Topic: encryption

The VSTest platform, Qt 5.8, and using heartbeats for encryption—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2017

Microsoft has announced it is open-sourcing its unit test execution infrastructure: the VSTest platform. The framework is designed to run tests, collect diagnostic data, and report the results. It provides the ability to run different test frameworks, provides code coverage, includes test impact analysis, and more, according to Microsoft. In addition, it can parallelize across … continue reading

CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

Guest View: SaaS security: Getting it right the first time

In my previous article, “Why developers are struggling with SaaS,” I talked about the three most important building blocks of software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture: security, performance, and data backup and recovery. Now I want to dive deep into SaaS security. In order to be relevant in today’s dynamic cybersecurity climate, SaaS applications must be hyper-focused on … continue reading

Report examines the challenges and complications of encryption

Earlier this year Apple and the FBI sparked a huge debate around encryption when law enforcement officials asked the technology giant to hack into one of its iPhones. The iPhone had belonged to a shooter in the San Bernardino, Calif., terror attack last year. The idea of giving law enforcement access to personal data ignited … continue reading

Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

Facebook’s new Secret Conversations allows end-to-end encrypted messages

Facebook has rolled out a new communication option called Secret Conversations, which is a new conversation mode in Messenger that allows users to create secret messages that will be encrypted end to end. These messages can only be read on one device with another designated recipient—Facebook excluded. This technology uses Signal Protocol, developed by Open … continue reading

Google Glass startup secures $17 million, QAComplete 11.0, and Mozilla fights for encryption—SD Times news digest: April 25, 2016

Google Glass could be coming to health systems, as startup Augmedix has secured US$17 million in a strategic round of funding that includes investments from Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, TriHealth, and one other. This round of funding allows Augmedix to scale Google Glass powered service across the health systems and private clinics. … continue reading

EFF files lawsuit against DOJ, Intel to cut 11% of workforce, and Google.com might be dangerous—SD Times news digest: April 20, 2016

The Justice Department is seeing another lawsuit, this filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). It filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit to determine whether the government has used secret court orders to force technology companies to decrypt their customers’ private communications, according to an EFF announcement. The lawsuit against the DOJ states that it … continue reading

Top tech companies team up on e-mail security

1&1 Mail & Media, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo want to ensure e-mails are secure. The companies have sent the Internet Engineering Task Force a proposal for a new system that provides better encryption. The proposed system, SMTP Strict Transport Security (SMTP STS), is designed to address the STARTTLS extension to SMTP. According to the … continue reading

Kony updates Kony Visualizer, high school girls win Meteor scholarship, and Google adds new section to transparency report—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2016

Kony, a mobile development company, today announced an update to Kony Visualizer, the visual application design and development part of Kony’s Mobility Platform. The new release of the cloud-based Kony Visualizer 7.0 includes updates to simplify and accelerate the mobile app development process, allowing users to build connected, omnichannel apps for phone, tablet, Web or … 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

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