Topic: privacy

SD Times Blog: Facing the truth about privacy

Data privacy continues to be a concern as more of our lives are online, but it turns out it’s not only the Internet or hackers you have to worry about. Recent reports have revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency are using state driver’s license databases to fuel their … 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

Privacy as a service

Many Americans seem resigned to not having control over their data profiles on the Internet. As larger and more sophisticated data breaches are reported in growing numbers, and companies such as Facebook and Google engage in mysterious data activities, technology users are left not knowing who’s got their data, or what they’re going to do … continue reading

Android Q will come with new capabilities for protecting location data

The upcoming release of Google’s operating system was unveiled this week, and the company is now giving insights into how it will handle location data and what that will mean for developers. According to the company, while location data can be imperative to giving users recommendations based on where they are, it is also a … continue reading

Security continues to be a black cloud for businesses

The year would not be complete without a major security breach, and although there are a number to choose from throughout any given year, Marriott ended 2018 with a doozy. The company revealed at the end of November that there had been unauthorized access to its Starwood reservation database for more than four years. This … continue reading

Microsoft urges tech companies to create safeguards for facial recognition

As facial recognition technology advances, Microsoft is worried about how it could be taken advantage of. For instance, users could be unknowingly tracked everywhere they go. As a result, the company is asking technology companies to start taking action. “The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle. Unless we act, … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

Tim Berners-Lee announces new project for users to take back control of the web

World Wide Web creator and director of W3C Tim Berners-Lee believes the web has reached a critical tipping point. “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Xamarin support for Android 9.0, Google’s tips for developing Actions, and Siemens’ low code acquisition

Xamarin has announced support for Android 9.0 in the latest preview release of Xamarin.Android for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. The download is available today in the Visual Studio Preview channel and Visual Studio for Mac Beta channel. New features introduced in Android P include display cutout, notification enhancements, indoor positioning, and … continue reading

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns

Outside developers may be able to access the contents of your Gmail accounts, but Google says it is nothing to worry about. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Google allows hundreds of developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users” with no supervision. According to the report, Gmail users who … continue reading

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

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