems should therefore increase the confidence of commanders in the army and become more acceptable.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DAR... Read more
Tor Project launches first mobile browser for Android
The Tor Project, the organization behind the privacy oriented Tor network, has launched the first mobile version of its Tor browser for Android. It replaces the unofficial Orfox browser, which is being discontinued.
The Tor-browser for Android is available for free in the Google Play Store and is cu... Read more
New service of Rigetti Computing to bring quantum computer closer
Rigetti Computing says to be closer to its goal of making a working quantum computer. This computer has to solve problems faster for less money, or with better quality results than traditional machines.
Quantum computers process computations by means of so-called "qubits". These are many times more ... Read more
Oracle chief executive Thomas Kurian takes extended leave
Thomas Kurian, senior executive at Oracle, has announced a "extended leave" to take the company. Kurian has been in charge of expanding the cloud computing business. According to a spokesman, he's expected to return soon.
Why Kurian has decided to take leave is unknown. "He's taking some time off. W... Read more
Security experts concerned about security passwordless WebAuthn login standard
Paragon Initiative security researchers warn of problems with the new WebAuthn protocol that enables passwordless authentication. The standard would rely on a number of outdated algorithms that have been vulnerable to attacks for years.
WebAuthn was officially launched in April this year by the Worl... Read more
Thales and Gemalto get permission to acquire in the US
Thales and Gemalto have obtained approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to acquire Gemalto. The acquisition involves an amount of 4.8 billion euros. The two market leaders in security hardware will become one company after the acquisition.
Previously, the comp... Read more
Very popular macOS app turned out to contain spyware
A number of apps have been found in the MacOS App Store that are used to spy on consumers and steal their data. The apps have been removed by Apple, but would have been very popular.
Security firm Malwarebytes reported this yesterday. Security researcher Patrick Wardle also wrote an extensive blog a... Read more
Apple builds website where governments can request consumer data
Apple is working on a site that can handle the many data requests it receives from governments around the world. That would make it easier for both Apple and the applicant governments to process the requests.
That's what the MacRumors site reports today. Currently, such data requests take place via ... Read more
Little efficient use developers cost billions
Stripe, which has a payment platform, researched the role of software developers in the broader economy. According to Stripe, the inefficient use of developers will cost British entrepreneurs nearly $100 billion over the next decade. The crux of the problem is not so much with the developers themsel... Read more
Microsoft unveils new hardware on October 2
On the 2nd of October Microsoft will present new hardware. The company has sent an invitation to the press and asks for a moment of your time. The event takes place at 20:00 hrs Dutch time and is organized in New York City.
Although it is not entirely clear what will be presented, it is almost certa... Read more