Tesla is Getting a Run for Its Money as Nissan Shows Self-Driving Features for its Next Leaf Model Available Next Year

Nissan is looking to be taking on Tesla and giving it a run for their money in the race to self-driving cars. Nissan has introduced a new feature in its next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. The new generation of Leaf cars will feature a new technology called ProPILOT Assist that supports drivers by helping control acceleration, […]
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Apple’s Massive ‘Spaceship’ Campus is about to Take Off

Here’s a collection of satellite aerial footage shots made into a video that will give even the most tech-savvy dude or girl the whole concept of the amount of work that went into constructing Apple’s new and vastly ambitious new campus shaped like something from the X-Files. Apple’s self-dubbed “spaceship” campus, officially known as Apple […]
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Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week in Anti-Hate Campaign

Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech.

The company said in a blog post that deleting posts can “feel like censorship,” but that it is working on explaining its process better and improving its enforcement of hate speech.

Facebook defines hate speech as attacks on people based on their race, sexual orientation and other “protected characteristics.” The Menlo Park, California, company said it mostly relies on its 2 billion users to report any hateful posts they see. Workers then review the posts and decide whether to delete it.

Facebook Inc. said it plans to hire an additional 3,000 people in the next year to review posts. That’s on top of the 4,500 people it currently has reviewing posts.

It has made mistakes, the company said. Last year it deleted the post of a black activist, who had posted hate mail he received that included slurs. Facebook said it restored the post and apologized.

“We know that these kinds of mistakes are deeply upsetting for the people involved and cut against the grain of everything we are trying to achieve at Facebook,” said Facebook Vice President Richard Allan, in the blog post.

Almost all tech companies with a social media side are wrestling to find the balance between allowing for free speech, and tamping down on extremism.

Last week, Google said it was cracking down on terrorist propaganda and other extremist videos on its YouTube site amid intensifying criticism about the internet’s role in mass violence. It also said it was hiring more people to monitor hate and extremism online, and to prevent its dissemination through YouTube.
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Uber Letting You Book Rides for Other People

Uber recently pledged to be friendlier to its employees and its drivers. As of Tuesday, it plans to be friendlier to senior citizens, too.

The ride-hailing company launched a feature in more than 30 countries on Tuesday that lets users of the Uber app book a ride for someone other than themselves. Given that many people over the age of 65 either don’t use a smartphone or the Uber app, this feature lets their friends and loved ones book rides on their behalf.

While some Uber customers have found ways to book rides for others informally, the new feature is specifically designed to accommodate such requests.

When an Uber customer opens the app and chooses a pick-up address that differs from what their phone’s GPS detects as its current location, the app will ask the customer whether they are booking a ride for someone else. Customers can then select a rider from their address book, set a destination and request the ride. Riders will not need to have an Uber account. Uber will then share the passenger’s contact details with the driver, and the passenger will receive a link to track the driver’s route, as well as a text message with information such as the driver’s name and license plate number. The person requesting the ride will also be able to track it within the app.

Previously, drivers could communicate only with the person who booked the ride, and the passengers being picked up had no way of contacting the driver. Rides are charged to the credit card of the person who requested the ride.

Both Uber and its competitor Lyft have in the past taken steps to make their apps more accessible to seniors. Uber partnered with Los Angeles firm 24Hr HomeCare and Lyft partnered with GreatCall last year to allow customers to book…
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Toshiba Sues Western Digital in Feud Over Memory Unit Sale

Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it is suing its joint venture partner Western Digital over the U.S. company’s opposition to a plan to sell the Japanese electronics and energy giant’s memory chip unit.

Toshiba said in a statement that it was seeking a permanent injunction and 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in damages for what it called interference in the effort to sell Toshiba Memory Corp.

Financially strapped Toshiba needs the cash from selling its flash memory unit to survive, but Western Digital contends its Japanese partner has no right to sell the memory chip unit without its consent.

Such sales can be sensitive because they involve the transfer of valuable technology.

Western Digital owns some SanDisk chip operations including the joint venture in Japan with Toshiba. It has submitted its own bid for the memory chip business, but last week Toshiba announced it had chosen a consortium led by a Japanese government-backed fund and Bain Capital Private Equity LP as the preferred bidder.

There was no immediate comment from Western Digital as 140-year-old Toshiba convened a shareholders meeting Wednesday outside Tokyo.

Toshiba had said it hoped to reach agreement with the consortium on the proposed 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) sale before that meeting. But earlier in the day it said negotiations were taking longer than expected.

The lawsuit Toshiba filed in Tokyo District Court contends that Western Digital has exaggerated its right to a say in the planned sale.

“WD’s claims are false, designed only to interfere with the sale process, and have damaged Toshiba and TMC (Toshiba Memory Corp.),” Toshiba said in a statement.

It also accused Western Digital of “improperly obtaining” trade secrets by transferring SanDisk employees holding confidential information into the U.S. company.

Toshiba’s sprawling business includes everything from TV sets to high-speed trains. But the company’s losses have mounted in recent years, and its U.S….
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Machine Learning Incident-Response Platform Unveiled

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 28, 2017 — Demisto, Inc., an innovator in Security Automation and Orchestration technology, today introduced the industry?EU?s first Security Operations Platform that learns from analysts?EU? actions used to resolve incidents to optimize future incident response. The new machine learning-based technology, called ?EU?Demisto Insights?EU? and available in the latest version of Demisto Enterprise, helps analysts during an investigation by suggesting the best methods to resolve an incident. Such machine learning technology marks the first time in the security industry when a solution learns from experts rather than relying only on past historical security data.

The security industry faces a significant shortage of skilled incident response (IR) analysts. While automation is being used to help analysts reduce manual work, organizations need to be able to learn from experienced analysts?EU? actions to help educate and train younger analysts to solve problems faster. With this new release, Demisto offers the industry?EU?s most comprehensive Security Operations Platform with pre-built automation playbooks, more than one hundred integrations, incident case management, threat feed aggregation and correlation with incidents, and now machine learning that improves the analysts?EU? productivity.

?EU?Like Cylance, Demisto is applying machine learning and automation to today?EU?s overly complex incident response process,?EU? said Steve Mancini, senior director of information security at Cylance. ?EU?The Demisto platform is redefining how my team approaches internal investigations through the use of machine learning, collaboration and historical threat feed correlation to save time, ensure consistency, and reduce risk.?EU?

?EU?Demisto Insights?EU? collects key findings from analysts as they resolve incidents. Using unique machine learning technology it also suggests the best team members to handle the incident, and best next steps to resolve the incident that will continually enhance playbooks. This type of machine learning is unique in the industry because the Demisto platform learns from analysts?EU? and SOC managers?EU? actions which…
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Demisto and Vectra Networks Fight Hidden Cyberattacks

CUPERTINO, Calif., and SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2017 — Demisto, Inc., an innovator in Security Automation and Orchestration technology, and Vectra Networks, the leader in automating the hunt for in-progress cyber attacks, today announced the availability of the Vectra Active Enforcement application for Demisto. The integrated solution enables security teams to quickly expose a variety of hidden cyber-attack behaviors, pinpoint host devices at the center of an attack, and block threats before data is compromised or stolen.

The success of security teams often boils down to the speed of incident response. Sophisticated attackers thrive by staying under the radar and detection often requires hours to days of manual threat hunting by highly trained security analysts.

“Demisto shares Vectra’s approach of augmenting cybersecurity teams with the most advanced artificial intelligence to create a natural partnership,” said Mike Banic, vice president of marketing at Vectra.

Vectra Active Enforcement for Demisto turns automated threat detections into action through a seamless combination of security orchestration, incident management and interactive investigation. Integration with other leading security solutions helps stop attacker traffic and can quarantine compromised host devices. Collaboration and forensic capabilities provide efficiency and advanced investigation features by automating data enrichment and analysis with Demisto scripts.

“The combined solutions transform vast amounts of threat data into actionable answers, empowering security analysts to find and resolve issues quickly while conserving time, money and talent,” said Rishi Bhargava, co-founder and vice president of marketing at Demisto.

Other key features of the integrated solution include:

?EU? Collaborative cybersecurity, ensuring faster, more effective threat investigations
?EU? Improved investigative efficiency by automating data enrichment and analysis
?EU? Selective trigger response actions based on threat type, risk and certainty
?EU? Combined automated behavior-based threat analysis with real-time enforcement
?EU? High-level of automation,…
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Cricket to Sell Alcatel Pulsemix Starting July 21

Cricket Wireless today said it will carry the Alcatel Pulsemix beginning next month. The Pulsemix is a rebranded version of the Alcatel A5 LED / A50. The Pulsemix is unique because it is compatible with several modular, snap-on accessories called Snapbaks. The most interesting Snapbak features an LED-covered panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color. Other modular accessories include a snap-on stereo speaker and a snap-on battery pack. These Snapbak modules are sold separately. The Pulsemix has a quad-core MediaTek processor with 2 GB of RAM, 5.2-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel main camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Other specs include Bluetooth, FM, GPS, and WiFi radios, and a 2,800mAh battery. It runs Android 7. Cricket is selling the Pulsemix for $80, though it will drop the price to $30 for those who port their number to Cricket. The phone reaches Cricket stores on July 21. Alcatel is selling the unlocked Pulsemix / A50 online via Amazon starting July 10.

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Vodafone Smart V8 and Smart Tab N8 available now

Vodafone Smart V8 and Smart Tab N8 available now

The own-branded Vodafone kit we’ve tested lately actually scores rather well with us and now they’ve announced a couple more devices – the Vodafone Smart V8 and the Vodafone Smart Tab N8. You can get both from the Vodafone website.

The V8 has already won design awards and has a 5.5″ Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) screen complete with full metal casing, 32GB of on-board storage (plus a microSD slot), a fingerprint sensor, 16 megapixel rear cam, 8 megapixel front shooter, 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core CPU.

It runs Android 7.1 and, stay close my friends, because we’ll have more details on this new smartphone very soon. As for the cost, the V8 is available for a mere £160 on Pay As You Go when you get a £10 bundle, or from £23 per month on contracts. That includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 1GB of data every month. Get more details here.

Vodafone Smart V8 and Smart Tab N8 available now

Meanwhile, if you’re after a tablet, the N8 brings a 10.1″ screen and pre-loaded parental controls. These controls mean that you can restrict time and access to apps and games. The tablet, which is available here, has 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM, a Mediatek MTK8735B quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and a 5 megapixel rear camera. It runs Android Nougat 7.0.

The Vodafone Smart Tab N8 is £129 on Pay As You Go with a £10 Big Value Bundle, or £10 per month (plus a £30 upfront charge) which includes 2GB of data.

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  • Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules

    Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung’s Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers. This prevents color crosstalk between neighboring pixels, increases light sensitivity, and improves color fidelity in all lighting conditions. The four new sensors target different use cases. For example, the Iscocell Bright sensor is meant to deliver sharpness and color in low light; Isocell Fast is meant to sharply focus on moving objects; Isocell Slim targets the thinnest smartphones; and Isocell Dual sensors can be mixed and matched with other sensors to create unique camera experiences. Samsung didn’t specify when these camera sensor groups will reach consumer devices.

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