WeLeakInfo.com, which sells data exposed in breaches, has been seized by the FBI in an operation coordinated with European partners. The FBI said the site claimed to have 12.5 billion records from 10,000 breaches on its searchable database, which users could access by purchasing subscription plans, one of which offered three months of unlimited access for $70.
Huawei hosted a developer day in London and announced a $26 million investment to entice UK app developers to develop apps for its AppGallery. The brand was placed on a US trade blacklist last year and was cut off from Google's services on Android, prompting it to create an app ecosystem of its own.
China and Japan are developing high-tech cities to test artificial intelligence, automated vehicles and robots. Their work goes beyond what most US cities are able or willing to do, writes Joann Muller, who suggests that San Juan, Puerto Rico, with its precarious power grid and weakened infrastructure, could be an ideal place to incorporate new technologies during rebuilding.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is changing the "lockup" procedure for economic data to keep the information secure from algorithmic traders before public release, including removing computers, which can provide machine-readable news, from the Washington newsroom March 1. Commissioner William Beach says the change follows a 2014 recommendation from the Labor Department inspector general.
Business email compromise is the latest cyberrisk that financial-services companies need to guard against, FBI Special Agent Michael Driscoll said during the 2020 FINRA Cybersecurity Conference. "Every business is getting targeted, from the smallest to the largest," he told attendees.
Cocos has released Cocos Play, a new platform that allows app developers to create hypercasual games and include them in a mini-app game center inside their apps using the Cocos Creator game engine. Facebook, WeChat, Samsung, Oppo and Vivo are some of the big brands using the Cocos Play technology, which is now officially open for all interested app developers and HTML5 game developers.
The New York City Department of Transportation will implement the Savari SmartCross Vehicle-to-Pedestrian communication system. The first real-world deployment of the system will use a mobile phone app in sync with the Savari cloud software to provide information on traffic lights to pedestrians.
Artificial intelligence cannot resolve the ambiguities of early cancer diagnosis, write Drs. Adewole Adamson and H. Gilbert Welch, who caution that the "gray area between cancer and not cancer" has significant implications for the use of AI in screening. They recommend an approach to training AI systems that involves having biopsies involved in training reviewed by multiple pathologists.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada has a tool to help clients set up custom apps -- no coding required -- to tackle business issues such as regulatory compliance and searches for trademarks. The law firm's senior innovation manager, Al Hounsell, says a simple app can be created in a few hours.
Digital voice assistants such Alexa and Siri are expected to reach 8 billion users within three years, increasing the security concerns for businesses such as law firms, where sensitive matters are discussed. Brian Schrader of e-discovery provider BIA provides a path to smart adoption, starting with a formal corporate statement.
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