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Data Breaches and Abuses Abound, But Regulatory Appetite Appears Lacking

Dec 11, 2018 |

The holiday season brought no respite from the recent spate of data breaches that have compromised the private data of millions of Americans, with Marriott International bearing the brunt of the bad news. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Six Months In, GDPR’s Impact Uncertain In the U.S.

Dec 5, 2018 |

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far-reaching European Union law that went into effect six months ago. As European law enforcement organizations prepare their first cases against Google, it appears that some organizations in the United States are taking a wait-and-see approach to GDPR compliance. Read more…

The Evolution of Remote Sensing: Delivering on the Promise of IoT

Nov 13, 2018 |

Remote sensing technology has come a long way since Gaspard Felix Tournachon’s pioneering aerial photographs in 1858. While the technology has advanced, there is one aspect of remote sensing that has remained relatively unchanged: Read more…

Deep Learning Taking Over HPC, But It’s Good for Business Too

Nov 12, 2018 |

Be prepared for a heavy dose of deep learning if you’re on the floor of the Supercomputing 2018 show this week in Dallas, Texas, where the scientific community will demonstrate how neural network-powered AI applications are bolstering research in areas like climatology, geology, genomics, and even particle physics. Read more…

News In Brief

Latest Bot Targets Hadoop Clusters

Oct 29, 2018 |

Hadoop clusters are under siege by a recently discovered malware threat designed to take over cloud-based servers as a platform for launching distributed denial-of-service attacks.

The malware dubbed DemonBot was reported in a blog post last week by datacenter cybersecurity vendor Radware. Read more…

DARPA Embraces ‘Common Sense’ Approach to AI

Oct 22, 2018 |

The Pentagon’s top research agency is focusing its considerable AI efforts on the interim stage of machine intelligence between “narrow” and “general” AI.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which announced a multi-year $2 billion “AI Next” “campaign last month, is tightening its focus on teaching machine “common sense” reasoning. Read more…

Samsung Buys Network Analytics Startup

Oct 18, 2018 |

Looking to build up its AI portfolio, Samsung Electronics said it is acquiring Spain’s Zhilabs as it charts its transition to 5G wireless networks supporting Internet of Things devices with the Spanish company’s AI-based network and service analytics. Read more…

Google Extends BigQuery Reach Across Europe

Oct 10, 2018 |

Google Cloud is extending the reach of its BigQuery data warehouse deeper into Europe, enabling users to store data and perform analytics in the countries where they operate.

Regional availability of data storage and analytics was introduced in London this week with a phased rollout across Europe scheduled for later in the year, Google announced during a company event in the British capital on Wednesday (Oct. Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Oct 10, 2018 |

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. Read more…

This Just In

Esri Achieves FedRAMP Authorization for Cross-Cloud Location Intelligence

Jul 9, 2018 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 9, 2018 — Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, today announced ArcGIS Online has been granted an authority to operate by the United States Department of the Interior (US DOI) as a secure platform to deliver cloud-based spatial analytics services to the U.S. Read more…

Policy Arm of ACM Calls on Congress to Enact Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Protections

Jul 2, 2018 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery’s US Technology Policy Committee (USACM) today made detailed recommendations to Congress for protecting personal privacy in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy.  Read more…

Qlik and the United Nations Expand Joint Analytics Initiatives That Enhance Sustainability

Jun 5, 2018 |

RADNOR, Pa., June 5, 2018 — Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced the expansion of its existing strategic partnership with the United Nations to deliver critical and actionable analytics insights to positively effect global sustainability and humanitarian efforts. Read more…

ALCF Data Science Program Seeks Proposals for Data and Learning Projects

Apr 27, 2018 |

April 27, 2018 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, is now accepting proposals for the ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). Read more…

WSO2 Delivers Platform-Wide Support for GDPR with New Product Developments

Apr 5, 2018 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5, 2018 — Time is running out to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 2018. Mandated by the European Parliament and European Union (EU) Council, the regulation is aimed at harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe to protect all data belonging to citizens and residents. Read more…

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