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12/9/2016

Ford topped US automakers with more than 1,400 domestic patents this year, edging out Toyota for the top spot. Work on self-driving vehicle technologies fueled a 25% increase over record 2015 Ford patent levels.

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Detroit Free Press
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12/9/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework has an important role to play in resolving many issues associated with smart city technology, Tara Seals writes. Observers say that information and communications technology systems and internet of things technology can make cities susceptible to cybersecurity problems.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
12/9/2016

Darktrace, a cybersecurity startup whose investors include Softbank, is using machine learning to develop software that teaches itself to detect threats. The company compares its approach to the way the immune system protects the human body.

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Softbank, immune system, AI, Darktrace
12/9/2016

Data breaches are becoming more common, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk, and these steps are often overlooked by businesses. Use measures such as password encryption to protect data, and make sure staff is trained about all risks that affect them.

12/9/2016

The hacking group responsible for attacks on the BBC, President-elect Donald Trump and other major services has been revealed to contain two college students and one other member. The group launched DDoS attacks that stopped servers and limited access to sites.

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ZDNet
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DDoS attacks, Donald Trump, BBC
12/9/2016

ThyssenKrupp announced Thursday that a cyberattack against it this year was successful in obtaining trade secrets from two of the company's divisions. No estimate was given for potential losses.

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Reuters
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ThyssenKrupp
12/9/2016

The US Air Force has signed a multi-million dollar deal with cybersecurity firm Endgame in an effort to boost its cyberprotection and reduce possible threats. The agreement was reached following a trial of Endgame's software by the military agency.

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Fortune
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US Air Force
12/9/2016

An upfront payment of $9.99 to access the full "Super Mario Run" mobile application when it debuts next week holds substantial revenue potential for the mobile game's early days. Sensor Tower is predicting as much as $71 million in revenue over the game's first month with 56% more downloads than for the summer sensation "Pokémon Go."

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TechCrunch, VentureBeat
12/9/2016

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to have a wraparound display that uses specialty light-emitting diode technology, per company insiders. Samsung has targeted a March release but the launch may be pushed back to April due to more stringent testing procedures.

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Bloomberg
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Samsung, Galaxy
12/9/2016

Amazon will partner with Conexant Systems and Intel to expand the usage of its virtual assistant Alexa. As a result of these deals, the Alexa assistant will be available in Intel's Smart Home Hub and Conexant's development kit will include Alexa connectivity.

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Forbes
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Alexa, Conexant Systems, Amazon, Intel