Topic: ftc

Feedback by BugReplay, FTC stops investigation into Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition, and Google’s Network Service Tiers Alpha — SD Times news digest: August 24, 2017

BugReplay, a provider of web browser tools, today launched Feedback by BugReplay, which is a bug reporting tool that lets users quickly and accurately submit detailed bug reports about website problems to customer support teams. The tool is available as a Google Chrome extension, and it creates synchronized screen recordings of a website user’s actions, … continue reading

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to … continue reading

MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart … continue reading

Senate lawmaker asks FTC for answers on recent children’s IoT breaches

Recent data breaches involving children’s Internet-connected toys pushed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to write a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), detailing what steps it’s taken to protect the personal data of the children using such toys. This isn’t the first letter Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has written in response to security breaches. … continue reading

FTC’s new IoT challenge is a ‘no-win situation’

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a new competition that challenges the public to create a tool that consumers can use to protect their homes from Internet of Things devices. While contestants can use this opportunity to show off their skills, Flexera Software said this challenge is a “no-win situation,” and that it shouldn’t … continue reading

Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … 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

Oracle settles FTC claim that it deceived consumers about Java updates

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is penalizing Oracle for leaving millions of computers vulnerable to hacking. As a result, Oracle will be required to give consumers an easy solution to uninstall insecure and older versions of its Java Standard Edition (Java SE) software. According to the FTC, when Oracle acquired Java back in 2010, it … continue reading

Google releases Cloud Vision API, EFF complains about Google tracking, patent shows Amazon has plans AR—SD Times news digest: Dec. 3, 2015

Developers can build applications that can see and understand what’s in images in Google Photos with the release of Cloud Vision API. It’s going to help all kinds of developers who make applications, according to Google’s blog. Using a REST API and advances in machine learning, Cloud Vision API can classify images, detect faces, and … continue reading

FTC’s IoT report, VoltDB 5.0, and open-source code searching tool—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report urging companies to take concrete steps in order to protect Internet of Things’ (IoT) privacy and security. According to the FTC, the rise of Internet-connected devices poses huge security risks that could undermine consumer confidence. The report features a number of IoT best practices such as … continue reading

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