Facebook removes 200 apps in ongoing app investigation and audit

Facebook has revealed an update to its app investigation and audit that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had announced on March 21. The investigation is in response to the Cambridge Analytica situation. “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you. I’ve been working to understand exactly … continue reading

Facebook focuses on transparency, control and trust at F8

Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose this week with a number of new features and capabilities designed for software developers. “When we launched the Facebook platform eleven years ago, it was impossible to imagine all the innovative ways developers would use the social graph to build a more connected world,” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hyperledger bug bounty program, Google Play Protect’s Safe Browsing, and Blazor 0.2

The open-source collaborative effort dedicated to advancing blockchain technology has announced that a new bug bounty program is now open. The program is based off of a private bug bounty the organization has been running for the last six months with HackerOne. HackerOne will continue to lead the public bounty. Currently, the bounty will solely … continue reading

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Guest View: Move fast and fix things: It’s time for an API audit

If you run an open API program, the current controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to create psychographic profiles of millions of Facebook users should concern you, and not just because of how your profile data may have been used. I recall being very surprised at how much data I could access through Facebook’s application … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MicroStrategy 10.11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, and Facebook’s Data Abuse Bounty

MicroStrategy has announced the availability of MicroStrategy 10.11 with a new native library app for smartphones, new geospatial services and custom charts for visualizing data. In addition, the release introduces new out-of-the-box visualizations and intelligent recommendations for content. “Version 10.11 empowers teams with self-service data discovery and departmental analytics, while creating the foundation for governed … continue reading

Progress introduces AI-driven platform for creating and deploying chatbots

Progress has announced the availability of Progress NativeChat, a new solution for chatbot development and deployment. NativeChat was designed to give organizations the ability to create customer solutions that can converse and transact on the channel of their choice, without the need for human interaction. “Chatbots are most powerful when they are intelligent and context-aware, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Detectron

Facebook is open sourcing its object detection research platform Detectron. The project was started by the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team in 2016 to create a fast and flexible object detection system built on the deep learning framework Caffe2. The goal of the project is to provide a high-quality, high-performance codebase for object detection research. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BMC’s business automation platform, Loom Systems’ AI playbook and Adobe XD CC updates

BMC has announced new capabilities for its Control-M solution. Control-M is the company’s digital business automation platform. The new platform is designed to enable existing and new customers to build, deploy, and manage their business application workflows faster. “In today’s business environment, speed is the currency of digital business,” said Gur Steif, president, digital business … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub Enterprise 2.12, Element AI joins MIT’s Systems That Learn initiative, and Facebook’s AR Studio

GitHub Enterprise 2.12 is now available with enhancements to project boards, global webhooks, and repository archiving. Project boards show what is happening to groups of tasks and can be automated to update statuses. Webhooks can now be configured for the entire enterprise instead of one repository at a time. The update also features better repository … continue reading

Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat team up on open-source license compliance

Top technology companies are joining together on open-source license compliance and enforcement. Facebook, Google, IBM and Red Hat alongside the Linux Kernel Community have announced a new commitment to overcoming open-source license compliance errors and mistakes through a new community-oriented approach. “We are taking an approach to compliance enforcement that is consistent with the Principles … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Infer’s RacerD

Facebook has announced the open source release of their RacerD unsynchronized memory access — or data race — detector for Java applications following its successful implementation internally. RaceD is based off of the company’s open source static analysis tool, Infer. According to Facebook, this newest publicly available piece of Infer’s static analysis platform has caught more … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … continue reading

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