How to keep kids safe from unsecure IoT devices and toys

The world of Internet-connected devices targeted at children is a magical one. Toy dinosaurs can learn and communicate with a growing child, teddy bears can transmit messages overseas to military parents, and talking dolls can communicate with children via speech recognition software. But this connectedness comes with a price. Recent hacks on IoT toys are … continue reading

The Android O developer preview is here

O boy, the developer preview of Android O is here. Today the Android team shared the first developer preview for the next version of the Android operating system. According to an Android blog by Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Android, over the course of the next several months, Android will release updated developer … continue reading

Gemalto’s HSM enables Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers to maintain full control of encryption keys

Amsterdam – March 21, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers can now take advantage of the new “Hold Your Own Key” (HYOK) functionality using Gemalto’s SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). The integration allows organizations in highly regulated scenarios to manage, own and store their … continue reading

Distill machine learning journal

OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

Report: Organizations embracing DevSecOps automation

The DevOps community is struggling with bringing security into the organization and across the software development life cycle (SDLC). However, new research from Sonatype reveals that while companies continue to face breaches, mature development organizations finally realize how critical it is to weave automated security early in the SDLC. Sonatype, a software automation and security … continue reading

Free resources for learning full stack web development

When getting started with new technologies and languages, it can be a bit daunting having to sift through all of the options for education resources. That’s why one full stack developer under the username bmorelli25 on GitHub wanted to create a free resource list, so others can get a little help while they begin their … continue reading

Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … continue reading

DataStax updates its enterprise platform and unveils new strategy

DataStax today announced the latest version of its data platform, DataStax Enterprise 5.1, as well as a new strategy to help enterprises design and implement customer experience  applications, called DataStax CX Data Solution. The new CX Data solution is made up of the DataStax Enterprise platform, centralized training and specialized services to help its customers … continue reading

Quali survey: Infrastructure, fragmentation of toolsets among top barriers for DevOps adoption

Despite the number of IT organizations adopting DevOps, there are still some major barriers standing in the way, like the lack of self-service infrastructure and the fragmentation of developer toolsets. A recent DevOps survey from Quali, a cloud sandbox software company for DevOps automation, highlights some of these ongoing IT challenges in the cloud and … continue reading

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Intel to acquire Mobileye, Governor Cuomo’s tech fund, and Open-Silicon’s new IoT Gateway SoC Platform—SD Times news digest: March 13, 2017

Intel is acquiring Mobileye so it can continue to further accelerate the future of autonomous driving. Intel will acquire Mobileye, a company that specializes in the development of computer vision and machine learning, for an equity value of approximately US$15.3 billion and an enterprise value of US$14.7 billion. “By pooling together our infrastructure and resources, … continue reading

Google introduces invisible reCAPTCHA, beta launch of Cloud Functions for Firebase, and Kaggle joins Google Cloud—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2017

Google is taking reCAPTCHA one step further by making it invisible. Now, human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, and bot and suspicious users will have to solve challenges that use Google’s risk analysis algorithms. The advantage of reCAPTCHA is its enhanced security, according to Google. It’s a … continue reading

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