Qualcomm has created Qualcomm A.I. Research, a division that will unify the company's efforts to research embedded artificial intelligence. The new unit will also work to improve data efficiency in machine learning and device personalization.
Bitcoin mining is going mainstream, and increased competition paired with a depleting supply increases cybersecurity risks, writes Fortinet CTO Michael Xie. Bitcoin miners are offsetting increasing costs with aggressive malware that's becoming exceedingly difficult to detect, Xie warns.
Industrial hacking group Xenotime is setting its sights beyond attacks on the Middle East and potentially preparing to launch global cyberattacks, warns Dragos. The group is behind the Trisis malware, the company wrote in a blog post.
The personal data of hundreds of nurses were exposed in a data breach of the D.C. Department of Health. The data were exposed at the end of April after a new online licensing portal was launched.
Google officials spoke to media and advertising firms on Thursday about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, noting that new tools will be released this summer to help publishers with the changes. The meeting "highlighted challenges of complying with a law when so little guidance is available," said Dave Grimaldi, the Interactive Advertising Bureau's executive vice president.
Essential Products has canceled development of its new smartphone and may soon be up for sale, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The startup was co-founded by Android creator Andy Rubin last year.
The Communication Workers of America criticized AT&T's offer for 14,000 workers whose contracts expired last month. The CWA also alleged that AT&T "violated the National Labor Relations Act by sending their misleading summary directly to CWA members and by failing to bargain in good faith."
The speed of development in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will require employees to be able to learn quickly and adapt to changes, said Thulium CEO Tamara McCleary. "What your job title might be might change many, many times because, as technology shifts and changes, so do the roles that are available, and so does the creativity that we apply to it as a human being change, as well," McCleary said.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has called for House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., to hold a hearing to investigate alleged LocationSmart and Securus data leaks. "A hearing on how this information was made available is necessary to better understand whether the privacy protections in the Communications Act were violated and whether Congress needs to take action to ensure users' data are protected," wrote Pallone in a letter to Walden.
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