Creators of smart devices are not doing enough to protect children's data, states a report by Veronica Barassi of Goldsmiths, University of London. Barassi is researching how big data and AI affect family life, and she writes that "we need to recognize that much of the data that is being collected by home automation technologies is not only personal (individual) data but home life data ... and we need to critically consider the multiple ways in which children's data traces become intertwined with adult profiles."
Google has announced a beta security feature for container images built using Cloud Build, automatically scanning the images for vulnerabilities. The Container Registry vulnerability scanning feature can also be integrated with Binary Authorization to ensure only trusted images are used on the Kubernetes Engine.
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report resorting to a doughnut-shaped active material within a lithium-sulfur battery that could prove to be an effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries, with higher energy density and lower production costs. The team turned to lithium-sulfide cathodes and graphite anodes to make the lithium-sulfur batteries more practical.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has voted to change the current key for the Domain Name System, creating a new cryptographic public and private key pair. The rollover will facilitate internet of things device deployment and improved cybersecurity, ICANN says.
Amazon is considering a plan to open up to 3,000 Amazon Go stores by 2021, sources say. The stores do not have cashiers, and instead, shoppers scan their smartphones to enter the store, while sensors and computer vision technology detect what items customers take and bills them automatically.
Cadence Design Systems brought out the Tensilica DNA 100 Processor IP, intellectual property for chip designs going into artificial intelligence applications, such as advanced driver-assistance systems, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, drones, the internet of things, robotics, smart homes, smartphones and surveillance systems. The IP offers development of a deep neural-network accelerator for AI.
Ghostery has updated its mobile browser to incorporate search engine Cliqz, which is owned by the browser's parent company. The privacy-focused engine uses its own web index, and no personal information is stored.
As many as 14 million records were exposed in a breach of the GovPayNet website, security expert Brian Krebs reports. At least six years' worth of data, including addresses and the last four digits of payment cards, were leaked on the website, which manages online payments for government agencies.
The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens that includes messaging in 10,000 school bathrooms and on websites and employs geofencing to target young people in schools. The push spotlights the dangers of chemicals used in vaping liquids, with cautionary video ads across social including YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.
Sony will release a PlayStation Classic bundle in December that will include 20 popular games and two controllers. The bundle is priced at $99.99 and will include titles such as "Tekken 3," "Final Fantasy VII" and "Ridge Racer Type 4."
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