Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

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

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

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

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

CA Technologies to acquire Veracode for $614 million

CA Technologies announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode for approximately US$614 million in cash, in order to increase speed and security from app development to production. This agreement follows CA’s acquisition of BlazeMeter in October 2016, as well as its January acquisition of Automic. BlazeMeter was added to build out … continue reading

Series of missteps leaves smart-toy brand CloudPets database exposed

It’s a whole new world for consumers when it comes to toys and devices, but with these “smart” functions and capabilities come a slew of security risks. CloudPets, a toy that brands itself as a “message that hugs,” is the latest product dominating the headlines for leaked and ransomed data that contains millions of voice … continue reading

DBmaestro’s DevSecOps feature, JetBrains’ Kotlin 1.1, and Tableau 10.2—SD Times news digest: March 1, 2017

DBmaestro is adding a DevSecOps comment to its DevOps solution. DevSecOps is a new philosophy that integrates security into the life cycle. According to the company, this maximizes risk management, threat prevention, flexibility, speed, and time to market. The Policy Control Manager is designed to eliminate risks, and reduce downtime and loss of data. “DBmaestro … continue reading

Guest View: Cybersecurity education isn’t a game. Or is it?

Security, specifically application security, has become a huge challenge for IT companies worldwide. Actually, most companies in any vertical nowadays have some sort of IT platform they maintain. An increasing number of exploits, causing widespread financial and technical damage, are being reported on an almost daily basis. Yet the biggest vulnerability you have is sitting … continue reading

Facebook open-sources Prophet, DoD creates open-source code project, and Redgate launches SQL Clone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2017

Since data science tasks like forecasting is important to organizations, Facebook decided to open-source Prophet, its forecasting tool available in Python and R. Prophet is for forecasting time series data, and it was open-sourced by Facebook’s Core Data Science team. Prophet is optimized for business forecast tasks that the Facebook team encountered, which typically include … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Stethoscope

Just like the medical instrument that checks the beating heart inside of humans, Netflix’s open-source Stethoscope tool collects information from users’ devices, giving them clear insight into how they are operating and what they need to fix to keep them “healthy.” Technically speaking, Stethoscope is a web application that gathers information from users’ devices, giving … continue reading

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