Topic: data

Algorithm seeks to predict police misconduct

To address growing concerns over police misconduct, new algorithms that claim to predict police misconduct might be of some use to police departments across the country. But the question is whether or not they will actually use them. Researchers who are part of the White House’s Police Data Initiative created the sophisticated system. The initiative … continue reading

FTC chief technologist says it’s time to rethink mandatory password changes

There’s a lot of emphasis nowadays on having secure passwords, as well as changing passwords often to keep your information and accounts safe from hackers. Despite what some IT professionals have said in the past, one woman with the Federal Trade Commission has suggested that changing passwords less will actually keep systems safer. Lorrie Cranor, … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

Swift, HTML and C++ make the list for languages and technologies in high demand

Developers and companies seeking talent should be keeping up on the latest languages and frameworks in the industry. This is why Toptal—a company that connects enterprises and startups with freelance software engineers and designers—is releasing its findings on what coding languages and frameworks are in highest demand for 2016. According to the report, which will … continue reading

Getting more from enterprise data

Companies are collecting, generating, storing and analyzing more data than ever before to improve their competitive standing. However, organizations vary significantly in their ability to leverage information across the enterprise and even between departments such as marketing and sales. All too often, available data, reports and analytics aren’t being leveraged as effectively as they could … continue reading

The Zephyr Project, Google Cloud Vision API, Yahoo’s mobile developer suite and new ArcGIS release–SD Times news digest: Feb. 19, 2016

The Linux Foundation has announced a new open-source collaborative effort to build a real-time operating system (RTOS) to power the Internet of Things: the Zephyr Project. According to the organization, IoT devices require software that is scalable, secure and enables seamless connectivity, and developers need the ability to innovate on top of a modular platform … continue reading

Tim Cook releases statement on FBI unlocking iPhone, Microsoft’s C++ compiler tool set, and Google’s EarlGrey—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2016

Tim Cook released a message to Apple customers yesterday, saying the United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step that threatens the security of Apple customers. Cook wrote that the company opposes this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. He said that for years Apple has used … continue reading

How websites did before, during and after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 has come to a close, so it’s time for a recap of the big game from a website performance perspective. Did Super Bowl 50 websites and advertisers stand up to the test this year, or were there some major fumbles? Dynatrace, an application management software company, was monitoring advertisers’ websites leading up … continue reading

Facebook is moving away from Parse, TypeScript 1.8 beta released, and Tails release 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2016

Facebook announced yesterday that it is closing the Parse service, and it will be fully retired on Jan. 28, 2017. Parse is Facebook’s mobile development platform, but the company will be focusing its resources elsewhere, according to the Parse blog. To help with this transition, Parse is releasing a database migration tool that lets developers … continue reading

Mozilla announces initiative focused on data privacy

Today is Data Privacy Day, but Mozilla wants you to celebrate good data practices every day. The company has announced a new initiative designed to help companies and projects earn trust, stay lean, and be smart about collecting and using data. “At Mozilla, we believe that users trust products more when companies build in transparency … continue reading

Ravello creates shareable environment for development and QA teams

Ravello Systems, a nested virtualization provider, is attempting to break down barriers between development and QA teams by introducing a way to snapshot and share development and test environments. The feature allows developers and testers to snapshot and share multi-tier environments, which means they can find bugs faster and collaborate together, according to Ravello. Software … continue reading

Google proposes Dataflow as an Apache Incubator Project, GitLab 8.4, and MIT’s online IoT course—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2016

Google wants the Apache Software Foundation to take its Dataflow technology under its wing. The company has proposed that the foundation make Dataflow an Apache Incubator Project. The project would include the Dataflow model, Dataflow Java SDK, and runners (which connect to execution engines). “We believe this proposal is a step toward the ability to … continue reading

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