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SD Times news digest: Sencha announces ExtWebComponents, Facebook’s Deepfake Detection Challenge, and ML.NET 1.4 preview

Sencha announced the launch of ExtWebComponents, a new solution that features tested and supported UI components designed to work with any or with no development framework, while reducing application delivery time and costs. The solution includes more than 140 components, and is included as part of Sencha’s Ext JS Enterprise Package. The Sencha private npm … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s Libra Association opens bug bounty program, Airship acquires Apptimize, and Actian’s new embedded database

Facebook announced that it is launching a bug bounty program, opening the platform up to the public following its beta bug bounty program. “With the launch of the Libra Bug Bounty, we are excited to build an open and vibrant network of security and privacy researchers around the globe. We know it will take a … continue reading

Facebook makes progress on brain-computer interface research

It’s been two years since Facebook announced its brain-computer interface (BCI) program, and the company finally has an update it is ready to share. Through a sponsored research initiative with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), researchers have been able to decode spoken words and phrases in real time from the brain signals that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: EPIC challenges Facebook’s FTC settlement, Khronos OpenXR 1.0 specification released, and OpenPDF 1.3

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is challenging the Facebook’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC in court, stating that the settlement is “insufficient to address the concerns originally identified by EPIC and the consumer coalition, as well as those findings established by the Commission.” “The proposed order wipes Facebook’s slate clean without Facebook even … continue reading

Facebook fined $5 billion over privacy breaches

The importance of data privacy is starting to get more serious. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today announced Facebook will be fined a record-breaking $5 billion penalty for violating its users privacy. This comes just days after the FTC and Equifax came to a $575 million agreement for its 2017 data breach.  RELATED CONTENT:  GDPR … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook open sources JavaScript engine, Micro Focus announces RPA solution, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox StarterKit

Facebook is open-sourcing Hermes, a JavaScript engine that focuses on React Native apps and is optimized for mobile apps.  The company explained it noticed the JavaScript engine was a significant factor in startup performance and download size and decided to optimize JavaScript performance in more constrained mobile environments.  Facebook focused on interpreter performance by abandoning … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s deep learning recommendation model, React Native 0.60 and Rust 1.36

Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its deep learning recommendation model (DLRM) to work with categorical data, which is used to describe higher level attributes.  The open-source implementation of DLRM can be used as a benchmark to measure the speed at which a model and associated operators perform and how various numerical techniques affect its … continue reading

New machine learning inference benchmarks assess performance of AI-powered apps

Machine learning (ML) implementations in developer tools have been on the rise, prompting a consortium of some of the largest companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft as well as a handful of universities to launch ML inference benchmarks. The MLPerf Inference v0.5 will be used to measure system performance and power efficiency of AI apps.  The … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facebook’s business model: Radicalization

It’s oh-so-trendy to beat up on Facebook, but there is good reason. The platform collects an enormous amount of data on each of its users, but does not let you control what it collects; nor does it give you any visibility into how it is being used. Your choices are to be on the platform … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Facebook tips the scale with Libra

Last week Facebook revealed it was entering into the cryptocurrency space with the announcement of its global concurrency Libra. The word Libra is most commonly associated with the zodiac sign meaning balance and harmony. It is interesting Facebook chose this name because of all the different intricacies involved such as blockchain and privacy. Technology often … continue reading

AI robotics research platform PyRobot now open sourced

Facebook wants to accelerate AI robotics research with the open source release of PyRobot. According to the company, the project is designed as a framework and ecosystem that enables AI researchers and students to mobilize a robot in just a few hours, without specialized knowledge of the hardware or details such as device drivers, control … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, Applitools announces free OSS licensing, and Appery.io’s Ionic 4 integration

Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency Libra, which aims to enable developers and businesses to build new, inclusive financial service products for people all around the world, according to the company. The cryptocurrency comes with the new executable bytecode programming Move, which can be used to implement custom transactions and smart contracts. Move can be used … continue reading

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